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…..

As April Ends…May Begins…

I pitched in and made masks for my community and posted that they were free to have to those who wanted to be protected, and to protect others if they were symptomatic, or asymptomatic…I received a fairly good response…yet and still, when I had to go out for food shopping, I noticed that people were out and about without masks…speaking to each other face to face, unmindful of social distancing and acting as it everything was as it was before this virus descended upon the world population…

As April Ends…May Begins…with the strange belief that all is falling behind us….businesses can reopen…people can once again repopulate common areas, and all will be right with the world, once more…Nothing could be further from the truth!

How can it be believed that after a little more than a month of sequestering, the virus has been controlled–without a vaccine–enough to put the population at risk of increased reduction due to additional infection, just to restart the economy?

Imagine….should the virus erupt three times as destructive to the populace of the world due to the rush to make money and move product, will there be enough people left to stimulate this revived economy?!  We must value human life more than the material gains so many wish to rush back into producing…Human lives and the environment cannot regenerate or reproduce at such an accelerated rate should the majority of it die or be destroyed…Sense and sensibility must prevail to preserve life and this living planet.

As April Ends…May Begins at high stakes…Don’t give in to the superficial and replaceable elements of materialism…Let’s save our souls…by saving and respecting our lives and the lives of others…give our planet extended life…Wear masks…wear gloves…practice social distancing…until a vaccine is produced we are all targets of this virus…our callousness to our planet weakens her reserve…be mindful…be courteous…considerate…compassionate…kind…don’t dump, litter or disregard the need to recycle, conserve and clean up after ourselves…this virus lives on materials cast aside, filled with live germs to infect the innocent and unsuspecting.

You are your brother and sisters’ keeper…your brothers and sisters are the world population…be good shepherds and shepherdesses…mind your flocks…who are your neighbors, families and friends, known or unknown, and all of the earth’s living, breathing entities and animals…be wise…be prudent…love… will show you how.

As April Ends…May Begins our journey toward recovery…Caution and reserve are the keys to the new world…Proceed with care…We are the key masters…..

 

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