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On 3/18/2020 at 12:26 PM, disillusioned said:

 

I know,  and that's not actually what I'm most worried about. We will be fine from a health perspective, even if we do get it. I really don't want to have to figure out a new living situation.

 

The bigger, societal impacts that this will have are more concerning to me at the moment.

 

That's why I keep looking at the financial aspect. Trump has basically taken Andrew Yang's "Freedom Dividend" running platform as his stimulus package, described in the above video. With the exception that a $1000 won't go out to people above a certain income, as a right of citizenship to all US citizens. Just those under a certain income level. I knew that Yang was a long shot, but I'm not surprised that Trump basically usurped his "Freedom Dividend" to try and stimulate the economy even if temporarily. 

 

Things in Florida have been liberal, but slowly tightening up more and more conservative each week. At first closing down schools and work prompted mass recreation all over the state. People everywhere at the beaches. People boating. People shopping all around. The roads packed with people driving around doing who knows what. But as they systematically started closing fast food to drive thru only, and limiting restaurant usage, closing state parks and some beaches, it seems to be getting a little quieter. All of this at the expense of jobs and positive income for many. 

 

How many people live check to check, state to state? 

 

How long can they go without working? I hope this grim reality is short lived. It's similar to what we in Florida and similar places have to face almost every time we get wiped out by a hurricane. Temporary economic grid lock. No positive income for many. Stretching out whatever you have as long as possible. No gas or supplies available for long periods. This is actually better than hurricane conditions as far as that goes. Because you at least can get food if you run out at home. And some people can still work. But it's grim over all. 

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https://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/pastors-follow-coronavirus-rules-defy-69691042

“Not every house of worship is bowing to government guidelines designed to help snuff out the virus.”

 

https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/trumps-words-contradict-claim-viewed-coronavirus/story?id=69662788

Trump's own words contradict claim he's always viewed coronavirus as 'very serious'

It’s a democratic hoax!

 

I have always gone to work whether I was sick or not.  Will probably have to change my ways if I get sick this time.

Besides the stock market, my biggest worry is that we have one partial package of toilet paper and last night the store shelves were empty.

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10 hours ago, TEG said:

https://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/pastors-follow-coronavirus-rules-defy-69691042

“Not every house of worship is bowing to government guidelines designed to help snuff out the virus.”

 

https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/trumps-words-contradict-claim-viewed-coronavirus/story?id=69662788

Trump's own words contradict claim he's always viewed coronavirus as 'very serious'

It’s a democratic hoax!

 

I have always gone to work whether I was sick or not.  Will probably have to change my ways if I get sick this time.

Besides the stock market, my biggest worry is that we have one partial package of toilet paper and last night the store shelves were empty.

The recommendation, at least in Canada, is that anyone who can work from home do so. Right now they are trying to limit those going to work to essential workers. 

I'd do better than "probably." Is it worth endangering the lives of other people? 

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On 3/19/2020 at 7:51 PM, Joshpantera said:

With the exception that a $1000 won't go out to people above a certain income, as a right of citizenship to all US citizens. Just those under a certain income level.

  

As I posted in another thread here, people under a certain level will only get $600, and those at the very bottom get nothing.

https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/488677-democrats-balk-at-1200-rebate-checks-in-stimulus-plan

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On 3/20/2020 at 11:22 PM, older said:

  

As I posted in another thread here, people under a certain level will only get $600, and those at the very bottom get nothing.

https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/488677-democrats-balk-at-1200-rebate-checks-in-stimulus-plan

 

Well, it seems today democrats came out with what they were stalling these payouts about. Trying to use the pandemic to fund "The New Green Deal" issues. At this point there's no telling who will get what and when. It's changing day by day. Everyone jockeying for position through this pandemic opportunity is both typical and despicable as I see it. 

 

 

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On 3/20/2020 at 11:52 AM, TEG said:

my biggest worry is that we have one partial package of toilet paper and last night the store shelves were empty

 

Crazy, isn't it? All thanks to people going overboard and hoarding. 

 

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