Republican: Choose The Economy Over American Lives…


Date: April 19, 2020

01) Republican: Choose The Economy Over American Lives


“It wasn’t long until Republicans started advocating for money over human lives.

An Indiana congressman said Tuesday that letting more Americans die from the novel coronavirus is the “lesser of two evils” compared with the economy cratering due to social distancing measures.

Speaking with radio station WIBC in Indiana, Republican Rep. Trey Hollingsworth asserted that, while he appreciated the science behind the virus’ spread, “it is always the American government’s position to say, in the choice between the loss of our way of life as Americans and the loss of life, of American lives, we have to always choose the latter.”
“The social scientists are telling us about the economic disaster that is going on. Our (Gross Domestic Product) is supposed to be down 20% alone this quarter,” Hollingsworth said. “It is policymakers’ decision to put on our big boy and big girl pants and say it is the lesser of these two evils. It is not zero evil, but it is the lesser of these two evils and we intend to move forward that direction. That is our responsibility and to abdicate that is to insult the Americans that voted us into office.

Citation:
https://www.cnn.com/2020/04/14/politics/trey-hollingsworth-coronavirus/index.html

Mr. Phil’s INSANE Coronavirus Quarantine Comments…


Date: April 17, 2020

01) Mr. Phil’s INSANE Coronavirus Quarantine Comments


“Dr. Phil has something to say about the coronavirus quarantine.

In a bizarre, eerily-lit interview with Fox News’ Laura Ingraham, celebrity talk show psychologist Dr. Phil McGraw argued for a rapid reopening of the economy and tried to justifiy the end of coronavirus mitigation measures by citing annual mortality data for car accidents and swimming pool deaths.

Ingraham has been vocally campaigning to re-open the economy and McGraw echoed that same argument on Thursday night, stepping into the role normally reserved for celebrity talk show doctor Dr. Mehmet Oz, who was notably absent. Oz had just hours earlier apologized for his misleading statements about the risk of reopening schools during an appearance on Hannity the day before.

Citation:
https://www.mediaite.com/news/pushing-to-restart-economy-dr-phil-cites-inaccurate-data-on-car-accident-swimming-pool-deaths-we-dont-shut-the-country-down-for-that/