Texas Lt Governor Dan Patrick said he thinks most grandparents would happily die to save the economy. You know, for the grand-kids. He should know, cause he’s a grandpa. (six grand-kids. cue the tears)
Like… a rainbow bridge for Grandparents, where they can walk off into the sunset while we sob and post silhouettes on Facebook.
You can’t make this sh*t up. Truth is stranger than fiction
Move over #everyotherhashtag, because #NotDyingForWallStreet is trending
on Twitter. Turns out not all Americans are falling for it.
You Can’t Even Say “Ok, Boomer” because he IS one… and he’s wrong. Dead wrong.
How odd that someone who’s so vehemently opposed to abortion (#savethebabies) thinks it’s okay to sacrifice old people.
1) It’s not just old people dying…
— 38% of Americans hospitalized for COVID-19 were 20–54.
— 12% of all the ICU beds are people aged 20–44.
— First child death just happened in California.
This is not about “sacrificing” old people to stimulate the economy.
It’s about sacrificing random people of all ages — for profit.
It’s not for the kids, let’s not delude ourselves…
Let’s not kid ourselves. When business is hurting, the employees struggle because they earned crap to begin with.
In the last 40 years, CEO salaries have increased 1,007.5% compared with 11.9% for average workers, according to the Economic Policy Institute. Do you think the board and founders take less than they give the CEOs?
At most major corporations, workers would have to labor over 300 years to make as much as their CEO makes in a year. At McDonald’s, a typical worker would have to work 3,101 years to earn what the CEO earns in one year.
They need people to go back to work so they do not lose profit.
Don’t Listen to Politicians. Listen to the Doctors.
It’s not about sacrificing people.
It’s understanding that without physical distancing, if we just went “back to business as usual” transmission will happen and we don’t get to pick who dies. No sacrifice. Just a lot of gambling.