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The only reason the argument "lockdown or economic ruin" has any traction is because the federal government refuses to intervene on behalf for working class like every other 1st world nation. It's a false choice made manifest through a combination of malfeasance & ideology.
"Everybody, here's two grand a month, rents & mortgages are suspended, stay home while we turn the entire military industrial complex to making a fuckload of tests so we can safely reopen, let's see where were are in two months. Just chill, we got this." Could've been that easy.
Instead we've got people so greed-sick or so addicted to work as the sole virtue that we've got this crazed shitshow.
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