There continues to be a lot to talk about. Covid’s effects on the brain, a second wave, Trump’s continued crazy medical advice and the effects of his daily briefs are all on the list. Along with the renewed interest in Joe Biden’s assault allegation, the disappearance of North Korea’s Leader, the continuing spread of Covid-19, and the spreading protest of the government lock down. But we still have a job to do, and that job remains getting through the most expensive piece of legislation in American History, so we continue with part 4 of $2 Trillion damn dollars, what can you buy with that.
There continues to be a lot to talk about regarding the world both involving and not involving Covid-19. The situation in Hong Kong is still an ongoing situation complicated in a lot of regards by Covid-19 (we talked about that in a previous show). The president and his beef with the World Health Organization, politicians that don’t agree with him, state governors, and responsibility in general would all make individual shows on their own. The narrative shifts about the source of Covid-19 and weaponized disinformation, the spread of Covid-19 (2.5M+ world wide with nearly 1M in America and nearly 200,000 deaths with 50K in America), the nursing home issues and the effects on the Black Community would all also make for interesting shows in their own right. We could also talk about the situation brewing in the middle east concerning the military strikes the US initiated in march or the fact that the stimulus set asides for small businesses have run out without reaching those most in need. The debate over antimalarials has also taken interesting turns with new studies coming out showing that they more than double the chance of death.
Even with a second round of stimulus incoming and the effects of this stimulus starting to be shown through botched payments and failed systems, we have to continue to digest the most significant piece of legislation to come into law in recent memory and in terms of cost we could say one of the most significant ever. So we are going to be continuing the second title of HR 748, the CARES Act, covering the stimulus, retirements, charitable contributions and more.
TITLE II—ASSISTANCE FOR AMERICAN WORKERS, FAMILIES, AND BUSINESSES
Subtitle A—Unemployment Insurance Provisions
Continuing what we started last week, this week we are talking about the second title of HR 748 or the CARES Act aka 2 trillion damn dollars!
The Beast is here! Today we start our series looking into the largest stimulus package in American History. For once Trump can say he signed the biggest bill into law in American History and not have the fact checkers start twitching. As Covid-19 continues to spiral out of control here in the US, a 3rd bill has become law centered on getting the country through this intact. We talked about the money in the last 2 laws, both of those pale in comparison to the $2 trillion dollars at work here. But at more than 850 pages, there is a lot more going on than simply stimulating the economy. At that is what we are going to be digging into. In this episode of Lessons from the Screen, we are going to be looking at HR 748 aka the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act.
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