Republicans for Recession

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How can you tell that the GOP has accepted Biden is the duly elected president? They're trying to destroy the economy.
In March, a partisan Republican calculus on whether to assist state and local governments might have been screw 'em, it's only the blue states. That's what Trump would be saying out loud the following month. But there was also much reason to fear that a second Great Depression was brewing, for which Trump would be blamed and with which Trump could be saddled during a second term. So congressional Republicans voted for the aid.

By July, though, the calculus had shifted. The economy had recovered somewhat, but everyone knew its fate would be tied to the pandemic, and therefore to…
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