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MORICI: Trump re-election focus should be on struggling working class

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17.08.2020

President Donald Trump can win re-election, but lighting a path for the unemployed, young people and minorities to decent jobs is critical.

When the states shut down their economies, governors expected the crisis to be brief and jobs to return — especially with federal aid for businesses, enhanced unemployment benefits and stimulus checks to support consumer spending.

When the vaccine arrives, the U.S. economy will be substantially smaller and with millions unemployed or sitting on the sidelines discouraged.

Cities are losing their allure. Zooming makes remote work easier and big-city mayors refuse or are unable to keep demonstrations for social justice from turning into violence and anarchy. Restaurants, stores and other services that cater to commuters and residents will follow patrons to the suburbs. Cities that raised taxes, imposed congestion fees and let public transportation decline will lose a lot of sales taxes, transit fares and even students.

Suburban homes will feature more offices,........

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