I don’t understand why progressives are complaining that the rich have gotten richer during the pandemic. If you give poor people and middle class people five trillion dollars of free money and tell them to spend it immediately, a good portion of that money is going to end up in the pockets of the rich. The rich sell things that the poor and middle class want.
Giving the poor and middle class free money will always mean the rich get richer. You can take money from the rich and give it to the poor, but the poor are always just going to give it back to the rich.