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Bickering Continues in DC; Deal Still Expected in Mid-Aug.

With today's breakdown in negotiations, for the first time in recent weeks I am beginning to have some concern that the two sides in DC will stop talking and let a deal hang in the balance.

I find it almost unbelievable that Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi would come to the conclusion that no supplemental unemployment payment is better than a payment under $600. The White House has reportedly offered $400 until December 15, that is in the neighborhood that I thought a deal would be cut. Both sides have offered a $1200 stimulus check, a continuation of the eviction moratorium, aid to schools, forbearance on student loans, and money for testing and these of course won't happen without a deal.

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