Need to watch allocation

Dear Editor:

With the cost of medical care, medical equipment, testing, etc. related to the coronavirus virus outbreak and now with the trillion dollar fiscal stimulus the federal government is proposing, it might be good to put some numbers in perspective.

The U.S. population is currently about 330 million. With a slight rounding off of numbers, a billion dollars equates to $3 per person. A trillion dollars is $3,000 per person.

Since the senate proposed a stimulus package will add a trillion dollars to the national debt, $6,000 has been indirectly added to the debt load of my wife and myself. For a family of four, the number doubles to $12,000. It will be important to watch how this money is allocated. How much of that $12,000 will go directly to the family of four?

JOEL MIKKELSEN

7049 w. Stony Lake Rd., New Era