It goes without saying there are a lot of terrible things going on right now. That said I'm much more confident about our near term economic health. Divided government at a time like this would have been terrible. We have a clear shot at getting the next two years right.
I think the key is getting the Democrats as a group to understand that the recovery from 2008 was hamstringed by underestimating the risk of doing too little to support the real economy also known as people.
Here as in 2009 the power rests with the conservative Democrats. They need to understand if they hamstring recovery efforts they power they now have will be washed away in two years.

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When Trump was first elected it was grotesque. We elected a racist, a misogynist, a failson, a carnival barker. In office he confirmed every worst fear, kidnapping children @ the border, energizing the descendants of the KKK.
Vanquishing him was initially disappointing because it was so close and up until Georgia few of his enablers were vanquished.
And then miraculously he achieved what many had suggested he would do from the start, he stained the Republican brand.
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The number of cases per 100,000 people in the last seven days in Cumberland and Pennsylvania. What is happening here Cumberland county mirrors the statewide trend.
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Ok everyone. It happened. I’m mad at what someone said on the internet again. Sorry to interrupt the usual light but doomy scroll. As I work out my anger at the universe.
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At the rate of increase in infections in the last seven days the naïve projections implies about HALF of Cumberland County’s population will have been infected by COVID-19 by the end of March.
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