A Little Christmas Cheer…

Robert Reich, an American economic advisor, professor, author, and politicial commentator, wrote on Twitter, on December 11, 2020, a very mind-boggling piece of information which gives rise to many questions and concerns about the $900 billion stimulus package passed by the Senate, yesterday.

Mr. Reich also served in the administrations of Presidents Gerald Ford and Jimmy Carter, and served as the United States Secretary of Labor from 1993 to 1997, under Bill Clinton.

Here is Mr. Reich’s tweet:

“America’s billionaires could give everybody in the country a $3,000 stimulus check and still be richer than they were before the pandemic.

If that doesn’t convince you we need a wealth tax, I don’t know what will.”

The compromise made in the stimulus package just approved, cut in half a stimulus payment previous, that provided $1200 to citizens…now that payment is $600…The bill also did not include state and local aid…State unemployment aid went from $600 dollars a week, to $300 a week, for an 11 week limited period… Republicans argued that people would choose to collect the money from the stimulus package, rather than work.

What a foolish and absurd conclusion…Do you think that is the reason why they never wore masks, and flaunted their “invincibility” to Covid-19, to show the millions who lost jobs, lives and income, due to this virus, that it was all in their heads, and working in infected environments was far better than protecting their health and families with government assistance during an escalating, fatally raging pandemic?!

The average American does not have the insurance or the privilege of being treated with the drugs, and by the doctors who attended those who were infected with the virus in the outgoing administration, due to their disbelief of the serious consequences of this virus, and their flirtatious folly of engagement and challenge in contracting it, by balking at and ignoring social distancing and mask protocol.

How many family Christmases will never be the same…because so many were mislead?

Mitch McConnell wanted to include protection for businesses against Covid-19 liability…Why? If you want people to work during the pandemic putting their lives on the line, businesses should incur liability should an employee contract the virus while on the job! When does human life become an asset…rather than always becoming collateral damage?

Cutting back on the “stimulus package” in terms of financial assistance sends a clear message to the American people….You’re “collateral damage.”

These bread crumbs are supposed to make you jump up and down with glee at such a Christmas miracle, according to many fat-cat politicians…Right. What happened to the stimulus assistance between July and now? The virus didn’t take a break. It ramped it up a thousand percent… Now it’s mutated resulting in more rapid contagion.

360 people in the United States, hold 4.3 trillion dollars in wealth… There are 331 million people in the United States…minus those lost to Covid-19… A large percentage of those people still living…are waiting in line at food banks…have lost…with more losing and being evicted from their homes this Christmas….

In 2008, the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) was created to bailout the banks by purchasing toxic assets held by the banks… If the government had given every US citizen one million dollars, instead of bailing out the banks, the economy would have been stimulated by debts being paid, homes being paid off, and money poured back into the economy by the people…Guess what? The government could have saved a few billion dollars in surplus, and the people would have rescued the economy and the banks, with such a stimulus gesture… The reality is people are just pawns to be moved about…and “wooed and manipulated” when elected officials need a win.

Let that sink in…We the people are pawns of political and social greed…

It’s time to change the music…and sing to the tune of the people.

It’s time to walk to the beat of a different drummer…

The reality of Christmas cheer is on our doorsteps.

We are the heartbeat of this nation…

Where we go from here… is our reality.

Merry Christmas…..

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