On May 12, 2020, Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell said that a significant segment of low-income earners were laid off in March.
“A Fed survey being released tomorrow reflects findings similar to many others: Among people who were working in February, almost 40% of those in households making less than $40,000 a year had lost a job in March,” Powell said during a webinar at the Peterson Institute for International Economics.
“This reversal of economic fortune has caused a level of pain that is hard to capture in words, as lives are upended amid great uncertainty about the future,” he stated.
A large portion of those jobs impacted are in the service sector, which generally do not come with benefits such as paid sick leave or offer their employees remote work opportunities.
According to a survey from the Pew Research Center that was published in April also revealed that one in four lower-income adults had any savings to stave off financial shocks brought about by unemployment and other economic emergencies.
Powell understands the gravity of the situation that the virus has brought about. He also pushed for even more relief measures to keep America’s damaged economy intact.
“Additional fiscal support could be costly, but worth it if it helps avoid long-term economic damage and leaves us with a stronger recovery,” he assert.
During the past two months, over 33 million Americans have filed unemployment claims, as large numbers of businesses are closing their doors and state governments are passing stay-at-home orders.
Democrats recently rolled out a $3 trillion spending proposal with the intent of doling out handouts to states, businesses, and people rattled by the pandemic. Senate Republicans are likely going to kill such legislation once it arrives in the Senate.
It’s become clear that America must reopen or it will face tremendous economic hardship.
Shutting down the economy over a virus that does not represent an apocalyptic threat to America is unacceptable at this point and will put millions of working class Americans in economic limbo.
Hack Economist Paul Krugman Celebrates the Death of Elderly White People
On June 30, 2020, economist Paul Krugman expressed his desire for the death of White Americans.
He tweeted, “Reality is coming for white supremacists driving golf carts” in reference to an article from Bloomberg News that highlighted how the Wuhan virus pandemic is particularly deadly and disproportionately impacting older segments of the American population.
According to Bloomberg, “record numbers of Floridians 75 and older are testing positive for Covid-19,” according to a June 29 report.
The report added:
Florida hasn’t seen a departure from its relatively low rate of Covid-19 deaths, but it can take weeks from onset of symptoms to death, and the surge in infections is recent.
The new positivity rate — which measures the proportion of people testing positive for the first time compared to the day’s overall testing — started climbing significantly about two weeks ago.
Common sense measures such as quarantining and isolating the elderly population make sense in these circumstances. But total lockdowns are an overreach.
To the point of Krugman race-baiting, this is not a surprise given his status as a mainstream economist.
Political correctness is his M.O., from pushing central banking to perpetuating destructive identity politics.
The Right will need to assert itself against this mob and keep them from gaining power.
More importantly, they must implement policies such as defunding public education at all levels to prevent these people from further consolidating power.
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