Express sympathy with your wallet
NPR stated 26 million people have lost their jobs because of the coronavirus. Other news outlets say 22 million. That’s a lot of people without paychecks. But none of them are Gov. Andy Beshear and staff working for him. I suggest governors who have locked down our states and cost people jobs, businesses and possibly homes give up their paychecks so they can understand what many Americans in Kentucky and throughout the nation are going through.
MSN reports President Donald Trump has donated his $400,000 a year salary since he became president to STEM for children, the National Park Service and last quarter to the coronavirus effort. Yes, he won’t starve and all his transportation everywhere is paid for somehow because he’s the president but I would say the same for Gov. Beshear and his staff.
Why would some of these governors be concerned with other people’s income when they have theirs coming? If they are, prove it and give up your salary.
Governors could allow the states to open and free American citizens can decide if they want to visit those businesses and take the risk. If the employees don’t want to go back to work, they don’t have to. They can continue to stay on unemployment. If people don’t want to shop or go to restaurants or shops, they don’t have to. If they want to stay home, they can choose to.
While I’m at it I’d like to know how many Kentucky state employees are considered essential? Also why is it the press seems to be able to come and go anywhere they please? How many state and national members of the press have been sent home to protect them from dying? I’ll be waiting awhile I think for any answers or to see our governor step up and experience real empathy and suffering with Kentuckians.