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Reopening businesses could overcome fear
This is one of those simple questions that is asked so
frequently about many things. I want to apply it to the current public
conversation regarding reopening the economy, and the hypothetical potential
for decreased risk from doing it in an expedited fashion.
Let's look back to the beginnings of this whole COVID-19
pandemic event. There was no social distancing. People were advised by the “experts”
that face masks were of little or no use to the public, and there were no solid
guidelines regarding transmission risks. One can easily hypothesize, because of
the highly infectious nature of this virus, that transmission levels among our
population were higher than suspected during the early period, leaving a
disproportionate percentage of survivors and asymptomatic persons completely unaccounted
for. “What if” this is indeed the factual case?
I know that we need to get this country's economic
engine back up and running again as quickly as possible, albeit on a slightly
limited basis. Not starting the engine is akin to having a leak in a boat. If
you don't start repairing it very soon, it will continue to worsen until the
boat no longer floats. This is the direction our economy is heading, and for
small businesses, can become catastrophic fairly soon. Some boats have already
sunk and will not resurface again. How long can we let these entities languish
in economic pain? Let's give reopening a try and see what transpires. “What if”
fear itself has become the greater enemy?
More dialogue needed to open economy
When watching Gov. Sisolak’s news conference on April 22,
the hope was that there would be some words of encouragement regarding the COVID-19
Statistics are showing that there has been a reduction in
the spread of the virus. The public has been compliant with social distancing,
wearing face masks, gloves, hand washing, and staying at home.
It is time to start looking at ways to open certain
businesses (many on the brink of closing permanently) with sensible
precautions. We heard instead that there would be no changes at this time.
Has Gov. Sisolak considered meeting with business owners to
discuss ways that we could start up the economy again with sensible
precautions? This is being done in other states.
Lets talk and
save our businesses and economy!
Questions for AOC
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has stated, “Americans should
protest economic insecurity by refusing to work after coronavirus-related
restrictions are lifted.”
One question is, where does she think her $174,00 annual
salary comes from? Another question is, where do the funds for all the programs
she approves come from?
I have always understood that all the government's funds
come from the taxes they impose on the workers and the companies and
corporations that employ them. The workers make the products and services that
are sold by the businesses to generate the funds to pay their employees, so
they can pay their taxes, and the businesses can also pay their taxes.
If people are not working no taxes can be generated to pay
our elected officals and their programs.
A final question is what kind of economics is taught at
Boston University when she attended?
Traditional politics under act
Thanks to Guy Farmer for his objective and accurate April 18 column
characterizing President Trump’s long political rants during the COVID-19 “briefings.”
Over 60 percent of these two hours or longer TV sessions are, as Mr. Farmer
points out, Trump political “reality shows” demonstrating how “perfect” he is
while attacking reporters asking legitimate questions and misleading the
American public on the risks of the pandemic. Sometimes actual reality slips
in, as when he admitted that he believes that his Presidential “total authority”
places him above the Constitution and laws. Oops!
What I find continually bemusing is the common theme from Trump supporters that
any criticism of his policies is only because the critic is a “Trump Hater.” Is
this a reflection of Trump's own narcissism that he is “perfect” in every
respect, and so, naturally, everyone should love him?
Given that delusion, then the logical corollary is that if
you offer a criticism you no longer “love” him, so you must “hate” him, and
that can be the only basis for the criticism.
That distortion perhaps can be excused for Trump given the personality disorder
exhibited in his political rants, but his supporters using the same love-hate
test of reality reminds one more of the North Korean 'Dear Leader' cultism than
traditional Republican politics. I do not ‘hate’ Trump as an individual. If
anything I feel sorry for his personality disorder. However I do despise how
the resultant Trumpism has distorted our traditional politics and is
threatening our American democracy.
Power over humanity
In future eons when aliens land on our poor planet and dig
through the rubble they shall find traces of a great nation which collapsed
from failure of its leaders. They will see decline start with them stubbornly
clinging to voodoo economies which claimed trade deficits could be sustained
forever, and that goods should always be brought to market at the lowest
Citizens whose lives were trashed by these “economies” rebelled, and in the
heat of their rebellion went too far. They chose a powerholic moral
cripple to lead the nation. A man who “knew” that America, and America alone
was great, and heaped scorn and insult on all its allies. A man whose
every act was both “perfect” and deniable. One who would take credit for
anything which went right, and deny the blame for everything which went wrong.
Having first made this leader great, the gods unleashed a challenge. They
sent a disease to infect the whole nation. It threatened to ruin the
economy or kill off mainly its unproductive elders and those with “underlying
conditions.” It presented this moral cripple with a dilemma. Save lives or act
to restore the economy. He couldn’t figure out how do both, so after listening
carefully to his toadies tell him how great he was, he took those steps he
thought would give him the best chance to stay in power, and ended up both
ruining the economy, and killing millions.