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Old 04-02-2020, 09:14 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by redpoint5 View Post

Then there's the unspoken societal benefits, such as providing some relief to our social security, medicare, and other tax draining systems. The disease tends to cull the least productive in the population. That isn't to say we should be happy that people are losing loved-ones for the greater good of society, but it is a benefit to society as a whole nonetheless.
I agree strongly with the rest of your post, but I don't think this part is working out the way you think it is. The economic damage is worse than the pension money saved, and the government printing money to pay for the bailouts does inflate away some of the federal financial obligations, but that was going to happen anyways.
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