More, late*

A little light and a lot more tunnel.

“Pandemic Deal by Congress Provides Economic Relief, for Now,” reports The New York Times.

But it’s too little, too late, and perhaps the last of Uncle Sammy’s pennies in the ol’ tin cup for a while, adds The Old Grey Hoor, in an analysis by Ben Casselman and Jim Tankersley.

The injection of money comes months too late for tens of thousands of failed businesses, however, and it may not be enough to sustain unemployed workers until the labor market rebounds. Moreover, it could be the last help from Washington the economy gets anytime soon.

Call me cynical, but I think we need some brighter bulbs on this job.

*Apologies to Chris in the Morning.

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25 Responses to “More, late*”

  1. JD Says:

    Solstice AND “The Great Conjunction”! A double-feature!! Surely the Gods are smiling on our little blue orb and better times lie ahead?

    • Patrick O'Grady Says:

      Fingers crossed, JD. Have you been able to see any of the Great Conjunction yet? We’re screened from it by houses and trees. I want to go out tonight and try to get a peek.

      • JD Says:

        Yes ,PO’G, we’ve been observing every other evening …. watching the alignment get closer and closer. Tonight should be clear and we have a great viewing location in our neighborhood.

        PS: Observant readers should be able to see what I tried to do with “Solstice AND “The Great Conjunction”!! (Hint: Focus on AND.) 🙂

        • SAO' Says:

          Need to check my notes but I think, in our lat/long, you need to get out before 6:30 pm to see it. Lowish, south/southwest. Six-thirty means I still have an hour before bedtime!

      • khal spencer Says:

        I pulled out the Newtonian a few days ago and have been watching every night as the two orbs close in on each other. Its pretty cool. We have a pretty good view in the back yard.

        Now, if only Rod Serling was alive to write an epilogue to “The Midnight Sun”

  2. Pat O’Brien Says:

    Gee, congress gives money to those who don’t need it, puts the total amount on the credit card, and does part of it’s budget work 5 months late. They should be on the PBS program, “Great Performances.” But, you know they gotta go on holiday break.

    I will give this stimulus money to American workers by buying American made stuff from American companies, hiring American workers, or giving it to a charity. Maybe all of the above.

  3. khal spencer Says:

    Ooh! The whole episode! So what happens when Jupiter and Saturn are aligned. Doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo, you are entering the Twilight Zone.

    Radio version.

  4. John A Levy Says:

    Nice to pass out crumbs to the peons when you starved, cheated and not done anything else for them. Gee put a trillion into infrastructure, education, training and food distribution to the people congress and the president have cheated and lied to for the last four (4) years. Benefits would be ongoing and available to future generations. Look at the New Deal. What a concept benefiting people and not big business and wall street. Plus infrastructure would benefit companies like Caterpillar, Ford , G.E., Deere G.M.., et all with American Made goods, Novel Freaking Concept. f^%king idiots,

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