The coronavirus is almost totally out of control in the US. One of the new administration’s top medical professional, Dr. Michael Osterholm, a coronavirus advisor to the President-elect, is recommending that America can get the virus under control by going on a 4 to 6 week lockdown. (click here for the info) That means that other than non-essential workers and businesses will be shut down yet once again.
Shutting down businesses and paying people for lost wages for four to six weeks could help keep the coronavirus pandemic in check and get the economy on track until a vaccine is approved and distributed. “We could pay for a package right now to cover all of the wages, lost wages for individual workers, for losses to small companies, to medium-sized companies or city, state, county governments. We could do all of that,” Osterholm said. “If we did that, then we could lock down for four to six weeks.”
Just how does Dr. Michael Osterholm propose the government, now deeply in trillions of dollars of debt, (As of May 1, 2020 federal debt held by the public was $19.05 trillion and intragovernmental holdings were $5.9 trillion, for a total national debt of $24.95 trillion) pay for everyone’s lost wages etc. for the next four to six weeks? The answer is an easy one. Why, the new socialist government will take that money from YOU and then distribute it back to YOU and just about everyone else.
“When you look at the personal savings rate in this country, it’s now gone from about 8 percent to over 22 percent,” Osterholm said. “We have a big pool of money out there that we could borrow.” Wait! There’s more: “We could pay for a package right now to cover all of the wages, lost wages for individual workers, for losses to small companies to medium-sized companies,” and losses to lower levels of government, Osterholm said. (click here for the info)
That’s correct. “WE” have a big pool of other people’s hard earned money saved and “WE” could pay the package to cover everyone else, including smallish, local levels of government over the next 4 to 6 weeks. And if the government, for whatever strange reason, can not pay back the loan they took out against YOUR hard earned, saved money…..oh well. That’s socialism. It’s great until the government runs out of other people’s money.
We The People have been really screwed. Trump is no where to be found. He’s so caught up in a re-count, he has abandoned American citizens by droves. The main reason why he lost (and he did lose!) was all due to his inactivity regarding the coronavirus. I think part of the reason why Trump is acting crazed now is partly due to his recovery from the coronavirus. They say covid-19 affects the brain and is responsible for mental illness. Trump is guilty of that.
So, We The People, have a big problem on our hands. The new government is most assuredly going to lock us down for a few weeks (I personally think it will be months…or at least till most of us have taken the vaccine). We need to prepare for the upcoming lock down. That means we have to start stock piling again. Both in food, medical supplies and other necessities. If you haven’t already stocked up at least a 6 month supply of food, I believe you should start right NOW!
Hubby and I made a final trip to Aldi the other day. Please note: quantity limitations are back AND our Aldi did not have one single can of any type of beans in place. Rice was also low. We needed to stock up on water and there was no water! It’s a good thing we were stockpiling a little bit each week over the summer. I must have at least a one year supply of almost everything we need. The only problem I see is getting fresh milk (we have canned and dried milk), fresh eggs (however we have a neighbor down the block who just put in chickens), bread (I’m stocked up on flour and yeast) and fresh veggies (I froze most of my summer produce). The biggest concern I have is getting ingredients for a fresh salad. Hubby likes his daily salad. That he might have to suck up on. If Instacart is still around during the lockdown, I may just give them another try. (The first trial was a complete failure!)
Full Disclosure: Just so every knows, I voted for neither candidate. I submitted an absentee ballot and once I handed it in during the early voting period, I was unable to track it. I have no idea what happened to it (can anyone say ‘fraud’?) I had the opportunity to vote, in person, on Election Day, but I declined. I didn’t like either candidate, so I couldn’t vote for either one of them. I’ve put in an application to return to my home land, Italy and I have applied for dual citizenship through birthright. The waiting period, not considering the pandemic, is around two years. I just hope I am still alive by then and I can return to the seaside town of my father’s birth where I can die in peace. It is written in my will that after I die, I am to be cremated and my ashes to be spread in the waters of the Adriatic Seaside town of my father.