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The Cloward–Piven strategy is a political strategy outlined in 1966 by American sociologists and political activists Richard Cloward and Frances Fox Piven that called for overloading the U.S. public welfare system in order to precipitate a crisis that would lead to a replacement of the welfare system with "a guaranteed annual income and thus an end to poverty".
and with the senate and trump not likely to acquiesce to them things could get bad in ca 10% cuts in healthcare and school funding and potential for in ca at least to have to lay off 33k teacher's
How does a liberal, blue-state governor take on the unappealing task of slashing the budget? By shifting a lot of the pressure to the federal government. In revising California’s budget down to $203 billion today, Gov. Gavin Newsom charted a plan to fill a huge deficit by tying many cuts to additional federal aid. If the feds come through with $1 trillion for state and local governments that Newsom and other Democratic governors have requested, California would not reduce funding to schools, colleges, parks, child care, health care and other programs. “The President of the United States, with a stroke of the pen, could provide support for Nancy Pelosi’s new Heroes Act and these cuts could be eliminated,” Newsom said, as he presented his proposal to close a $54 billion deficit brought on by record job losses during the coronavirus pandemic. It’s a strategic, if risky, course as Newsom heads into a sprint of budget negotiations with state lawmakers over the next four weeks.
depending on state and cost of rent/mortgage payments the stimulus check's/unemployment benefits would have either saved your butt or just been a drop in the bucket . and with 3.8 million home owners using the delay in mortgage payments from corona aid packages the housing crisis is likely to explode unless the economy can bounce back and bounce back hard
Instead, a large Texas-based mortgage-collection firm called Mr. Cooper said Catalanotto could defer his monthly payments temporarily but would have to pay it all back in one lump sum. “It could be $8,000 to $10,000 by then. How do you come up with that if you’ve been out of work?” he said. While aggressive federal and state intervention and temporary corporate measures have prevented a surge in evictions and foreclosures, the housing and rental market has fallen into a severe crisis that threatens the ability of millions of Americans to stay in their homes even if the coronavirus pandemic eases in the coming months.
"That is why I've decided the United States will continue to partner and work with the WHO ..." it adds. "China owes a massive debt to the entire world, and it can start with paying its fair share to the WHO." Previous U.S. funding of the WHO amounted to about $400 million per year. If the U.S. does match China's contributions, the new funding level will be about one-tenth of that amount. "If China increases its funding to the WHO," the letter adds, "we will consider matching those increases."
originally posted by: Advantage
Justin Haskins: $3T coronavirus relief bill passed by House Dems funds most radical programs in US history
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., has acknowledged that the HEROES (Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions) Act will not become law, but said it can be the basis for negotiations with Senate Republicans and the Trump administration.
Oh like I said in the past... shoot to the moon and negotiate lower.
The Republican Senate could divvy up the proposal to 50 different readers and high lite those areas that seemed blatantly a problem from the Republican standpoint. Probably a line item edit and counter proposal (the Republicans would want their authorship credited for the counter proposal).
In the meantime the media will be reporting a stimulus package that almost everybody has a chance of benefiting from possibly being voted into law. So good for US moral for possibly months of debate regardless of what actually gets voted into law. It might end up being decided in the November election.