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Mon Mar 2, 2020, 05:20 PM Mar 2020

So, how much would THIS cost? [View all]

Shut down everything for 2-3 weeks in the US. Govt issues “quarantine checks” to every household to make up for lost wages, maybe only at, oh, say, 80% of wages? All bills due receive a one-month forbearance

Obviously having enough food/toiletries/etc would be a huge issue to resolve and this is all probably way too cost prohibitive but we shouldn’t be in deficit spending for the current state of the economy. Deficit spending is supposed to be during down times to protect the economy and all Americans

I dunno. Just a wild thought....

So, how much would THIS cost? [View all] Roland99 Mar 2020 OP
We can't shut down everything. TwilightZone Mar 2020 #1
I doubt it... Newest Reality Mar 2020 #2
So you are proposing something along the line of a temporary Universal Basic Income Sherman A1 Mar 2020 #3
Maaaaaybe Roland99 Mar 2020 #4
Sure, Trump would do anything to help procon Mar 2020 #5
It'll be paid for as soon as safeinOhio Mar 2020 #6
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