TRUMP HAS NO CLUE
Dave, you are delusional if you think Trump’s daily briefings about the virus are informative!
He denied there was even a COVID-19 virus. He claimed it was a hoax perpetrated by the Dems to unseat him. Fox News went crazy with this misinformation.
When people started contracting the virus and ultimately dying, Trump said he had everything under control. When he had to admit that it was a pandemic, he handed the task force over to Pence; who, by the way, didn’t know any more about the virus than he did.
He has had daily news conferences where he babbles on and on without a clue as to what he is talking about. Now he announces that he wants the quarantine to end by Easter! Come on, Dave, Trump has no clue what he is doing. It’s time to step up to the plate and admit that Trump’s presidency is a big sham. He ultimately cost people their lives by not acknowledging that this was a global crisis.
No need to respond, Dave, because I really don’t care to hear your warped response!
FOREIGN AID IS NECESSARY TO FIGHT COVID-19
The United States already provides a significant amount of food aid through agencies such as USAID, but the recent COVID-19 outbreak means that our foreign aid is even more important for the world’s poorest residents.
As cases of COVID-19 continue to increase across the world, the U.S. needs to take a position of foreign aid leadership in order to prevent the further spread of COVID-19. The recent commitment of $100 million to fight COVID-19 abroad is a great start, but we need to do more as the world’s most powerful nation in order to combat COVID-19 in the world’s poorest communities.
Many of the world’s poorest countries lack the financial, health or structural resources to combat COVID-19 and have additional risks such as malnutrition, preventable diseases and lack of access to clean drinking water present due to the poverty they dwell in.
Without foreign aid intervention by wealthier nations, the mortality rate will exponentially increase in these countries. The communal, impoverished living conditions with poor health care services in which the world’s poorest dwell are a breeding ground for COVID-19: Its impact there will be far worse than it is in the United States.
Strengthening the world’s health systems will not only save lives now, it will make future pandemics easier to respond to than this one. Making the right investments now will save lives in the future and help prevent market crashes from pandemics such as the one we are currently undergoing. To that end, I implore our congressional representatives to support foreign aid legislation, and I ask you — my fellow community members — to take 30 seconds of your time and go onto the Borgen Project’s website to email Congress in support of foreign aid legislation. https://borgenproject.org/issues-homepage/#/49
REMEMBER WHO FOUGHT FOR YOU
Speaking of holdups to the bailout checks, the Democrats were trying to get a better deal for workers and not big business. They were making sure that there was transparency as to where that money went, unlike Republicans, who wanted to wait six months for the public to know. I might add that one of the things fought for into the night was the portion of the bill that extends and raises unemployment compensation, something Sen. Graham and others opposed.
$1,200 is great, but I would dare say that for these families that have lost their jobs or are laid off they need more substantial help.
I don’t know anything about your finances, and I am blessed that I am retired and have that income. I’m thankful that the Democrats and some Republicans held out for that support that is needed for our working families. I don’t know about you, but I have young neighbors with families that are either working part-time now or are completely out of work.
Vote as you wish, but remember who fought for you.
NEWS PAGES TELL A DIFFERENT STORY
In the Readers’ Views of March 26, we were told that Democrats were holding up the stimulus checks.
Yet elsewhere in the same edition of The Courier we read “The drive by leaders to speed the bill through the Senate was slowed by four conservative Republican senators.”
Remember THAT when you vote.