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The Washington Post editorial board thinks the GOP is shoving the economy off a cliff

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In an op-ed published at The Washington Post this Wednesday, the paper’s Editorial Board slammed Republicans and the White House for not being able to meet the needs of the American people struggling from the fallout of the coronavirus economy.

The Board writes that the GOP’s proposal to lower the weekly payment of Americans to $200 along with a 70 percent wage replacement as opposed to the Democrats wanting the $600 per week to continue unchanged through the end of this year, likely won’t be resolved when the deadline hits this Friday.

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“The best approach would be to shoot for a higher level of wage replacement than the GOP has proposed, while still reducing the percentage of workers receiving more in unemployment than they could by working,” the Board writes. “To that end, it may make sense to create a trigger mechanism to reduce supplemental benefits as unemployment shrinks. Major investments in technology are also urgent, so state agencies can at last do the calculations necessary to optimize benefit levels.”

Read the full op-ed over at The Washington Post.


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Bigger fish to fry: The only thing worse than Trump getting 3 Supreme Court picks is if he gets 4 or 5

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I sat in the same room with Clarence Thomas once, me, a bunch of photographers taking pictures and senators asking questions, and I remember having the same anxiety then, as I am having now, about defeat and inevitability.And as we await what is being billed as a Senate battle royale over the latest Supreme Court nominee, Amy Coney Barrett, I find that I am not so bothered by the hypocrisy of it all as I am by the complacency and political apathy that got us here in the first place.The hypocrisy is a surprise to no one. I know the body is still figuratively warm, but did anyone really think fo... (more…)

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‘Breaking badly’: Morning Joe has bad news for Donald Trump

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MSNBC's Joe Scarborough said President Donald Trump was facing an "inflection point" ahead of the first presidential debate.

The president will face off against Joe Biden for the first time Tuesday night, and the "Morning Joe" host said the stakes could hardly be higher for his re-election chances.

"Where we are is at an inflection point," Scarborough said. "Donald Trump is losing. His support over the past few days has been dropping, in some places precipitously enough so to concern his advisers. We showed you yesterday polls from two of the most important states, Wisconsin and Michigan. and in Wisconsin, down 10 points. He's losing support there. In Michigan, down eight points. These are must-win states for Donald Trump."

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‘Sick of him’: Trump is bleeding desperately needed support in Republican Florida stronghold

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According to a report from Politico, Donald Trump is losing the support of senior voters in Florida that could spell doom in his drive to be re-elected with the defections occurring in what has previously been viewed as a Republican stronghold.

At issue, for the president who can not afford to lose Florida's 29 electoral votes, are voters in The Villages expressing displeasure with the president and admitting he has lost their trust.

According to the report those voters are now in play and are taking a hard look at Democratic presidential challenger Joe Biden.

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