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Why COVID relief is problematical

By Dr. Mark W. Hendrickson

Americans are known to have big hearts. When disaster strikes, Americans unselfishly and heroically extend a helping hand.

That certainly has been the case in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Nobody wants to see those who have lost income through no fault of their own also lose their place of residence or their car or even their ability to afford food.

It was that spirit of generosity that prompted Congress and President Donald Trump to enact as many as five rounds of legislation since last March in the name of “COVID relief.”

Unfortunately, though, in th...