Thu, 17 December 2020
Sam hosts David Dayen (@ddayen), the Executive Editor at The American Prospect, to discuss the latest developments on the Biden transition and the latest details of the bipartisan coronavirus relief package.
On today's show: HHS emails reveal Trump appointee wanted "herd immunity" approach.
Sam hosts David Dayen (@ddayen), the Executive Editor at The American Prospect, to discuss the latest developments on the Biden transition and the latest details of the bipartisan coronavirus relief package. The issues with taxes people will have to pay on unemployment checks vs the massive tax write-offs businesses will be able to take from the PPP. The problem with Biden's refusal to use executive orders and insistence that it's unconstitutional.
Sean Duffy and Rachel Campos Duffy fear $600 relief checks mean people are going to be on the government dole forever.
On the fun half: Pete Buttigieg waxes poetic on travel, says he's always been a train guy. Asked why corona virus relief has taken so long, Bernie Sanders directs blame at McConnell, GOP-held Senate, credits House progressives for getting direct payments. GOP Congressman Josh Hawley says people need direct support payments. Mark Warner explains UI and direct payment balance, is disappointed GOP wouldn't add money to relief bill but is proud of bipartisanship. Sarah Palin says Democrats are taking money from working people to people choosing not to work. Rand Paul is sounding the alarm about Georgia runoffs, those elections may attract typical non-voters to vote. Plus, your calls and IMs!
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