Friday, October 16, 2020

Politics Talk. Interesting take on the Covid 19 lockdowns...

I remember a story where an Amazon worker was complaining that he was being called "an essential worker" because people were buying vibrators online.  He then stated there is nothing essential about buying a vibrator!

I get that he was being sarcastic but there is a bigger point to all this.  

Many of us in this very audience were required to continue to work while everyone else was staying at home.

I'm not talking about just first responders, medical personnel etc...but also grocery store, convenience store and fast food restaurant workers. 

And that's the rub.

This thing has done unbelievable and I think unseen damage to the American work ethic.

People are staying at home and getting paid.

It takes 30 days to make a habit and 90 to make a lifestyle change.

People had enough time to make a lifestyle change and it will be HELL to get many of them to go back to work.

I'm afraid we're gonna have to use a bit of tough love to "get things back to normal" for quite a few people.

What does that mean?

Hate to say it but it means taking a whack at the safety net for those that are able bodied.  It also means identifying those that are truly in a risk category, making them stay home (if we can actually afford it as a society/nation) and the rest of us move forward.

That's what I'm thinking.  What about you?

Sidenote.  Isn't it sad that the response to the virus is a political issue?  All those people in govt and the media are gonna regret politicizing this issue.  Now there can be no middle ground and/or agreement on how to proceed because everyone is in a camp and won't budge.

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