With 1 in 10 Americans (12-16 mil) currently unemployed, and getting worse, due to the Wuhan Virus, the economic, family and social damage will begin to rapidly take their toll. We are looking at serious and far-reaching damage to our society that could be difficult to repair. I would hope that WE are serious about our CHILDREN's and GRANDCHILDREN's futures here in AMERICA, so I think we need to open up the discussions on how we get this country back to work.
I have a simple and serious idea to get ALL of us back to work much faster. We all need to have some skin in the game, so the pain is equalized and EVERYONE feels it. Right now the private sector is taking the brunt of the 12-16 Mil job losses, unless I missed the large number of furloughs and layoffs occurring within the public sector. To balance the pain across private and public, I propose;
1) ALL Hospital Healthcare workers get a 10% "Combat" Pay Raise during the crisis
2) ALL PUBLIC workers (police, fire, governors, federal/state workers, Elected reps INCLUDED) AND RETIREES will take a 25% pay and benefits reduction until businesses in ALL states are allowed to open up AND the unemployment rate is back to the 4.7% under the previous administration.
How quickly do you think this measure might have the country talking about options and getting back in business??