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This is how fast Americans are spending their stimulus checks — and here’s a breakdown of what they’re buying

Posted on AllSides May 15th, 2020
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When Americans received stimulus checks during the Great Recession, studies indicated many spent at least of portion of their money on cars.

During the 2008 stimulus program, up to 90% of the rise in durable good spending had to do with auto spending, according to previous research by the American Economic Association. (At that time, the government paid an individual between $300 and $600 and couples received between $600 and $1,200. The government paid $300 per child as well.)

When Americans received their $1,200 stimulus check, as many have used...

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