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  •  If measures like Unemployment Insurance (1+ / 0-)
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    and other stimulus items return more to the treasury than what they cost (I don't have the numbers in front of me, but some of them are like $1.65 return for every $1 invested, along with a measure to have medicare for all with the ability to negotiate drug prices, why can't the Senate submit a budget with lots of those kinds of items backed up by Congressional Budget Office projections of deficits on the basis of those, and then we can listen to the Republicans hiss and sputter about how we can't do those things while they have nothing to stand on.  They really want austerity and the poor to pay for the rich's tax breaks even though it gets proven over and over again that those measures just drive up deficits.

    Or is that what the Congressional Progressive Caucus budget was all about?

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