• Nasty Combo: Coronavirus Plus Medical-Socialists Equals Way Too Much Government

    Surge Summary: It looks like coronavirus has done the trick: Finally imposed the Left’s socialist objectives upon a nation previously forged through principles of free-market capitalism. As a result, in six-weeks the thriving economy developed under President Donald Trump is now headed for a recession, perhaps a depression.

    by William Pauwels

    If we’ve learned anything at all from the Socialistic/Communist countries, it is that too much government drives national economies down the drain.

    America has fallen into that trap. Trump, of all people, is not part of those favoring Socialistic government control.  But he has been drawn into it by the Medical-Socialists in his administration.

    NY Governor Cuomo, a real Socialist, has endorsed tight government control right down to the barbershop level. Mayor DeBlasio of NY City is even worse, as the City is probably finished as a viable, functional, economic enterprise.

    I’d like to think that no one close to me will die from COVID-19; but that’s not realistic. I’ve had it. Others I know have had it. Most have recovered as they do from other flus. Getting sick is part of life and eventually death. I don’t want anyone in my family to die from this. I don’t want to die from this virus. But that’s not realistic. Government cannot stop people from dying. COVID-19 is going to add a few people, mostly with age or underlying conditions, to the overall death rate of our country and other countries. That’s reality!  But Socialism will add many more in the fullness of time.

    Getting sick is how society has always developed the herd immunity that eventually curtails epidemics.  Quarantining people prevents that from happening.  It prolongs the epidemic.

    Trump’s greatest political asset was his promise to MAGA, and his delivery on that promise . . . until COVID-19 hit and healthy people were quarantined.

    This blunder hinders the development of herd immunity – nature’s natural defense against viruses.  Shutting down the economy was not only medically irrational, but it pulled the rug out from under the Trump-success-economy.

    And the social-distancing regulation virtually guarantees a major economic recession or depression, the likes of which our nation has not experienced in 80 years.  It will render arenas, leagues, theaters, restaurants, churches, conferences, hotels, rallies, cruises, airlines, etc. out of business – with hundreds of thousands left unemployed!

    Putting America back to work cannot be accomplished with irrational Medical-Socialistic regulations and Leftist faulty-leadership.

    The Leftists have finally found a way to impose big government control and money on the American people and the American free enterprise system.  It has at last put big government in the driver’s seat. They are doing it every day and Americans are falling for it, hook-line-and-sinker. And it has quickly spun out of the control of President Trump.  He has no hope but to employ Medical-Socialistic solutions if he hopes to be reelected.

    I’m terribly concerned by all the money the government is throwing around to offset the Medical-Socialism that is apparently in control these days.  For a nation that has been built on free-market Capitalism, it’s difficult to reconcile these Socialistic practices under the President’s leadership.

    How can it be that the most successful, three-year President in USA history has been so seriously misled by Medical Socialists and a Leftist Media and Democrat Party?  In six-weeks they have led us into a government-funded (Socialistic) recession, and on our way to a full blown depression.  (30,000,000 out of work, with no end in sight.)

    How have the Leftists achieved this final trashing of President Trump?  A recent American Spectator article by Scott Mckay provides a clear perspective on how they have destroyed the most successful Trump-economy in American history – I recommend all read it.

    What a tragedy for our once competitive, free-enterprise, prosperous economy.  We are plunging toward a full-blown depression, with no realistic, painless solution in sight!  By the time the public at large figures this out, it will be too late to salvage the American Way … I hope I’m wrong!

    I’m a proactive Trump supporter. I know he must project a positive future economy. But I know he recognizes that shutting down the economy has destroyed tens of thousands of businesses and millions of jobs. Social distancing should be changed to illness distancing.  Stadiums must fill every third seat — perhaps the government could pay for every second seat. I trust this would keep the balance sheet of the sporting organizations healthy. Small businesses must be loaned restart money to be paid off over ten years. Time is not on the President’s side.  May God enlighten him and lead him to a second successful term.

    The views here are those of the author and not necessarily Daily Surge.

    Image: Gov. Andrew Cuomo; Adapted from: Diana Robinson – Governor Andrew Cuomo, CC BY 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=37137421

    Image: Bill DeBlasio; Adapted from: Gage Skidmore, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=81590858

    William A. Pauwels, Sr. was born in Jackson Michigan to a Belgian, immigrant, entrepreneurial family. Bill Pauwels is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and served in executive and/or leadership positions at Thomson Industries, Inc., Dow Corning, Loctite and Sherwin-Williams. He is currently CIO of Pauwels Private Investment Practice. He’s been commenting on matters political/economic/philosophical since 1980.

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