'Democrats Cave': Senate Interim Funding Bill for Coronavirus Relief Spurns Progressive Priorities

Progressives exploded in frustration Tuesday as the Senate prepared
to pass an interim funding bill for coronavirus relief that once again
included no funding for the Post Office, food banks, or election
security, and provided no bailout oversight and no funding for states
and cities—leading critics to wonder why Democratic lawmakers refused to
use their leverage and hold up the bill. 

Trump takes immediate step to try and limit coronavirus inspector general’s power

Immediately after signing the historic $2 trillion coronavirus
aid package, President Trump sought to curb oversight provisions in the
bill by asserting presidential authority over a new inspector general’s
move could presage a major battle between the White House and Capitol
Hill as the Trump administration moves to implement the new law.

Democrats Are Handing Donald Trump The Keys To The Country

The emergency coronavirus legislation that the Senate agreed to on Tuesday can only be described as an outrage. It is not an economic rescue package, but a sentence of unprecedented economic inequality and corporate control over our politics that will resonate for a generation.

'Heads we win, tails you lose': how America's rich have turned pandemic into profit

Some of the richest people in the US have been at the front of the
queue as the government has handed out trillions of dollars to prop up
an economy it shuttered amid the coronavirus pandemic. At the same time,
the billionaire class has added $308bn to its wealth in four weeks –
even as a record 26 million people lost their jobs.

Big companies are paying shareholders dividends and laying off thousands of workers

Since the coronavirus pandemic was declared, Caterpillar has suspended
operations at two plants and a foundry, Levi Strauss has closed stores,
and toolmaker Stanley Black & Decker is planning layoffs and
furlough. While thousands of their workers are filing for unemployment benefits,
these companies rewarded their shareholders with more than $700 million
in cash dividends