As if a couple trillion dollars in tax cuts for the extremely wealthy weren’t enough back in 2017, it happened again in 2020 in the CARES Act pandemic relief bill while Americans were left with crumbs, and now Republicans in Congress are making efforts to block the pandemic unemployment benefits extension. They’ll do anything for the extremely wealthy, and do anything to stop any help for average Americans. Tens of millions of jobs in the U.S. don’t exist anymore, these people can’t simply just go find a job if they don’t exist anymore.
Sorry, but I don’t take supposed deficit hawks seriously unless they’re willing to give up something they want. If they’re fine with tax cuts but balk at helping the unemployed, they’re frauds https://t.co/FsHY3Qwl1M
— Paul Krugman (@paulkrugman) August 7, 2020
If we could bail out large corporations, please do not tell me that we cannot save the Postal Service. pic.twitter.com/wU6hIBiO7r
— Bernie Sanders (@SenSanders) August 7, 2020
23 postal executives were reassigned or displaced in today’s shakeup. The new structure centralizes power around a Trump megadonor and de-emphasizes decades’ worth of institutional postal knowledge. ✉️ https://t.co/IZ2eLhtXQc
— James Hohmann (@jameshohmann) August 7, 2020
In a just society, none of this would be necessary. But we’ll do everything we can until we get there.
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) August 8, 2020