Republicans are sought to bring back jobs, help kids and liability protections through the HEALS Act. They had to go back to the drawing board so I'm wondering what some of the changes will be when it comes out. At present we know that there is more money for PPP, testing, schools, health & human services.
I think the issues are the amount of money available and where that money is allocated. Personally, I think we have a shot at launching ourselves forward into a new level of economic activity if we harness change, strengthen the fundamentals for industry and ensure that people's health needs are taken care of. However, we are talking about a significant $300 difference to unemployment each week and that will be a big hang up.. That is a lot of money for people who are struggling.
I can say that I hope we take this opportunity to think about how to push the economy forward through the use of enhancing our manufacturing capacity, education, and science to create industry innovation. We cannot neglect the long adjustments we might need to focus on in terms of walkable neighborhoods and better health policies.
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