bwgood77 wrote:cberry78 wrote:grumpysaddle wrote:He doesn't care about anyone, including Evangelicals. All he does is simply to appease the billionaire class. This is a desperate move to save the market, which if millions die and the healthcare system completely crashes, will fail hard anyway. So it's either freeze things while until it's safe to start repairing and take a major hit to the economy, or just say f*** it, open things back up and hope it saves the economy at the cost of millions and millions of lives, and almost definitely still crashing the **** stock market and economy. He doesn't care about "poor" people at all, so he's going with the latter.
I totally agree, he's in this for entirely his own good. But he's a con-man first and foremost, he always has been, and he's been doing it for so long that he always has multiple cons going at once. He's been lining his pockets (and those of his cronies as well) at the cost of the American people since 2016, that's not going to stop now. He's also savvy enough - or his advisors are - to know that his "base" is what is going to keep him in office and keep his con afloat, so whatever the Evangelical's believe him to be is just going to play into, not only his con, but his narcissistic self-delusions as well.
It's only going to get worse if they mess around with shelter in place orders. Luckily most of the bigger cities have or are in the process of issuing them. I'm glad it's up to the states. They will work in their best interests. In Texas' case, the mayors of the biggest cities have issued them. And luckily right after that assistant governor came out with his insane statement last night about dying to save the economy.
It will get worse, and there will be wave upon wave of this (and most likely similar ones) virus over the next several months. The shelter in place orders are all well and good, and what is needed, but people will only put up with it until they're not willing to anymore, then they'll break their quarantines and start this **** all over again. Unfortunately, I live in a red-state and am surrounded by idiots - my next-door neighbors had a giant BBQ w/ 30+ people (including kids) 2 days ago - I don't see any kind of shelter in place decree being made here in Phoenix any time soon. I'm honestly surprised they even closed the restaurants.