Category Archives: Stimulus

Employment Numbers Short as Economy Booms

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Friday’s employment numbers came in 800,000 short of expectations. Meanwhile, job openings go begging, proving this is still a capitalist country. If you pay Americans not to work that’s what they’ll do.

More than Covid Relief in Covid Relief Bill

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The $1.9 trillion Covid relief bill was about more than Covid relief. $350 billion went to state governments and another $129 billion to schools. Here’s a breakdown from the Tax Foundation.

The Virus is Soaring and Stocks are Plunging

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The virus is soaring and stocks are plunging. And Dr. Fauci says we’re still in the first wave, with no stimulus in sight.

Pelosi’s Threat Comes and Goe

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Nancy Pelosi’s threat of a Tuesday deadline to accept her stimulus terms has come and gone. They’re still negotiating.

I liked my original sketch better with Pelosi holding a gun to her head. But editors might not run it. So, if a cartoon falls in the forest and nobody sees it… what good is it?

I thought it was pretty funny when Cleavon Little did it in Blazing Saddles. (Trigger word warning for humor impaired)

Blue State Pre-existing Condition

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Blue states have a pre-existing condition that makes them more vulnerable to the Corona virus lockdown. And Nancy Pelosi has a plan for that. But Mitch McConnell pronounced her $3 trillion bailout cure dead on arrival. Instead, he prescribed bankruptcy.

But the U.S. Constitution might pronounce that idea is dead on arrival too.

The plan could be raised from dead though. Bloomberg Businessweek says red states need bailouts too.