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House Republicans are reportedly have more than two dozen demands in exchange for not destroying our economy by raising the debt limit.

The list — as illustrated above by MaddowBlog‘s Steve Benen — is basically the Romney Plan and it effectively ignores the fact that in order to keep the government open, President Obama and Senate Democrats are agreeing to keep the automatic cuts known as the sequester. Republicans want more in exchange for doing what Congress has done over and over without any risk of default.

The president has insisted that he will not negotiate on the debt limit and the Democratic National Committee is trying to focus on the “ransom demand”-like nature of the GOP’s tactics.

I was so inspired by the GOP’s chutzpah that I offered some #GOPDemands of my own.

 

 

Here are some others I liked:

 

 

 

Democratic nominee Joe Biden speaking in Manitowoc, WI

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Today in Manitowoc, Wisconsin, Joe Biden spoke about the toll of coronavirus, which has now officially passed 200,000. "What worries me now is we've been living with this pandemic for so long, I worry we're risking becoming numb to the toll that it's taken on us," the Democratic nominee warned. "We can't let that happen."

How did that happen? How did America lose 200,000 people to a horrendous death, with no end in sight? That tragedy can be traced directly to a vacuum of leadership in the White House, as Biden remarked. But he also saw behind that lack of presidential fortitude to its deeper cause: Donald Trump simply never cared how many of us die and he still doesn't. The evidence is in Trump's own behavior at his "superspreader rallies" – where he always protects himself while leaving his own followers to risk illness and worse.

Watch Biden describe the moral emptiness inside this president.