People Sense It: The Stock Market Matters More to Trump than Lives, Citizens at Risk Are Furious and Letting Him Have It
We have all sensed it, the signs have been there; with Dr. Fauci getting pushed out of press conferences, with the Sunday midnight tweet, with last night’s tweetstorm, and today just now in Trump’s Fox interview, the tide is turning in Trump’s mind but not the nation’s safety, the economy is more valuable than seniors’ lives (and some younger). Trump is sending people back to work, not for the country so much as him.
Have no doubt, Trump is recklessly shoving aside the original protections as a campaign matter, along with pleasing American big business, which is somewhat redundant.
People are noticing and upset – very upset:
Are Republicans moving toward the position that the stock market is more important than saving seniors’ lives? Are the statements of the President and his allies trial balloons that will be deflated before too many seniors die?
The health of seniors must trump stock prices.
— Joe Scarborough (@JoeNBC) March 24, 2020
I think we’re well beyond trial balloons. Trump doesn’t do trial balloons. They take too long and he is going with his gut, his “hunch,” without evidence. Perhaps other Republicans are floating balloons, but Trump is going to do it, book it.
I don't get this argument because very young people are getting sick and dying, too. It's not just seniors. And seniors are just as valuable to our society as everyone else. Extraordinary times…
— Melissa Kay (@Melissa50885418) March 24, 2020
NOBODY is talking about this. In the last two days, I have read stories about a 61-year-old MSNBC audio technician passing away, I have read the story about a 34-year-old going to Disneyworld and dying, and then yesterday I read about the 53-year-old that was an hour from death. These are small anecdotal reports, but they are real.
This is perfect:
This is confusing because I thought that a Republican complaint with Obamacare is that it would “kill grandma”, and now they’re all like, “we never really liked grandma that much.”
— Bakencopin 🇺🇸🇦🇷🇪🇸🇮🇹 (@Baked_Messiah) March 24, 2020
This is called stategery, no – it’s not, except in sports. But it’s a great idea, and perhaps one of the few strategies that could possibly work. Except, these fetuses would be outside the womb, have been a long time, and we know that Republicans don’t care about anyone outside the womb, at least anyone without a trust fund.
This is also very thoughtful:
Anyone who tells you to go back to work on behalf of shareholders…
…ask yourselves if they have YOUR FAMILY's best interests in mind.
— Craig Signals (@Liberal_Rags) March 24, 2020
Let’s decide that – yes – we will have everyone go back to work, but the executives have to be on the production line, working cash registers, eating in the coffee break room, and let’s see what happens with it.
Wait, what? We’re going to wait another 30 days if those are the conditions? What if we sent Trump to work in the White House cafeteria, the germaphobe? Another 60 days now? …
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