A Few Virus Thoughts

We hear a lot about the plan/s that are being debated in DC to save this group or that……do you know what is being said?

The GOP is trying to give corporations a ll the help they need while not too damn concerned with Main Street…..

Let’s begin with the Senate and their push for a corporate bail-out…….

Progressives on Monday renewed their demand for #AJustStimulus to mitigate the economic fallout of the coronavirus pandemic as the GOP continues to push a vote on a measure critics say could amount to “another corporate handout.”

“Republicans under Mitch McConnell want to turn the coronavirus rescue bill into a slush fund that Trump can use for corporate handouts, and we have to stop them,” advocacy group People’s Action said in letter to supporters Monday morning.

The legislation in question is the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, or CARES. Democrats late Sunday successfully blocked the bill from moving forward, as Common Dreams reported.

“We voted no on the McConnell-GOP bill because among other problems it includes huge bailouts without protections for people and workers and without accountability, and because it shortchanges our hospitals and healthcare workers who need our help,” said Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.)  “These changes need to be made.”

https://www.commondreams.org/news/2020/03/23/counter-corporate-handout-pushed-mcconnell-progressives-intensify-demand

Some would have us believe that Dems were holding it up and punishing the people….that is a lie.

Despite urgent demands from public health experts, frontline nurses and doctors, and Democratic lawmakers that President Donald Trump urgently utilize his authority under the Defense Production Act to order private companies to produce critically needed medical equipment to help stop the coronavirus crisis ravaging the nation, the president on Sunday explained that to do so would be akin to “nationalization” of industries and “socialism”—a claim he made even while suggesting that a taxpayer bailout of his personal hotel empire might be necessary.

“We’re a country not based on nationalizing our business,” Trump said at Sunday evening press conference when asked about his reluctance to more aggressively utilize the DPA, which he officially invoked last week. “Call a person over in Venezuela,” the president continued, “ask them how did nationalization of their businesses work out? Not too well.”

https://www.commondreams.org/news/2020/03/23/trump-taxpayer-bailout-my-hotels-capitalism-ordering-industries-produce-medical

You interested in what is really happening?

President Trump has refused to use a wartime law to require major manufacturers to make vital equipment to combat the new coronavirus, reportedly after corporations successfully lobbied his top adviser and son-in-law, Jared Kushner.

https://www.salon.com/2020/03/24/trump-wont-require-firms-to-help-fight-coronavirus–after-corporations-lobbied-jared-kushner/

Games as usual……

Now for some of the more STUPID among us when it comes to this virus…….

These are times in which we may all have to make some sacrifices, but in the Texas lieutenant governor’s mind, senior citizens in the US should be ready to make the ultimate sacrifice. NBC News reports that Dan Patrick appeared on Tucker Carlson’s Fox News show Monday night, not long after a presser in which President Trump signaled he wants businesses reopened sooner rather than later—which would flout the advice of health experts, per CBS DFW. The 69-year-old grandfather of six agrees with Trump, and apparently thinks older Americans should be OK with risking their lives in this effort. “No one reached out to me and said, ‘As a senior citizen, are you willing to take a chance on your survival in exchange for keeping the America that all America loves for your children and grandchildren?'” he said to Carlson. “If that’s the exchange, I’m all in.”

Patrick added: “Let’s get back to work. Let’s get back to living. … Those of us who are 70-plus, we’ll take care of ourselves. But don’t sacrifice the country.” Tucker double-checked that he was understanding Patrick correctly, asking: “You’re basically saying that this disease could take your life but that’s not the scariest thing to you? There’s something that would be worse than dying?” Patrick’s reply: “Yeah. If I get sick, I’ll go and try to get better, but if I don’t, I don’t.” CBS News notes the immediate backlash that came Patrick’s way, with the terms “death panel” and “Logan’s Run” (a movie in which anyone over 30 is eliminated) getting a lot of traction. “I’m 73, pretty active, and I’m not willing to sacrifice myself for the economy,” one commenter noted on Twitter. From another: “Sacrificing the elderly on the altar of the economy? This Texan will vote for someone with a moral compass next time.”

This one just makes one ask….SERIOUSLY?

And I hear the idiot of the Right Glen Beck echoes the feeling of the Lt. Gov…..

On Tuesday, right-wing shock jock Glenn Beck followed Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick’s lead, and suggested that older people should risk their lives and potentially expose themselves to coronavirus for the sake of the economy.

“I sincerely hope that we are not at a place, as Americans, where we are going to let the Democrats jam down the Green New Deal because we’re at home panicked,” said Beck. “I want to have a frank conversation with you and ask you where you stand. I mean, I’m in the danger zone. I’m right at the edge, I’m 56. In Italy they’re saying if you’re sick and your 60, don’t even come in. So I’m in the danger zone.”

https://www.rawstory.com/2020/03/id-rather-die-glenn-beck-joins-the-gop-call-for-old-people-to-sacrifice-themselves/

I could add something truly disgusting about Beck….but I will save that for others.

President Trump warned that the number of suicides could increase if he does not lift restrictions due to the coronavirus on daily life.

His administration is mulling whether to lift social distancing measures at the end of a 15-day period, and he has repeatedly said that the “cure should not be worse than the problem.”

(washingtonexaminer.com)

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5 thoughts on “A Few Virus Thoughts

  1. Perhaps they should watch the news. Prince Charles apparently has the virus, which if true, means that wealth and privilege may not save you. Even when you have been helping your rich friends. 🙂
    Best wishes, Pete.

  2. Both sides are equally culpable in holding this relief bill up — Pelosi wanted to get a few million dollars for some Democrat wish dreams that they had not heretofore been able to get passed through the legislature and now the Republicans are holding it up for some of their ridiculous wet dreams. Some political ass wad always wants to get their face on the front page so there may be no end to all this dickering over the relief bill and the poor citizens may get nothing at all … again ….as usual!

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