Democrats, please don’t waste the coronavirus crisis. Hold out for what Americans need.

Opinion columnist The party of limited government and fiscal prudence is suddenly in favor of a big bailout and stimulus package for the economy — now, immediately, no time to debate! But when Barack Obama was president and the economy was in free fall, when the unemployment rate was surging towards 10% (instead of today’s 3.5%, though it’s expected to rise rapidly), Republicans were in no hurry to pass a stimulus package. They dragged their feet, the Tea Party protested in the streets, and the GOP worried oh-so-piously about the size of the federal budget deficit. Now that a Republican is president (and an election’s coming up), Republicans want a broad and rapid bailout of the economy. Just give us over $1 trillion , and trust President Donald Trump (whose companies went bankrupt six times ) to do the right thing! Lots of Americans are already hurting. They should […]

Click here to view original web page at Democrats, please don’t waste the coronavirus crisis. Hold out for what Americans need.