by John Rubino
Two things about the coronavirus relief checks the government will soon start sending out: First, it looks like they’ll take a while to arrive:
About 90% of households — approximately 165 million — will benefit from direct payments, according to the Tax Policy Center.
The $2.2 trillion coronavirus relief package marks the largest rescue package in American history. President Trump announced Wednesday that it includes $300 million in direct payments to individuals to alleviate at least a little of the financial pain caused by the deliberate near-standstill of the U.S. economy.