Friday, December 11, 2020

GOP to Sign on to Trillion-Dollar COVID Bill to ‘stimulate’ Lockdowns; Why We Can’t Let COVID-19 Lockdowns Become a Permanent Political Power Grab, and other C-Virus Updates

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Horowitz: GOP to sign on to trillion-dollar COVID bill to ‘stimulate’ lockdowns:
If we are going to enslave our children with incorrigible debt by spending endless trillions of dollars on a stimulus bill, why won't Republicans at least ensure the funding stimulates growth rather than facilitating more lockdowns?
The mayor of Los Angeles has now essentially criminalized basic physical and economic activity outside one's home. Nearly every state is doubling down on eight months of failed policies that dangerously violate our core liberties and crush our lives and our economy. Republicans are now prepared to underwrite yet another bill that will enable them to continue this nuclear winter on America's economy rather than at least using the funds as a carrot and stick to end the lockdowns and violations of civil liberties.
Last week, a bipartisan group of liberal senators unveiled a draft bill to throw another $908 billion at the COVID economic crisis they helped create. The group of senators includes Joe Manchin (D-W.V.), Mitt Romney (R-Utah), Bill Cassidy (R-La.), Susan Collins (R-Maine), Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.), Angus King (I-Maine), Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska), Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.), and Mark Warner (D-Va.). In addition, Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), John Cornyn (R-Texas), and Kevin Cramer (R-N.D.) indicated they would support the broad framework. --->READ MORE HERE
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Why We Can’t Let COVID-19 Lockdowns Become a Permanent Political Power Grab:
This week, as Los Angeles County announced it would lock down all outdoor dining, a video went viral.
That video featured restaurant owner Angela Marsden, proprietor of the Pineapple Hill Saloon and Grill, decrying the lockdown policy while pointing to the erection of production catering set up for a Hollywood shoot just a few feet away.
“Everything I own is being taken away from me, and they set up a movie company right next to my outdoor patio,” Marsden said, adding that she has spent approximately $80,000 complying with the requirements of Los Angeles County, only to see it shut down her business completely.
There is no scientific policy justifying Los Angeles County’s outdoor dining shutdown. In fact, during a Board of Supervisors meeting, a community member quizzed county health officer Dr. Muntu Davis on the evidence to support such a ban.
Muntu provided no such evidence, likely because there is none. --->READ MORE HERE
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