Senate Republicans Released a $928 Billion Infrastructure Plan. Biden Says It Still Doesn't Spend Enough.
For the president, the spending is the point.
For the president, the spending is the point.
The economic aid package paid people not to work. So it's no surprise that many aren't working.
A terrible, Tom Clancy-inspired action movie that ends in a lame speech touting war as economic stimulus.
As stimulus checks started landing in Americans' bank accounts, demand for medical marijuana went through the roof.
What does this have to do with the pandemic? Nothing.
The pandemic relief bill isn't just a one-time splurge. It's the start of a new era of federal spending.
Some provisions provide direct aid. Others, not so much.
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The Senate is preparing to pass a $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill that has very little to do with the pandemic, and we all know it. Congress should admit as much.
The health law made insurance more expensive, so Democrats are pushing to make subsidies bigger.
Rep. Peter Meijer has a plan to provide bigger stimulus checks to needy Americans while cutting extraneous elements from the Biden relief bill.
We have to stop governing by emergency.
The president keeps insisting on the urgency of $1.9 trillion in spending. But much of it would be spent on non-urgent policies unrelated to the pandemic.
A higher federal minimum would reduce employment and increase the deficit, according to a new nonpartisan government analysis.
Biden's recovery plan is a poorly targeted effort that would make the economy worse off in the long run.
The president has proposed spending $1.9 trillion on another pandemic relief bill. Moderate GOP senators are countering with a $600 billion plan of their own.
On the brighter side, Biden wants 100 million vaccinations in 100 days and will push for immediate school reopenings.
When one party controls both Congress and the White House, the result is never a reduction in the size or cost of government.
One of the underappreciated failures of the Trump presidency is his squandering of an incredibly rare opportunity to reset how Washington operates.
But they're almost certainly going to get some.
"It truly is a disgrace," said Trump.
Even as the pandemic has exposed the desperate need for disruptions to the calcified public school system, Congress just voted to restrict some of the very creativity that's sorely needed.
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Unsettled political circumstances and the ongoing pandemic crossed with Congress' broken bill-passing process is a recipe for chaos.
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The strange alliance proves once again that the one thing politicians can agree on is spending taxpayers' money.
The president might just be the world's worst negotiator.
There's a fox, a goose, and a bag of grain. And a hippopotamus in the middle of the river.
The president's erraticism and Senate Republican opposition might save taxpayers from having to shell out for another 10-digit relief package.
House Democrats had approved $71 billion in assistance to homeowners and renters. The White House said it would agree to $60 billion. Now they'll get $0.
It is an abrupt reversal for Trump, who as recently as Saturday had voiced his support for another stimulus package.
Is it too much to ask for a presidential candidate who cares about America's fiscal health and respects the limits of his office?
Research suggests reducing spending will boost consumption in the short- and long-run.
The postal service stands to lose $13 billion this year. But this is an ongoing trend, not a new problem created by the coronavirus pandemic.
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Senate Republicans announced Monday that the federal government will pay an additional $200 per week in unemployment benefits. The $600 per week benefits boost will expire on July 31.
The summer of 2020 got a lot crappier over the weekend, according to the Reason Roundtable podcast.
Congress is currently debating what should be included in the next trillion-dollar (and counting) stimulus bill, but nothing is likely to pass this week.
White House brags about the supposed success of the coronavirus relief program are based on shoddy data.