Paul Krugman+ Your Authors @paulkrugman Nobel laureate. Op-Ed columnist, @nytopinion. Author, “The Return of Depression Economics,” “The Great Unraveling,” "Arguing With Zombies," + more. Jul. 27, 2020 1 min read + Your Authors

So, there are 30 million Americans on unemployment benefits and only 5 million job offers; so Rs think we should slash benefits by 2/3 to force workers to take the jobs that don't exist 1/

Also, indoor dining locations are closed bc they're petri dishes; so Rs think we can boost the economy by offering a tax break for those who dine in the restaurants that aren't open. Of course it's a stick for the unemployed and a carrot for the affluent, but similar delusion 2/

I was wondering whether Rs would show some hint of getting a clue as they stare at the possibility of a huge Dem wave. But I guess we needn't have worried 3/

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