Abby is fine with being isolated.
Come to that, so am I.
Simon and I are doing fine – other than being extremely disappointed with our various levels of government and the individual idiots who continue to think that gathering in crowds and sidling up to other people is perfectly fine.
First, I am done with governments giving huge handouts to corporations and mere scraps to people.
In BC people are being evicted right now. If you want to get help, you can’t apply until April And then you get a pittance of what you earned. How are we supposed to eat or keep a roof over our heads?
The NDP suggested a one-time payment to individuals of $1,000. That will go far in Vancouver. Or anywhere, really. Meanwhile, corporations like banks are thriving on disaster capitalism. Sure, defer your mortgage, but then you get to pay more because they will charge interest on top of the missed interest payments.
This is not good enough. Period.
Governments have to start doing their jobs: work for the people. Governments were created to protect people from predatory corporations. interestingly, it’s the corporations that are being protected. This is BS.
Airlines in trouble? Give them a loan. The airlines have used record profits in the last few years for stock buy-backs.
People are suffering. The only solution? Give people a guaranteed basic income. I see no other way. Every other solution does little or nothing for people and is putting them under huge stress. That’s the last thing we need. If people ae afraid of losing their homes, they will go to work when they should not.