The members of the House of Representatives are not in Washington, D.C. This means that a new bill proposed by the House (Nancy Pelosi) cannot be put to a vote. The loss of 5 Republican senators to quarantines has placed the majority of votes in the Senate in the hands of Charles Schumer. The Democrats are not letting this crisis go to waste.
Will their actions cause death and suffering? It is hard to quantify how many lives will be saved by bailing out corporate America. Putting money into the hands of Americans to buy food and supplies is on hold but its impact is also hard to quantify. The abuse of power to impose tyranny is not hard to quantify.
While we watch the epidemic unfold in this country, we are also watching the collapse of the world’s economic system. If we are vigilant, we may also be watching the collapse of the federal government in Washington, D.C. The actions of the government may quickly reach a tipping point which will have unintended consequences along the lines of Henry Bowman.