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The McConnell-Biden Plan: An Overview

A last-minute deal, forged between the Senate minority leader, Mitch McConnell, and Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr., passed in the Senate early Tuesday morning, and in the House late Tuesday night. The legislation prevents hundreds of billions of dollars in tax increases set to kick in for the majority of Americans and temporarily suspends scheduled automatic spending cuts.

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Extends unemployment insurance for one year

This is an important thing that the R's + the D's can agree on. The last thing they want is a mob of angry unemployed Americans with nothing better to do storming the gates of DC talking about revolution.

Keep them fed, keep the electricity on, keep them complacent. As long as they've got just enough, and an internet signal, they'll complain a little - sure - but they won't actually do anything.

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