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Angry Random thoughts since the corona virus came up

I've learned a lot about politics, company's doing business with foreign countries and people in general since the Corona virus struck here in the USA and here are some of my take aways.

1) Politicians over the years have turned a blind eye to the amount of company's that were going to China and others to do business.

2) Politicians are eager to give hard earned American dollars to foreign countries to support their businesses and borders but not ours.

3) Politicians failed to support or give incentives for American company's to keep their businesses here in the USA

4)Even though President Trump rebuilt the military this virus has shown a glaring weakness that if we were in a war we would not have parts or equipment to meet the demands of war.

5) Joe Biden was a Senator for over thirty years and wants to be president and I'm sure some folks on here will vote for him but how can he say China is not a threat at some of his campaign events when most of this happened during his watch.

6) The news media is more concerned and offended about what President Trump calls the virus(Chinese virus) than the virus killing people or crashing the economy

7)The news media when people are dieing and the economy is crashing are asking questions of President Trump staff if they are offended how he treats the news media

8) Governors are making blanket decisions for a whole state versus specific counties

9)Spring will soon be upon us and farmers across the nation will need to be planting crops if the shelters in place continue to be mandated it will impede whats planted and drive up costs for goods in the fall.

10) Joe Biden is going to start having his own daily corona virus updates and tell every one that whatever President Trump is done was wrong and he would have done so much better preventing the virus. Do we really need to add to the media chaos?

11) I get a flu shot every year and when I get it they tell me it only helps me not getting the flu based on the previous years type of flu so no matter what politicians say they would never have been able to do anything different.

12) Nancy Pelosi and the squad are trying to add complete college student loan forgiveness to the package being created to get the economy back on its feet. Another example of taking advantage of a bad situation.

Sorry for the rant I'm just frustrated that we elect officials to keep the USA safe and strong and obviously they have failed us over the years.
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#4 was the real eye opener for me. We were not even close to being prepared for something like this.
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#4 was the real eye opener for me. We were not even close to being prepared for something like this.
I'm not sure why anyone would think that we should have been prepared for what is currently occurring.

We have always had a supply and demand system allover this country and even the world. The fact is before this pandemic the supply had not only met the demand but to some extent excided the demand.

Why should our government spend billions or even trillions of dollars to buy and store a large surplus of items that have never been needed before? Before this pandemic, which no one had any reason to foresee coming, we had all of the supplies that have EVER been needed to meet the demand.

Now people are going to demand that we have trillions of dollars worth of supplies in storage that we many never again need. That is what doesn't make any sense to me.

But, then none of this concept of people going out and hording up years worth of toilet paper they would spend years using up, bread that is going be moldy or freezer burnt before they can use, eggs that they will end up throwing away once this is all behind us. Doesn't make any sense at all to me. Canned foods, medications and such I can kind of understand but even that really isn't needed in my opinion.

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We needn't stockpile much....we must have the ability to rapidly ramp up over night and make everything we need to meet demand. We should no longer rely on China to meet our needs.
I believe that is what our government is currently doing. Perhaps not as fast as the immediate demand, but it sounds like we are moving toward getting there pretty rapidly.

Right now we only have a little over 400 deaths in this country.
When you consider that we had 80,000 deaths from just the flu in this country in 2018 I think we are doing pretty good with this virus so far.

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I’m not talking about consumer products. I was more worried about the medical part of it, not near enough supplies or room for patients. I understand that this virus was unforeseeable but it is being reported as the end of United States. I honestly feel it’s blown way out of proportion but I’m not in the position to say either way. I think everybody in this country would have dealt with this differently if not for mainstream media.
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I believe that is what our government is currently doing. Perhaps not as fast as the immediate demand, but it sounds like we are moving toward getting there pretty rapidly.

Right now we only have a little over 400 deaths in this country.
When you consider that we had 80,000 deaths from just the flu in this country in 2018 I think we are doing pretty good with this virus so far.

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The only thing I would add is that we should have never allowed so much production go to China. Had we not, we could answer the call a bit quicker... but we're on the way now!!!
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I think consumers will grow tired of hoarding. When they see shelves get restocked ,they might go in for a second round. When they see them restocked again, they’ll start questioning the need for all the stuff they’ve already bought.
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The supply chain will catch up, no doubt about it. Many purchased items ahead of time so they could refrain from leaving the house so often once the StuffHTF. Kind of an early & voluntary 'shelter in place'.
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Well if anyone is still not America first you should get your head out of that dark stinky place!!!!
We don’t even make aspirin is this country. Our politicians have sold us out to communist regime that will do anything to their own people. They wouldn’t think twice about putting an end to Americans and America!
98% percent of our antibiotics are made in China! Why would we ever allow ourselves to be dependent on China for anything??? Only for money and political gain!!!!
Our American companies could have it all done right here in America!!! The only reason they don’t is because the fat cats on top keep getting fatter. We don’t get products cheaper for Americans by having them made in China because the politicians the CEO’s the money fund managers the shareholders and all the others pocket big salaries and big bonus’s. Have lucrative deals that their companies pay for. Keep the prices high on the products so they keep their fabulous lifestyles. While screwing the American people. Wages for worker low. We get lower quality products, we get screwed out of jobs. We have been sold out by our government. The corruption is going to collapse the system. Corona has just put it on the fast track!!!
Billions and billions have been lost already that will take a lot of time to ever come back from. The politicians just throwing money at this will cause inflation to take off .
I will be very surprised if we recover financially from this. This goes out more then a month we are in big trouble!
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people are always ragging on the "Fat Cats" making so much more money than the workers. Fueled by the Fake News media, this leads to the whole anti-captialism movement. Lets put this in perspective:


The CEO Of GM makes $12.7 Million, there are 164,000 workers in the company. If the CEO would give up 1/2 of her salary and give it back to the employees, that would give every employee $66/year. Less than 3 cases of beer.


I agree we should not be moving manufacturing oversees, BUT, the work ethic for a Large majority of people in this country is just -----poor. Its the whole "I'm entitled" attitude, pushed by, you guessed it, Unions ! That needs to Change.


I don't have the answers, but I do know that putting more "Socialist-leftists-Democrats" in power will only add to the problems, not solve them.
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