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The American System

Mar 2020

March 25, 2020

March 26, 2020

Emergency Funding Bill Distorted By Republican Greed And Class Warfare: Measure Is Now Worth $2 Trillion, With $250 Billion To Provide Extra $600 Jobless Benefit For Four Months, $130 Billion For Hospitals, $350 Billion In Grants For Small Businesses That Avoid Layoffs, And $150 Billion For State And Local Government Stabilization; But Mnuchin Gets His $500 Billion Slush Fund For Big Firms Allowing Takeovers, Mergers, And Acquisitions; One-Time Check Of $1,200 Per Adult Is Far Too Little; We Need $2,000 Per Adult And $1,000 Per Child Through December Paid For By Federal Reserve; No Provisions For Stopping Foreclosures, Evictions, Bankruptcies, Utility Cutoffs; Gig Workers And Homeless Get Short Shrift;

GOP Austerity Ghouls Graham, Scott, Scott, And Sasse Demand Last-Minute Cuts In Jobless Benefits; Sanders And AOC Rightly Pledge To Block Bill By Objecting; 

Despite Slower Doubling Time For Hospitalizations, Cuomo Expects Peak Crowding Of New York Hospitals And ICUs In 21 Days Around April 15; Trump’s Easter Overture Met With Scorn And Contempt; Maryland’s Hogan Says States Are Ramping Up Their Anti-Pandemic Measures, Not Winding Them Down; 

With Unbelievable Chutzpah, Tyrant Xi Is Now Posing As World Savior In Face Of His Own Wuhan Virus; Only The Colossal Ineptitude Of Trump, O’Brien, And Pompeo Makes It Possible!