Trump & Republicans – Unfit To Govern

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Posts & Articles that speak to the Trump / Republican handling of the current medical / financial crisis:

Paul Krugman 3/9/2020: Trump Can’t Handle the Truth And neither can the rest of America’s right.

Robert Reich 3/9/2020: How to Respond to the National Emergency

In short, our imminent coronavirus and economic crises won’t respond to trickle-down economics.

Instead, Congress must immediately enact an emergency $400 billion.

The money should be used for

1. Coronavirus testing and treatment.

2. Paid sick leave and family leave this year, renewable for next year if necessary.

3. Extended Medicaid and unemployment insurance.

4. Immediate one-time payments of $1000 to every adult and $500 per child, renewable for next year if necessary.

Nicholas Kristof 3/11/2020: 12 steps to Tackle the Coronavirus. President Trump and other health officials need to act immediately, while there is time.

David Leonhardt 3/12/2020: Europe’s Not The Problem.The lack of American tests is.

Vanity Fair 3/12/2020: How Trump Made America Far Less Prepared For Coronavirus.

Paul Krugman 3/19/2020: 3 Rules for Covid-19,The Trump Pandemic.

I’ll leave health policy to the experts. On economic policy, I’d suggest three principles.
First, focus on hardship, not G.D.P.
Second, stop worrying about incentives to work.
Third, don’t trust Trump.