So, if I'm following the news correctly, the House is putting forward a relief package that gives individuals $1,200 again plus $1,200 per child for up to three children. It gives a massive tax cut to the rich. And it allows debt collectors to take the aid money that might have fed your kids because debt collection lobbyists got their way.

But! Republicans in the Senate said it's DOA, possibly for no other reason than it doesn't add protections for businesses that force employees to go back to work. Don't want people to get sick and then sue you!

So, no deal. Meanwhile, people continue to suffer. Neither side seems to be trying very hard despite more than 80,000 deaths and depression-level unemployment. Our government is a failure.