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Biden: "The decisions we make in the next few weeks and months are going to determine whether we thrive in a way that benefits all Americans or that we stay stuck in place where those at the top do great [while] economic growth for everyone else is just a spectator sport."
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AARP comes out against the tax bill. They are "deeply concerned" this bill won't leave US with enough $$ for Medicare and Medicaid. They also say the bill will "likely increase taxes" for many older Americans. #TaxBill
BREAKING: The US deficit hit $984 billion in FY2019, Treasury says, marking a nearly 50% increase under Trump. Trump promised to eliminate federal debt in 8 years. Instead, it has been growing in his tenure 2019: $984bn 2018: $779 bn 2017: $665 bn 2016: $584 bn 2015: $442 bn
BREAKING: 1.6 million *new* unemployment claims (regular + PUA) were filed last week, up from 1.4 million the week before. Jobless claims remain 4.5 times as high as a year ago. They have barely come down in August. **The US has 29 million people on unemployment aid**