Prior to COVID-19, Burr helped author the country’s Pandemic Response
On February 7th, he pens an op-ed saying everything is OK.
The DJIA hits its highest close ever, @ 29,551.
On February 13th, he and his wife dump $1.6 million of stock, most of them in high-risk companies. DJIA closes at 29,423. Talk about selling at the top!
On February 27th, the same day Trump said it would ‘disappear’, Burr was warning wealthy supporters to prepare for the worst, for another ‘Spanish Flu’. DJIA closed at 25,766
On March 5th, Burr pens an oped saying “We’re more prepared than we have ever been”. DJIA: 26,121
March 9th, DJIA crashes over 2,000 points. Things really begin going to hell.
Fuck. The. GOP. Just fuck them - they didn’t warn people, they purposely withheld information, so they could sell their holdings at the top of the market, and now millions may die so they could profit.
Listen to the recording. It’s all there. And still… for 2, 3 weeks… they did the Democrat Impeachment Hoax story while this thing was spreading across the country, so they could offload their most vulnerable assets.
FUCK THE GOP AND ALL WHO SUPPORT THEM AFTER ALL THIS SHIT.
Oh, I hate that asshole more than anyone else in the Senate, and that’s saying a lot. Because I went to high school with that motherfucker. He was an asshole in high school and he’s a bigger asshole now.
I hope he goes down and goes down hard.
That stock trading reeks, and I hope it’s a crime. Too bad Republicans in Trump’s name are above the law and/or insta-pardonable.
The stock trading reeks, but the supression of the severity of this pandemic is ghastly. In other words, it’s typically Republican.
I’m not buying into the theory that we need to pretend to trust these corrupt untrustworthy crooks “for the good of the country”. They drove the economy into hyperdrive by reckless borrowing and unconscionable giveaways to their corporate co-conspirators. They dismantled the body of expertise behind the government. Then the whole country got taken down hard by what was essentially a failure of information.
This wasn’t something that just happened. It might not have been totally preventable, but it could been contained if not for incompetence.
We need to let people know this. We need to plaster the airwaves with ads showing Trump saying “I take no responsibility” and “we’re not a shipping clerk”. We need to lay the blame directly where it belongs and wake up that 50% of the country that never votes. We need to show the Republicans in all their bumbling incompetent glory. We need to double down, not ease up.
I mean, I’m not even sure I remotely understandhis defensehere:
“Burr’s office also rebutted a ProPublica story indicating he sold between $500k-$1.6m in stock in the weeks leading up to the market collapse. An aide said the sale happened before market volatility began.”
Yeah, that’s, like, the whole problem. Nobody would have a problem if the sale happened after the market volatility.