A $1,000 monthly stimulus check is equivalent to getting a $6/hr raise at a 40-hour per week job or a $12/hr raise at a 20-hour per week job. A $1,200 monthly stimulus check is equivalent to a $7.70/hr raise at 40 hours and $15.40 at 20 hours. Based on the existing $7.25/hr minimum wage, $1,200 checks would bump incomes to a $15/hr equivalent for full-timers, and would do far more for part-timers. Or as another option, $833 monthly checks would boost a new $10/hr minimum wage to $15. Obviously, different combinations are possible. The question is what combination could enough voters demand and members of Congress get behind?