The growing chorus of Republican voices in Washington, D.C. is making one thing absolutely clear: There will not be another round of checks for struggling American citizens. Some Republicans say that this is because we can’t make it more lucrative for people to stay home than it is to go to work, while others are more honest and freely admit that we spent all that money bailing out billionaires and there’s just nothing left. Ring of Fire’s Farron Cousins explains what’s happening.

Farron Cousins is the executive editor of The Trial Lawyer magazine and a contributing writer at He is the co-host / guest host for Ring of Fire Radio. His writings have appeared on Alternet, Truthout, and The Huffington Post. Farron received his bachelor's degree in Political Science from the University of West Florida in 2005 and became a member of American MENSA in 2009. Follow him on Twitter @farronbalanced