Psychotic rich people, wannabes and lackeys would rather prolong an epidemic than let lower-wage workers have a sick day. From Messrs. Forbes, Laffer and Moore at the Committee to Unleash Prosperity & Let it Eat Some Orphans:
3) Don’t expand welfare and other income redistribution benefits like paid leave and unemployment benefits that will inhibit growth and discourage work. This didn’t work for under President Obama in 2009 and it won’t work now.
Don’t worry, the three horsefuckers of the apocalypse are not trying to come up with solutions to any real problem, which is a good thing because they don’t have any.
When faced with the fact that many people can’t earn enough to live because their place of employment is closed or has reduced its hours, people like these freaks decide that keeping people alive and able to buy things and ready to return to work at their place of employment is bad for the economy because to them, the economy is other rich people. I’m sure the next step in the cunning plan is to encourage employers to cut the wages of desperate, starving employees in the name of growth. When this fails to give the economy the predicted boost, they can just whine for another tax cut to go with the bailout.