When can America start working again?

America has spent the past few weeks quarantining, social distancing and finding out who really are "essential workers" in the fight against COVID-19. As Easter approaches, millions are praying for "a light at the end of tunnel." Our hopes are that our actions and, in many cases, our sacrifices have helped us "turn the corner" and "flatten the curve."

Last week, Grassfire did a cost analysis on the impact COVID-19 shutdowns were having on the U.S. economy. The painstaking process revealed some disturbing results. To date, the effect of the coronavirus outbreak on America's historic, bull market totals approximately $34 TRILLION. Yes, that's TRILLION with a T. (You can learn more here.)

As the days and weeks pass, we're learning that the doom-and-gloom predictions about deaths, illnesses, hospitalizations, and the need for respirators and ventilators were WILDLY inaccurate and unreliable. (Go here for that story.)

Yes, we MUST continue doing EVERYTHING we can to protect the elderly and those with preexisting conditions from COVID-19. But when can we begin focusing primarily on the most at-risk demographics and communities and let the rest of the country go back to work?

Again, COVID-19 is a SERIOUS problem. But as President Trump said recently, "We cannot let the cure be worse than the problem itself." If you agree, click here or on the banner below to sign the national "Get America Working Again!" Petition:

Other costs associated with shutting down the U.S. economy to fight COVID-19 include:

  • Lost opportunity cost for businesses
  • Lost opportunity cost for individuals who had to delay dreams, plans, etc.
  • The cost of losing freedoms (priceless)
  • The cost of NOT EDUCATING millions of students and falling further behind in academic standards
  • The cost of singles not dating and progressing towards marriage
  • The cost of creating even more of a culture of government dependency (Did anyone oppose the pork-filled bailout?)

Moving forward, can America not "firewall" the ONLY statistically vulnerable communities -- the elderly and those with dangerous preexisting conditions? Can we stop the government from pursuing the most aggressive means of controlling this virus and encourage our leaders to adopt to a less disruptive strategy?

If that's what you want, click here to sign the national "Get America Working Again!" Petition now. When Grassfire reaches 20,000 signatures, our representatives will hand-deliver your petition to key leaders on Capitol Hill. Thanks, in advance, for taking action today.

For life, liberty and limited government,

The Grassfire Team

P.S. The "Get America Working Again!" Petition states:

Although COVID-19 poses a very real health pandemic, the government's overreaction through shutdown and lockdown measures now threatens our economy and the livelihood and retirement of hundreds of millions of Americans. These lockdown measures also push all limits of government power even during an "emergency" and are a serious threat to our liberties. (Read more...)

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  • D Ruth Esry
    commented 2020-04-09 07:29:02 -0400
    AMERICA MUST GET BACK TO WORK! This issue has been manipulated by the press by TOO LONG!!
  • Sandy Cottrell
    commented 2020-04-08 22:07:26 -0400
    I have read several reactions below. Many say this is no worse than the flu. If that’s the case then why are so many dieing and why is this disease touching the world in such a devastating way making everyone in a whispers distance sick to the point of death ? Would you be willing to walk into a hospital right now without a mask or gloves without fear of contracting COVID-19? I don’t think so. Chances may be that this might be like the flu pandemic but the difference is that our doctors are not familiar with this strain and I believe we should do what we are asked to do by confining ourselves and praying for those who are on the front lines to find a cure for this horrible disease that is contracted so easily. Pressuring the government to “get us back out into society” mentality could put us all at an even higher risk. I’m 66 years of with underlying problems that could KILL me and my husband is 71 and a heart transplant patient who would also DIE if we were to get sick. You may say we have lived our lives so let us go and that’s ok. But my husband and I still have our grandbabies that we waited 60 years for to watch grow up! So in my opinion, which many may think insignificant, we should be supporting our doctors and nurses and praying God will give them wisdom to find an antiviral to take all this mess away! Please don’t bite the hand that feeds you!