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Discussion in 'Chatter' started by FryDaddyJr, Dec 4, 2020.
why inconvenience folks like Tucker?
He's overstating the idea by framing it as "inconveniencing." The fact is that people's livelihoods are being destroyed, businesses they've put their hearts and souls into dying. It's more than an "inconvenience."
I agree that this is a life and death issue and that slowing the spread of the pandemic and flattening the curve to save lives is the proper course of action. However, downplaying the destructive effects of preventative measures as "inconvenience" is as skewed as Carlson's vapid failure to address the real dilemma of mass death vs. serious erosion of the economic life of the country.
Of course things could easily be considerably less harsh for many people if Mitch McConnell had wanted to help the country cope with the economic fallout of the pandemic instead of playing politics and providing another gravy train for large corporations. People like him are more than willing to spend trillions on a pointless war and give juicy tax breaks to fat cats, but when it comes to domestic issues that affect the lives of everyday people, you can bet that they'll be very concerned about government spending.
Ultimately, the cure of completely shutting down commerce is indeed worse than the disease.
The middle ground which, while slower and less convenient, balances both healthy people and healthy commerce is the optimal goal. A prolonged soft shutdown will sustain far more people through these hard times than if commerce is strangled by a hard shutdown. Unfortunately, politics has motivated the polarized actions which are hurting all.
There are plenty of proprietors nationwide who want to do the right thing, if only given the chance, and there are plenty of customers who, similarly, want to do the right thing.
The compulsion to sensationalize what Carlson said was doubtless too tempting to let pass, but it certainly wasn't constructive, and they knew it.
Money over people's lives. That couldn't be clearer. What we've always said about the Right-wing. They care more about money than people. Businesses can be rebuilt. Death is forever.
right. because not having an income for a few months is worse than death. what a DF
Callous reply . . . try living paycheck to paycheck before COVID, then suddenly losing your job when it hits, and being without income for the ensuing 6 months or so. Then, try doing it with a family to support.
The despair in that situation can have some consider taking their own life.
Fewer still will actually do so . . . but they do.
caring about some imaginary despair makes more sense than an actual pandemic huh? LOL
Imagine a career politician who was born with a silver spoon in his mouth single-handedly stopping the federal government from helping working class people and small businesses deal with the economic fallout from the life-saving measures necessitated by a global pandemic. For month after month after month (source).