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Why Trump wants a chaotic government shutdown, a crippling auto strike, and no more money for Ukraine
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Why Trump wants a chaotic government shutdown, a crippling auto strike, and no more money for Ukraine

Saturday coffee klatch with Heather Lofthouse
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Friends,

Good morning, and welcome back to my Saturday coffee klatch with Heather Lofthouse (executive director of Inequality Media Civic Action), where we examine the highs, lows, and even lower points of the previous week.

This morning we examine:

— Kevin McCarthy’s Republican House mess. Will there be a shutdown? Almost certainly. Who’ll be blamed? Why is Trump pushing for this?

— The UAW strike. When will it be resolved? Who’ll be blamed? Why is Trump hoping for a long strike?

— Bonus question: Why is Trump against giving more U.S. aide to Ukraine? (Hint to all of these questions: Because Trump wants to blame Biden.)

— Democratic wins this week in special elections. They’re more predictive than national polls. Does this bode well for next year?

— The mainstream media talks about Biden’s age and supposed feebleness. Why not Trump’s age and genuine craziness? Isn’t it worse to elect a nutcase than someone who’s old?

— Heather’s policy of the week.

Please grab a cup, pull up a chair, and (if you’re so inclined), take our poll and share your views.

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