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This is the plan.

William sums up the stupid and reckless executive order plan that Trump rolled out:

We now realize why McConnell is doing nothing to implement any deal on the virus related legislation. So Trump could come in and start issuing Executive Orders, or at least pretending to, and promising all sorts of tax cuts and breaks he will of course never do, all in front of an adoring audience at his club. Yes, you have been treated to another Trump carny show con, obediently brought to you and covered in depth by the TV networks. It is hard to imagine such depths of deceit and manipulation, but that is what the Republicans excel at. The story should be, that Trump illegally has ordered a reduction of unemployment benefits, and the defunding of Social Security, via the cut in payroll tax. it will be up to Biden to hammer away at this fact, because the media will always go with the carny show.. “Do you want to trade in your Social Security for what’s in this envelope?”

I’m pretty disappointed with the editorial in the Washington Post that throws this crisis in the Democrats laps – again.

The whole crisis is being manufactured by McConnell and the Republicans. Remember how they shut down government a couple years ago at Christmas for a couple of months? Remember how many people were in danger of losing everything?

They have donors. Those donors want results. What better way to do it than to not negotiate in good faith, put everyone’s lives on hold and hollow out social security with these irresponsible payroll tax cuts. I don’t want my payroll tax cut. I want social security when I retire because the way the shareholders are gutting everything but the craps table that is a 401K, there won’t be any alternative by the time I hit that age.

Then the second Great Depression will be a realer reality with no FDR in sight.

So, stop that crap, WaPo. Put the blame where it belongs- with Republicans that are deliberately dragging their feet to make the President look like some kind of hero when he allows the unemployed to wreck social security and Medicare with no obvious benefit to anyone. Except Republicans who really think their base is that stupid.