Trump Nixes The DPA

Recently there has been news about the Defense Production Act and its use to fill the void of much needed medical supplies……I helped my readers get on the right page……

Personally, it is a great idea…..gear up the production for much needed supplies….but it appears the the president does not want that to happen…..

President Trump on Sunday rejected calls from governors, hospitals and others to direct companies to ramp up production of critical supplies for the coronavirus fight through the use of the Defense Production Act.

Trump argued that he has used the Defense Production Act (DPA) as leverage in negotiations with companies to get them to produce supplies and equipment for the coronavirus fight.

He also argued against nationalizing industries, though that is not something that would be done through the use of the DPA.

The news is dire from Italy where about 1400 people died over the weekend and there are predictions that the US is about 10 days behind where Italy is…..and yet the president is still trying to look business and takes victory laps for nothing in particular.

To me Trump looks as out of touch as anyone can be……he still seems to believe that all will return to “normal” in due time.

In this time of dire need……the country needs leadership not some kick the can down the road bullshit…….

President Trump says the US will reevaluate its coronavirus strategy at the end of the month to determine “which way we want to go.” In an all-caps tweet, he wrote: “We cannot let the cure be worse than the problem itself,” without elaborating, reports Reuters. It could be a nod to the sentiment expressed late last week by the conservative editorial board of the Wall Street Journal. The board argued that while an initial shutdown of about two weeks is wise and necessary, a longer break would be catastrophic for US businesses and their employees. “That should be the moment, if not sooner, to offer new guidance on what might be called phase two of the coronavirus pandemic campaign,” the editors wrote.

The 15-day period Trump is referencing began March 16 when he outlined a series of proposals to help stem the spread of the virus. Since then, states have taken initiatives of their own, and now more than 1 in 3 Americans are under stay-at-home orders, reports US News & World Report. That includes those in the states of New York, California, Illinois, Connecticut, New Jersey, Ohio, Louisiana, and Delaware, as well as in the city of Philadelphia. “At the end of the 15-day period, we will make a decision as to which way we want to go!” wrote Trump.

States are showing leadership…..but we need unity and a national leadership….that is what we elected this person to do and he is FAILING on every level.

How many Americans can die in that 15 day period?

Confidence is sinking…..for me it has sunk……

Please…..Stay calm……avoid crowds…..wash hands often… bloggers will pass on all info as it comes available….

I Read, I Write, You Know

“lego ergo scribo”

13 thoughts on “Trump Nixes The DPA

  1. He has set up a system by which the companies making these needed products will be able to maximize their profit … states are bidding against each other, bidding against the federal government, and bidding against foreign countries. He’s uninterested apparently in doing anything other than that.

  2. Trump’s whole presidency has been geared towards benefiting himself first & then big business & the rich that he also gains wealth from. “The love of money is the root of all evil”.

  3. He is not alone. Boris is still dithering about introducing adequate public safety measures. They are asking people to be ‘responsible’, when it is plainly obvious that many are doing the complete opposite.
    Best wishes, Pete.

  4. “argued against nationalizing” even though that’s not what the legislation would do? Wow, talk about talking out of both sides of your mouth. That’s a dog whistle if I ever saw one: calm down the cries of the anti-socialists on the lower rungs who assume we’re trying to nationalize all businesses while winking to corporate folks. Ugh.

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