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(Vox)   Somewhere between 12 million and 35 Americans have already lost their health insurance along with their job. Thank goodness there isn't some sudden surge in health emergencies to force them into bankruptcy and homelessness too   (vox.com) divider line
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2020-04-10 7:45:28 AM  

Nimbull: Or you know, since insurance is really just a middle man to getting healthcare you can eliminate the need for it completely and just provide free healthcare to the whole country. I mean honestly if we can fund trillion dollar planes with huge repair costs we can easily provide healthcare to people.


damn straight. there is always billions for military. there is always billions for disasters. C19? back-bill the China government. for every farking penny.
 
2020-04-10 7:45:40 AM  

AquaTatanka: bobug: AquaTatanka: Serious Black: AquaTatanka: Serious Black: feckingmorons: There should be a federal law allowing them to continue the health insurance themselves.

Ms. Black recently turned 26. Her parents' health insurance company offered her COBRA coverage. It's about $550 a month just for herself. If she still had her job, that would be about 50% of her gross pay. Instead, she just lost her job because of COVID-19, so she's on unemployment. How the hell is she supposed to pay that premium, let alone all of the cost sharing that goes along with it?

1100 bucks a month sounds like a really shiatty job.   Where does she work making $6.34 for an hour?

It's $9/hour, plus a little bit of commissions for sales she makes, at an average of about 30 hours a week because few places in town actually offer 40 hour a week jobs.

Sounds like you need to move to someplace with better jobs or get an education or both.

Picking up trash  Pays better than that

Probably depends where you live. And, you gloss over the fact that moving costs money. Getting a new apartment costs money - deposits, moving expenses. But, hey, if people can't spend their way out of poverty, it's their fault, right?

/attacking people for not being able to afford health car is pretty low, fellow farker
//instead of blaming the people affected by poor policy and years of systematic attempts to destroy government infrastructure, made by Republicans, let's focus on how to fix the real issue?
///sighs

Yes our economy has issues.

Forgiven for not having much sympathy for a part time worker making 9 bucks an hour in a country where anyone that really wants to can aim a little bit higher.   The military pays better.


Yeah guys just join the military. It's just about a paycheck, I doubt it will impact your life in any significant way.
 
2020-04-10 7:46:12 AM  
For those out there who really like private health insurance, please be aware that such a thing can still exist with a national single-payer program. Other countries do this.

The setup gives everyone access to basic healthcare, using the main public healthcare system. It allows private healthcare systems to be set up, typically with much shorter wait time, but the cost of the private healthcare is borne by the users, not subsidized by the general public (at least in theory).

The rich folks can still get theirs, but there's no blatant "fark you" to the poors.  Or maybe the lack of that last bit is the reason the GOP opposes the very idea...
 
2020-04-10 7:46:29 AM  
Womp Womp, just sell one of your vacation homes and buy private insurance, and if you did the standard medical inspections on your servants you should have an ample supply of organs if it becomes necessary.
 
2020-04-10 7:48:09 AM  
neongoats:

Clearly not.
 
2020-04-10 7:48:21 AM  
Pfft.   A lot more than 35 million have never had as much as $500 in the bank al at one time, so what is going BK going to do to them other than absolving them of the crippling credit card debt they have carried throughout their miserable lives?  Prevent them from taking their $1000 windfall COVID money and putting a down payment on a house?  Buy a new car they could never afford?

Start over.  Best thing that could have happened to them.

//but but but they won't be able to rent an apartment because now their are Special.  Here's some news:  When everyone is Special no one is.
 
2020-04-10 7:48:39 AM  

leeksfromchichis: The wealthy can afford medicine. The chemicals are in their blood.

If you feel ill, peckish, or are just bored on a Tuesday, eat a billionaire!


The real rich people are either too well marbled, or look like they could be tough enough that shoe leather might taste better. Well past grade A prime. Too aged.

Some of their wives, on the other hand.

Sigh, too bad you shouldn't play with your food.
 
2020-04-10 7:50:22 AM  

AquaTatanka: bobug: AquaTatanka: Serious Black: AquaTatanka: Serious Black: feckingmorons: There should be a federal law allowing them to continue the health insurance themselves.

Ms. Black recently turned 26. Her parents' health insurance company offered her COBRA coverage. It's about $550 a month just for herself. If she still had her job, that would be about 50% of her gross pay. Instead, she just lost her job because of COVID-19, so she's on unemployment. How the hell is she supposed to pay that premium, let alone all of the cost sharing that goes along with it?

1100 bucks a month sounds like a really shiatty job.   Where does she work making $6.34 for an hour?

It's $9/hour, plus a little bit of commissions for sales she makes, at an average of about 30 hours a week because few places in town actually offer 40 hour a week jobs.

Sounds like you need to move to someplace with better jobs or get an education or both.

Picking up trash  Pays better than that

Probably depends where you live. And, you gloss over the fact that moving costs money. Getting a new apartment costs money - deposits, moving expenses. But, hey, if people can't spend their way out of poverty, it's their fault, right?

/attacking people for not being able to afford health car is pretty low, fellow farker
//instead of blaming the people affected by poor policy and years of systematic attempts to destroy government infrastructure, made by Republicans, let's focus on how to fix the real issue?
///sighs

Yes our economy has issues.

Forgiven for not having much sympathy for a part time worker making 9 bucks an hour in a country where anyone that really wants to can aim a little bit higher.   The military pays better.


The military only recruits about 200,000 new soldiers, sailors, airmen, and Marines every year. What are the other several million people supposed to do?
 
2020-04-10 7:51:42 AM  

neongoats: AquaTatanka: bobug: AquaTatanka: Serious Black: AquaTatanka: Serious Black: feckingmorons: There should be a federal law allowing them to continue the health insurance themselves.

Ms. Black recently turned 26. Her parents' health insurance company offered her COBRA coverage. It's about $550 a month just for herself. If she still had her job, that would be about 50% of her gross pay. Instead, she just lost her job because of COVID-19, so she's on unemployment. How the hell is she supposed to pay that premium, let alone all of the cost sharing that goes along with it?

1100 bucks a month sounds like a really shiatty job.   Where does she work making $6.34 for an hour?

It's $9/hour, plus a little bit of commissions for sales she makes, at an average of about 30 hours a week because few places in town actually offer 40 hour a week jobs.

Sounds like you need to move to someplace with better jobs or get an education or both.

Picking up trash  Pays better than that

Probably depends where you live. And, you gloss over the fact that moving costs money. Getting a new apartment costs money - deposits, moving expenses. But, hey, if people can't spend their way out of poverty, it's their fault, right?

/attacking people for not being able to afford health car is pretty low, fellow farker
//instead of blaming the people affected by poor policy and years of systematic attempts to destroy government infrastructure, made by Republicans, let's focus on how to fix the real issue?
///sighs

Yes our economy has issues.

Forgiven for not having much sympathy for a part time worker making 9 bucks an hour in a country where anyone that really wants to can aim a little bit higher.   The military pays better.

You're not very farking familiar with most of America, are you?


Most of America doesn't make 9 bucks an hour.
 
2020-04-10 7:58:07 AM  

AquaTatanka: neongoats: AquaTatanka: bobug: AquaTatanka: Serious Black: AquaTatanka: Serious Black: feckingmorons: There should be a federal law allowing them to continue the health insurance themselves.

Ms. Black recently turned 26. Her parents' health insurance company offered her COBRA coverage. It's about $550 a month just for herself. If she still had her job, that would be about 50% of her gross pay. Instead, she just lost her job because of COVID-19, so she's on unemployment. How the hell is she supposed to pay that premium, let alone all of the cost sharing that goes along with it?

1100 bucks a month sounds like a really shiatty job.   Where does she work making $6.34 for an hour?

It's $9/hour, plus a little bit of commissions for sales she makes, at an average of about 30 hours a week because few places in town actually offer 40 hour a week jobs.

Sounds like you need to move to someplace with better jobs or get an education or both.

Picking up trash  Pays better than that

Probably depends where you live. And, you gloss over the fact that moving costs money. Getting a new apartment costs money - deposits, moving expenses. But, hey, if people can't spend their way out of poverty, it's their fault, right?

/attacking people for not being able to afford health car is pretty low, fellow farker
//instead of blaming the people affected by poor policy and years of systematic attempts to destroy government infrastructure, made by Republicans, let's focus on how to fix the real issue?
///sighs

Yes our economy has issues.

Forgiven for not having much sympathy for a part time worker making 9 bucks an hour in a country where anyone that really wants to can aim a little bit higher.   The military pays better.

You're not very farking familiar with most of America, are you?

Most of America doesn't make 9 bucks an hour.


Really? Tell us all how much most of America makes then, since you're so familiar with America and stuff.
 
2020-04-10 7:59:23 AM  

neongoats: AquaTatanka: bobug: AquaTatanka: Serious Black: AquaTatanka: Serious Black: feckingmorons: There should be a federal law allowing them to continue the health insurance themselves.

Ms. Black recently turned 26. Her parents' health insurance company offered her COBRA coverage. It's about $550 a month just for herself. If she still had her job, that would be about 50% of her gross pay. Instead, she just lost her job because of COVID-19, so she's on unemployment. How the hell is she supposed to pay that premium, let alone all of the cost sharing that goes along with it?

1100 bucks a month sounds like a really shiatty job.   Where does she work making $6.34 for an hour?

It's $9/hour, plus a little bit of commissions for sales she makes, at an average of about 30 hours a week because few places in town actually offer 40 hour a week jobs.

Sounds like you need to move to someplace with better jobs or get an education or both.

Picking up trash  Pays better than that

Probably depends where you live. And, you gloss over the fact that moving costs money. Getting a new apartment costs money - deposits, moving expenses. But, hey, if people can't spend their way out of poverty, it's their fault, right?

/attacking people for not being able to afford health car is pretty low, fellow farker
//instead of blaming the people affected by poor policy and years of systematic attempts to destroy government infrastructure, made by Republicans, let's focus on how to fix the real issue?
///sighs

Yes our economy has issues.

Forgiven for not having much sympathy for a part time worker making 9 bucks an hour in a country where anyone that really wants to can aim a little bit higher.   The military pays better.

You're not very farking familiar with most of America, are you?


People outside the US really don't understand the broad swath of poor people with no assets. I know of guys who commute five hours from a cheaper small town to drive Uber in the city. They'd share a cheap hotel room and drive one car in shifts, go back every week to wives and families where they can afford to live. Or back East, guys driving from Podunk to work construction jobs around the DC Metro Area. They can't afford to live in those places, they just send money home. This country is huge & is not a socialist democracy. It's the Wild Wild West, the Barbary Coast, there be pirates here. You've no clue whose been holding down the fort.
 
2020-04-10 8:03:41 AM  

AquaTatanka: Serious Black: AquaTatanka: bobug: AquaTatanka: Serious Black: AquaTatanka: Serious Black: feckingmorons: There should be a federal law allowing them to continue the health insurance themselves.

Ms. Black recently turned 26. Her parents' health insurance company offered her COBRA coverage. It's about $550 a month just for herself. If she still had her job, that would be about 50% of her gross pay. Instead, she just lost her job because of COVID-19, so she's on unemployment. How the hell is she supposed to pay that premium, let alone all of the cost sharing that goes along with it?

1100 bucks a month sounds like a really shiatty job.   Where does she work making $6.34 for an hour?

It's $9/hour, plus a little bit of commissions for sales she makes, at an average of about 30 hours a week because few places in town actually offer 40 hour a week jobs.

Sounds like you need to move to someplace with better jobs or get an education or both.

Picking up trash  Pays better than that

Probably depends where you live. And, you gloss over the fact that moving costs money. Getting a new apartment costs money - deposits, moving expenses. But, hey, if people can't spend their way out of poverty, it's their fault, right?

/attacking people for not being able to afford health car is pretty low, fellow farker
//instead of blaming the people affected by poor policy and years of systematic attempts to destroy government infrastructure, made by Republicans, let's focus on how to fix the real issue?
///sighs

Yes our economy has issues.

Forgiven for not having much sympathy for a part time worker making 9 bucks an hour in a country where anyone that really wants to can aim a little bit higher.   The military pays better.

The military only recruits about 200,000 new soldiers, sailors, airmen, and Marines every year. What are the other several million people supposed to do?

Find a skill beyond flipping burgers or running a cash register in a retail setting.  Americans are f******* lazy


When all of those people quit working in restaurants as waiters and chefs, where will you go out to eat?

When they quit working in bars and liquor stores, where will you buy your alcohol?

When they quit working in hardware stores, where will you get the stuff to maintain your home?

When they quit working in supermarkets, where will you get basic food ingredients to cook your own meals?

When they quit working at department stores, where will you buy your clothing?

When they quit working in warehouses, where will you buy stuff when the supply chain breaks down?

I'm not sure you've thought your "everyone should just get a better job" idea all the way through.
 
2020-04-10 8:04:18 AM  

Dinjiin: growinthings: feckingmorons: There should be a federal law allowing them to continue the health insurance themselves.

Why can't Trump not be a jackass and open enrollment in Obamacare or have emergency coverage of some kind for all of these laid off people or help firms pay work based coverage?

If you lose your job, you can continue to participate in your employer-sponsored health plan under COBRA.  You just have to pay the full price out of pocket as there are no ACA subsidies for COBRA.

Loss of employment is also one of the events that trigger a special ACA enrollment period.  You get 60 days from the date of termination to enroll a new plan.  So if you decide not to go the COBRA route, you can just hit an exchange.


And they could vacay in the Maldives too!  My COBRA cost would be a low, low $1800 per month.
 
2020-04-10 8:08:10 AM  

AquaTatanka: Yes our economy has issues.

Forgiven for not having much sympathy for a part time worker making 9 bucks an hour in a country where anyone that really wants to can aim a little bit higher.   The military pays better.


I had typed a long response... I don't really need to. I worked my way up - I held down a full time office job and a part time convenience store job for years, to make ends meet. During that time, it was STILL tight. If I had gotten laid off, I wouldn't have been able to afford a car payment, rent, food, insurance and COBRA. And that was working 70 hours a week. As I progressed, and started making money at the office job, it became easier, but it would STILL have been impossible to get laid off, and then pay COBRA out of the unemployment.

We're all entitled to our opinions. Maybe there is more to the situation than you see? Everyone is facing challenges. Not everyone is able to use the same solution to those challenges.
 
2020-04-10 8:09:14 AM  

bobug: AquaTatanka: Serious Black: AquaTatanka: Serious Black: feckingmorons: There should be a federal law allowing them to continue the health insurance themselves.

Ms. Black recently turned 26. Her parents' health insurance company offered her COBRA coverage. It's about $550 a month just for herself. If she still had her job, that would be about 50% of her gross pay. Instead, she just lost her job because of COVID-19, so she's on unemployment. How the hell is she supposed to pay that premium, let alone all of the cost sharing that goes along with it?

1100 bucks a month sounds like a really shiatty job.   Where does she work making $6.34 for an hour?

It's $9/hour, plus a little bit of commissions for sales she makes, at an average of about 30 hours a week because few places in town actually offer 40 hour a week jobs.

Sounds like you need to move to someplace with better jobs or get an education or both.

Picking up trash  Pays better than that

Probably depends where you live. And, you gloss over the fact that moving costs money. Getting a new apartment costs money - deposits, moving expenses. But, hey, if people can't spend their way out of poverty, it's their fault, right?


Moving so that the unemployed spouse can find a better job means that the still employed spouse has to quit their job.  Not exactly a winning proposition.

And of course right now people are unemployed everywhere.  Where are they supposed to go?  Die, and decrease the surplus population?
 
2020-04-10 8:10:03 AM  
At least you all went with rapey skeletor over medicare grandpa.
 
2020-04-10 8:10:25 AM  

AngryDragon: Trump has mentioned opening up Medicare a couple times now.


his mouth writes checks his ass can't cash
 
2020-04-10 8:10:30 AM  

Serious Black: The military only recruits about 200,000 new soldiers, sailors, airmen, and Marines every year. What are the other several million people supposed to do?


Sounds like we need a really, really long war.
 
2020-04-10 8:10:32 AM  
30.  Whatever
 
2020-04-10 8:10:34 AM  
If only there had been a candidate who wanted to divorce health insurance from employment. A candidate who believes we needed to immediately overhaul our broken healthcare system to assist the millions of Americans living on the edge.

Oh well, better things aren't possible.
 
2020-04-10 8:11:35 AM  

Serious Black: feckingmorons: There should be a federal law allowing them to continue the health insurance themselves.

Ms. Black recently turned 26. Her parents' health insurance company offered her COBRA coverage. It's about $550 a month just for herself. If she still had her job, that would be about 50% of her gross pay. Instead, she just lost her job because of COVID-19, so she's on unemployment. How the hell is she supposed to pay that premium, let alone all of the cost sharing that goes along with it?


COBRA was never actually intended to help regular people keep coverage in between jobs. Its just a sly way of telling people they have "choice" while in reality the choice is only there if you are making well into the six figures range at least.
 
2020-04-10 8:11:58 AM  
AquaTatanka:

"I have no sympathy"

And farkied
 
2020-04-10 8:12:05 AM  

Serious Black: I'm not sure you've thought your "everyone should just get a better job" idea all the way through.


If reactionaries ever thought anything through, they wouldn't be reactionaries.
 
2020-04-10 8:12:50 AM  
Ah, here is the quote I wanted to add to my post just a bit ago:.
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2020-04-10 8:13:34 AM  

AquaTatanka: I'm not going apologize for suggesting that a 26 year old woman have a better gig than $9/hr at 20 hours/wk.

People are lucky to keep a job during the pandemic and I'm not talking about that circumstance.  I'm talking about the fact that that was are circumstance before the pandemic probably.  I have no sympathy for people who graduated high school and did nothing more to better themselves.  Maybe sirius black could do better.


I hear guillotine manufacturers are hiring.
 
2020-04-10 8:14:05 AM  
It's so smart that our insurance is tied to our employer instead of from the government. So smart.
 
2020-04-10 8:14:06 AM  

Nimbull: Or you know, since insurance is really just a middle man to getting healthcare you can eliminate the need for it completely and just provide free healthcare to the whole country. I mean honestly if we can fund trillion dollar planes with huge repair costs we can easily provide healthcare to people.


Sigh... How many times does this have to be explained. In America, we always have enough money to hurt people. We never have enough money to help people.
 
2020-04-10 8:14:10 AM  

AquaTatanka: I'm not going apologize for suggesting that a 26 year old woman have a better gig than $9/hr at 20 hours/wk.

People are lucky to keep a job during the pandemic and I'm not talking about that circumstance.  I'm talking about the fact that that was are circumstance before the pandemic probably.  I have no sympathy for people who graduated high school and did nothing more to better themselves.  Maybe sirius black could do better.


We get it, you're out of touch with the vast majority of the situation in the US.  You don't need to keep digging the hole
 
2020-04-10 8:14:15 AM  

AquaTatanka: I'm not going apologize for suggesting that a 26 year old woman have a better gig than $9/hr at 20 hours/wk.

People are lucky to keep a job during the pandemic and I'm not talking about that circumstance.  I'm talking about the fact that that was are circumstance before the pandemic probably.  I have no sympathy for people who graduated high school and did nothing more to better themselves.  Maybe sirius black could do better.


You don't know their farking life.
 
2020-04-10 8:14:35 AM  
...so much misinformation and straight up lies in this thread... I don't even know where to begin...

Educate yourselves, folks.
 
2020-04-10 8:16:29 AM  

bobug: Ah, here is the quote I wanted to add to my post just a bit ago:.
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The reason the rich are rich (generally speaking - highly-paid individuals like athletes are different) is because they are able to steal the labour value from many other people.  This makes life harder for poor people, but nobody gets rich by saving money.
 
2020-04-10 8:16:43 AM  

AquaTatanka: I'm not going apologize for suggesting that a 26 year old woman have a better gig than $9/hr at 20 hours/wk.

People are lucky to keep a job during the pandemic and I'm not talking about that circumstance.  I'm talking about the fact that that was are circumstance before the pandemic probably.  I have no sympathy for people who graduated high school and did nothing more to better themselves.  Maybe sirius black could do better.


I would hate to be your friend, let alone to date you or be in a long-term relationship with you. You sound like a truly awful person. You sound like you have character as bad, if not worse, than the person currently inhabiting the White House. I wasn't sure that was possible before now, so congratulations on making me realize the error in my thinking.
 
2020-04-10 8:17:40 AM  

AquaTatanka: Serious Black: AquaTatanka: bobug: AquaTatanka: Serious Black: AquaTatanka: Serious Black: feckingmorons: There should be a federal law allowing them to continue the health insurance themselves.

Ms. Black recently turned 26. Her parents' health insurance company offered her COBRA coverage. It's about $550 a month just for herself. If she still had her job, that would be about 50% of her gross pay. Instead, she just lost her job because of COVID-19, so she's on unemployment. How the hell is she supposed to pay that premium, let alone all of the cost sharing that goes along with it?

1100 bucks a month sounds like a really shiatty job.   Where does she work making $6.34 for an hour?

It's $9/hour, plus a little bit of commissions for sales she makes, at an average of about 30 hours a week because few places in town actually offer 40 hour a week jobs.

Sounds like you need to move to someplace with better jobs or get an education or both.

Picking up trash  Pays better than that

Probably depends where you live. And, you gloss over the fact that moving costs money. Getting a new apartment costs money - deposits, moving expenses. But, hey, if people can't spend their way out of poverty, it's their fault, right?

/attacking people for not being able to afford health car is pretty low, fellow farker
//instead of blaming the people affected by poor policy and years of systematic attempts to destroy government infrastructure, made by Republicans, let's focus on how to fix the real issue?
///sighs

Yes our economy has issues.

Forgiven for not having much sympathy for a part time worker making 9 bucks an hour in a country where anyone that really wants to can aim a little bit higher.   The military pays better.

The military only recruits about 200,000 new soldiers, sailors, airmen, and Marines every year. What are the other several million people supposed to do?

Find a skill beyond flipping burgers or running a cash register in a retail setting.  Americans are f******* la ...


Is this throwback Friday? I haven't seen a comment so disconnected from the reality of the American economy in 2020 in a while.

Here's a hint: Look at the people working in lower end jobs in, say, grocery stores or fast food restaurants. Think back to when you were younger. Notice a difference? Yeah, the teenagers have been replaced by young and middle-aged adults. Why do you think that is? Because Americans all suddenly and collectively became lazy?

It seems like other explanations might be more compelling.
 
2020-04-10 8:18:23 AM  

Serious Black: AquaTatanka: I'm not going apologize for suggesting that a 26 year old woman have a better gig than $9/hr at 20 hours/wk.

People are lucky to keep a job during the pandemic and I'm not talking about that circumstance.  I'm talking about the fact that that was are circumstance before the pandemic probably.  I have no sympathy for people who graduated high school and did nothing more to better themselves.  Maybe sirius black could do better.

I would hate to be your friend, let alone to date you or be in a long-term relationship with you. You sound like a truly awful person. You sound like you have character as bad, if not worse, than the person currently inhabiting the White House. I wasn't sure that was possible before now, so congratulations on making me realize the error in my thinking.


Try moving out of the middle of a corn field.
 
2020-04-10 8:18:47 AM  

bobug: Ah, here is the quote I wanted to add to my post just a bit ago:.
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Finally, a lettered scholar weighs in.

I swear to whatever needs sworn at if everyone just read the Discworld, the world would be a better place.
 
2020-04-10 8:18:58 AM  
How many people in Canada lost their insurance this month?
 
2020-04-10 8:19:34 AM  

AquaTatanka: Serious Black: AquaTatanka: I'm not going apologize for suggesting that a 26 year old woman have a better gig than $9/hr at 20 hours/wk.

People are lucky to keep a job during the pandemic and I'm not talking about that circumstance.  I'm talking about the fact that that was are circumstance before the pandemic probably.  I have no sympathy for people who graduated high school and did nothing more to better themselves.  Maybe sirius black could do better.

I would hate to be your friend, let alone to date you or be in a long-term relationship with you. You sound like a truly awful person. You sound like you have character as bad, if not worse, than the person currently inhabiting the White House. I wasn't sure that was possible before now, so congratulations on making me realize the error in my thinking.

Try moving out of the middle of a corn field.


"Why don't people just buy more money??"

You're clueless and disconnected from reality.
 
2020-04-10 8:26:03 AM  
Well I'm just gonna go over here and curl in a ball in the corner and weep for the future for a little bit.  Then I'm gonna order more chickens.

/Need some more cows too
//good on pigs
///plant your gardens right farking now, people
 
2020-04-10 8:26:40 AM  
AquaTatanka:

hey asshole, fark you.
 
2020-04-10 8:27:32 AM  

AquaTatanka: Ever one in this thread can go f**** themselves


Aaaw.
He mad.
 
2020-04-10 8:28:17 AM  

Tenedos2: ...so much misinformation and straight up lies in this thread... I don't even know where to begin...

Folks are bored and lonely, and lack any quality to get people to pay attention to them, because they don't apply themselves.  So they troll, because it works.  It doesn't really matter if they believe in what they say -- they very well might -- because the goal isn't to convince others.  They're not using reason or civil discourse.  They know what they say is upsetting, and say it in deliberately upsetting ways.  People respond, and the energy creature gets fed.

The ironic thing is that people with nothing better to do than to try to upset others, maximizing attention for minimal effort, are doing so by accusing others of being lazy.
 
2020-04-10 8:28:38 AM  

kbronsito: How many people in Canada lost their insurance this month?


For basic healthcare?  Not a single one.  Maybe for dental, but even that we usually get 30 day coverage after leaving a job.  Each plan is different depending on what your employer pays for.  See that's the thing, it's pretty much only dental or rrsp's that is offered as a benefit here.   So you are not forced to take a low paying job because "we offer you the healthcare"  I have worked a few times over the years for American based companies, and it's a joke to see what they get paid as a base wage compared to their Canadian counter parts.  Because of the health care issue, see I don't have to worry about it, I don't have to take a low paying job for health benefits.
Most of our health care benefits are for things that would be considered well "extra" stuff.

Never going to understand anyone who thinks that for profit healthcare is just dandy, it's inhumane.
 
2020-04-10 8:29:06 AM  
Glad after a long absence to see that fellow Farkers will still circle the wagons around their own against a completely unreasonable shiatstain.
 
2020-04-10 8:30:39 AM  
I'm still a little baffled that we actually have a, "Why don't the poor decide to not be poor" comment.

Those used to be very common around here but have become increasingly rare over the years.
 
2020-04-10 8:32:26 AM  

dragonchild: The ironic thing is that people with nothing better to do than to try to upset others, maximizing attention for minimal effort, are doing so by accusing others of being lazy.


I think we all understand that 99% of the big rich entrepreneurs we meet on Fark, boasting about their alleged wealth and productivity and excoriating others, are actually fat teenagers huddles in their maternal parents domicile, eating Cheetohs, or old drunks on disability.
It certainly isn't anything to get mad about, but it's fun to pull their covers.
 
2020-04-10 8:32:31 AM  

AquaTatanka: That was far too easy.  This place really is an echo chamber.  Everyone loves to hate the establishment.


Still waiting for those numbers. Tell us how much America makes, reprobate.
 
2020-04-10 8:33:29 AM  

AquaTatanka: That was far too easy.  This place really is an echo chamber.  Everyone loves to hate the establishment.


Oh my god. We now have a, "Ha, ha I trolled you" comment. Is this guy a time traveler from ten years ago.

Amazing!
 
2020-04-10 8:33:34 AM  
Should have thought of that before you shut down the whole country for an uncommon flu.........
 
2020-04-10 8:33:49 AM  

AquaTatanka: Serious Black: AquaTatanka: bobug: AquaTatanka: Serious Black: AquaTatanka: Serious Black: feckingmorons: There should be a federal law allowing them to continue the health insurance themselves.

Ms. Black recently turned 26. Her parents' health insurance company offered her COBRA coverage. It's about $550 a month just for herself. If she still had her job, that would be about 50% of her gross pay. Instead, she just lost her job because of COVID-19, so she's on unemployment. How the hell is she supposed to pay that premium, let alone all of the cost sharing that goes along with it?

1100 bucks a month sounds like a really shiatty job.   Where does she work making $6.34 for an hour?

It's $9/hour, plus a little bit of commissions for sales she makes, at an average of about 30 hours a week because few places in town actually offer 40 hour a week jobs.

Sounds like you need to move to someplace with better jobs or get an education or both.

Picking up trash  Pays better than that

Probably depends where you live. And, you gloss over the fact that moving costs money. Getting a new apartment costs money - deposits, moving expenses. But, hey, if people can't spend their way out of poverty, it's their fault, right?

/attacking people for not being able to afford health car is pretty low, fellow farker
//instead of blaming the people affected by poor policy and years of systematic attempts to destroy government infrastructure, made by Republicans, let's focus on how to fix the real issue?
///sighs

Yes our economy has issues.

Forgiven for not having much sympathy for a part time worker making 9 bucks an hour in a country where anyone that really wants to can aim a little bit higher.   The military pays better.

The military only recruits about 200,000 new soldiers, sailors, airmen, and Marines every year. What are the other several million people supposed to do?

Find a skill beyond flipping burgers or running a cash register in a retail setting.  Americans are f******* lazy


You mean the skills currently keeping us alive?
 
2020-04-10 8:36:26 AM  

AquaTatanka: /troll


"It's ok, I was only pretending to be an asshole."
 
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