Sam hosts Mike Konczal, Director of Progressive Thought at the Roosevelt Institute, to discuss the stimulus package and what Congress will do next. John Nichols (@NicholsUprising), National Affairs Correspondent at the Nation magazine, also joins Sam to discuss today’s Wisconsin primary amidst the Covid-19 pandemic.
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On today’s show:
Illinois Governor JB Pritzker confirms Air Bridge private seller auction process, wherein states (and sometimes countries) bid against each other for medical equipment the federal government provides to private companies.
Mike Konczal, Director of Progressive Thought at the Roosevelt Institute, to discuss the stimulus package and what Congress will do next. Where are economists at with their understanding of the crisis? How the US will suffer without the built-in stabilizers of other countries. The intentional design flaws of the American unemployment system and the impact of Clinton-era welfare reform. What House Democrats should be doing differently. What phase four of the stimulus should focus on.
John Nichols (@NicholsUprising), National Affairs Correspondent at the Nation magazine, joins Sam to discuss today’s Wisconsin primary amid the Covid-19 pandemic. How WI went from having good elections and public health to the current state of affairs. How conservative-held courts pushed through WI’s elections after the governor tried to postpone them. How shutting down most polling stations will worsen crowding at the ones still open, particularly in cities. How should WI Democrats respond?
On the fun half: Trump says IG HHS report about 300 hospitals’ lack of testing supplies: “it’s wrong.” Shoplifting tips from a caller. Footage from overburdened Milwaukee and Waukesha Wisconsin polling stations. Biden on the Democratic Convention and Wisconsin primary: “trust the science, decisions made by the courts.” Sean Hannity calls for an economic task force featuring Art Laffer (of the discredited curve) and Stephen Moore. Tucker Carlson says we’re going to regret shelter in place orders, says unless we explain why working is dangerous, we should go back to work. Plus, your calls and IMs!
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