1. The U.S. government is being required to supply the American people with all the "radical" things that Democrats have been criticized for proposing during the campaign.Yes, all at once, and it took a pandemic to shock some into reality! This shows how bad Republicans have ignored serving the American people.
2. Free health care (testing).
3. Paid sick leave.
4. Waivers for the GOP's wrongheaded work requirements under unemployment and food stamps.
5. And the not so radical idea of a universal basic income (a possible $1000 per adult, $500 children for pandemic. This is estimated to cost around $250 to $600 billion, but a payroll tax cut would cost over $950 billion).
Professionals who have studied this stuff and promoted these changes have been vilified as "elite." They may be right, but they "believe they should have the power to tell you what to do." It's the politics of resentment:
“We will never have the elite smart people on our side,” as former US Senator Rick Santorum put it in a 2012 speech, “because they believe they should have the power to tell you what to do.”This is how it all started, Trump cutting the pandemic team because they "haven't been used for many many years." For those who love having a business person like Trump around managing the country...
Trump: "As a business person, I don't like having thousands of people around when you don't need them."
Another set up clips documenting how Trump never took the coronavirus seriously:
Here's another video of Trump's moments of genius. Note, we could do without the overly dramatic soundtrack: