I can't help but smile. It's like the neighborhood bully got thrown out of his house, and the nice grandpa next door was put in charge of the neighborhood in his place. Who thought someone normal would be such a ray of light?
It all boils down to money. You simply cant hand it out if you don't generate any.
Governments can. If a government controls their own currency they can print as much of it as they want. They risk inflation, of course, but they can do it. In the modern world, you don't even have to spend the effort of physically printing it.
quote:In its frantic scramble to save the American economy, the central bank of the United States seems to have the ultimate superpower.
It works like magic. With a few strokes on a computer, the Federal Reserve can create dollars out of nothing, virtually "printing" money and injecting it into the commercial banking system, much like an electronic deposit. By the end of the year, the Fed is projected to have purchased $3.5 trillion in government securities with these newly created dollars, one of many tools it is using to help prop up the ailing economy during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to Oxford Economics. US is `printing' money to help save the economy from the COVID-19 crisis, but some wonder how far it can go
There is a strong concerted campaign out to get this guy. They're throwing everything at him all at once.
That could be. Or not.
It could also be the case that women were too afraid to come forward with abuse allegations until the COVID scandal knocked Cuomo off his perch. It's also a lot harder for the 1st women to come forward than the 2nd or 5th. There's a reason it's called the Me Too movement, and why these allegations snowball.
Of course, Cuomo deserves the assumption of innocence just like anyone else, but we also know human nature and how these things play out in the general public.
Who'd he piss off?
My guess would be someone in the NY health department who got pissed about the nursing home COVID death coverup.
Concerning the viral threat, the current immigrant influx is about 100,000 per month. We're currently providing 2.5 million doses of vaccine per day or 75 million per month. 200,000 doses for 100,000 migrants in a month is .3% of our current rate of supply. We could easily vaccinate every illegal immigrant or asylum seeker.
From a logistics standpoint, it would be extremely difficult to administer vaccines that require two doses weeks apart.
The answer from Mayorkas I would have liked to have heard would have been, "Martha, at this very moment we are already building pandemic-safe facilities as rapidly as possible in order that everyone crossing the border can be housed safely and with their families if traveling together. We're arranging vaccinations and increasing the rate of processing. We'll follow the law and allow everyone who fits the appropriate criteria to remain in the country. Our primary focus will be on keeping our borders safe and secure."
Do you think this will encourage even greater numbers to cross the border?
Sure, but for any migrants permitted to remain in the country, what other choice is there?
I would imagine that they may not know who is staying in the country and who may be deported immediately. Then you have the issue of tracking individual people who may not have IDs and may not be fully cooperative, and they are being moved from shelter to shelter. I completely agree with your sentiments, but the pragmatic side of me grimaces at the thought of how to follow through with it.
Yes, more humane treatment would encourage more migrants to cross the border. It will be a challenge. Sure, bringing down the hammer would discourage immigration, but is that who we are?
Good question. Is it politically viable for Biden to let all of these immigrants into the country and the millions more that would surely follow? I think it would be political suicide which says a lot about where our country stands on the issue.
In a practical sense, could we take in every person across the globe that wanted to immigrate to the US? I highly doubt it. So where do we draw the line? I don't know if there is a good answer to that question.