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Coronavirus aid talks are just a preview of the stupidest political argument we will have in 2021

Mitch McConnell Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., McConnell, and Senate Minority Whip John Cornyn of Texas.

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I generally don’t like to make year-end predictions, but watching Congress debate another coronavirus aid package makes it almost impossible not to make at least one.

So here goes: Next year, the stupidest argument we’ll hear in Congress will be that we need to cut spending on government services or programs to lower the deficit. We will hear this from Republicans constantly, and they will keep saying it no matter  the evidence to the contrary.

Even now — while this country is staring down months of unchecked virus spread, mounting job losses, and shrinking hospital capacity —  details ⇒

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