Actress Alyssa Milano, who was recently slammed over a blackface scandal, is demanding an immediate nationwide shutdown amid the coronavirus crisis.
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Milano also urged the federal government to “print money” and make sure that everyone has universal basic income during the shutdown-induced recession.
Reminder: Alyssa admitted that she was broke, didn’t pay her income taxes, and stiffed her employees in a 2017 lawsuit.
Despite this, Milano thinks she’s an armchair economist who’s in a position to give financial advice to a federal government responsible for 330 million Americans.
Milano huffed: “F*ck this. We are losing this battle. And all these *ssholes are talking about our kids going back to school?! NOPE. We need a NATIONAL shutdown NOW. Print cash. Give people UBI until we get this pandemic under control.”
We are losing this battle.
And all these assholes are talking about our kids going back to school?! NOPE.
We need a NATIONAL shut down NOW. Print cash. Give people UBI until we get this pandemic under control. https://t.co/8f2MVFeRKg
— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) July 13, 2020
Milano made the inane demands in response to a decision by California’s Democrat governor Gavin Newsom to close down all bars, restaurants, movie theaters and museums amid new COVID-19 cases.
Keep in mind that the important metric to focus on with the coronavirus is hospitalizations and deaths, since escalating infections (not accompanied by hospitalizations and deaths) means the virus is weakening. This is good news.
Then, there’s the staggering array of fake news surrounding the coronavirus, like the NBC News science contributor who faked having COVID-19.
Breaking: Florida hospital admits its COVID positivity rate is 10x lower than first reported | Just The News https://t.co/C4pGxNZdkV
— John Solomon (@jsolomonReports) July 14, 2020
In May, Milano was widely mocked after urging everyone to wear face masks to protect themselves from COVID-19.
The crocheted mask that Alyssa wore had giant holes in it.
Award-winning actor James Woods pointed out that California is so worried about COVID spreading that they allowed a massive Black Lives Matter march to happen, where protesters were packed like sardines.
Predictably, Alyssa Milano did not condemn the BLM protesters for not social-distancing.
— James Woods (@RealJamesWoods) July 14, 2020
Alyssa Milano was comically lampooned for her hare-brained tweet, which underscored her ignorance about the coronavirus, the economy, and universal basic income.
Attorney Robert Barnes quipped: “New Democratic economics: just “print cash.”
New Democratic economics: just "print cash." https://t.co/EAsLDJc6NR
— Robert Barnes (@Barnes_Law) July 14, 2020
Another person remarked: “These economic illiterates are robbing future generations of their assets.. and they just say the sh*t so casually. “Print cash.”
These economic illiterates are robbing future generations of their assets.. and they just say the shit so casually.
— Eric July (@EricDJuly) July 14, 2020
One man tweeted: “Another day and another radical Hollywood has been advocating for communism based upon a science that they know nothing about. Odd.”
Another day and another radical Hollywood has been advocating for communism based upon a science that they know nothing about.
— Ryan (@RyOc555) July 14, 2020
Fox News host Tucker Carlson, actress Angela Jolie (a mom of six), and numerous medical experts say it’s imperative for schools to reopen in the fall, given children’s low risk profile and the lasting damage that staying home indefinitely will have on them mentally and emotionally.
“For children, the risks of staying locked at home are high,” Tucker said. “The risks from the coronavirus are not. The virus is deadly to the very old, and those who are already sick. To children, and the vast majority of young and middle-aged adults, it poses virtually zero threat. For children, it’s far less deadly than the flu.”
Carlson continued: “In fact, if lockdowns cause just a one percent increase in teenage suicides, that will be a higher death toll than all coronavirus deaths among high schoolers, nationwide. We have reason to believe lockdowns boosted suicides far more than one percent. A Swiss study found that among infected children, viral loads are low, making it very difficult for them to spread the disease. Children are much more likely to get the virus from their parents, rather than the other way around.”
Tucker added: “This isn’t opinion. It’s actual science. There’s an overwhelming amount of it. Coronavirus is not deadly to children. Sending them to school won’t spread it. Keeping them home hurts children, and everybody else. Schools must open.”
COVID-19 is a real health crisis, but many analysts say it’s being overhyped as part of a left-wing effort to rig the election.
(Source: Tucker Carlson Tonight)
Separately, universal basic income has been proven to be a failure. In 2016, Finland became Europe’s first national government-backed experiment that gave “free cash” to citizens in a bid to bolster employment.
In a stunning rebuke to its stated goal, the program failed to encourage participants to work, although it did improve their sense of well-being.
Countless psychology studies show that people get used to free stuff, and then feel entitled to it. Renowned economists like Thomas Sowell explained that merely handing out free stuff will never solve the poverty crisis.
And it won’t build self-esteem because that grows when an individual achieves something through their own merit and hard work — not through government handouts.
Proponents of “universal basic income” have apparently never heard the adage: “Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.”
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