Ellen Brown: Crushing the States, Saving the Banks — Is Donald Trump’s Federal Reserve Still Serving the Deep State?

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Ellen Brown

Crushing the States, Saving the Banks: the Fed’s Generous New Rules

CounterPunch, 4 May 2020

Congress seems to be at war with the states. Only $150 billion of its nearly $3 trillion coronavirus relief package – a mere 5% – has been allocated to the 50 states; and they are not allowed to use it where they need it most, to plug the holes in their budgets caused by the mandatory shutdown. On April 22, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said he was opposed to additional federal aid to the states, and that his preference was to allow states to go bankrupt.

No such threat looms over the banks, which have made out extremely well in this crisis.

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