We cannot wait until the impending depression to start demanding the changes to the social safety net that includes Medicare for All and UBI.
Americans want to go back to work. They must not without guarantees.
The large economic slowdown shows the power of the masses. They have created an oil glut. They have brought corporations to their knees. Unfortunately, as the stimuli show up, those with power are monopolizing on the free cash. It is time for those who do the real work in America to bargain. And we can if we do not allow the indoctrination of the past and the fear of the present to work.
- Mitch McConnell wants states to go bankrupt as opposed to giving them support. But of course, he never minded bailing out corporations.
- “Who Cares? Let ‘Em Get Wiped Out”: Stunning CNBC Anchor, Venture Capitalist Says Let Hedge Funds Fail and Save Main Street
- Analysis: He Got Tested For Coronavirus. Then Came The Flood Of Medical Bills.
- Critics Decry ‘Massive Step in Wrong Direction’ as Big Banks Move to Buy Up Fracking Industry Assets With Coronavirus Bailout Funds.
No work without a robust social safety net with Medicare for All.
We need Medicare for All
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Majority of Americans Reject ‘Astroturf’ Anti-Lockdown Protests, Say Social Distancing Orders Must Remain in Place to Fight Pandemic
“Only 13% of respondents to a CBS survey said they would return to public spaces in the next few weeks if their cities and states encouraged them to do so.”
Despite wall-to-wall corporate media coverage of anti-social distancing demonstrations in Michigan, Texas, and other parts of the U.S., new polling from CBS News shows that the vast majority of Americans oppose demands from the protesters who are demanding that U.S. businesses be reopened as soon as possible despite the coronavirus pandemic.
The survey, which has a margin of error of 2.5 points, found that 63% of the 2,112 respondents polled were concerned that the U.S. economy would reopen too quickly—not too slowly.
The poll results come as some Republican governors are pushing to reopen states in the coming days. Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp said Monday he would allow some businesses to reopen on April 24, nearly a week before the state’s stay-at-home order officially ends. Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, a Democrat, urged residents on Wednesday to “look at the science” and stay home despite Kemp’s order.
Only 13% of respondents said they would return to public spaces in the next few weeks even if their cities and states encouraged them to by ordering restaurants and other businesses to reopen. As the death toll from COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus, approaches 43,000 in the U.S., 70% told CBS that social distancing must be the top priority for the country—not sending Americans back to work and daily life outside their homes, even though this may harm the economy in the short term.
Respondents across the political spectrum agreed that the economy should remain shut down, with 46% of Republicans opposing the anti-lockdown protesters versus 43% who supported them. Of Democrats, 82% opposed the protesters, joined by 62% of independents. Three in four respondents, including majorities of all three groups, said social distancing is effectively slowing down the spread of the virus.