While we are being bombarded by statistics of how many are infected, killed or cured of Wuhan coronavirus, there’s another serious threat to life that needs consideration.
Last week, because of the enforced shutdown, new unemployment stats were staggering. It was elevated even above the 2009 numbers. Because virus or no, people will still have to eat and pay their bills.
And the bipartisan bill that Schumer was praising very favorably on television over the weekend was suddenly a Republican poison pill when Pelosi rode into town. Now, Dem senators aren’t even present in the hearings.
There is no sense of urgency. The Resistance Democrats think time is on their side and can finally be used as leverage to squeeze some huge Socialist concessions from the party that was actually elected.
In short, the American economy — and everyone in it — has become little more than a bargaining chip in the hands of Chuck and Nancy.
We’ve seen this movie before, haven’t we?
— GrrrGraphics Cartoons (@GrrrGraphics) March 24, 2020
What kind of a razor’s edge are we walking while Congress dithers?
Here’s some perspective on the liquidity side and in a moment we’ll show you exactly what that should set off enormous alarm bells in your head.
16 days without revenue and your favorite restaurant may no longer exist. 25% of small businesses in America can survive about 13 days without any income before going under. Have a sense of urgency yet?https://t.co/leaBVzHSQS
— Jordan Schachtel (@JordanSchachtel) March 23, 2020
Once the dust had settled after the financial meltdown in 2008, people began to study trends. One of the especially alarming trends they found is still relevant today… suicide rates in times of economic collapse.
For some people, financial ruin isn’t merely a setback. It’s literally life-destroying. Michael Knowles mentioned on his podcast that he already knows two people — personally — impacted by friends or family attempting suicide in response to THIS crisis. One of them succeeded in his attempt. ONE guy maybe a week into the lockdown has direct knowledge of TWO attempts. How many more are out there?
A Forbes article from 2014 broke down the data they crunched after the 2008 meltdown.
A dramatic spike in suicides between 2008 and 2010 can be linked with the economic crisis, according to a study published today in the British Journal of Psychiatry.
Researchers from the University of Oxford compared suicide data from before 2007 with the years of the crisis and found more than 10,000 “economic suicides” associated with the recession across the U.S., Canada and Europe.
‘There has been a substantial rise in suicides during the recession, considerably more than we would have expected based on previous trends,” says lead author Aaron Reeves, a postdoctoral researcher in the sociology department at Oxford University.
And, says senior author David Stuckler, also of Oxford: “Suicides are just the tip of the iceberg. These data reveal a looming mental health crisis in Europe and North America.” — Forbes
If we’re truly interested in saving lives… let’s play the long game, and keep THESE lives in mind too.
It’s not JUST about money. It’s about ruination and despair.
If Chuck and Nancy won’t do the right thing to save businesses… maybe they could be convinced to do it to save American lives.
Unless these American lives are just another political statistic to the DNC.
We’ve all seen the dishonest games the left have played with the power they’re entrusted with, they’re obviously unworthy of that trust.
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