COVID still is sickening and killing Americans. In fact, the situation is getting worse, not better
Our best, proven prevention for this scourge is vaccination. But believe it or not, some Republican governors actually are paying people not to vaccinate!
Apparently, there is no level of stupidity — i.e., attacking the Capital, giving tax breaks to the rich, pressuring and bribing Ukraine’s president to interfere in our next presidential election on Trump’s behalf — that is too stupid or criminal for Republicans.
RIGHT WING EXTREMISM: DeSantis Courts Anti-Vaxx Voters by Changing Unemployment Rules to Give Them Benefits if They Get Fired: Report
Florida’s Gov. Ron DeSantis administration is expanding the Republican governor’s anti-vaxx policies by altering state unemployment insurance rules to allow those fired for refusing the coronavirus vaccine to be eligible for benefits.
“Extending unemployment benefits to the unvaccinated is just the latest in a series of proposals aligning the GOP with people who won’t get a COVID shot,” Axios reports, noting that Iowa, Kansas, and Tennessee have also changed their rules to favor anti-vaxxers.
“Republicans see a prime opportunity to rally their base ahead of the midterms. No matter how successful their individual efforts, the campaign is a powerful messaging weapon,” Axios adds.
Up until now being fired for cause – for refusing an employer’s requirements, including being vaccinated – has made terminated employees ineligible for unemployment benefits.
“It’s like if your employer said, ‘Come in at 9 o’clock and you said, ‘Thanks for sharing, I’ll come in at 11.’ If you engage in deliberate misconduct like that, you won’t be entitled to unemployment benefits which are designed to be provided to those who are separated through no fault of their own,” he added.
But DeSantis and his administration have been downplaying COVID and the coronavirus vaccine, promoting expensive COVID treatments over vaccines – treatments that financially benefit one of his top political donors.
(As Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis criss-crosses the state opening monoclonal antibody treatment centers using Regeneron as a post-exposure prevention for COVID-19, he is also being criticized because one of his top donors is a Regeneron investor.)
Despite Florida’s resident sickening and dying from COVID, DeSantis bribes people not to get vaccinated for free, and tells them to buy the unproven drug sold by one of his political contributors.
But there is even more: Let us not forget this bit of stupid, right-wing extremism:
DeSantis Hires New Surgeon General: A Hydroxychloroquine-Pushing Physician Who Appeared in ‘Demon Sperm’ Doc’s Video
Florida Republican Governor Ron DeSantis, responsible for one of the worst COVID-19 responses in the nation, has just announced his new Surgeon General, Joseph A. Ladapo, MD, PhD, a UCLA Medical Center physician and health policy researcher who appeared in the viral “Demon Sperm” quack doctor’s video that advocated the use of hydroxychloroquine to treat COVID-19.
Ladapo signed the Great Barrington Declaration which was a statement urging herd immunity (i.e., hope your neighbors get sick and live so they don’t pass it on to you) and rejecting any reasonable efforts to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.
SUMMARY: In addition to paying people not to vaccinate, and accepting bribes to promote Regeneron instead of vaccination, Republican Governor Ron DeSantis appointed as Surgeon General, Joseph Ladapo, a quack who is anti-vaccination, anti-mask, but pro-hydroxychloroquine. This doctor said about vaccination, ““There is nothing special about them compared to any other preventive measure.”
And this DeSantis character is who Republican voters support.
As the circus magnate, P.T. Barnum may have said, “There’s a sucker born every minute” and they are the ones voting for Republicans.
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THE SOLE PURPOSE OF GOVERNMENT IS TO IMPROVE AND PROTECT THE LIVES OF THE PEOPLE.
The most important problems in economics involve:
- Monetary Sovereignty describes money creation and destruction.
- Gap Psychology describes the common desire to distance oneself from those “below” in any socio-economic ranking, and to come nearer those “above.” The socio-economic distance is referred to as “The Gap.”
Wide Gaps negatively affect poverty, health and longevity, education, housing, law and crime, war, leadership, ownership, bigotry, supply and demand, taxation, GDP, international relations, scientific advancement, the environment, human motivation and well-being, and virtually every other issue in economics. Implementation of Monetary Sovereignty and The Ten Steps To Prosperity can grow the economy and narrow the Gaps:
Ten Steps To Prosperity:
- Eliminate FICA
- Federally funded Medicare — parts A, B & D, plus long-term care — for everyone
- Social Security for all
- Free education (including post-grad) for everyone
- Salary for attending school
- Eliminate federal taxes on business
- Increase the standard income tax deduction, annually.
- Tax the very rich (the “.1%”) more, with higher progressive tax rates on all forms of income.
- Federal ownership of all banks
- Increase federal spending on the myriad initiatives that benefit America’s 99.9%
The Ten Steps will grow the economy and narrow the income/wealth/power Gap between the rich and the rest.
6 thoughts on “Red state governors pay people NOT to vaccinate. No, really!”
What is the data on Florida cases of Covid? Or is that being suppressed? What about all those Seniors there? Lies Kill.
Florida has had 62 K deaths, right behind California and Texas. California, of course, has vastly more people than either of the red states FL and TX. For FL and TX this is especially shocking as both are warm weather states where people have more opportunity to be outdoors and less clustered indoors.
Trickle down satire: http://westwoodenabler.com/reagan-medical-center-to-offer-free-antidepressants-to-happy-students-in-hopes-of-trickle-down-effect/ Surely rising tides are still lifting all boats.
With Covid-19 it all comes down to this…
“If you’ve ever wondered whether you would have complied during 1930s Germany, now you know.” — Banner of a Covid-19 protester
The saying goes “SEEK the truth and you shall find it” –and NOT that you find the truth by passively ACCEPTING what authorities tell you is the “truth” like herd animals unthinkingly obey their shepherds’ orders. Yet almost nobody ACTIVELY SEEKS the truth, they only PASSIVELY ACCEPT as “truth” what the (medical, religious, political) authorities tell them and so become UNthinking members of “herd stupidity.”
Do YOU actually SEEK the truth or are you a mindless member of “herd stupidity”?
I suggest you carefully check out “The 2 Married Pink Elephants In The Historical Room –The Holocaustal Covid-19 Coronavirus Madness: A Sociological Perspective & Historical Assessment Of The Covid “Phenomenon”” at https://www.rolf-hefti.com/covid-19-coronavirus.html
You can ONLY see the official lies IF you SEEK the truth…. it means you must LOOK “behind the curtain” — behind the official narratives.
“The inhumane abominations, issued by the highly credentialed professional class of psychopaths-in-control and their lauded sycophantic minions, of “No Jews Allowed” and “No Colored People Allowed” of yesterday is the “No Unvaccinated People Allowed” of today.” (from cited article above)
If your employer (even educational or federal employers) wants you to take a Covid vaccine give him/her one of these form letters of exemption found at http://www.lc.org/exempt
“[…] when you do things to people against their will and force them it destroys their spirit, it destroys the integrity of their body. […]. Being an adult is meaningless if you cannot even protect the integrity of your own body.” — Jennifer Daniels, MD, MBA, Holistic Doctor
Re “herd stupidity” …. with the letters of “omicron” an alleged Covid variant you can spell “moronic”…. speaking of which…
“2 weeks to flatten the curve has turned into…3 shots to feed your family!” — Unknown
And Jill, where did you find the truth? Donald Trump? QAnon? Fox News? Tucker Carlson? Stop the Steal?
What is the truth about vaccination, and where did you find it?
Good luck to you.
Why don’t all of the ‘chicken little the sky is falling’ red state governors ever put their money where their mouth is while encouraging their minions to do the same for the sake of all of their assorted known and unknown grandchildren? https://www.treasurydirect.gov/govt/reports/pd/gift/gift.htm