As many states around the country continue (or ramp up) Covid lockdown, shutdown and random edicts ostensibly designed to limit the spread of the virus, Kirstie Alley helped show public officials how they could have some skin in the game:
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
Any lockdown & shutdown happy politician care to be the first to make that symbolic sacrifice? Anyone? Anyone…?
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
WOW !! Great idea!!!!! https://t.co/cOavvHfL4v
— ❤️❤️MaraItaliano (@southphillyi) December 4, 2020
Don't forget to include their staff, a large majority of elected officials could afford not getting a check but the pressure of losing their staff would make them act. If not who would carry their bags, make their dinner reservations, etc…
— Mike Parker (@MJP1313) December 4, 2020
I think this is a great idea. Also, if they’re caught breaking their own rules, they should be cited like any other citizen would be.
— ShortStuff (@Julies_Mom) December 4, 2020
The deficits of some states could be greatly reduced if public officials were fined for hypocrisy.