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Patient Zero?

Will history record that Patient Zero of the 2nd COVID wave was Trump?

How do we slow down the spread of COVID after the election?

Can we afford 2 more months of immobility until Jan 20?

Does CDC decide to follow a newly elected President, who is not yet inaugurated?

Do the Repub-tards finally use the 25th Amendment and let Pence take over?

Does the House Impeach a 2nd time with the charge of malfeasance in handling the pandemic?

Do we just hunker down and hope that clusters don't pop up in our neighborhoods in the middle of Winter?

Can a newly elected President gather all the Governors together and have the Governors take the reins controlling the pandemic until Jan. 20

Just thoughts popping into my head tonight

Stop the COVID spread....

just think. We are two weeks from Election Day which means NO MORE COVID spreader rallies! This in itself should slow down the spread of COVID. Always a silver lining.

Help the vulnerable by reforming Social Security

1) Remove the cap, not merely lift the cap.
This should be embraced by the Repubs since they love the flat tax concept, IF they have to pay any tax.

2) Drop the %-age rate of payroll tax.
With more income due to the removal of the cap, it would be possible to drop the rate from 14% to 6%. THIS would be a win for the Dems. So simple. No more talk of Dems always raising taxes.

3) a) Drop taxing Social Security benefits. It's double taxation as it is.

or b) Drop taxing SS benefits until the payout to each individual reaches the amount they have contributed, and then tax benefits beyond that.
( I don't like this concept. Not that it's complicated because it's not. Besides, it really does not help the vulnerable, which is the premise of reforming SS)

4) Raise the benefits for everyone.
No way should the benefit for an individual be less that what the government declares to be poverty level. A good start might be 1.5x the poverty level as a bare minimum. In Germany, the rate is about 50% of the last years wages, not based totally on the amount paid in. Top rate reported to be close to $5000/ month + pensions.

5) Return pension fund control to the workers.
St. Ronald Reagan turned the pension control over to the corporations which failed to properly fund them and then lost them if bankruptcy occurred. They were sold as part of the sale of the company, too. And, then on top of that, he instituted the first taxation of SS benefits. Hence, contemporary workers have few pensions and rely completely on savings and SS. There is no 3-legged stool upon which FDR style retirement was based.

Elie Mystal

Despite my retirement, I would apply to law school if I could take a class with Elie Mystal

Nancy Pilosi as acting President?

What do you think the chances are that Nancy Pilosi will be acting President within 7 days?

Vote like life depends on it? NO

Vote BECAUSE your life depends on it.

What do you respect about RBG?

We honor and respect Ruth Bader Ginsburg and we hear of her liberal stances to advance equal justice for all.

We also respect her discipline and persistence in whatever office she was in. Let's remember and teach to our younger friends. There is no great end result without study, contemplation, planning, discipline and hard work.....and all those separate tasks are done many times with no fanfare or support. It is personal dedication that wins.

Medicare does not pay for COVID-19 testing?

I just received a bill from my Blue Cross Medicare carrier regarding my recent Covid test (Negative! YAY!), which listed I pay $15 for the office visit but since they denied payment for the covid test itself, will cost me $64.97. Total I owe= $79.97

I'm over 65 years old, treating for asthma, developed a cough and just traveled cross-country through states with high covid rates. Aren't any or all those concerns worthy of my requesting a covid test?

coin shortage? drop the penny.

It's time to eliminate use of the penny.

For those using credit cards, they pay the full amount of the sale. For those using cash, round down the bill to the nearest nickel.
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