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One man is standing in the way of coronavirus aid

Americans around the country, from the unemployed to the business class, are on tenterhooks to see if the federal government can get it together to pass another pandemic economic rescue. A bipartisan group has coalesced around a new package totaling about $908 billion — including a $300 per week boost to unemployment insurance, money for vaccine distribution, significant aid to cities and states, and another re-up of the CARES Act’s grants for small businesses. It’s far, far short of what is needed to ensure all Americans get what they need. Still, it’s much better than nothing — roughly the bare minimum to stave off an utter catastrophe.

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theweek.com

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