“This is Washington in 2021 — your hopes will be dashed.”
— Bush Treasury official Tony Fratto, quoted by the New York Times.
A new Pew Research survey finds that Americans who relied most on former President Donald Trump and the White House coronavirus task force for Covid-19 news in the early days of the pandemic are now among those least likely to have been vaccinated against the virus.
This reinforces criticism of the news media for running Trump’s briefings live.
44% to 53%
A new Pew Research poll finds President Biden’s approval rate upside down at 44% to 53%, a sharp decline since July. “There also are signs that the public is generally becoming more pessimistic: Just 26% say they are satisfied with the way things are going in the country, down from 33% six months ago. And while views of current economic conditions remain lackluster – 26% rate them as excellent or good – expectations for the economy over the next year have become more negative than they were in the spring.”
“The wealthiest 400 families in the United States are paying an average income tax rate of just 8.2%, according to a new analysis from the Biden administration,” CBS News reports.
“Sucking up to Donald Trump is not a strategy that works.”
— Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), reported by the Lexington Herald Leader.
“I’ve been here for cliffs and crises and wars, and this is going to be the biggest mashup we’ve ever had since I’ve been here — with the debt limit, with a government shutdown, with reconciliation and with infrastructure. And I have no idea how it all works out.”
— Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-OR), quoted by NBC News.
Biker dudes buy biker gear on splurges
Whenever they get those South Dakota urges.
But this year’s rally
Proved COVID-19’s ally,
As superspreaders brought home the virus from Sturgis.