Josh Hawley has been making relief checks a dealbreaker, causing certain people on the “left” who are more desperate than even elite reporters to find a Good Republican they can prefer to any Democrat to fawn over:
If you, unlike Glenn, understand that there’s not a Papiermark’s worth of difference between Hawley and Joni Ernst, you know exactly where this is headed, and it will not involve OUTFLANKING:
The Trump administration on Tuesday proposed an economic relief package that would offer far skimpier federal unemployment benefits than what has been proposed by a bipartisan group of lawmakers, adding an element of uncertainty into the fragile stimulus negotiations, according to two people familiar with the matter.
Instead, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin has proposed that lawmakers approve another stimulus check worth $600 per person and $600 per child, the people familiar with the plan said, speaking on the condition of anonymity to share details of private deliberations.
The new White House proposal was a nonstarter for Democrats and a sharp rejection of the bipartisan efforts that have brought the two parties closer to a compromise on a legislative package amid signs that the U.S. economy is deteriorating under the increasing strain of the coronavirus.
Time for another buy-in; I’m sure your luck will turn around next time.
I hope the electorate in Georgia understands that if Republicans are in charge they want people who are immiserated by the Republican mishandling of the pandemic to eat shit, and there are no populist Republicans.