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Thu Mar 26, 2020, 07:33 AM

Pandemics expose our government as being reactionary, not pro-active

This is why we need POLITICIANS in politics, not businesspersons....and why a government that governs is essential, not a government that is in the business of making money.

To those who thought otherwise, I hereby extend two middle fingers and a primal yell for good measure.

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Response to Mr. Ected (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 07:47 AM

1. A good primal yell can be so therapeutic.

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Response to Mr. Ected (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 07:58 AM

2. need to clarify. Its the trump govt that dropped the ball, our govt had plans and teams in place for

 

such events which he eliminated

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Response to beachbumbob (Reply #2)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 08:15 AM

3. Trump claims to have inherited a broken and obsolete system. The blame has to go back

to "W" then. Not a snowflakes chance in hell Obama could have gotten any major plan to increase preparedness through the senate.

Trump only tore stuff down that could have helped. He can't show that he or his people even considering improving the system. Oh. And those pandemic response team people that were supposedly still there but after the reorganizing, under different titles. Just what can you show they did? Unless of course they were sitting around doing nothing, which you claimed was the reason for getting rid of them.

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Response to brewens (Reply #3)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 08:20 AM

4. Obama set up the pandemic response team with in the CDC, trump eliminated that. That team had the

 

action plan that would have set the ball rolling and under emergency power, the funds would have been made available 3 months ago to ramp up all needed production of supplies.

trump owns this 100%

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Response to beachbumbob (Reply #4)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 09:50 AM

7. Its not the government its republicans

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Response to beachbumbob (Reply #4)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 11:31 AM

9. How was the pandemic response team created? Was that an executive order? I haven't heard

anyone claim it was part of the ACA.

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Response to Mr. Ected (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 08:44 AM

5. I Would Amend

that to say politicians who understand the role of the central government. This event is tailor made as an example of what the primary role of government is. And I don't think that's even a liberal view. The problem is, among a trillion other things, Trump is not educated enough or smart enough to figure out on his own what government's legitimate role by almost any ideology is. He wants Governors to duke it out for supplies in the middle of a national crisis? Just no. Nobody's idea of legitimate government.

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Response to Mr. Ected (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 09:49 AM

6. Its not "the government" its republicans, this is the 3rd time in my voting lifetime economy crashed

... while Obama admin had 1 million people tested within weeks of declaring Swine Flu a national health crisis it's not "the government" its republicans

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Response to Mr. Ected (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 10:07 AM

8. Unfortunate but understandable that replies to an OP on DU from a lifelong (60 years) Democrat

Assails the author for not excluding Democrats in admonishing the government.

Come on people. You think this post was about Obama? Or the Democrats in the House? Seriously?

TRUMP and his administration, in concert with crazy-ass GOPPERS in the House and Senate, are the culprits, and that shouldn't have to be reiterated. Geez.

The psychophants in red hats wanted a President that would make America rich, not well-governed but rather ungoverned since they hate government so much, so they hired what they perceived to be a fantastic billionaire businessman to run the government. That was the stupidest thing to ever base a vote on, and millions will perish because of their greed, prejudice and dearth of intelligence.

And in case you missed it, they are all REPUBLICANS.

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Response to Mr. Ected (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 11:35 AM

10. I think it also reveals our system of govt as disorganized, clunky and slow

 

We’re still fucking around while other countries have had their economic response to the virus in place for days and weeks. We have 50 different governors doing 50 different things. 50 legislatures. Thousands of mayors and city councils.

Dump has made this exponentially worse because he’s a shit for brains grifter, but even in the best of times it doesn’t seem like our system is designed to move rapidly to solve complex problems in the modern world.

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