Washington, D.C. – On Thursday, a new plan from Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) lays out plans to takeover critical supplies. In the plan, a new office for manufacturing of public health supplies would be established. This would be a government takeover of necessary protective gear and medications.
President Trump still doesn’t have a plan to get our health care workers the COVID-19 supplies they need. But @JanSchakowsky & I do. We have a bill to publicly manufacture PPE, drugs, & other medical supplies needed to fight this pandemic. https://t.co/XmNue8wKTJ
— Elizabeth Warren (@SenWarren) April 30, 2020
The two ladies suggest that Trump’s failure to invoke the Defense Production Act in these areas is what is leading to their calls for action. The newly created office would work on contracts with producers of these items or enter into production themselves. It would also force any items produced or procured to be supplied to federal state and Native American health plans free of charge.
This is another example of proposed government takeover. But this will never be propositioned like that by the main stream media. They argue that it is simply a method to make sure the US has necessary supplies.
It’s not the first time in the coronavirus situation that a proposed government takeover of something has been suggested. Earlier, Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) suggested that the government should take over hospitals.
Establishing a government department to oversee these items is not the right idea. But government takeovers are the only ideas that Democrats have. Rather than coming up with ways for people to function in society, they want a government takeover of society.
Their solution to forcing people to stay at home? A government takeover of salaries. After that, they would push for a government takeover of jobs. Sound familiar? It should because that’s what communist China has done for years.
Maybe you’re more interested in hearing about their suggestion for government takeover of healthcare, education, housing or anything else. The fact is that a government takeover is not the solution. More government is never the solution.
Former President Ronald Reagan probably said it best. Government is not the solution to our problem. Government is the problem.
Reagan: “Government is not the solution to our problem government IS the problem”
Rather than consistently presenting the solution as more government intervention, why don’t the Democrats try to solve it another way? But they can’t. They do not know how to solve anything without government.
Their solution to every problem is simply let the government take it over. This is not China and we are not communists. These are trying times, but the solution is not to simply back down and let the government try to solve it for us.