“We are entering a downturn that could be worse than the Great Depression,” said Turner. “We must respond to this unprecedented challenge with the boldest measures: Sanders is outlining the most comprehensive set of priorities that will IMMEDIATELY provide relief and leave no one behind.”
The plan won praise from Ana Maria Archila, co-director of the Center For Popular Democracy Action.
“Bernie’s plan for the fourth phase of a federal legislative response centers people, not corporations,” said Archila. “It is about helping us survive with the cash assistance, healthcare, nutrition, worker safety we need, and relief from monthly payments we cannot make. It speaks to the needs of frontline workers who are battling the pandemic and making it possible for the rest of us to shelter in place.”
Inclusion of the kind of provisions that Sanders is demanding in the next stimulus bill would make the package “the boldest legislation in history,” the senator’s office said. However, as some observers pointed out, the six core concepts likely represent the least that is necessary to stop a total economic meltdown.
Jesus: Hey, Dad? God: Yes, Son? Jesus: Western civilization followed me home. Can I keep it? God: Certainly not! And put it down this minute--you don't know where it's been! Tom Robbins in Another Roadside Attraction