U.S. billionaire Mark Cuban wants the next stimulus check to come with an expiration date in order to force Americans to spend the funds. The businessman believes this “use it or lose it” approach would benefit the U.S. economy as it promotes spending instead of saving. Cuban argues that when consumers are forced to spend, it helps businesses to stay open and help the economy to recover from the knock-on effects of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Explaining details of his proposal, Cuban says that “all American households, no matter their income level, should receive a $1,000 stimulus check every two weeks for the next two months.”
Cuban, who made a similar proposal in May, argues that “without mandating the money be spent within 10 days of receipt, many Americans will save it.” The last time the Treasury sent checks to U.S. citizens at the start of the lockdown period, some Americans used their funds to invest in stocks as well as in cryptocurrencies.
The billionaire says the objective is to get that money flowing into the…