So it seems that 10 Republicans are visiting the White House today so that the president can tell them that they’re all miserable skinflints who want their fellow citizens to die gasping and broke. That’s how it seems to me, anyway. From the AP:

The Republican group’s proposal focuses on the pandemic’s health effects rather than its economic toll, tapping into bipartisan urgency to shore up the nation’s vaccine distribution and vastly expanding virus testing with $160 billion in aid. Their slimmed down $1,000 direct payments would go to fewer households than the $1,400 Biden has proposed, and they would avoid costly assistance to states and cities that Democrats argue are just as important.

Read the rest of Charlie Pierce’s piece at Esquire Politics