Jeff Stein

Jeff Stein

@JStein_WaPo

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White House economics reporter for The Washington Post. Founder of @IthacaVoice. NYR fan. Dog's named Acorn. Jeffrey.stein@washpost.com, Signal: 9178872891.

Washington, DC
Joined on July 13, 2011
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15 days until expanded unemployment benefits expire for +30 million Americans

Smart @jeannasmialek story exposing the limits of the “Goldilocks” design of the Fed’s Main Street lending program https://t.co/Gt4DfXtsdY

r/unemployment is full of people cheering on their fellow posters when they finally get their unemployment benefits — this guy doesn’t really speak Spanish but finally got his $$ by hitting 2 for the Spanish line w/ the UI office https://t.co/bjPLWEUk62

r/unemployment is full of people cheering on their fellow posters when they finally get their unemployment benefits — this guy doesn’t really speak Spanish but finally got his $$ by hitting 2 for the Spanish line w/ the UI office https://t.co/bjPLWEUk62

PPP Naming and Shaming Is Why We Can’t Have Nice Things - The Atlantic https://t.co/SneGAKvIG5

Quoted @maggieNYT

PPP Naming and Shaming Is Why We Can’t Have Nice Things - The Atlantic https://t.co/SneGAKvIG5

Key point from @GrahamDavidA: “The danger of this kind of naming and shaming is that it will imperil the government’s next round of stimulus. If businesses are afraid of political backlash, they might not take government funds, and instead make deeper cuts.” Unemployment at 11% https://t.co/7qYpm6YRnn

LenaSun
19 hours ago

NEW: In June, an adviser to a top HHS official accused the CDC of "undermining the President" by putting out a report about risks of coronavirus to pregnant women. My latest on sidelining of top public health agency, w @jdawsey1 https://t.co/o8PSkQn8oV

As leaders of both parties try to claim they are best suited to bring back manufacturing jobs, this chart of industrialized countries globally is worth keeping in mind

Per my story w/ @WaPoSean 

https://t.co/uZ6DmiXfUM https://t.co/UA1DGQrMIz

As leaders of both parties try to claim they are best suited to bring back manufacturing jobs, this chart of industrialized countries globally is worth keeping in mind Per my story w/ @WaPoSean https://t.co/uZ6DmiXfUM https://t.co/UA1DGQrMIz

Spoke to @SenJohnBarrasso earlier for another story and, in @JStein_WaPo's honor, asked a q about stimulus checks. "Some call it a stimulus, but I see it as more of a recovery bill to responsibly get us recovered from this, get people back to work and kids back to school."

Top post on r/unemployment, posted 5 hours ago:

https://t.co/z0X7L01Llx https://t.co/ovFxb5bWuU

Top post on r/unemployment, posted 5 hours ago: https://t.co/z0X7L01Llx https://t.co/ovFxb5bWuU

Ha there's now a reddit page devoted to the stimulus checks with a pretty active community, seems mostly devoted to helping people figuring out why they haven't gotten checks &/or other people rooting for getting checks https://t.co/nVgnlcDEs7

More people close to Senate Rs/WH are predicting the way this will work might be: (1) Cut the UI benefit to $300/$400 per week, then (2) supplement the lost income w/ another round of $1,200 checks. Unclear if GOP conservatives would go along with that though

My understanding from multiple conversations today is that Democrats and Republicans are still not even talking about what to do -- unless there's some very high-level principal conversations my sources are unaware of

16 days until the expansion in unemployment benefits expires

"For all the outraged coverage over companies getting money that 'shouldn’t have,' the actual macroeconomic problem is that the PPP program is too small," @NathanTankus writes. Almost all economists I speak to - left; liberal; conservative - agree w/ this https://t.co/mzervfC9qC

pretty excited that my piece for @nytopinion @nytimes went to PRINT today! thanks everyone for the feedback — constructive and otherwise https://t.co/gBzBvcOl1g

Steve Bannon: Biden's "Buy America" plan is "smart," right out of Trump's 2016 playbook Stephen Moore: Biden's plan "is a radical plan of wealth redistribution ... [that would] thrust ]America] into a second great depression that would hurt the poor and minorities most."

Curtis Ellis, of "America First Policies," says it's clear that Biden adviser @econjared listens to Bannon's show "This is straight out of Peter Navarro's executive order," Ellis says "Bernstein is an economic nationalist," Navarro says, "his handprints are all over this"

Quoted @JStein_WaPo

Some White House allies in the "economic nationalism" camp are fuming today that Biden put out a "Buy America" push before Trump signed one of his senior aide's own "Buy America" proposals, a draft of which has languished for months ....

👀 Former senior Trump adviser Steve Bannon today says that Biden's Buy America proposal is "very smart" -- "the campaign and White House have been caught flat-footed ... Biden has very smart people around him, particularly on the economic side." https://t.co/8dS9Cbj5As

As someone who has been trying to track this closely, I would say we are all but certain to get another round of $1,200 stimulus payments sometime in August-October -- even if we don't know exactly who will qualify. GOP sounding more and more on board https://t.co/cVBXbSgPhD

Mnuchin today: "We do support another round of Economic Impact Payments ...We can get that into hard-working Americans' bank accounts very quickly. The level & criteria we'll be discussing w/ the Senate" Last week, the q was *if* we'd get more $1,200 checks Now it's *how many*

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