If you’re wondering why corporate immunity is the Grade A, red-line priority for Republicans, here you go:
It’s clear how they want this to play out: the feds immunize employers, red state governors manipulate the unemployment system to force workers into a your-ability-to-buy-food-or-your-life choice, people die, and the economy recovers. Only how it will play out is everything up to the last point, which will be replaced by “the economy remains in deep depression anyway.” Whee!
Meanwhile, let’s hear from the legislative leader of this exciting new populist worker’s party:
McConnell made case to his colleagues today about including in any package provisions to shield businesses from lawsuits, saying that liability reform is "the thing that relates the most to regular people,” per sources on call. Later on Fox, he reiterated that as his “redline”— Manu Raju (@mkraju) April 28, 2020
These screenwriters are fucking terrible.