With 14.7% unemployment can we agree that all businesses are essential? How about all of us being in this together? Can we agree on that too? The American people might concur. We aren’t the ones calling the shots. Fighting economic devastation is impossible when the ones who create our pandemic strategy are not only fighting each other, but trying to benefit from adversity made worse by politics.
No disaster is so bad that politicians can’t find a way to benefit. That’s why liberal House and Senate members are on a crusade to make sure that illegal immigrants get their share of taxpayer-funded coronavirus federal relief benefits while small businesses fold and Americans lose their jobs.
Like me, you are probably sitting at home trying to navigate another dreary day of confinement. It gives us a chance to obsessively consume media while we try to figure out what happened to our safe, predictable lives. This is a very bad time for businesses, but it’s a great opportunity for a shameless COVID-19 power play from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who is probably hedging her bets that she will be the one calling the shots if hapless Joe Biden gets lucky.
While I listened to my state’s governor pronounce his stay-at-home order on March 20, 2020 I felt like an unruly kid being punished. We were warned about social distancing. More people are sick. We have to restrict our freedom and close the remaining, non-essential businesses that are still open.
Why do we need a contentious political party to watch our backs? Just because Democrats want us to isn’t a good enough reason. It’s what President Trump would call a hoax. All we need to do is have faith in America and back public officials who agree.
It’s about time Democrats handed America a new crisis that we can really invest in even if it means divesting ourselves of our retirement accounts. After the endless tedium over removing Trump, liberal America needs something different, something to sink its teeth into.
Joe Biden pontificated about the existential threat of climate change during the Nevada Democratic debate. Bernie Sanders used the same phrase in South Carolina. I don’t know how many progressive voters or politicians even know what “existential” means, but corporations are definitely an existential threat to Democrats, especially the party’s progressive wing.