Thursday, May 14, 2020

Has President Trump Figured Out That Anthony Fauci is a Con Man?

As David Stockman over at EPJ begs the president to wake up and recognize that his medical advisers are the real killers, President Trump on Wednesday said that his COVID-19 adviser Dr. Anthony Fauci wants to “play all sides of the equation.”

The president was asked about Fauci’s testimony in front of a Senate Health Committee on Tuesday where he said that opening up the country too soon from lockdown could result in unnecessary deaths and that it was unlikely schools could be safely opened in September.

“I was surprised by his answer,” Trump said. “To me, it’s not an acceptable answer especially when it comes to schools.”

“He wants to play all sides of the equation,” he told reporters in the Oval Office.

Has Trump figured out that Fauci is a snake? We can only hope.

Trump also needs to understand that the Democrats are pushing for an extension of the federal law that provides a $600-a-week supplement to jobless workers. The program currently expires on July 31. House Democrats want to push that the supplements into early 2021.

But the program actually would incentivize non-work and the continued destruction of the economy.

Many workers get more from unemployment payments, wuth the supplemental $600 per week than they were receiving from wages. They have no incentive to go back to work as long as they are getting a combination of state unemployment checks and the Federal supplement.

If Trump supports this along with any other bailouts, he is undermining the recovery of the economy before election day.

If the bailouts stop, those who would get squeezed would put enormous pressure on state and city authorities to open the economy back up.

To repeat, Trump's bailouts are supporting the collapse of the economy that will make him look weak going into the election. He needs to stop all of them immediately. The end of the lockdowns would soon follow and the country would be back to work by the end of the summer.



  1. The lockdowns are forever. Let me explain the choices the governors have:
    1) allow the lockdowns to be lifted only to have the media point to one metric or another that has gone the wrong direction since. Not good politically.
    2) Allow the lockdowns to be lifted only to have metrics improve and look like a moron for doing them.
    3) Keep the lockdowns forever in some form by making requirements that will never be met.

    And if we look at what states are doing, what they have chosen is already for all effective purposes, option 3. Fauci seems to be talking that same game.

  2. He has always knwon from day 1.
    In his shoes, in front of a frightened population, nothing else could be done except let them expose themselves.

  3. Dunno, is Chicken Little a con man or a true believer?