11.5 million jobs DOWN since COVID-19 hit

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  1. mdrobster

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    The virus doesn't care about politics. That said, I agree Trump could have done better, 1st of all, kept some of those stupid suggestions of medicine out completely.
     
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    The thing you failed to mention is that there have been massive job losses across the developed world. Trump does care about the economic impact, but the economy does matter a lot. A broken economy is much worse than the virus itself. We should prevent hospitals from being overwhelmed but at the same time prevent the economy from stalling.
     
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    Not calling it "Hoax" might have been a good start.
     
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    Like doing what other countries did by giving their citizens their salaries so that they didn't need to wait on food lines, lose their job and job provided healthcare and get evicted. The USA is a failed state thanks to both corrupt parties that do not represent the people.
     
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    Maybe Trump can nominate you as pandemic czar so you can do all the right things for the people. Wait, no because I haven't seen you post ANYTHING that you would do better or what Trump should have done. You just hate the man and hope your posts influence the election.
     
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    Can't argue with that :)
     
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    The US did an OK job with its stimulus and pumped in countless trillions into the economy. Now, our measures weren't perfect, but they did a lot of good. The UK actually paid companies to keep their employees on payroll but only a few nations did this. The problem is that this program is very expensive and they are winding that program right now which is going to result in major job losses.
     
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    The USA's so-called government did not do a good job at all. They sure as hell bailed out their cronies though.
     
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    Most other developed nations saw major job losses and economic contraction as well. And consider that the stock market has done really well and unemployment is down to 8% and we have recovered half-way. I know we could have done better, but even the democrats weren't behind aid to businesses larger than the small ones. The governments performance wasn't great, but wasn't bad either.
     
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    Here are the pathetic facts...
     
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    What specific bill would you propose?
     
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    THAT explains it - I was wondering...
     
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    Democrats literally did nothing except impose draconian lockdowns they knew had little chance of effect to secure political capital. They politicized a virus. They are still doing it. Every day on this forum some rabid liberal is making another nutty coronavirus post because its all the ammo they have left in their squirt guns.
     
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    http://www.politicalforum.com/index...n-the-coronavirus-covid-19-news-forum.569996/
     
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    Tump's fault! Duh...just trying to think like the average liberal! Oh wait, every liberal!
     
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    Lockdowns are useful when they present hospitals from being overwhelmed or can eliminate the virus and open the economy back up completely. So a lockdown was very useful in New York which was in big trouble, and in Florida when cases were rising exponentially. But a lockdown isn't very useful in states when there aren't many cases. The Republicans also failed to do a national mask mandate which is a great way to reduce the spread of the economy without lockdowns.
     
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    National mask mandate is unconstitutional - even Biden walked that one back.
     
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    Not during a state of emergency, like WWII or a pandemic.
     
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    Um... no state of emergency for a virus with a 99% survivability rating. Even Biden won't touch it because its not possible.
     
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    We don't completely know the survivability yet. Any numbers you are hearing are guesses. All we know if that if the virus gets out of hand it overwhelms the healthcare system like it almost did in New York. The president needs to be able to take emergency action in national emergencies for the good of the nation.
     
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    Pandemics and HIDing plays hell on employment..
     
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    Not that long :)
     
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    As if the Canadians, the French, the Germans etc... were being lied to by their elected officials as Trump did.

    No, your excuses are ridiculous.

    No Western head of state has been more criminally responsible for the deaths of his own citizens than Donald Trump.
     
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    Getting accurate reports from CHINER and XI would have been even a better start, but o'well..
     
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