Republicans Prepare for Latest Round of Pretending To Be Deficit Hawks

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Here we go again:

“Trump’s weakening hand.” In other words, they think Trump is going to lose and they’re making sure everyone knows they will refuse to spend a single penny when a Democrat is in office, pandemics and recessions be damned.

Serious question, folks: Is there a Democratic equivalent of this? That is, something where Democrats literally turn on a dime whenever Republicans occupy the White House? Nothing comes to mind, but I loathe Republican leaders far too much these days to be able to think straight about it.

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DEMOCRACY DOES NOT EXIST...

without free and fair elections, a vigorous free press, and engaged citizens to reclaim power from those who abuse it.

In this election year unlike any other—against a backdrop of a pandemic, an economic crisis, racial reckoning, and so much daily crazy—Mother Jones' journalism is driven by one simple question: Will America move closer to, or further from, justice and equity in the years to come?

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