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Re: T.B.A. CANCELLED! only VIRTUAL now! This is BS!
The PPP should have been a single offering instead of the monstrously political CARES act. The $1,200 was not to help those that lost a job. If so, why did I get a check? The PPP should have been offered alone to every company that had to close doors to pay their employees. Why am I on the side of corporations? Because they are funding my retirement and they hire PEOPLE. Real people. Local people. Corporations aren't evil. And in fact, we saw some real leadership when a number of CEO's gave up their salaries to keep more of their employees on payroll. And then of course, we saw congress not take a paycut and even Mayor Turner when asked if he had considered it he laughed and said no, right after announcing the furlough of 3000 city workers.....
If you really cared quit using the Amazons of the world and only buy from local mom and pop shops. I am doing a LOT more of that now including groceries from locally sourced companies to every day household items and stores.
I would like to know where that money went. Some of it went to raises in congress. Who knows where else it was wasted. It should have been 100% sent to companies to keep their employees on the payroll. If that had happened, we wouldn't have had 36 million unemployed. But like all things Washington touches, they bloated it and sent it to their buddies. And that knows no side of the aisle unfortunately.......
36 million ordinary people can lose their jobs in a heartbeat, yet the government spends literally trillions of dollars to bail out companies whose executives are making million dollar salaries, yet only gives those average Americans $1200 each. $1200 times 330 million Americans is $396 billion dollars - and not every American received $1200. The stimulus bill was 2.2 TRILLION dollars. Who got the other $1.8 trillion? Why aren't those dollars going to pay salaries of the workers laid off?
Why are you STILL on the side of the corporations? THEY DO NOT VALUE PEOPLE. They value PROFIT MARGIN. And this entire epidemic should be making it OBVIOUS to EVERYONE to NOT VOTE for the BUSINESS KLEPTOCRACY anymore!
What about the 36 million people unemployed? Do you have any feelings for them or their families or just the 86k people that have died from Covid or other causes? When do you start thinking past yourself and your government paycheck?
So, you say, "fewer will actually die". 15 May 2020 - that 'few' is now 87,603 dead Americans. What you said is really easy to say and accept, as long as you are not one of the 87,603 or one of their friends or family.
When will we stop thinking about me, me, me and think as a community of Americans? It is hard to just 'stay at home' but to save lives, we really should do it as long as we can. Yes, there is point where we will have to go back to work or lose even more. If we had any kind of leadership, we could plan this better, however, sadly we are left in a lurch.
It is like I read - "I don't ware a mask only for my protection, but for yours." It is the same about staying home. Hang in there and try to do the right thing for all citizens. Saving one life is worth it to me.