12th richest congressman wants you to put on your ‘big boy pants’ and die for the economy—Twitter goes wild

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Americans dying from COVID-19 is the “lesser of two evils” if the economy can be saved, according to Republican Rep. Trey Hollingsworth.

On Tuesday, the Indiana congressman called on fellow lawmakers to “put on our big boy and girl pants” and encourage Americans to go back to work during a deadly pandemic.

Indifferent elite

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During an interview on WIBC radio in Indianapolis, Hollingsworth urged policymakers to reopen the American economy – even at a loss of life. He admitted there is no “zero harm” option for moving forward. He said the choice is “dramatic economic harm” or “loss of life.”

 “But it is always the American government’s position to say, in the choice between the loss of our way of life as Americans and the loss of life of American lives, we have to always choose the latter.”

As one clinical psychologist tweeted Social Darwinism: when the privileged are quite comfortable to have the working class die in the service of the economy. Hollingsworth is the current representative of the indifferent elite.”

Dangers of reopening the economy too soon

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Experts pointed out that relaxing the social distancing rules too soon could have an equally devastating effect on the economy as well as loss of life.

Critics on social media also pointed out that Hollingsworth, the 12th richest Congressman, would lose significantly from an affected economy.

Life is only for the pre-born

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Twitter also imploded with the apparent contradiction between the congressman being “pro-life” when it comes to anti-abortion laws yet willing to sacrifice lives when it comes to GDP.

People will die

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The death toll in New York City has already climbed above 10,000 people.

In. One. City.

Who’s he willing to sacrifice?

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The media storm also pointed out that few Americans would sacrifice their own lives to improve the economy.


The decision of when and how to reopen the US economy is imminent. A group of “economic revival industry groups” will advise the President on the best way to re-open the economy. Fox News rumored that Ivanka Trump and his son-in-law Jared Kushner could be on this committee of experts.

You first, Trey

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Twitter knows when America gets back to work it means the poor and the working class. They think if this lawmaker is ready to jump start the economy he should start with himself.

‘Ignorance will kill people’

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His plan isn’t even a good one.

We need a little more life in this pro-life party

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Isn’t it the GOP that is always talking about the sanctity of life?

Dead people are bad workers

12th richest congressman wants you to put on your ‘big boy pants’ and die for the economy—Twitter goes wild

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Generally, only people that are alive show up to work. Or spend money.

Thinking ahead

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This Twitter user is keeping his head in the game…

‘Total’ authority

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On Monday, President Trump described himself as having “total” authority over state economies. He appeared to backtrack from this statement the next day when he said, “I will then be authorizing each individual governor of each individual state to implement a re-opening and a very powerful re-opening plan of their state.”

His earlier statement about “total” authority had led to pushback from Democratic and Republican governors including Governor Andrew Cuomo, to question the constitutional legality of such a claim.

Some states are reporting optimistic numbers as the coronavirus curve begins to flatten. To date, the COVID-19 disease has claimed the lives of over 26,000 Americans and counting.

One wonders how many more lives Congressman Hollingsworth would be willing to sacrifice for the sake of the economy?

The bottom line

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This pretty much sums it up:

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