- - Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Being that the U.S. government has shown some compassion during this national emergency by issuing a 90-day reprieve on filing our federal income taxes, I believe all banks and creditors should follow suit.

It’s bad enough that members of the American middle class — who through no fault of their own have had their lives severely disrupted by this foreign virus — have to worry not just about getting sick and possibly dying, but also about falling behind on their bills.

I believe that besides a stimulus check, the Trump administration needs to lean on the financial world to enact a 90-day freeze on all mortgages, car payments, credit cards, etc. to enable the middle class to get out from under this catastrophe.

In 90 days, this whole pandemic could be little more than a bad, once-in-a-lifetime memory. Americans should be afforded the opportunity to come out of this period not just whole again, but, by using the time to clean and reorganize our homes, better than ever.

EUGENE R. DUNN



Medford, N.Y.

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