Coconino’s Economy with County Treasurer Sarah Benatar

Nationally, we have more unemployment than any time since the 1930s. What’s happening in Coconino County? County Treasurer Sarah Benatar brings a unique perspective and research, including from national experts. Join us Monday night. A Facebook Live event hosted by the LatinX Committee of the Coconino County Democratic Party.

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Coconino County’s Economy

County Treasurer Sarah Benatar –with the chief economist of JP Morgan — will present to the County Board of Supervisors on the current state of the economy in Coconino County, including the impact of the pandemic. You are invited to a Zoom webinar. When: Sep 1, 2020 10:00 AM Arizona Topic: Board of Supervisors Meeting […]

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The Pandemic Is The Economy Now

Getting in control of this virus is the first step to getting Arizona’s economy back on track. Until then, our families will continue to shoulder the burden of Donald Trump’s failures. For the last three years, it’s been one crisis after another—with the livelihoods and lives of our families always on the line. This chaotic […]

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It’s the Economy – and Trump is stupid.

Trump’s shocking admission that he pushed to slow down coronavirus testing also highlights his fundamental misunderstanding of the economy.  Trump is obsessed with the big numbers that give him simple ways of understanding if he’s winning or losing – like TV ratings, crowd sizes, testing numbers, and the stock market. That’s why his instinct is to […]

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Failure of Leadership

1. TRUMP IS IGNORING THE CORONAVIRUS CRISIS AS HIS ACTIONS THREATEN TO MAKE THE OUTBREAK WORSE.  Americans isolated themselves for months to give Trump and his administration time to come up with a plan and prepare the country to defeat the pandemic, but Trump has failed to deliver and largely given up on fighting coronavirus. Yesterday […]

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It’s the Economy, and Trump is failing

Disapproval of Trump’s handling of the economy is on the rise. A month ago, Trump’s net approval on the economy was +10 (53-43%); now, it’s even (48-48%). Approval among independents has also dropped 14 points in the same period. The economic crisis sparked by coronavirus is actually fueled by years of President Trump’s conservative economic […]

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Action Alert: Tell Ducey To Follow the Science

Yesterday, a small group of protesters circled the empty Arizona Capitol demanding that Governor Ducey lift his stay-at-home order. These small protests seem not to be spontaneous, grassroots movements but rather something egged-on by Trump re-election operatives, and, of course, by Trump’s own Tweets. Still, these are the Republican base and while Ducey is not […]

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Push Back! Messaging This Week.

Trump’s gaslighting is dangerous. We need to push back with timely messaging, so stay tuned to what fits with the news. Yet, remember, to paraphrase James Carville from the 1992 campaign, “It’s healthcare, stupid.” This year, healthcare may be tied closely to his original message, “It’s the economy, stupid.” Trump’s China rhetoric may be resonating […]

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Tax Cut “Nothing Burger”

Steve Chapman, Chicago Tribune Decades from now, many Americans will have to consult history books to gain an appreciation of the lowest point of Donald Trump’s presidency: His impeachment. But they will be able to feel the effects of his highest point: the 2017 tax bill, which he signed into law two years ago Sunday. That’s because they […]

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“Unbelievable” Economic Claims Are Indeed.

We need to be well-versed in the realities of our economy as we move into the 2020 Election. Trump and other Republicans will be distorting reality and claiming credit for a thriving economy. Thanks to a recent Washington Post Finance column, here are some facts to keep in mind. Median Household Income In nominal terms, […]

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