The dark side of the Democrat's Covid19 strategy.
It's not just an Inslee issue; it's a democrat issue that can be seen happening in all blue states.
Restaurants that were starting to move forward are now going backward. Gyms, kids' play facilities, meeting places have been virtually closed back up. Yet, the hospitals are not full; despite what the media says, 95% of the hospitals are still at reduced capacity because most people aren’t going in. There are so many facilities closed or out of business; it just seems crazy. Jay Inslee’s evidence for shutting down all of these businesses? Inslee refers to Google's strange studies and, more obscure other apparent trackers of evidence, but Inslee never provides any actual data or real evidence.
So how is Covid19 being spread? Let’s get back to the Masking issue. The CDC says that masks help prevent those that have Covid from spreading it to others. The CDC does not say that masks prevent the spread of Covid19. So, what other ways can you get Covid19? You can get Covid 19 from touching anything that someone with Covid19 has touched. The following is an article on a study guiding where you're most likely to get the Covid19 virus from; it was put together using the guidelines from the Texas Medical Associations' risk rankings combined with the CDC guidelines. You’ll notice the risk levels going from least risky level 1 to the riskiest level 9. Getting gas and going to all forms of Grocery stores are levels 2 & 3. Eating inside at a Restaurants is a level 7. These activities are risky, but here's the reality: Very few people are going to Restaurants now. The percentage of the population going to a Restaurant is probably under 1%; conversely, the % of people going to the Grocery store is probably between 25-50%. There is almost no data for Washington state that proves restaurants were spreading Covid19. If there were, Inslee would be showing the studies. Yet the Covid19 has supposedly exploded in the state says, Inslee. To the extent that Inslee HAD to shut the restaurant business down again, along with other segments.
In the state of Washington, there are roughly 7.6 million people. There have been roughly 200,000 covid cases in the state of Washington so far, so that's roughly 2.6% of the state population that has now been infected. There have been roughly 3000 deaths, which, based on the CDC’s numbers, is about 40% overstated but let's go with the WA state numbers; the number of deaths to cases is roughly 1.5%, a little higher than the flu. Here are the number of deaths to total people living in the state: .0004%. This percentage of people dying happens to be lower than many other categories that kill people in this state. Yet, before Covid-19, the state never shut down any industry, specific or general, to prevent deaths. So what's different now?
Well, to say that it's a blatant power grab by the state would be obvious. State officials keep coming out and telling us they are trying to save lives…? Really? If it's really about saving lives, why haven’t they been shutting activities down to reduce the other categories with much higher death rates? Smoking, for example? Drinking alcohol as another. Why hasn't boxing and football been outlawed for knowingly causing brain damage? Why are people still working at the Hanford Nuclear waste site when proven people die from cancers from the nuclear reactor waste buried in the area? Why hasn’t Boeing been shut down? Their planes killed 1/10th of what Covid has done in this state or over 300 people in 2 flights a couple of years ago. The fatality numbers from 2017 on the top leading causes of death categories in the Washington state data and statistics reporting shows how many other categories are above Covid19 that kill multiple times more people - every year! Yet nothing has ever been done to the extent of the Covid shutdown. So the question again is why?
The state government has been able to cripple entire Industries, put 100’s of thousands of people out of work, all in the name of saving 3000 people? The state government has shown a history of caring less about all other similar types of groups dying in much greater numbers. So then the question comes back to why is Covid19 different?
When most people discuss why things are done, there is usually a standard answer that starts the thought process: Why would somebody do this? Why would a company do this? Why would a politician do this…..? And it always comes back to this statement, “It's all about the money!”
So if you’re a cynic like I am, if it's about the money, who’s getting it? Well, from Inslee’s perspective, Inslee's partying like it's 1999! Covid19 is Inslee’s perfect storm. Washington state received $3 billion directly from the Federal Government in March as part of the Stimulus package to start with, and more has come since. Inslee has also jumped on the Democratic state strategy of killing off his enemies and making his friends stronger. Who are Inslee’s enemies? The Republicans are mostly made up of small business owners around the state. What's one of the largest groups of small business owners in the state? The Restaurant Industry.
Who gains from this approach? Well, who are Inslee's friends? The Unions. Who is one of the largest employers of Union workers in the state? The Warehousing and Retail Grocery Industry. Who benefits if Restaurants go out of business? Retail Grocery Stores. If there are any questions regarding this theory, please refer to the stocks of Costco, Safeway, Walmart, and Amazon and then to the stocks of any of the Restaurants or what's left of the ones still in business to see the benefit and loss numbers.
As to employment, when people lose their non-union restaurant jobs, where do they go? To the 10’s of thousands of new Union warehouse and Grocery store jobs that are opening. Starting to get the picture?
If anyone honestly thinks Jay Inslee gives a cr..ap about the 3000’s lives lost to Covid, then you're as naive as the person listening to CNN thinking they are fair and balanced. Jay Inslee has used Covid19 as his Trojan horse, and the horse is now inside the Village walls trampling and defecating on everyone it breaths on.