Saturday August 15, 2020

Impasse in US with no solution to economic crisis in sight

As infection rates soar and millions lose their jobs, the Trump administration appears unwilling or unable to take decisive action

2nd August, 2020
Donald Trump: repeatedly predicted that the coronavirus would simply go away

This weekend, following the release of the US’s worst economic data in 70 years, political paralysis gripped Washington DC as both the White House and the Republican-controlled Senate reached an impasse over the economic and public health crises that show no sign of abating.

Republicans and Democrats left for the August recess after both sides failed to reach an agreement that would take further steps to combat the economic fallout from a pandemic that...

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