$2 Trillion “Relief” Package

A few hours ago, the House passed a $2-trillion relief package to stimulate the economy. We will share analyses of the measure in the coming days. However, Senator Bernie Sanders has used his Senate platform to offer a critique, one that writer John Nichols believes models the role of an opposition party. In Nichols’ article, posted at the “The Nation,” Sanders describes the hypocrisy underlining the Republican approach to the to both tax cuts and the stimulus: “…these very same folks had no problem a couple years ago voting for a trillion dollars in tax breaks for billionaires and large profitable corporations… But when it comes to low-income workers, in the midst of a terrible crisis, maybe some of them earning or having more money than they previously made—oh my word, we gotta strip that out.”