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Two different approaches to Covid relief: Democratic and Republican

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Just as a reminder: the specific and explicit mission statement of the Federal government is stated in the Preamble to the US Constitution:

We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.

I have put the relevant phrase in boldface.

As of this morning, the number of American deaths due to Covid is 459,712. The total number of American combat deaths for all wars from 1900 to the present — 121 years, including WWII, WWI, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, the Iraq Wars, the Afghanistan War, and others — is 427,214.

And those who survive are facing grievous economic hardship 2— not the very wealthy, of course, which is the segment of the public the Republican party serves, but the great majority of the American public, who have had to struggle with the impact of the pandemic and the lockdowns needed to contain it. They need help, and the Federal government’s mission is to help them.

Written by LeisureGuy

2 February 2021 at 9:42 am

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