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Heroes in a 1st world country that looks more like a 3rd world one

Heroes.

After watching a Youtube Video

Actually after watching the first two minutes of a youtube video. I won't give you a link because the video is not really the point and I don't want to enable an idiot, but the gist is that the Democratic response to the "stimulus bill" is so bad that the person is voting for Trump.
She's deluded, but right.

Suffering in the US due to COVID-19 is brought to you in part by the Democratic Party, their supporters, and their Republican allies

Make no mistake about it: we are in this mess now as a direct result of the policies supported by both parties that own the government. I mean "own" literally: the two parties having members occupying approximately 100% of elected offices in the country are, officially, corporations. Their control over our government is ownership in the most fundamental sense.

Mask to protect against viruses

I was shocked to realize that the assorted health agencies had not made serious provisions for testing to find out who might be infected with the corona virus and was even more shocked to learn that they have not made much effort to have appropriate supplies available for hospitals dealing with large numbers of infectious patients. This shocking neglect to adequately supply hospitals means that there is almost no protective equipment available for the rest of us.

Hot Air

How is it that so many people missed the boat on the COVID-19 crisis? Because it’s not rocket science. It’s not trivial, but it is definitely not rocket science.

The response of the Federal Government was insidiously purposeful and caught everyone off guard. We, the people, lost time. Precious time and it cost lives. And will cost more lives.

We live in a bureaucracy (not capitalism, not democracy)

I'm new here and very grateful for the step up in intelligence this site has over DKos. However on economics and politics I'm puzzled by the number of very well written and researched essays that take our living in a capitalist or democratic country as a starting point.

Some points on that:

Here is the bailout brick congress just laid

Some of this might not be true or things will change, but let's look at what we are getting:

Julian Assange to apply for bail amid coronavirus dangers in British prisons

From Oscar Grenfell at wsws.org March24, 2020:

“WikiLeaks announced this morning that Julian Assange’s lawyers will file a bail application at Westminster Magistrates Court tomorrow. The attempt to secure Assange’s release from the maximum-security Belmarsh Prison comes amid warnings that the British penitentiary system is at risk of an eruption of coronavirus infections.

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