Is it time to stop letting Republicans run governments?

Thom plus logo We have now reached the peak of Reaganism stupidity. Reagan said the government wouldn't solve our problems, but that it was the cause of our problems and Republicans took that to heart. Therefore, Trump's government did not plan for the pandemic, because government can't solve problems.

Trump's government didn't plan for testing, because republicans believe government can't solve problems. A half dozen cases of coronavirus in Wuhan, China have led the Chinese government to, this week, test 11 million people in seven days, but we can't test an entire American city because the Republicans know that government can't solve problems.

We have healthcare workers and hospital workers dying and spreading infection among their families because their hospitals are overwhelmed and they don't have PPE, because Trump's government never planned to help them out because Republicans know that American government can't solve problems.

While the unemployment rates in northern Europe have not gone above 6% as their governments' provide direct relief to employers and working people, we are looking at Great Depression levels of unemployment that will devastate the lives of a generation of Americans because Donald Trump and Republicans know that the American government can't solve problems.

We have pulled out of an international program to develop vaccines because Trump and Republicans know our government can't solve problems. With 5% of the world's population we have about a third of the worlds coronavirus cases and deaths:

Apparently Reagan was at least half right. America can't solve problems, when Republicans are in charge.

-Thom

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Hephaestus's picture
Hephaestus 23 weeks 3 days ago
#1

Let's try nihilism then!

Along tribal of course

Miss Nat's picture
Miss Nat 23 weeks 2 days ago
#2

it's true that they've made a lot of bad decisions since they've been in government...

Our Superspreader President Has Blood On His Hands & So Does the Republican Party

Thom plus logo A new study from Columbia University lays the deaths of tens to hundreds of thousands of Americans at the feet of the Trump administration and the Republican party.

Comparing the United States to other developed countries, they laid out how our lack of a systemic federal response to the coronavirus has endangered Americans.
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