These past two weeks, Republicans, Democrats, Trump, Trump’s team, and many members of congress, all disagreed — or were just plain confused — over the direction of the COVID-19 stimulus and the coinciding Omnibus package. As Democrats pushed for more money in individual payments, the President, breaking with traditional conservative philosophy and going against the arguments of his own negotiators, agreed with the Democrats, but, before getting his way, signed the bill into law. The divisions, subdivisions, and subdivisions of the subdivisions, of which there are many, are broken down this episode.
Also, as the COVID-19 vaccine distribution appears to be going well, the political division of who gets it first is just as relevant. Some of the elites on Capitol Hill and in Washington, DC, many of whom would be last in line to receive it if they were not public officials, are getting it now. Is that a smart political move to increase the public’s confidence or an arrogant snatch from those who need it most?
We’ll try to answer all of that and more on episode 141 of The Jay Doherty Podcast.