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Wed Mar 25, 2020, 12:46 PM

Economists say Trump's coronavirus reopening plan is dead wrong

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5 hours ago - Economy & Business


President Trump's proposal to get business around the country back open by Easter Sunday, April 12, will do more harm to the economy if the coronavirus outbreak has not been contained, economists say.

Why it matters: Such a plan would sow uncertainty in markets and among customers and business owners and make the recession longer and harsher.

Threat level: "We are still significantly behind the curve in containing coronavirus and reopening the economy for political expediency in the middle of a pandemic, to which no has has an immunity, is absolutely mindless," Bernard Baumohl, chief global economist at the Economic Outlook Group, tells Axios.

"It will only delay a full economic recovery."

On the other side: A smattering of business owners and asset managers backed Trump's plan to push forward with lifting the lockdowns sooner than later.

David Neeleman, founder of JetBlue and WestJet, told Bloomberg that the suffering from a major economic downturn would outweigh the damage from the disease.

"If we go back to work and the disease continues to spread not only will people die and the 20% of our economy dedicated to health care be overwhelmed, but people won't have the confidence to resume normal activity.".......................................

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Kim Jong Surge
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Packed churches will create a huge second wave that adds to the infected count, roughly late April. But at least they owned the libs!
Norbert.Lothar
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1.We need to contain the virus.
2.Eradicate the virus.
3.Rebuild our country.


arthur bernard
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When you’re told its safe to go out, consider the source. Don’t drink the koolaid or “tea”, remember their motto, “let them die”.

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riversedge Mar 25 OP
Brainfodder Mar 25 #1
durablend Mar 25 #2
LastLiberal in PalmSprings Mar 25 #3
Bengus81 Mar 25 #4
SergeStorms Mar 25 #6
EarthFirst Mar 25 #8
keithbvadu2 Mar 25 #5
Rube Icon Mar 25 #7
Marthe48 Mar 25 #9
paleotn Mar 25 #10
Brainfodder Mar 26 #11
Delmette2.0 Mar 26 #12

Response to riversedge (Original post)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 12:48 PM

1. DUH!

'nuff said?

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 12:50 PM

2. "BUT I KNOW MORE THAN ALL THE ECONOMISTS COMBINED!!!!!"

Watch!

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 01:02 PM

3. The doctors say "no" and the economists say "no" but a couple of people who have a stake

in "opening the country for business" think a couple of deaths is worth improving their bottom line.

Let's send them and Trump to a hospital full of coronavirus patients without personal protection and let them wander around for a couple of hours, shaking the hands of all the patients.

Let them put their own lives on the line for their stupid ideas.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 02:07 PM

4. Again,this ASSHAT has a 60% approval rating on how he's handling CV??!?!

On Gallup?? WTF??

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Response to Bengus81 (Reply #4)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 03:20 PM

6. Don't ask me.

I'm as baffled by this as you are. My only guess is that not too many people are really paying attention. They hear the 10 second sound bytes and think they're "informed". I keep telling myself that the vast majority of people aren't political junkies like us, and that they don't search for the truth in order to be truly informed. This is why a carnival barker like Trump happened in the first place.

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Response to Bengus81 (Reply #4)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 04:31 PM

8. The vast majority of that 60% don't know someone personally suffering from COVID

...or someone who’s succumbed to their illness.

I’m near certain in two weeks when this really gets going that number is going to plummet:

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 03:12 PM

5. Economy before lives

Economy before lives

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 04:17 PM

7. Economists?

 

Excuse me, but an eggplant knows this is a lousy idea!

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 04:59 PM

9. traitor hasn't closed anything

and it'll be up to the states to lift their closing orders, right? And even if the orders are lifted, sure doesn't mean we have to go out.

I hope that the heroic employees, active military personnel, delivery drivers and others who are suddenly the vanguard of support are not sacrificed on the altar of greed. I feel like the CEOs who want their businesses opened just think ,'well, if that worker dies, I'll just hire somebody else.' without considering that the employees have lives and loved ones.






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Response to Marthe48 (Reply #9)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 05:19 PM

10. Exactly.

IQ45 has no power when it comes to opening businesses in individual states. That's up to governors and state legislatures. Once again, he's spouting bullshit. He has no idea how anything actually works.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 11:35 AM

11. The media dealing with his BS is a dark comedy?

Too many fluff or DUH pieces and not enough hard hitting investigations into this beyond obvious criminal?

He's overwhelmed them with his badness?

In reality, it's because the media is Republican owned for the most part?






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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 12:04 PM

12. My simplistic formula

Wall street + Pandemic + Politics =

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