The Lunchtime Stupid
My spidey senses went into the Danger Zone reading this blurb from the Politico afternoon email thingie:
A COUNTRY FALLING APART … WILL WASHINGTON ACT? … “Millions of Americans are heading into the holidays unemployed and over $5,000 behind on rent,”by WaPo’s Heather Long: “Nearly 12 million renters will owe an average of $5,850 in back rent and utilities by January, Moody’s Analytics warns. Last month 9 million renters said they were behind on rent … The numbers were especially high for families with children, with 21 percent falling behind on rent, and among families of color.”
It’s not Washington that must act, it is the Republicans who must act, and more specifically it is amply be-chinned Mitch McConnell who must act. Don’t try to Both Sides this on-coming humanitarian and financial crisis during a pandemic.
McConnell has been sitting on multiple relief bills for close to 9 months and doing nothing. We could have the Trump-Virus relief bill behinds us right now, this very moment if Mitch McConnell gave on good goddamn, but he doesn’t.