The GOP Is Pursuing a Public Slaughter Strategy, Known to Some as ‘Herd Immunity’ 

Republicans simply don’t believe that protecting the people of America is a legitimate function of government. And they’re strengthened and disciplined in that belief by the hundreds of millions of dollars industry and hard-right billionaires shower on them every year at every level of elected politics.We’re literally the only developed country in the world where this bizarre belief is held by about half of the nation’s politicians, and much of that can be traced to the influence of Libertarian billionaires like the Kochs and their network, but it is what it is.So let’s stop being “amazed” that Trump, Pence and their GOP allies refuse to mandate or even federally facilitate widespread testing and contact tracing, or have the Postal Service deliver five masks to every American, or pick up the medical or burial costs of people infected because of this administration’s lack of action.This is nothing new; it’s what Republicans always do.

Source: The GOP Is Pursuing a Public Slaughter Strategy, Known to Some as ‘Herd Immunity’ – CounterPunch.org

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