Pat Buchanan: Must We Kill the Economy to Kill the Virus?

Patrick J. Buchanan was the Reform Party’s 2000 presidential nominee. He published the following editorial yesterday on his official website Buchanan.org:

“How long can the shutdown be sustained if the necessities of life for the unemployed and unpaid begin to run out? Is it necessary to create an economic and social crisis to solve the medical crisis?”

“We cannot let the cure be worse than the problem itself,” tweeted the president on Sunday night, adding that, after the current 15-day shutdown, “we will make a decision as to which way we want to go.”

President Trump is said to be privately expressing a deepening concern at the damage the coronavirus shutdown is doing to the U.S. economy and debating whether it can be safely reopened.

Though castigated for his remark, Trump has a point.

To read the rest, visit Buchanan.org

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