This actually seems like a no-brainer, but it took actress and Trump-supporter Kirstie Alley to get the idea a huge amount of attention. That idea is that politicians and officials who shut down business and take away income and earnings from Americans working or running businesses should THEMSELVES do without through that time.
It’s a little concept called leadership, something we lack at almost every level in this country. It’s a fantastic idea and it should be put in place IMMEDIAITELY, in my opinion.
My solution. All senators congressmen governors and city political officials from any state or city who impose shut downs to the extent that businesses and people have no form of income, take no salaries for the duration of the shutdown. Leadership leads by example & from the top
— Kirstie Alley (@kirstiealley) December 4, 2020
She followed up just a few minutes ago.
Dear government we don’t work for YOU. YOU work for us! Do your jobs FOR FREE until we are ALL PAST THESE ENFORCED SHUTDOWNS. PS you aren’t a monarchy. This is a republic. WE decide what we want you to do for us not vice versa.💪🇺🇸
— Kirstie Alley (@kirstiealley) December 5, 2020
This is definitely right. How many stories have we seen, now, of politicians locking Americans at home and then going out themselves? To salons, to parties, to restaurants? They make exceptions for themselves, living the high life while working Americans get the shaft. It’s DISGUSTING.
And why should they be getting paid with TAX MONEY while American workers are losing income and small business owners are going out of business and they can’t even sign a stimulus bill to stop the bleeding that THEY started??
She is darn right. They need to STOP getting paid with OUR money when they are preventing US from MAKING that money!!!
And you know what? Lots of people agree. Like THOUSANDS. Here’s a few.
I endorse this idea. If people can’t work to make a paycheck, no one should receive a paycheck and let’s how they like them apples. https://t.co/RO1bruuCnx
— Ned Ryun (@nedryun) December 4, 2020
— Josh “Green” Lazer (@Green__Lazer) December 5, 2020
This should be enforced 👇 https://t.co/1XkHppMYvA
— Divulgacion Total (Full Disclosure) (@divulgacionfull) December 5, 2020
This should be law. https://t.co/KITyf6LrJQ
— Oscar Cervantes/USMC (@Oscarconnect) December 4, 2020
Amen 🙏 https://t.co/NBzQCcYWOA
— MxVern (@MxVern) December 5, 2020
WOW !! Great idea!!!!! https://t.co/cOavvHfL4v
— ❤️❤️MaraItaliano (@southphillyi) December 4, 2020
There are literally thousands more in agreement.
This should not just be a tweet it and forget it. This is obviously what should actually happen. We need a prominent GOP congress member to put this into the machinery like NOW.