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Mon May 4, 2020, 03:22 PM

Robert Reich reveals the GOP 4-step plan to reopen the economy and get more Americans killed

Step 1
Remove income support, so people have no choice but to return to work.


Trump’s labor department has decided that furloughed employees “must accept” an employer’s offer to return to work and therefore forfeit unemployment benefits, regardless of Covid-19.

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Step 2
Hide the facts.


No one knows how many Americans are infected because the Trump administration continues to drag its heels on testing. To date only 6.5m tests have been completed in a population of more than 200 million adults.

Florida, one of the first states to reopen, has stopped releasing medical examiners’ statistics on the number of Covid-19 victims because the figures are higher than the state’s official count.

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Step 3
Pretend it’s about “freedom”


Weeks ago, Trump called on citizens to “LIBERATE” states like Michigan, whose Democratic governor, Gretchen Whitmer, imposed strict stay-at-home rules.

Michigan has the third-highest number of Covid-19 deaths in America, although it is 10th in population. When on Thursday Whitmer extended the rules to 28 May, gun-toting protesters rushed the state house chanting: “Lock her up!”

Step 4
Shield businesses against lawsuits for spreading the infection.


Trump is pushing to give businesses that reopen a “liability shield” against legal action by workers or customers who get infected by the virus.

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The Senate majority leader, Mitch McConnell, insists that proposed legislation giving state and local governments funding they desperately need must include legal immunity for corporations that cause workers or consumers to become infected.

Read more....

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/may/03/donald-trump-reopen-us-economy-lethal-robert-reich

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Mon May 4, 2020, 03:25 PM

1. trump is an enemy of everything America stood for....

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Mon May 4, 2020, 03:36 PM

2. I love Reich!

He know Dear Leader and the GOP want to bankrupt and kill Americans. That has been their goal for as long as I can remember. Now they lucked out and a pandemic came...yippee! Their wish come true...now they can accomplish their goal in a record amount of time.

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