Journaling the Coronavirus (CIVID19) Pandemic,
May 16, 2020
What about the trillions?
Yes, two trillion ($2,000,000,000,000) on the first ‘save the economic order’ go around, and now the proposed three trillion. Where has it gone and where will it go? One-fourth of the two trillion supposedly went to about sixty percent of the population in the form of $1,200 contributions from the government. In actuality, that amount totaled about three hundred billion payouts so far.
But the two trillion is all gone! If checks had been sent out to the entire population, instead of to some, and all the two trillion had been sent there, then every person in the country would have gotten about $9,000 dollars! That might have helped a ton! But know, in fact, big companies got almost all the money, and they got it basically without restrictions. United Airlines alone got 21 billion, and yes, that’s about seven percent of what the totality of the stimulus checks was, the first time around. United Airlines, like many of the big guns, promised to keep all employees on board…then got the money, and fired them!
The banks got bailed out for billions even though they lost nothing. And so on. Now, here comes three trillion more, maybe, and the same talk of another $1,200 for (supposedly) each citizen. This time, with three trillion on hand, they could send $12,000 to each citizen, and that would include all of them, not some made-up number of taxpayers, social security recipients, and other declared eligibles.
Will that happen? Not on your aunt’s fanny will such a thing take place. The public will also not revolt. It has no control over the mass media. It has no control over the police or the military. It doesn’t even have control of the Internet….that’s the province of Facebook, Google, Amazon, etc. The public can’t even get together to protest anymore, as social distancing is used to keep them apart. Hogwashed and hogtied, and not even in the dark (this is all being done to us in broad daylight!), we all sit and wait for whatever crumbs these remote, wealthy, and truly nasty members of our federal, and many times state, leadership, toss us.
Go ahead, bob for your next $1,200 stimulus, if you get it, like the last one you probably didn’t get either.
To distract you time from these dire circumstances why not read this
Anthology of Short Stories, focusing on the wisdom of children.
Maybe Politicians could learn something?
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“Nancy Pelosi, and the democrats are not wrong,” You lost my interest completely after that statement. The Wicked Witch of The West won’t even reconvene the House until she gets all her pork projects funded. She is holding the entire US hostage.
Thanks for your input.
These are VERY interesting times and the motives of many should be questioned.
We will never get the two trillion paid back. I guess another three trillion doesn’t matter in the minds of democrats. Math is not real to the democrats. The original two trillion should have gone only to people that lost there jobs and businesses that were shut down. This is disgusting. I am tired of people living in fear and the democrats keep pushing it on the American people.
Ah, Roland, all of this stuff has to be put on the House floor, passed, then go to the Senate and pass and then be signed by the President.
These bailouts have not been a partisan issue…at least maybe not until now.
I was just thinking yesterday about how $10,000 would of been the right amount to forward the people against wreaking havoc on global industry. Because I know without doubt that people who are stuck for dealing with a global remedy at the risk of being injected with antibodies built upon a dead virus would really have no choice but to spend it locally to offset the demand for products that’d heretofore only become available through global trade. It’s a topsy-turvy world where the only way to compete in a global market is to flex your consumer muscles in order to keep mom & pop shops open and small scale farmers in production is to re-create the national economy. Not in order to keep them afloat mind you, yet only to thumb your nose at foreign produced goods and products,on the whole.
You may ‘ ve stumbled on the right question to be asked! Maybe it’s not necessary to battle the outcome of an economic shutdown by printing money out of thin air and then watching helplessly as it turns out that the government has actually been borrowing against the value of our own markets! Has any of the bean counters out there determined the relative value of the markets and products that have so recently been put on furlough, if not disappeared altogether? That’s a pretty hefty bargaining chip on a global scale. To give $10,000 to everyone would be a great way to measure that value against future production. We’re still the largest consumers of products worldwide and that certainly is nothing to ignore. So maybe the covigents could be reassigned to hand out the 10,000 to all the suspected covicarriers out there. Maybe the current leadership can score a victory over the fear of possible death without notice by simply telling the people that if you consider it a loan against your own future production of goods and services, we’ll all benefit for the effects of a national purpose against the effects of a global agenda by way of a pandemic. Trump? Actually needing all of his countrymen to rally together as one to defeat the globalists? Naaaaaah…the federal Reserve is a foreign owned corporation…in the immortal words of George Bush…” Not gonna happen!”
The usual intellectual and stimulating comment from Hayes! Love it, and you man…
Still waiting for ours. Even though SS, VA and the FERS systems all have our banking info.
Loving these Reflections!
Thanks Jack, I will keep them coming…
Nancy Polist is totally out of her mind, eating to much of the expensive ice cream and her brain has frozen over.
Nancy Pelosi, and the democrats are not wrong, however they have little ability to direct whatever funds they recommend,
as far as to where those funds are to go.
If they, the democrats, are going to basically return tax money to the public that’s fine
but it should not be ‘returned’ without a lot of structure and fairness.
The problem is money, as long as the public is going to be impacted with unemployment and closures.
Money becomes food and much of America is poor without means
for even the smallest of emergency funds or loans.
Sorry James I for one disagree! Nancy Pelosi is one of 8 families in California that are VERY bent! That woman is corrupt and will destroy our Country if left to her own devices! Look what they did to the Once Golden State in about 80 Years!