Further update

As the Democrats and the Republicans in Washington move closer to an agreement, here’s an article with further detail on how the two plans differ.  Politico, March 24, 2020.

Both sides of the aisle understand that going without an agreement is not an option, but they’re going to try to get as much as they can of their respective demands before they cave.  Note how the demands of the two parties consist with what we’ve been saying in general about their differing partisan ideologies.  Even so, again, they all agree that something has to be done.

Elsewhere in the news, it appears now that Trump is invoking the Defense Production Act of 1950 to compel companies to produce for the crisis.

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