“Why do I tell policymakers to send out checks in economic crises? Over a decade of analysis—my research, others. research, real-time forecasting at the Fed, and surveying households—I know that it’s good policy… Relief pays the bills. Stimulus brings back paychecks. Win, win.” https://t.co/QMZA6MXK4O
— Scott Santens 🧢⬆️🏄♂️ (@scottsantens) October 22, 2021
Rep. Jim Jordan to AG Merrick Garland: “Jefferson said once ‘tyranny is when the people fear the government.’ We are there. Sadly, we are there. But I don’t think the good people of this great country are going to cower and hide.” pic.twitter.com/sU2agc2F1t
— The Hill (@thehill) October 22, 2021
Strategy 101 for D’s: If you don’t pass the infrastructure bill and some version of BBB soon, you’ll lose the House and the Senate. If you do, you have a chance to increase your majorities and live to vote for other bills in 2023. Don’t let the perfect be the enemy of the good.
— Gerald Huff Fund For Humanity (@FundForHumanity) October 18, 2021
Democrats need to make the economic argument. Build Back Better tackles inflation, creates opportunity, builds manufacturing capacity, spurs growth, and enhances the freedom of Americans to pursue good jobs, entrepreneurship, and the American dream. https://t.co/hxSVB9cfuU
— Ro Khanna (@RoKhanna) October 18, 2021
“In theory, means testing excludes the undeserving rich; in practice, it often excludes the most vulnerable poor… Universal programs are good policy and good politics. They build solidarity… We need to show that government can still work for all Americans.”
This is why UBI. https://t.co/tyCEYdm8b7
— Scott Santens 🧢⬆️🏄♂️ (@scottsantens) October 15, 2021
Unemployment insurance is another boondoggle: https://t.co/upyqykaVMf. We’re told they’ve got us covered but it only looks good on paper. It doesn’t translate into real life.
— Gerald Huff Fund For Humanity (@FundForHumanity) October 14, 2021