Evictions, foreclosures, bankruptcies, food lines, and millions of state and local workers’ layoffs will soar. At the same time, the Trump Administration comes up with excuses for tens of thousands of school children, teachers and school staff will fall ill to the coronavirus.
The Democrats in Washington that have called President Trump’s Executive Actions a cheap political tactic that will do no one any good aren’t alone. Senator Ben Sasse of Nebraska called Trump’s unilateral moves “unconstitutional slop.”
The President’s promise to authorize $400 a week unemployment supplement, $300 paid by the federal government, and $100 paid by each state is entirely out of the realm of the executive office. Many experts are saying the extra money may never come, and if it somehow were to show up, it won’t happen until after the November 3, 2020 election.
The executive actions do absolutely nothing to halt evictions, forbearances and or foreclosures automatically. Trump orders the consideration of putting evictions, forbearances, and or foreclosures on hold but doesn’t do anything to help the 20-28 million people facing those nightmares by the end of September. His claim that Democrats are against stopping evictions and foreclosures was just another of his malignant lies.
Meanwhile, the payroll tax cut is not a tax cut but a deferral that everyone will have to pay back next year. Also, the nonpayment of Social Security and Medicare taxes will cripple those programs. Calling this a tax cut is a con job. The cutting of funding for Medicare and Social Security clarifies the President’s and Republican’s plans to cut Medicare and Social Security by $2 Trillion during his next term to kill both programs.
All of these fake initiatives come when total coronavirus infections have soared over 5 million, and deaths have surpassed 165,000 putting our country on pace to reaching 250,000 by election day and over 300,000 by December 31, assuming the school reopening doesn’t send the number of infections and deaths spiraling much higher. We may see as many as 400,000 deaths from COVID-19 by the end of the year, as those health professionals are warning if the states allow the opening in-person schools to America’s 55 million children and kids.
Senior citizens and those 40 and over must recognize that Trump and the Republican Party want to kill Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security and will use the coronavirus epidemic in the United States to justify the ending of these programs.