The federal government is playing hardball with these companies who double-crossed the President’s dream of “make America great again.” Let’s see what transpires now. (Why you don’t hear this from the news media speaks mountains.)
Clueless over how much money the federal government has
On May 15, 2020, Chelsea Clinton with Georgetown Law Professor Eric A. Friedman, called for massive financial aid to stave off massive starvation throughout the world as a consequence of the global lockdown, with no regard for where these billions of dollars of aid would come from. Obviously, Chelsea Clinton has no clue about the budgetary crisis the U.S. is facing. Neither do most politicians.
Presidential candidate Kamala Harris’ platform serves as another example: a $6000/year tax credit for workers who earn less than $100,000 a year; a $315 billion plan to raise teacher pay; a $100 billion giveaway to increase black homeownership without any regard for tax increases to pay for this. It was H.L. Mencken who said: “If a politician found he had cannibals among his constituents, he would promise them missionaries for dinner.”
It was Federal Reserve Bank chairman Alan Greenspan who upon his retirement in 2004 asked politicians when they were going to tell the people the nation can’t afford Medicare and Social Security anymore? Politicians kept it a secret.
This fact reveals how unrealistic if not totally out of touch with reality (defined as psychosis) politicians are who continue to promise “Medicare for all.” These politicians have misled many Americans that attainment of such a government giveaway is a possibility. Maybe on the planet Mars.
Medicare For All has become a rallying point for social equality (or is it mass psychosis?) that is indicative of a population that is totally misled. Few Americans realize private insurance pays almost double Medicare rates for hospital care. In other words, private insurance bears an extra burden to offset what Medicare doesn’t pay and that makes hospitals profitable. If all hospital bills were paid by Medicare, Medicare-paid hospital bills would have to rise dramatically.
Death numbers blare from every TV set in the world as the COVID-19 coronavirus escapade made its entry onto the world stage. Almost 8000 Americans die every day. That amounts to almost 3 million deaths in a year. Are there excess deaths emanating from the COVID-19 epidemic?
This may be difficult to determine because the lockdown took automobiles off the road. Fewer auto accidents. But you examine the evidence for yourself (below). What the chart below shows is the predicted weekly number of deaths from all causes and a gold line showing when excess deaths were significantly above what was anticipated.
What we see is briefly in May of 2017, then in the flu season of 2018 and then again in the current infectious disease season beginning in Nov-Dec. of 2019-2020, a significant number of excess deaths, somewhere between ten and twenty thousand more than normal per month. That isn’t enough to warrant a worldwide quarantine and lockdown.
If, early-on, health authorities in the U.S. had employed COVID-19 testing to determine is geographical spread, walled off the disease and limited it to demographic groups (nursing home patients, healthcare personnel, African-Americans), as was done in South Korea, a complete lockdown with accompanying financial destruction could have been averted. There continues to be pleas to conduct more testing, but the testing is not being used for its intended purpose. It is being used to spread fear.
An overblown COVID-19 coronavirus plague that has so far resulted in only ~100,000 over-reported deaths or 0.0003% of the (3 in 10,000) population with an overestimation correction of 99% for the assumption that people who died of COVID-19 may not have died due to COVID-19 and because of it.
For comparison, the 1918 Spanish flu was estimated to have killed 50 million worldwide but only 675,000 in the U.S. out of a population of 103 million at the time. That would represent a death rate of 0.0052 (one half of 1% or 1 in 2000).
The politics of a virus
A strange picture emerges of the death toll in the COVID-19 coronavirus epidemic. The virus has its own targeted geo-political infection/death rate. Here is what news commentator and activist Candace Owens recently tweeted:
Either politicians who commandeer these epidemics in America intentionally misclassify normal deaths as COVID-19 deaths or they actually take actions that kill, such as mandating the transfer of COVID-19 infected patients to nursing homes, thus exposing a vulnerable nursing home population to this viral killer. The overcounting has become so absurd that state departments of health have now admitted they counted deaths caused by gunshot wounds as COVID-19 deaths. The political blame game is to hold the Executive Branch of government accountable for these deaths. The lockdowns in these states worsens the financial crisis, again, another game of finger pointing. Politics can’t be removed from any analysis of this viral outbreak in America.