When I called it a day yesterday, the Americans (or so I thought) were churning through proposals for a trillion dollar stimulus spending initiative.
That was soooo yesterday.
In this morning's New York Times that stimulus proposal is now at $1.8 trillion.
Senators and senior Trump administration officials were scrambling on Monday to strike a deal on a $1.8 trillion measure to bolster the economy, after Democrats blocked action on the package on Sunday, demanding stronger protections for workers and restrictions for bailed-out businesses.To put that in perspective, Obama's Great Recession stimulus programme came in at $831 billion and that ran from 2009 to 2019.
Remember, this 1.8 trillion relief package comes atop a trillion dollar operating deficit run up by Trump and Congress.