To the editor:
As could be expected, the Trump Administration’s plans for economic stimulus in the wake of the pandemic seems to be focused on the bailing out of big corporations in the oil and travel sectors, and more tax cuts for the 1%.
Where the focus should be is on paychecks for workers forced to stay home, the removal of co-pays for medical treatment related to the virus, and government coverage for the uninsured.
Of course, if we had Medicare for All, this would be easy to achieve. As the system stands now, whatever funds that are allocated to fight the economic emergency that has emerged along with the medical one must be used to support people, not corporations, and not stock prices.
The stock market will eventually recover. People forced into bankruptcy due to lack of work and medical bills won’t.