From one manufactured crisis to the next is what despots and dictators do. Careen from one crisis to another always promising they are the cure and that they will “keep you safe.”
But liberals [that is, “Progressives”] and their public health friends don’t seem to want the pandemic to end—ever. Some lockdown advocates are warning that myriad new gene variants may be more infectious—though it’s unclear if they are—and could render vaccines less effective. They also warn that vaccinated individuals might still transmit the virus if they are asymptomatic (though the probability is low).
Ergo, pandemic restrictions must be maintained until we achieve herd immunity—which the experts also say may never happen because of new more transmissible variants and the potential for reinfection. This eternal public health crisis is unsustainable politically and economically. Washington can’t keep passing trillion-dollar spending bills with jobless benefits, food stamps, cash payments, rent subsidies and other welfare to help unemployed (and many gainfully employed) Americans. Forget the mental health toll on people who have been cooped up for a year.
But Democrats seem pleased they can use the pandemic to expand the welfare state. Some are now demanding recurring stimulus checks and enhanced unemployment benefits tied to economic conditions. “This crisis is far from over, and families deserve certainty that they can put food on the table and keep a roof over their heads,” 10 Democratic Senators wrote to Mr. Biden this week.
Meanwhile, they are preparing a giant climate-infrastructure spending bill that they say is urgently needed to jolt the economy and save the planet. Behold how the Covid crisis bleeds into a climate crisis.
-Wall Street Editorial Board (The Perpetual COVID CRISIS)
Mark my words: the Green New Deal that Democrats say will cure our Climate Crisis (China and India are laughing: “you dolts!” as they push their economies forward by any carbon means necessary) will end up no better than California’s Bullet Train to Nowhere that is almost a $100 billion over budget after 10 years and those two nowhere cities are still not connected.
(H/T: Cafe Hayek)