Someone a long time ago said that The American form of government is not all that good, but it is a lot better than any thing else available.I tread here very carefully, Politics in the US, has a very different split. Here in the UK, we have the left, split between centre left and communist, then the centrists, split between social democrats and social liberals, and the right, split between centre right, and far right, and whats called one nation conservatism, Then there are many shades in-between. However I think no matter the system or country, no system runs perfect capitalism as stated by Hayek "the invisible hand". In fact there are laws, regulations, controls, tax breaks, and good old fashioned nepotism, that skew the market. We need to be careful about skewing it so far its unjust. By the way I consider myself a social democrat. Hope that is not too contentious.
Even more of a note, she talked to him late last night and he sounded grim. I couldn't understand why till I saw the news this morning. "100 American Airlines flight attendants test positive for coronavirus, reports say"..Just a note, I was talking with my wife about her sons income, and she corrected my math, so it would be less than I figured with the new contract. He tends to work holidays and double shifts which is time and a half, but the average at his level of seniority will still be above the average for the nurses and teachers.
Well, 18 of his fellow workers have tested positive, and some have died, and he was going over what his life insurance will do..... Not good.Pray for the flight attendants.
I am surprised that many airlines didn't take precautions earlier. They will go under. They didn't make health and safety a priority for their staff and passengers which is really sad.
This is what happens when profits are put over people.
My experience is that you will get what you pay for.That is true Lanolin, yet at another level, People want faster, easier, better and cheaper air flights. I think perhaps we all need to look at what we want in life. America is a great nation, quality of people and size, yet many wish to leave for their vacation. Some who have not seen the treasures within your own borders. Yet, I speak as one with a fear of flying, still I wouldn't venture far anyway. I ask all when you look for cheap, then the wages will be low, the quality low, in those positions a business, will look for savings. I'm neither red or blue, sort of a mellow purple.
Well looks like Nancy Pelosi is getting another bucket ready, even if we have to mortgage our children's future till the proverbial third generation. Not good in my book, need to wait to see how the reopening works as in any crisis, some on the edge businesses will not survive, and some were bankrupt already just hiding it. So, they will be gone it seems..True as well. Maybe because we only have one bucket?
Ok, I have he honest with you, in that I have not read the details of this plan. Here is a summary:
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Now, I tell you what I don't like: It is called a "stimulus plan." This $1,??? is intended to allow people to go buy consumer goods, but no one ever does. Not to mention that anyone making $75k (filing alone) or $150k (filing jointly) will need to pay this back within 3 years. So, it is really a loan and not a gift. Through the grace of God, I would be one of those paying it back and, at least at this moment, have no need for it.
Guess we will see how this phase of the insanity works out.