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Tue Mar 24, 2020, 02:00 PM

A viral plea to let grandparents sacrifice themselves captures a truth about Trump

[T]he virus is the underlying cause of the threat to the economy. Indeed, it’s worse than this: As Will Wilkinson argues, the current Trump/Patrick line is that we should risk millions more dying, even though we’d only be guessing that relaxing social distancing would help the economy, when in fact the mounting deaths would take their own economic toll.

We don’t have to choose between unbearably high mass death totals and an economic collapse that dooms the American experiment. The government can send people money in sufficient sums and fortify the welfare state to save them from personal economic calamity, while bailing out small and large businesses with tight conditions that sagely protect taxpayers and working people.

The federal government could have done this while also offering a robust response to the crisis from the outset that itself would have minimized deaths. But Trump didn’t do this, because he feared taking the novel coronavirus seriously would rattle the markets and imperil his reelection.

What Trump is really proposing here — and what Patrick is justifying — is a further washing-of-hands of responsibility for this whole affair. Trump would not put it quite this way. But this, at bottom, is what he’s asking us to accept. And we don’t have to.

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fierywoman Mar 24 #1
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Skittles Mar 24 #5
NCjack Mar 24 #3
SunSeeker Mar 24 #4
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Mar 24 #6

Response to SunSeeker (Original post)

Tue Mar 24, 2020, 02:04 PM

1. So is Grandpa Donnie willing to sacrifice himself for his grandchildren?

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Response to fierywoman (Reply #1)

Tue Mar 24, 2020, 02:08 PM

2. Fuck no. This only applies to grandparents in Steerage.

Haven't you seen Titanic?

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Response to fierywoman (Reply #1)

Tue Mar 24, 2020, 03:02 PM

5. LOL

this only applies to the non-wealthy and connected, of course.....it is what allows them to even conceive of such a heinous "solution"

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Response to SunSeeker (Original post)

Tue Mar 24, 2020, 02:19 PM

3. If Lt. Gov. Patrick will handcuff to me, I am willing

to walk the plank with him. If we can ask young men and women to fight in the military for us, why not ask a useless politician? Together, we can lift the stock of Boeing.

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Response to NCjack (Reply #3)

Tue Mar 24, 2020, 02:23 PM

4. The fraud is claiming it's only an old person's disease. Half of all deaths are under 70.

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Response to SunSeeker (Original post)

Tue Mar 24, 2020, 10:36 PM

6. Trump wants your grandparents to die for his sins

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