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Mon Apr 6, 2020, 02:24 PM

Which big change do you think is most likely to come to the US in the wake of the coronavirus crisis


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Universal healthcare
3 (18%)
More robust pandemic preparation
4 (24%)
Stricter border controls
1 (6%)
Universal basic income
0 (0%)
No big change is likely
8 (47%)
Not sure / no opinion
0 (0%)
Other
1 (6%)
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Reply Which big change do you think is most likely to come to the US in the wake of the coronavirus crisis (Original post)
William769 Apr 2020 OP
GreenPartyVoter Apr 2020 #1
William769 Apr 2020 #2
Jamastiene Apr 2020 #3
William769 Apr 2020 #5
Jamastiene Apr 2020 #9
William769 Apr 2020 #10
rampartc Apr 2020 #4
Turin_C3PO Apr 2020 #12
rampartc Apr 2020 #16
Dream Girl Apr 2020 #6
skip fox Apr 2020 #7
SWBTATTReg Apr 2020 #8
Initech Apr 2020 #11
William769 Apr 2020 #14
JCMach1 Apr 2020 #13
RANDYWILDMAN Apr 2020 #15
Arkansas Granny Apr 2020 #17

Response to William769 (Original post)

Mon Apr 6, 2020, 02:26 PM

1. I'd like a Marshall plan New Deal, but we might see some small attempts at your list. Just more

bandaids.

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Response to GreenPartyVoter (Reply #1)

Mon Apr 6, 2020, 02:32 PM

2. I voted:No big change is likely

But it all depends on how Novembers election turns out in two branches of our government.

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Response to William769 (Original post)

Mon Apr 6, 2020, 02:35 PM

3. It is a tie between stricter border control and

a huge new appreciation for toilet paper. There may be churches formed based on the love for TP. I may or may not be thinking of starting one myself. TP is the new gold.

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Response to Jamastiene (Reply #3)

Mon Apr 6, 2020, 02:41 PM

5. Got that right.



I have yet to figure out why there is still a problem being able to buy it. It's still being rationed in stores by me so I can only assume it's like that everywhere.

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Response to William769 (Reply #5)

Mon Apr 6, 2020, 02:58 PM

9. It is like that here too. Plus where I usually buy it online as well.

I usually go ahead and order my TP online, but even that is not happening right now.

I did see a theory on it in this article, although I don't know how much of it I believe just yet:
https://marker.medium.com/what-everyones-getting-wrong-about-the-toilet-paper-shortage-c812e1358fe0

I don't necessarily agree with the logic of not wanting to redistribute commercial toilet paper to consumers because of how commercial TP is manufactured. They were mentioning something in regards to what percentage of commercial paper is made of recycled materials compared to what percentage of consumer toilet paper is made of recycled materials. People were using it in their workplaces and in businesses before. So, I doubt it would matter now. It is no time to be picky, lol.

The other stuff discussed in the article seemed like a plausible partial explanation.

I cannot help but wonder if they could compare notes between their commercial distribution supplier contacts and consumer level suppliers to redistribute the commercial TP as well. It seems doable to me.

But, they did have a point about everyone using the bathroom at home much more now, when before they weren't always going at home. That part did make some sense, but it seems like the corporations that make TP could adjust for a short while to make sure people can get it.

I still believe people panic buying played a larger part than they are saying as well.

So, overall, people are going to the bathroom at home more now than before, so even without panic buying, the demand is going to skyrocket. I think the corporations that supply it should take that into account and adapt. The first one that adapts and makes it available again gets my vote for heroes of the year.

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Response to Jamastiene (Reply #9)

Mon Apr 6, 2020, 03:13 PM

10. One thing is for sure after reading that article

I know now more about TP than I ever thought I would.

Thanks for the article.

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Response to William769 (Original post)

Mon Apr 6, 2020, 02:36 PM

4. nothing positive will come of this

trump and repub senators will be re elected. ms pelosi becomes minority leader.;

the aca, medicare, and medicaid are declared bankrupt and repealed. social security is privatized.

the great shortage of doctors and nurses (killed by disease) will not be replaced, but won't be missed because so few can afford to see doctor.

trump receives at least 20 honorary medical degrees from on line unuversities.

corporate taxes are cut to zero to "stimulate economy."

etc etc etc

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Response to rampartc (Reply #4)

Mon Apr 6, 2020, 03:24 PM

12. I doubt Trump will be re-elected.

And we’re definitely not going to lose the House.

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Response to Turin_C3PO (Reply #12)

Mon Apr 6, 2020, 04:06 PM

16. there is nothing wrong with optimism

i observe the trump cult about as closely as jane goodall observed the chimpanzees.

we can get out 5 or 6 million more votes and still lose the electoral college, the senate, and the gerrymandered house districts.

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Response to William769 (Original post)

Mon Apr 6, 2020, 02:45 PM

6. Touch less retail

 

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Response to William769 (Original post)

Mon Apr 6, 2020, 02:48 PM

7. Other!

Perhaps we can rediscover the necessities for government and begin to work together to fight even a bigger threat: climate change.

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Response to William769 (Original post)

Mon Apr 6, 2020, 02:55 PM

8. We will get a new administration that will f**king pay attention to crap coming down the pipeline...

as they should be, to protect Americans. The idiots in the WH and Senate republicans certainly won't.

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Response to William769 (Original post)

Mon Apr 6, 2020, 03:18 PM

11. President Joe Biden!!!!!

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Response to Initech (Reply #11)

Mon Apr 6, 2020, 03:29 PM

14. With you all the way!

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Response to William769 (Original post)

Mon Apr 6, 2020, 03:26 PM

13. Globalization is getting a kick in the ---

Supply chains, finance, travel, all of it

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Response to William769 (Original post)

Mon Apr 6, 2020, 03:32 PM

15. All I want for Novembermas

Is a new President but I would also like National health care, because then we don't have to be tied to stupid jobs!!

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Response to William769 (Original post)

Mon Apr 6, 2020, 05:37 PM

17. Since many of the people we are depending on right now are low wage employees,

I would like to see a raise in minimum wage and more employee benefits.

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