So, each day is crazier than the last. Now, even my sarcastic ponderings are coming to pass.
The President of the Federal Reserve in TX is on a financial channel and says that he of course doesn't want to speak about political issues at all. He just wants to speak about economic issues. From there, quite quickly, he states that the MAIN thing holding back the US economy is that not everyone in all states are wearing masks! Further, any shakiness to the economy is due to those not wearing masks. Huh? It's not employer shut downs, the associated loss of jobs, rising violence, crime and the disruption from stay at home orders? Nope. It's the handful of people in a handful of places that aren't "complying!" Sure, and, by that logic, if it rains too much during hurricane season it's because (choose) a few people didn't wear masks, Trump is prez, Columbus sailed the ocean blue, or, Lincoln didn't "do enough" even though all he had was violently taken from him.
OK...no fancy Fed job or ivy league economics degree here. But, wanna grow the US economy? The urban high school drop out rate is around 50% and most graduates are near illiterate, i.e. unable to read their own diplomas. Here's the economic plan...have 95% finish high school, then get married, then have kids, and then try to find a church worth bringing those kids to. The result? An economic explosion of home building, car making, retail sales, etc., etc. And, had this been done when Biden first entered government, instead of 330 million people we'd probably have 500 million...all American citizens enjoying American prosperity.
But, hey, let's not put the blame where it belongs...on the welfare state and the mindsets that fuel that. It must be we're missing a few masks or a hair salon somewhere opened up.