When I first heard the $1,400 figure in the Rescue package I said “What?” to myself. Then I did the math and understood that the number completed the $2000 obligation. Or pledge. I gave it no further thought
Much to my surprise, large numbers of voters didn’t see it that way.
“Biden said $2000 checks would be on their way to us in the first days of the new administration,” they declared. Which is true.
At this point, volumes of angry tweets and endless discourse have kept the idea alive that the Biden administration is somehow reneging on their premise and betraying us, because the unhappy folks’ understanding was that the $2000 was to be in addition to the already received $600.
Tomato, tomahtoh. Everybody’s right. Everybody is wrong.
At 5:00 Bernie Sanders Budget Reconciliation Bill passed the first hurdle. I fully expect there to be huge disappointment from many people, with huge relief from others of us.
My view is that Senator Bernie Sanders is now exactly where he is meant to be. He is having his moment. I have faith that he will do everything in his power to make real the wishes of his supporters.
The Covid-19 Virus conversation has always been a whiplashing jumble of propaganda and hard facts. No doubt that’s because of intentional confusion sponsored by the government for purposes of their own.
Yesterday the United States Death Toll was 5,116. NY Governor Cuomo is finally being held responsible for the deaths on his watch. The NY Legislature—led by Progressives—is stripping him of his emergency powers and removing as much power from his hands as they can.
At the same time we are being treated to Happy Talk about New! More! vaccines. Talk about double-masking. “Dark days ahead, etc.
These are choppy waters and I hope we can navigate through them together even if we see slightly differently on any number of subjects.
Love to all this gray morning.