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(Politicus USA)   Sure, $1200 seems like a lot for one person, but compare that to the $37 billion Trump has given to major corporations for Coronavirus relief   (politicususa.com) divider line
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2020-05-20 9:27:34 AM  
That money's gonna trickle down. Into some executive's new yacht.

Why do you hate new yachts, subby?
 
2020-05-20 9:34:32 AM  
And they're acting like they're being all generous and we're just a collection of welfare queens.
 
2020-05-20 10:15:50 AM  
Are the executive bonuses okay?
 
2020-05-20 10:21:24 AM  
But we cannot continue the extra $600 unemployment benefit because the poors might not want to go back to work.

And farkwits will still vote red.
 
2020-05-20 11:16:04 AM  
$1200 seems like a lot if you live in Oklahoma.
 
2020-05-20 11:40:43 AM  

Mugato: And they're acting like they're being all generous and we're just a collection of welfare queens.


You sound like someone with a refrigerator?

Are you one of those kind--of poors--punk?
 
2020-05-20 12:12:53 PM  
With no oversight.
 
2020-05-20 12:13:20 PM  
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2020-05-20 12:13:43 PM  
That isn't the same thing and you know it.
Poor people know how to live while being poor. You can't expect the rich to know how to live off growth less than 1%. Be reasonable!
 
2020-05-20 12:14:53 PM  

Rattlehead: With no oversight.


You have it exactly.
 
2020-05-20 12:16:07 PM  
Yeah, and we could have had $2,000 monthly, for the duration of that pandemic, if House Democrats weren't such reliable cowardly conservatives.
 
2020-05-20 12:16:55 PM  
Sucks to be us ..
 
2020-05-20 12:17:50 PM  
Still waiting for mine...
 
2020-05-20 12:19:02 PM  

Mentat: $1200 seems like a lot if you live in Oklahoma.


Or if you don't actually rely on it in place of income.
 
2020-05-20 12:19:47 PM  

bluejeansonfire: Yeah, and we could have had $2,000 monthly, for the duration of that pandemic, if House Democrats weren't such reliable cowardly conservatives.


Yeah, the GOP will get right on that once House Democrats line up in support.
 
2020-05-20 12:20:57 PM  
Ain't nuthin gon happin
 
2020-05-20 12:21:17 PM  

Ambitwistor: Mentat: $1200 seems like a lot if you live in Oklahoma.

Or if you don't actually rely on it in place of income.


$1200 seems like a lot if you're being paid considerably more than $1200 to think $1200 seems like a lot.
 
2020-05-20 12:21:37 PM  
$1200 is not a lot of money.  Anyone who thinks it is needs to seriously adjust their reality.
 
2020-05-20 12:23:48 PM  
I'm still waiting for my $1200. 40 days now since most people got theirs.
 
2020-05-20 12:26:21 PM  

sinner4ever: That isn't the same thing and you know it.
Poor people know how to live while being poor. You can't expect the rich to know how to live off growth less than 1%. Be reasonable!


Heh. I think my new profession is counseling the previously rich into their new lives as hobos on the rails.
"This are Vienna sausages salvaged from a railyard. You are going to eat this because you're starving Kayleigh!"
 
2020-05-20 12:29:53 PM  
Well, 1200 IS bigger than 37.

CHECK and MATE, liberalarinos!
 
2020-05-20 12:32:22 PM  

Mugato: And they're acting like they're being all generous and we're just a collection of welfare queens.


The best part will be next year when people file their taxes and the government asks for that money back.

So whenever anyone sarcastically asks me if I still cashed the check despite hating the President, I like to remind them about this. IT'S JUST OUR MONEY LOANED TO US
 
2020-05-20 12:37:29 PM  

RussianPotato: $1200 is not a lot of money.  Anyone who thinks it is needs to seriously adjust their reality.


The poverty line is the minimum income needed for basic needs. In America it is currently $12k/year. 15% were under it in 2010. $1200 keeps you above the poverty line for around 5 weeks. It isn't meant to be a windfall. I understand complaining about the speed of it getting out or if there will be more coming, but the amount seems correct as a stopgap for a (hopefully) temporary problem.
 
2020-05-20 12:37:48 PM  

Aar1012: Mugato: And they're acting like they're being all generous and we're just a collection of welfare queens.

The best part will be next year when people file their taxes and the government asks for that money back.

So whenever anyone sarcastically asks me if I still cashed the check despite hating the President, I like to remind them about this. IT'S JUST OUR MONEY LOANED TO US


That is bullshiat. Stop spreading it.
 
2020-05-20 12:43:28 PM  
Let's be honest. The $1,200 ends up in large corporations too. Others just benefit on its way there.
 
2020-05-20 12:52:51 PM  
Which corporations and why? Article is heavy on outrage but light on details.
 
2020-05-20 12:54:17 PM  
I know things are cheaper in the US but how far does $1200 a month really stretch? Doesn't that barely cover rent for a small 1bedroom apartment in a city?
 
2020-05-20 12:54:59 PM  

berylman: sinner4ever: That isn't the same thing and you know it.
Poor people know how to live while being poor. You can't expect the rich to know how to live off growth less than 1%. Be reasonable!

Heh. I think my new profession is counseling the previously rich into their new lives as hobos on the rails.
"This are Vienna sausages salvaged from a railyard. You are going to eat this because you're starving Kayleigh!"


I'd sooner eat the speaker than a can of vienna sausages.
 
2020-05-20 1:00:21 PM  
If Trickle Down Economics is total bullshiat, then why is it even allowed?
 
2020-05-20 1:00:24 PM  
Millions for millionaires, Billions for billionaires, 1200 bucks for the rest of us.
 
2020-05-20 1:01:14 PM  

adj_m: I know things are cheaper in the US but how far does $1200 a month really stretch? Doesn't that barely cover rent for a small 1bedroom apartment in a city?


It doesn't even do that much in Seattle.
 
2020-05-20 1:02:03 PM  

Target Builder: Millions for millionaires, Billions for billionaires, 1200 bucks for the rest of us.


Which ends up in their hands anyway once we spend it.
 
2020-05-20 1:08:59 PM  

Farkenhostile: I'm still waiting for my $1200. 40 days now since most people got theirs.


Me too
 
2020-05-20 1:09:45 PM  
The average person needs between 2,000-2,500 calories per day.  Lard costs $0.35 per 2,000 calories.  If people ran out of their $1,200 already that is because they were spending it on booze and drugs.
 
2020-05-20 1:11:57 PM  

CommonName2: RussianPotato: $1200 is not a lot of money.  Anyone who thinks it is needs to seriously adjust their reality.

The poverty line is the minimum income needed for basic needs. In America it is currently $12k/year. 15% were under it in 2010. $1200 keeps you above the poverty line for around 5 weeks. It isn't meant to be a windfall. I understand complaining about the speed of it getting out or if there will be more coming, but the amount seems correct as a stopgap for a (hopefully) temporary problem.


It's already been a bit more than five weeks. Assuming they get it at all.
 
2020-05-20 1:14:31 PM  

Masakyst: Target Builder: Millions for millionaires, Billions for billionaires, 1200 bucks for the rest of us.

Which ends up in their hands anyway once we spend it.


That's the thing. The middle class and poor people will put that $1,200 Immediately back into the economy. Rich people are more likely to park it overseas.
 
2020-05-20 1:30:13 PM  

monsatano: Aar1012: Mugato: And they're acting like they're being all generous and we're just a collection of welfare queens.

The best part will be next year when people file their taxes and the government asks for that money back.

So whenever anyone sarcastically asks me if I still cashed the check despite hating the President, I like to remind them about this. IT'S JUST OUR MONEY LOANED TO US

That is bullshiat. Stop spreading it.


In a normal time line you're right. But in this time line? If Trump wins reelection I wouldn't be surprised if he and the GOP demand that the lower and middle class pay back the stimulus payments.
 
2020-05-20 1:31:39 PM  
I'm still waiting as well. I'm fortunate to still be working, though with less hours.

I could use the money right about now
 
2020-05-20 1:33:05 PM  

Pin Fiften Clob: monsatano: Aar1012: Mugato: And they're acting like they're being all generous and we're just a collection of welfare queens.

The best part will be next year when people file their taxes and the government asks for that money back.

So whenever anyone sarcastically asks me if I still cashed the check despite hating the President, I like to remind them about this. IT'S JUST OUR MONEY LOANED TO US

That is bullshiat. Stop spreading it.

In a normal time line you're right. But in this time line? If Trump wins reelection I wouldn't be surprised if he and the GOP demand that the lower and middle class pay back the stimulus payments.


No, see, the law as written right now wont allow them do that.

*Best attempt at a poker face*
 
2020-05-20 2:14:06 PM  

Pin Fiften Clob: monsatano: Aar1012: Mugato: And they're acting like they're being all generous and we're just a collection of welfare queens.

The best part will be next year when people file their taxes and the government asks for that money back.

So whenever anyone sarcastically asks me if I still cashed the check despite hating the President, I like to remind them about this. IT'S JUST OUR MONEY LOANED TO US

That is bullshiat. Stop spreading it.

In a normal time line you're right. But in this time line? If Trump wins reelection I wouldn't be surprised if he and the GOP demand that the lower and middle class pay back the stimulus payments.


If Trump gets re-elected, a $1200 tax hit will be the least of our problems.
 
2020-05-20 2:33:08 PM  

Mugato: And they're acting like they're being all generous and we're just a collection of welfare queens.



the Lion's share of the covid stimulus money goes to companies/big business.

the 1200 peanuts to citizens is hush money.
 
2020-05-20 2:37:43 PM  

dywed88: Let's be honest. The $1,200 ends up in large corporations too. Others just benefit on its way there.



companies/big business and their sit at home stock owners will get the lion's share of the trillions in stimulus money.

1 trillion seconds is approx. 31,700 years.

the middle/working class tax payers will ultimately have to pay back this giant bill.  that has always been the case throughout history.

Have a nice day!
 
2020-05-20 2:39:23 PM  

Mugato: Masakyst: Target Builder: Millions for millionaires, Billions for billionaires, 1200 bucks for the rest of us.

Which ends up in their hands anyway once we spend it.

That's the thing. The middle class and poor people will put that $1,200 Immediately back into the economy. Rich people are more likely to park it overseas.



True that.

which is why most of the stimulus money will go to big business/companies and subsequently to their sit at home stock owners.
 
2020-05-20 2:40:39 PM  

whidbey: If Trickle Down Economics is total bullshiat, then why is it even allowed?



because the CONgress is owned by big business/rich and they prefer to game things that favor them.

human/capitalist nature.
 
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