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They're going to question the deaths

that seems to me the only way to spin what's coming, and they've started:


Trump keeping on top of things, even on Sunday


Tactic #5 in "The Art of the Deal": use your leverage


Negotiating tactic No. 5 from Donald Trump’s “The Art of the Deal” is “Use your leverage.” Over a thousand Americans are dead from COVID-19. Tens of thousands are sick. Many more will be, not just in major cities but in the countryside as under-supplied hospitals reach capacity. States and municipalities across the country are desperate for federal assistance. That’s a lot of leverage. Trump has them right where he wants them.

The Defense Production Act (DPA) exists to enable the government “to expedite and expand the supply of resources from the U.S. industrial base to support military, energy, space, and homeland security programs.” Among other authorities, the law enables the president to “ensure timely procurement of resources to save lives and property under emergency conditions.”

Our acting president refuses to use it with thousands sick and dying on his watch. He is leaving it to private industry to voluntarily produce what medical supplies they think are needed to fight the plague and then let states bid against each other for them. No national command and control. No coordination. Trump wants them to work it out on their own. It’s pandemic Thunderdome.

New Fed study finds efforts to slow pandemic don't depress the economy

Source: Marketwatch.com

The economy isn’t helped by rushing back to work in the face of a pandemic, according to a new study by Federal Reserve researchers.

At a time when the lieutenant governor of Texas has said senior citizens would be willing to sacrifice their lives for a better economy and when President Trump has fretted that the cure may be worse than the disease, a new research paper looked at the impact of the 1918 Spanish flu on the U.S. economy.

Far from hurting the economy, what are called nonpharmaceutical interventions — for example, shutting schools, establishing quarantines and restricting business hours — mitigate economic harm as well as reduce mortality, the researchers determined.

Green dots are where more measures were taken, Red dots where less were taken:


Read more: https://www.marketwatch.com/story/new-fed-study-finds-efforts-to-slow-pandemic-dont-depress-the-economy-2020-03-27?mod=home-page

Don Jr. calls out his dad as "authoritarian/communist propagandist"


Trump explains Easter


Pelosi says House will draft its own coronavirus funding bill

Source: The Hill

Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said on Sunday that House Democrats would draft their own coronavirus stimulus bill after all sides failed to reach a deal on a massive proposal being negotiated in the Senate.

“We’ll be introducing our own bill and hopefully it will be compatible with what they discuss on the Senate side,” Pelosi said as she left a short meeting in the Capitol with the leaders of both parties negotiating the stimulus package.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) has scheduled a procedural vote for 3 p.m. on Sunday to jumpstart the process, and has vowed a second vote on the massive proposal Monday.

Yet Pelosi signaled the sides remain far apart, indicating that McConnell's timeline might be overly ambitious, at least as it pertains to winning bipartisan support.

"I don't know about Monday, but we're still talking," she said. "That's on the Senate side now because that's their deadline for a vote."

Read more: https://thehill.com/homenews/house/488881-pelosi-says-no-deal-reached-on-coronavirus-funding-bill
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