Claudius: Also, stimulus can’t go on forever. It’s borrowed money.
It can go on for some time. We print our own money you know. And if we are borrowing it from ourselves as Japan does, it’s not important.
And what about business who can’t service their debt.
I don’t know. Maybe we can freeze the payments for a while. It’s all owned to bankscum anyway, right. Fuck em.
Claudius: I care about household mortgage payments and businesses making loan payments.
Mortgages can be frozen and loan payments can be frozen too. They both just go to banks anyway. The banksters can go fuck themselves.
Claudius: Credit is what fuels the economy to a large degree.
Last time I checked, they’re still loaning out money. It’s not 2008.
Claudius: Yes, we can hold out the whole summer if need be. But what good does that do? The virus won’t go away. We’re going to reopen sooner or later.
Easy. We get it down to where it’s not killing so many people.
Claudius: We might as well do it now and not destroy three more months of the economy.
The economy’s opened up anyway. What’s not open?
Claudius: I doubt we can save any more lives at this point.
We are saving lives.
Corona kills 30,000/month. Unemployment from lockdown kills 1,200/month.
Claudius: All we can do is kill, hurt and maim people through economic disaster.
But it doesn’t kill, hurt, or maim many people. The virus kills 30X more. You do what kills less.
Claudius: It seems mostly restaurants
I believe they are open now in California in some way or other. They’ve been open for takeout for some time and business has been pretty good.
Claudius: gathering venue employees