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(The Daily Beast)   Here it is, folks. Trump is going to run for re-election on a platform of cuts to Social Security and Medicare because the National Debt is getting too big. For some reason   (thedailybeast.com) divider line
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2020-03-05 11:44:39 PM  
I'd post a funny picture of Trump's credibility sinking further into the 9th circuit of Hell but at this point there's nothing funny about it.

Pathetic.
 
2020-03-05 11:50:37 PM  
For the last forty years, Republicans have been telling us "no see, if we cut our taxes, it'll generate revenue! We just have to make cuts to the social programs that you're using," and a disconcerting amount of us said "oh, okay, that makes sense!"
 
2020-03-06 12:04:33 AM  
It's not an entitlement if YOU F*CKING PAY INTO THE FUND YOUR ENTIRE ADULT LIFE, you orange c*nt!
 
2020-03-06 12:21:29 AM  

MattytheMouse: For the last forty years, Republicans have been telling us "no see, if we cut our taxes, it'll generate revenue! We just have to make cuts to the social programs that you're using," and a disconcerting amount of us said "oh, okay, that makes sense!"


We're always on the right side of the Laffer curve, don't you know?
 
2020-03-06 12:23:48 AM  

ZZ9 Plural Z Alpha: MattytheMouse: For the last forty years, Republicans have been telling us "no see, if we cut our taxes, it'll generate revenue! We just have to make cuts to the social programs that you're using," and a disconcerting amount of us said "oh, okay, that makes sense!"

We're always on the right side of the Laffer curve, don't you know?


I still can't believe that the staple of republican's economic vision is a napkin doodle that says if we cut revenue it'll generate revenue.
 
2020-03-06 12:34:05 AM  
I still can't believe people don't see through this stupid shiat.
 
2020-03-06 1:40:47 AM  

ecmoRandomNumbers: It's not an entitlement if YOU F*CKING PAY INTO THE FUND YOUR ENTIRE ADULT LIFE, you orange c*nt!


It is an entitlement.

You paid for it, and you're entitled to it.... every bit as much as when you go to McDonalds and give them money for a cheeseburger, you're entitled to that cheeseburger.
 
2020-03-06 2:00:28 AM  
If they have him on tape saying that the Democratic campaign ads should be nothing but those words on a loop.
 
2020-03-06 2:31:55 AM  

firefly212: ecmoRandomNumbers: It's not an entitlement if YOU F*CKING PAY INTO THE FUND YOUR ENTIRE ADULT LIFE, you orange c*nt!

It is an entitlement.

You paid for it, and you're entitled to it.... every bit as much as when you go to McDonalds and give them money for a cheeseburger, you're entitled to that cheeseburger.


I understand what you're saying because the principal definition of "entitlement" is exactly how you put it here. It's literal; a denotation. However, in American politics and economic policy, the secondary definition of "entitlement" carries the connotation that a person is undeserving of the entitlements because of social class, nationality, immigration status, or just pick a wild card and tweet about it like Donald the Turpid XVI of the Jackson Heights Turpids.

Honestly, listen to a middle-class Republican drone on about entitlements, and you'll inevitably end up in the dreaded "entitlement programs infringe on my personal freedom because I'll never use them, as I am a billionaire in my heart" argument. Nobody can know such things with certainty, but they frame "entitlement" as a welfare program just for the poor, which even Milton Friedman said was fallacious.

I totally get what you're explaining, but the semantics are a pedantic rhetorical exercise because everybody knows what a Republican means when he uses that word.
 
2020-03-06 5:31:38 AM  

MrBallou: I still can't believe people don't see through this stupid shiat.


Republicans and Trump voters typically have mental disorders.
 
2020-03-06 5:54:14 AM  

MattytheMouse: For the last forty years, Republicans have been telling us "no see, if we cut our taxes, it'll generate revenue! We just have to make cuts to the social programs that you're using," and a disconcerting amount of us said "oh, okay, that makes sense!"



Actually, that line, along with "trickle down" goes back to Hoover (Herbie, not J-Edgie).
 
2020-03-06 6:28:16 AM  
People on SS have nothing left to lose.
Don't be surprised if they take exception in that manner
 
2020-03-06 6:57:26 AM  
Let's tax the wealthy instead.
 
2020-03-06 7:44:40 AM  

vudukungfu: People on SS have nothing left to lose.
Don't be surprised if they take exception in that manner


Most of them will vote Trump and then complain about the "libs" stealing their healthcare and soc-sec.
 
2020-03-06 7:45:01 AM  
Being dumb to own the libs.
Being poor to own the libs.
Being sick to own the libs.
 
2020-03-06 7:45:37 AM  
He is the symptom.
The moderate favorite has run on cuts to social security and medicare.
 
2020-03-06 7:46:01 AM  
And people will buy it hook, line and sinker because people are IDIOTS.
 
2020-03-06 7:46:20 AM  
Debt is too big? Gee, I wonder why? Also, don't even try the fiscal responsibility angle, GOP.

DON'T. EVEN. TRY.
 
2020-03-06 7:46:53 AM  
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2020-03-06 7:47:20 AM  
Look at this mess that has gotten so much worse over the last three years. I wonder if re-electing this asshole is going to fix that mess.
 
2020-03-06 7:48:20 AM  

oldfool: [i.redd.it image 640x530]


Is it funny because the post is wrong, by six zeroes?
 
2020-03-06 7:48:35 AM  
I am glad Bloomberg is going to help Biden, this is exactly what he'll use in commercials against Trump.
 
2020-03-06 7:48:41 AM  

oldfool: [i.redd.it image 640x530]


I wonder what his Fark handle is.
 
2020-03-06 7:49:15 AM  
He said he is gonna.
 
2020-03-06 7:50:18 AM  
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2020-03-06 7:52:09 AM  

ecmoRandomNumbers: It's not an entitlement if YOU F*CKING PAY INTO THE FUND YOUR ENTIRE ADULT LIFE, you orange c*nt!


I'm not sure where you got that idea, but it is not accurate.

Also, I'm not sure why you think it is an important thing to get butthurt about.
 
2020-03-06 7:52:28 AM  

MattytheMouse: I still can't believe that the staple of republican's economic vision is a napkin doodle that says if we cut revenue it'll generate revenue.


I can. Republican voters are failures and believe in magic.
 
2020-03-06 7:53:11 AM  
Thankfully guns are inexpensive and plentiful.  With nothing else to lose, diagnose yourself on WebMD and go rob a pharmacy for whatever medications you need.

Murica!
 
2020-03-06 7:55:00 AM  
And they will still vote for this taint lick because messkins and imgrnts and coal.

/but a good number can't spell stuggit
 
2020-03-06 7:55:14 AM  

oldfool: [i.redd.it image 640x530]


Bro economics!  I get it, it's a funny thing to think about.  But that meme seems to take itself seriously as well.

What happens when EVERYONE has the same thing?  The value goes down and the gain is washed out.  Giving a million dollars to every person in America just raises the price of everything in proportion to the increase in spending power.

A better approach would be encouraging Bloomberg to choose selective targets to boost, which is what he's doing.  This criticism also overlooks the fact that "spending on ads" puts money back in the economy asymmetrically, which doesn't overload the system and keeps people paid/spending for a while.  Better than hoarding, right?

This is why you can't just compare number A to number B and call it an economic plan.  It's never that simple.
 
2020-03-06 7:55:26 AM  
Taa farking daa.
 
2020-03-06 7:55:39 AM  

ecmoRandomNumbers: It's not an entitlement if YOU F*CKING PAY INTO THE FUND YOUR ENTIRE ADULT LIFE, you orange c*nt!


This is derpservative logic we are talking about here. All that money could have been funneled into a rich donor's pockets. Instead it ended up in the hands of some poors! OUTRAGEOUS!
 
2020-03-06 7:55:49 AM  

oldfool: [i.redd.it image 640x530]


This claim actually made it onto TV; they later blamed the person who tweeted it that they didn't notice the math made no sense when they reported it as true.
 
2020-03-06 7:56:19 AM  

Marcus Aurelius: Let's tax the wealthy instead.


"No, no, the guy who inherited a golden toilet from his father totally worked for it, plus, he might give me a job."
- the entire south and Midwest
 
2020-03-06 7:56:42 AM  
Tha's okay.  I get SSI.  I don' get no social security.  And food stamps?  Pish and posh.  I get the Link Card what gets me my food at the Circle K.

Stickin' it to the libs what feed them lazy people and let them sit around.  No, if you'n excuse me, I gotta go get a new hovveround at little or no cost to me.  My old one is only rated for 300 pounds.  My Trump Flag and Merica flags slow it down a bit too.
 
2020-03-06 7:56:50 AM  
Why does anyone believe anything that comes out of his mouth?
 
2020-03-06 7:56:53 AM  

oldfool: [i.redd.it image 640x530]


Well, that's certainly a thing that makes one want to start drinking at 8 AM on a Friday. Thanks a lot.
 
2020-03-06 7:57:19 AM  
Them shiat's will be depleted by the time it's my turn so I say slash them to zero and quit raping my paycheck.
 
2020-03-06 7:58:30 AM  
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Florida goes blue, Trump is toast. Senate will go Blue
 
2020-03-06 7:58:47 AM  
Trump isn't running on policies.
He's running on emotions, specifically, hate and fear.
 
2020-03-06 7:59:50 AM  

MrBallou: I still can't believe people don't see through this stupid shiat.


This has been a 40 year strategy to move people away from pensions and Social Security and more towards "personal savings" in the form of IRAs and 401(k)s.

You get enough people thinking the stock market is their retirement, and they forget all of the blood, sweat, and tears that went into getting statutory retirement programmes in the first place.

The modern American ethos is much closer to Industrial Revolution than it is the Great Society. Call it "personal responsibility" if you want, but ultimately it's just another way of destroying the social safety net and punishing the poor and middle class who don't have the benefit of winning the genetic lottery.
 
2020-03-06 8:00:18 AM  

ecmoRandomNumbers: firefly212: ecmoRandomNumbers: It's not an entitlement if YOU F*CKING PAY INTO THE FUND YOUR ENTIRE ADULT LIFE, you orange c*nt!

It is an entitlement.

You paid for it, and you're entitled to it.... every bit as much as when you go to McDonalds and give them money for a cheeseburger, you're entitled to that cheeseburger.

I understand what you're saying because the principal definition of "entitlement" is exactly how you put it here. It's literal; a denotation. However, in American politics and economic policy, the secondary definition of "entitlement" carries the connotation that a person is undeserving of the entitlements because of social class, nationality, immigration status, or just pick a wild card and tweet about it like Donald the Turpid XVI of the Jackson Heights Turpids.

Honestly, listen to a middle-class Republican drone on about entitlements, and you'll inevitably end up in the dreaded "entitlement programs infringe on my personal freedom because I'll never use them, as I am a billionaire in my heart" argument. Nobody can know such things with certainty, but they frame "entitlement" as a welfare program just for the poor, which even Milton Friedman said was fallacious.

I totally get what you're explaining, but the semantics are a pedantic rhetorical exercise because everybody knows what a Republican means when he uses that word.


Yeah, but that's how Republicans work.

Just about everything is the opposite of what it actually means.

"pro-life" (except if you're poor, non-white, potentially a criminal, Democrat, a woman, etc.)
"entitlement" (something you're NOT entitled to)
"Small government" (except when it benefits billionaires or foreign powers)
"Freedom" (except to define your own sexuality or to not live by our "religion" or to control your body. Also, the state gets to determine who is born (abortion laws) and who dies (death penalty).

...and so on.
 
2020-03-06 8:00:31 AM  

wademh: [lh3.googleusercontent.com image 298x267]
Florida goes blue, Trump is toast. Senate will go Blue


Florida is lost.  Just get back PA, MI and WI.  And keep waiting for Blue Texas.
 
2020-03-06 8:00:31 AM  

wademh: [lh3.googleusercontent.com image 298x267]
Florida goes blue, Trump is toast. Senate will go Blue


Whoa, whoa, what if that happens to my penis?!? I don't want that! Maybe I shouldn't be voting for Dems, just in case...
 
2020-03-06 8:00:38 AM  

freidog: Trump isn't running on policies.
He's running on emotions, specifically, hate and fear.


Yes, but he always puts out both options to confuse people and test the waters.  This is no exception.

Then when he does make a move he can claim he was right all along and the other sh#t he's said is ignored or spun.

3 years of this already.  SSDD
 
2020-03-06 8:01:33 AM  
He doesn't want to get re elected but he doesn't want to get the blame for not getting re elected.

For those of us who thought he never wanted to be president anyhow and was angling to get in to mass media.

Trump TV may be on the horizon after all.
 
2020-03-06 8:01:51 AM  

freidog: Trump isn't running on policies.
He's running on emotions, specifically, hate and fear.


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2020-03-06 8:02:13 AM  
So conservatives really don't care about the budget. They just want the government to funnel money from poor people to rich people.
 
2020-03-06 8:02:25 AM  

freidog: Trump isn't running on policies.
He's running on emotions, specifically, hate and fear.


That's every Presidential campaign I can remember.

He's just good at it, because he is not capable of shame.
 
2020-03-06 8:02:52 AM  

freidog: Trump isn't running on policies.
He's running on emotions, specifically, hate and fear.


Irony thy name is Democrat.
 
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