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    The federal stockpile is intended for the states in a national emergency. What does Jared Kushner know about logistics? Does he have any qualifications in that field?

    https://www.cnn.com/2020/04/03/polit...aim/index.html


    The website of the Strategic National Stockpile was edited on Friday to soften language about how the stockpile is supposed to be used by states -- a day after media outlets reported that the original version contradicted a claim by senior White House official Jared Kushner.


    Kushner, President Donald Trump's senior adviser and son-in-law, said at Thursday's coronavirus briefing that states themselves have medical equipment stockpiled -- and argued that "the notion of the federal stockpile was it's supposed to be our stockpile; it's not supposed to be state stockpiles that they then use."

    Journalists and others quickly pointed out that the federal stockpile's own website made clear Kushner was wrong.

    As of early Friday morning, the stockpile's home page had read: "Strategic National Stockpile is the nation's largest supply of life-saving pharmaceuticals and medical supplies for use in a public health emergency severe enough to cause local supplies to run out. When state, local, tribal, and territorial responders request federal assistance to support their response efforts, the stockpile ensures that the right medicines and supplies get to those who need them most during an emergency. Organized for scalable response to a variety of public health threats, this repository contains enough supplies to respond to multiple large-scale emergencies simultaneously."
    We are not now that strength which in old days
    Moved earth and heaven; that which we are we are; One equal temper of heroic hearts
    Made weak by time and fate but strong in will
    To strive to seek to find and not to yield.

  • #2
    Completely unqualified:-Who or what is 'Our'?

    https://www.cnn.com/2020/04/03/opini...tis/index.html


    President Donald Trump's son-in-law and adviser, Jared Kushner, seldom speaks to the public. Now we know why. When he stood at the White House podium on Thursday, what Americans heard was a spine-chilling performance from a believer in small government, delivered at a time when only big government can save the day.


    Of all the times to have a global pandemic, did it have to happen during the reign of an administration that wants to shrink the government to a fraction of its ability? Did it have to come under a president who has no respect for crucially relevant expertise or qualifications, who has surrounded himself with people whose principal talent is their ability to pay him public homage?

    If ever there were a time for big government, for ambitious programs, for a central role for federal authorities, it is right now. If ever there were a time for qualified people in government, it is now.

    Kushner's translucent presence -- his affect, bereft of even the slightest hint of empathy, in perfect synchrony with his callous words -- was a spectacle suitable for our nightmarish times.
    Now we know why Trump has put him in charge of so many intractable problems. Kushner is afflicted by
    a superabundance of unwarranted self-confidence. He is an introverted Trump; arrogance without flamboyance.


    Kushner chastised governors, with citizens literally gasping for air, for asking the federal government to help find life-saving ventilators. "Don't ask us for things when you don't know what you have in your own state. Just because you're scared, you ask your medical professionals and they don't know," he reprimanded.

    At one point, he suggested that the federal stockpile of emergency medical supplies is not meant for the states, "It's supposed to be our stockpile," he said. It's unclear who he meant by "our."

    It is a well-documented fact that Trump populated countless government positions with people utterly unqualified for their jobs. It comes as no surprise, then, that the rollout of emergency programs is proving less than impressive. Millions of Americans have already lost their jobs just a few weeks into the pandemic, so Congress moved fast to enact trillions of dollars in relief legislation.

    Many government professionals are doing their best in an unprecedented emergency, but the early days of the rescue plan are not encouraging. Suddenly-unemployed restaurant workers with families to feed may not get the promised $1,200 check for months. Despite vows to get money in people's pockets within two weeks, it looks like it could take up to 20 weeks -- that's about four months -- to mail out all the checks.


    We are not now that strength which in old days
    Moved earth and heaven; that which we are we are; One equal temper of heroic hearts
    Made weak by time and fate but strong in will
    To strive to seek to find and not to yield.

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    • #3
      Trump's presidency might not have been so bad if it wasn't for Kushner. Or, Trump's inability to do anything without Kushner pulling his strings.
      "Those who would give up Essential Liberty to purchase a little Temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety."
      - Benjamin Franklin

      The new right wing: hate Muslims, preaches tolerance for Nazis.

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      • #4
        Also, I thought they weren't mailing the universal income checks? It's supposed to be direct deposit, meaning it should be done a lot quicker than 4 months.
        "Those who would give up Essential Liberty to purchase a little Temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety."
        - Benjamin Franklin

        The new right wing: hate Muslims, preaches tolerance for Nazis.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Massena View Post
          Completely unqualified:-Who or what is 'Our'?

          https://www.cnn.com/2020/04/03/opini...tis/index.html


          President Donald Trump's son-in-law and adviser, Jared Kushner, seldom speaks to the public. Now we know why. When he stood at the White House podium on Thursday, what Americans heard was a spine-chilling performance from a believer in small government, delivered at a time when only big government can save the day.


          Of all the times to have a global pandemic, did it have to happen during the reign of an administration that wants to shrink the government to a fraction of its ability? Did it have to come under a president who has no respect for crucially relevant expertise or qualifications, who has surrounded himself with people whose principal talent is their ability to pay him public homage?

          If ever there were a time for big government, for ambitious programs, for a central role for federal authorities, it is right now. If ever there were a time for qualified people in government, it is now.

          Kushner's translucent presence -- his affect, bereft of even the slightest hint of empathy, in perfect synchrony with his callous words -- was a spectacle suitable for our nightmarish times.
          Now we know why Trump has put him in charge of so many intractable problems. Kushner is afflicted by
          a superabundance of unwarranted self-confidence. He is an introverted Trump; arrogance without flamboyance.


          Kushner chastised governors, with citizens literally gasping for air, for asking the federal government to help find life-saving ventilators. "Don't ask us for things when you don't know what you have in your own state. Just because you're scared, you ask your medical professionals and they don't know," he reprimanded.

          At one point, he suggested that the federal stockpile of emergency medical supplies is not meant for the states, "It's supposed to be our stockpile," he said. It's unclear who he meant by "our."

          It is a well-documented fact that Trump populated countless government positions with people utterly unqualified for their jobs. It comes as no surprise, then, that the rollout of emergency programs is proving less than impressive. Millions of Americans have already lost their jobs just a few weeks into the pandemic, so Congress moved fast to enact trillions of dollars in relief legislation.

          Many government professionals are doing their best in an unprecedented emergency, but the early days of the rescue plan are not encouraging. Suddenly-unemployed restaurant workers with families to feed may not get the promised $1,200 check for months. Despite vows to get money in people's pockets within two weeks, it looks like it could take up to 20 weeks -- that's about four months -- to mail out all the checks.
          As usual, CNN is full of...

          Big government can help, but it cannot make what needs to be really done, get done. That is, individual people have to deal with this situation. They need to show initiative and willingness to do what needs be done. But, that needed to be the case months, even years, before this situation.

          By becoming reliant on government aid, accepting a willingness to live paycheck to paycheck, by living beyond their means, many people created the crisis situation they now find themselves in. That isn't society's fault and it shouldn't be up to the government to become some paternalistic fixer of their problems.
          Government's role in creating part of that problem was becoming big government. Yes, it is government social-welfare programs and heavy handed regulatory bureaucracy that has in part created a society dependent on big government solutions.

          I've also got news for the people that wrote that article. Government has been rife with incompetent and unqualified people for decades and decades. It isn't some Trump created problem.

          So, another useless TDS hit piece by CNN, the press arm of the Democrat party and Progressive Left that can be ignored.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by T. A. Gardner View Post

            As usual, CNN is full of...

            Big government can help, but it cannot make what needs to be really done, get done. That is, individual people have to deal with this situation. They need to show initiative and willingness to do what needs be done. But, that needed to be the case months, even years, before this situation.

            By becoming reliant on government aid, accepting a willingness to live paycheck to paycheck, by living beyond their means, many people created the crisis situation they now find themselves in. That isn't society's fault and it shouldn't be up to the government to become some paternalistic fixer of their problems.
            Government's role in creating part of that problem was becoming big government. Yes, it is government social-welfare programs and heavy handed regulatory bureaucracy that has in part created a society dependent on big government solutions.

            I've also got news for the people that wrote that article. Government has been rife with incompetent and unqualified people for decades and decades. It isn't some Trump created problem.

            So, another useless TDS hit piece by CNN, the press arm of the Democrat party and Progressive Left that can be ignored.
            So who are they keeping their stockpile of medical equipment for?

            Funny you didn't say any of this when Trump wanted to cut every American a check.
            "Those who would give up Essential Liberty to purchase a little Temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety."
            - Benjamin Franklin

            The new right wing: hate Muslims, preaches tolerance for Nazis.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by TactiKill J. View Post

              So who are they keeping their stockpile of medical equipment for?

              Funny you didn't say any of this when Trump wanted to cut every American a check.
              I neither need or want a check from the government because of this outbreak. As for medical equipment being stockpiled, other than for defense purposes the federal government really has no need to do that. States could do it if they wanted. But, these days the federal government does all sorts of things that were never intended for it to do.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Massena View Post
                The federal stockpile is intended for the states in a national emergency. What does Jared Kushner know about logistics? Does he have any qualifications in that field?


                Probably a lot more than Hunter Bidden knows about natural gas production.
                Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it whether it exists or not, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedy. -- Ernest Benn

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by TactiKill J. View Post
                  Trump's presidency might not have been so bad if it wasn't for Kushner. Or, Trump's inability to do anything without Kushner pulling his strings.
                  Trump's presidency is 'so bad' because of Trump's inherent dishonesty and corruption. Kushner is only a symptom.
                  We are not now that strength which in old days
                  Moved earth and heaven; that which we are we are; One equal temper of heroic hearts
                  Made weak by time and fate but strong in will
                  To strive to seek to find and not to yield.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Tsar View Post



                    Probably a lot more than Hunter Bidden knows about natural gas production.
                    And Hunter Biden is not in the US government, now is he? Nice try at whataboutism, but it's nonsense.
                    We are not now that strength which in old days
                    Moved earth and heaven; that which we are we are; One equal temper of heroic hearts
                    Made weak by time and fate but strong in will
                    To strive to seek to find and not to yield.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by T. A. Gardner View Post

                      As usual, CNN is full of...
                      Can you logically, with examples, demonstrate that idea, please? Merely stating your opinion on the subject is worthless.

                      We are not now that strength which in old days
                      Moved earth and heaven; that which we are we are; One equal temper of heroic hearts
                      Made weak by time and fate but strong in will
                      To strive to seek to find and not to yield.

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                      • #12
                        I just know Joe would handle this whole thing so much better...ah yeah you know the thing

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Massena View Post
                          Can you logically, with examples, demonstrate that idea, please? Merely stating your opinion on the subject is worthless.
                          I already did.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by T. A. Gardner View Post

                            Big government can help, but it cannot make what needs to be really done, get done.
                            According to who? RW gossip? The vulture capitalists tell you that line. The government is inept and can't do anything right.
                            The capitalists tell you that line so they get the $$, not the govt.
                            "Everything is better with private corporations at the wheel!"

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by T. A. Gardner View Post

                              I already did.
                              Really? Absolutely incredible.

                              You've done no such thing, you are merely parroting right wing talking points.
                              We are not now that strength which in old days
                              Moved earth and heaven; that which we are we are; One equal temper of heroic hearts
                              Made weak by time and fate but strong in will
                              To strive to seek to find and not to yield.

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