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Let's Make a Deal: Trump and Congress need to rise to the moment.

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It is right  to insist that a stimulus bill should help those who need it most -- those who are hungry, unemployed or facing a loss of housing. The unemployment rate remains at 7.9%;  many workers who lost jobs are at the end of weekly benefits. Such targeted aid is also the best use of taxpayer dollars. Democrats & Trump remain within shouting distance of a deal that would put Senate Republicans  on the spot. Fri. Trump suggested it would back as much as $1.8 trillion,  a little less than the $2.2 trillion  House proposal.-- small differences regarding how the money would be spent. The quickest way for the White House to get across the finish line is to add a little more. As Jerome H. Powell, the Federal Reserve chairman, said in a blunt speech this week, “the risks of overdoing it” are small at the moment. "The greater danger is not doing enough!"

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I began teaching in 1963,; Ba and BS in Education -Brooklyn College. I have the equivalent of 2 additional Master's, mainly in Literacy Studies and Graphic Design. I was the only seventh grade teacher of English from 1990 -1999 at East Side (more...)

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