Republican Sen. Rand Paul returned to Capitol Hill after recovering from the coronavirus and warned against both adding to the national debt and keeping in place strict lockdown measures meant to stem the spread of the outbreak.
“If you print up billions of dollars and give it to people, they are unlikely to spend it until you end the quarantine,” Paul said in a Senate floor on Tuesday before pointing out that there are studies suggesting the mortality rate is much lower than previously thought.
“The virus is still dangerous,” he said. “And we shouldn’t ignore the risks, but we should put those risks in perspective.”
“Our only hope of rescuing this great country is to reopen the economy,” Paul said, referring to the strict lockdown measures as “draconian.”
……”No amount of bailout dollars will stimulate an economy that is being strangled by quarantine!” Paul said. “It is not a lack of money that plagues us, but a lack of commerce.”
“With the recent $2 trillion bailout, we are borrowing faster than we have ever borrowed before! Had we practiced sound budgeting in the past, we would have been better, significantly better positioned to weather this storm,” he added.
Paul is one of the few politicians that has any common sense over this government overreach and public hysteria.
The media and Dem politicians are pushing hysteria through propaganda. Instead of being level-headed and informative, they prefer hyperbole. God knows there are enough simple-minded people that believe that shit.