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Mon Mar 30, 2020, 10:25 PM

They "just didn't think that it was ultimately fed government's responsibility to solve the problem"

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It turns out there’s a lot more to the story than this. Murphy told me in an interview that there were repeated briefings throughout the early weeks of the crisis. In them, lawmakers — in both parties, though Democrats were more vocal — insistently sounded the alarm, to no avail.

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That briefing was chilling to me,” Murphy recalled about the Feb. 5 meeting. “It was crystal clear that the administration was not taking this seriously.” As it happens, Murphy tweeted this at the time too, which shows this isn’t just convenient hindsight talking.

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Murphy told me that in that briefing — which was attended by two leading officials, Anthony S. Fauci and Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar — numerous lawmakers demanded to know why the administration wasn’t asking Congress for funding for medical supplies.

“Their position was that this wasn’t the moment to start panicking, staffing up and buying supplies,” Murphy continued.

Murphy said the strong impression administration officials left was that they “just didn’t think that it was ultimately the federal government’s responsibility to solve the problem.”


https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2020/03/30/no-national-strategy-one-senators-alarming-account-first-days/#click=https://t.co/XfTehmCP5p

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Mar 30, 2020, 10:31 PM

1. Of course!

Until they can make a fabulous profit, who cares? 🤬

See Propublica article about ventilators! 🤬🤬🤬🤬

[link:https://www.propublica.org/article/taxpayers-paid-millions-to-design-a-low-cost-ventilator-for-a-pandemic-instead-the-company-is-selling-versions-of-it-overseas-|

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Mar 30, 2020, 10:56 PM

3. Blows your mind, doesn't it?

THIS has to broadcasted with a bullhorn. Republicans don't get public safety, welfare and health. They only understand how to divert public funds to private cronies.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Mar 30, 2020, 11:17 PM

4. Republican believes in small weak federal govt. This is what a weak Federal Govt looks like.

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Response to LizBeth (Reply #4)

Mon Mar 30, 2020, 11:54 PM

7. Small, weak government equals a small, weak America.

Republicans with their desire to "shrink the government to small enough to drown it in a bathtub" have actively gone out of their way to undermine us—our education, environment, health, safety, and relationships with other Americans who may not agree with us. They are pursuing a "divided we fall" policy, it seems to me.

It fits with their crush on Putin.

I always thought Grover Norquist (the "drown it in a bathtub" guy) was quite probably working for another government to undermine ours.

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Response to LizBeth (Reply #4)

Tue Mar 31, 2020, 01:29 AM

16. They want a small government they can drown in a bathtub, just like they want to do with grandma.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Mar 30, 2020, 11:23 PM

5. But the ADMIN was solving China's problem just two days later...

and when WHO declared a limited stock of PPE with an impact 100 times greater than normal for this equipment. But they had 17 tons of PPE to send to China. Trade War related?

Were they strategizing on what companies get what profits? I see that WH and Johnson and Johnson just signed a vaccine deal. Trump has a former lobbyist from Gillead on his staff (one of the cocktail treatment drugs). Where's the malaria drug connection? I think this needs to be investigated!

https://www.cnn.com/2020/03/29/opinions/coronavirus-personal-protective-equipment-obeidallah/index.html

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Mar 30, 2020, 11:52 PM

6. That was Feb 5th. Feb 7th, the administration shipped 18 tons of PPE out of the country.

I suppose they did that to own the liberals.

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Response to ffr (Reply #6)

Tue Mar 31, 2020, 12:00 AM

9. I suspect the supplies to China ...

... were part of some new scheme benefitting Тяцмр or his campaign. A whole new quid pro quo arrangement. We’ll probably never know the specifics.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Mar 30, 2020, 11:55 PM

8. Then after the meeting they went and dumped their stocks!

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Response to BigmanPigman (Reply #8)

Tue Mar 31, 2020, 01:27 AM

15. That's probably what's going on here.

They were just working out the logistics of how to make lots of money from this thing. When people started asking questions, they stalled it until they could work everything out in their favor.

As the saying goes, "I smell a rat."
I think there's a lot more here than simply ignoring the Democrats, or not caring. There were plans on making big money, but the virus got big too quick. Similar to when the market crashed in 2007 under Bush (I think it was hoped it would crash the following year, when the next President took office).

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Mar 31, 2020, 12:01 AM

10. "Federal"? There are people who belong in federal prison for life. nt

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Mar 31, 2020, 12:18 AM

11. Yep. Instead, on 2/7/2020, FEMA for NY/NJ/CONN donated 17.8 tons of PPE to CHINA.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Mar 31, 2020, 12:20 AM

12. The small government people more intent on drowning government than helping Americans.

To them the government is there to run the courts to imprison people and the military to kill foreigners.
That's it.
Every other function should be eliminated.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Mar 31, 2020, 12:21 AM

13. Been watching Daily Show.

Expert there said they've known about Corona Virus since 2003, tried to get funding to start trials in 2018 but COULD NOT GET FUNDING. He said 18 months for trials. We could have had a vaccine ready at the start of this plague.

Republicans should be brought down and never allowed to govern again. Trump told us how to do it. Pass a comprehensive Voting Rights Amendment to the Constitution.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Mar 31, 2020, 12:33 AM

14. Every time there is a repuke President they F things up!

Why people keep voting repuke amazes me of their short term memory !

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