Worst Quote of the Week – April 17, 2020

“The social scientists are telling us about the economic disaster that is going on. Our (Gross Domestic Product) is supposed to be down 20% alone this quarter.  It is policymakers’ decision to put on our big boy and big girl pants and say it is the lesser of these two evils.  It is not zero evil, but it is the lesser of these two evils and we intend to move forward that direction.  That is our responsibility and to abdicate that is to insult the Americans that voted us into office.”

– U.S. Congressman Trey Hollingsworth, indicating that jump-starting the economy is worth the deaths of people due to COVID-19

Hollingsworth went on to say, “[I]t is always the American government’s position to say, in the choice between the loss of our way of life as Americans and the loss of life, of American lives, we have to always choose the latter.”

Okay then…he can lead by example!  Don’t ask someone to do something that you aren’t willing at least to try yourself!

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2 responses to “Worst Quote of the Week – April 17, 2020

  1. If it just affected them, I wouldn’t give a rat’s ass. But if they catch it, they will spread it and keep us in lock down even longer.

    • I know! That’s the conundrum. I’m tempted to say what the hell! Let them go out and mingle amongst one another and, if they get sick with that mess, don’t run to the hospital crying. But, just as you said, they could very well infect other people along the way. How much can we do to protect people from themselves? Thanks, Therese!

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