I just heard the man who runs TESLA cars just made 1000 ventilators and gave it to the US Gov.

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Thelma Harper wrote:
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I'm glad people are making donations. But the citizens of the USA should not be dependent on wealthy private citizens to provide life-saving medical equipment in an national emergency. The POTUS has the power under the Defense Production Act to direct manufacturing of what is needed. So far he has not done so and we need to ask why.
Based on what he said about state governors, it seems it's based on the mantra of States Rights. Problem is the federal government is better suited to help the states get this equipment.

When he said,

"Governors are supposed to be doing a lot of this work, and they are doing a lot of this work. The federal government's not supposed to be out there buying vast amounts of items and then shipping. You know, we're not shipping clerks," Trump said."

I had to facepalm.

Even a scarecrow should realize that's not how it works.
I wouldnt wish sickness on anyone but a nice "cough shortness of breath bout cough cough" might do the moron a world of good. Especially if all they could find for him is "cough, an old rusty iron lung, cough." Sorry lol allergies...
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Ford is also working with 3M and GE to produce and design ventilators and respirators. GM is also working to help produce them too.
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How did even this post turn into Trump?
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How did even this post turn into Trump?
It’s about a massive shortage of ventilators. The leader of the country will come up when this topic is discussed. Either with praise for his efforts on making it happen especially for the state of New York or it will be criticism for telling the governors to go ahead and try to outbid the federal government, you’re on your own and refusing to require certain corporations to make them. You can guess which leader we have.
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Ford is also working with 3M and GE to produce and design ventilators and respirators. GM is also working to help produce them too.
I can’t imagine these companies not wanting to do whatever it takes. It benefits every one of us.
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GM and Ford are limited in their ability to produce ventilators. Perhaps Trump is right and NYC doesn't need them? Perhaps NYC is right and people are going to die. But shit, this is so incredibly stupid. The messaging coming out of the WH is at odds with the messaging coming out of the private sector. Is this okay? Is any of this okay?
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Animal hospitals are sending their ventilators to hospitals. It’s not much but if it saves a life, it saves a life.

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GM and Ford are limited in their ability to produce ventilators. Perhaps Trump is right and NYC doesn't need them? Perhaps NYC is right and people are going to die. But shit, this is so incredibly stupid. The messaging coming out of the WH is at odds with the messaging coming out of the private sector. Is this okay? Is any of this okay?
I think he's listening to the evangelicals bending his ear.
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Thelma Harper wrote:
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Fri Mar 27, 2020 5:49 pm
GM and Ford are limited in their ability to produce ventilators. Perhaps Trump is right and NYC doesn't need them? Perhaps NYC is right and people are going to die. But shit, this is so incredibly stupid. The messaging coming out of the WH is at odds with the messaging coming out of the private sector. Is this okay? Is any of this okay?
I think he's listening to the evangelicals bending his ear.
I think he's talking out his ass and waiting for the private sector to catch up to his bullshit. When they don't, it's "they're fault". But it isn't. It's his fault. This entire things is just horrific. In "the greatest nation on earth" we are watching medical staff unable to cope and dying in real time. Just get the F***ing ventilators and PPE to those who need it! Stop arguing about numbers and who is deserving. Stop making it blue verses red states.
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