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Thursday, June 4, 2020

Protests would not be this widespread if Americans were taken care of

Right now we're seeing mass protests around the country with a couple of people looting and destroying property. I'll say people shouldn't be violent but at the end of the day you have to do what you have to do. I'm not here to say any that is necessary but instead could have been prevented by our government.

Despite the fake inflated numbers we see from The DOW Jones our economy is crashing and we're going to see greater unemployment numbers during this pandemic than what we had during The Great Depression in the 1930s. There were several ideas on how to combat this in the hope that this pandemic would only last a few months, we'd flatten the curve and even with some precautionary measures being taken like people continuing to socially distance most people would be able to go back to work. The most biggest idea was implementing a Universal Basic Income during this pandemic so even if someone lost their job or was temporally laid off they can continue to feed their family and not worry about having to get sick. Doing that would have really helped the businesses that did go bankrupt in the last few months because people would have had some type of income to spend. Sadly our government isn't beholden to the people but rather to their pay masters like Boeing.

Our government gave trillions to corporations and gave The American People scraps of a one time payment of $1,000 if you didn't make too much money which is funny because if you're a person who makes too much money you get nothing but all these companies get most of the money because they can afford to buy off a congressmen off. The fact we're in a pandemic in which we just had over 100,000 Americans died from and all these protests are happening but the numbers for the stock markets have been going up show the people at Wall Street know they're going to be taken care of. It doesn't matter that a lot of people live paycheck to paycheck Congress had to make sure to help out their pay masters first.

With these protests we're seeing the blow back to all of that corruption in Washington DC. I'm not saying that no protests would be happening right now but you wouldn't see it on this scale. If people felt like the government was there for them and on their side you wouldn't see people rioting on the streets. Lets face the fact that every one in five people are unemployed right now and Congress did little to nothing to help them out. If we were doing UBI and giving people $2,000 a month do you think we'd see any of the looting, property damage and rioting? Of course we wouldn't because even though we'd still be in the middle of a pandemic they would still have a source of income and they're not going to stand up against something that allows them to feed themselves and their families.

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