Here's what I don't get: Everyone is whining about inflation (and blaming all of it on poor people having money), yet no one seems to be slowing their spending. Could it be that inflation is merely a great reason for the entire right-wing media apparatus (which now represents probably 60-70% of all media) to shit on democrats and the idea of poor people receiving higher wages and more benefits?
Where were the inflation concerns when trump cut taxes for the rich by some $2T? And where are the right-wing pundits who are shitting on trump for signing a shit-ton of the handouts?
We were in a pandemic that resulted in people dying if they left their house too much. You HAD to pay people to stay home.
Wanna know how to cure inflation? Get rid of bullshit middlemen, like medical insurance companies. Then the cost of living for everyone goes down, and inflation doesn't have the impact it otherwise could have. We could've cut funding for defense. We could've cut police departments (they don't all need tanks). But thanks to Republicans, there were no cuts, and so we have to borrow to pay people in an emergency. Reactionary politics breed these crises, over and over and over. We're pretty close to going back to pre-Lochner, so get ready for these economic panics and recessions on a regular basis now.
The PPP process was corrupt af; anytime you throw cash at businessmen, it gets misused. That's as reliable as gravity. I would've been in favor of direct-payments to all individuals, and no money for businesses/employers.