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2020-05-21 9:05:45 AM  
That's because they get paid more being unemployed!  Get a job, everybody!  Right?
 
2020-05-21 9:05:59 AM  
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2020-05-21 9:06:07 AM  
But hey, we saved the boomers!
 
2020-05-21 9:06:29 AM  
"Their new hoax"
 
2020-05-21 9:06:32 AM  
Meh don't worry they'll all be begging for jobs when the extra $600 benefit is finally cut by the Pubes.

What there won't be jobs available? It doesn't work that way?

Shocking.
 
2020-05-21 9:07:22 AM  
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2020-05-21 9:08:09 AM  
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/sigh
 
2020-05-21 9:08:34 AM  

Calypsocookie: Meh don't worry they'll all be begging for jobs when the extra $600 benefit is finally cut by the Pubes.

What there won't be jobs available? It doesn't work that way?

Shocking.


We just need more tax cuts for the job creators! Because the job creators create jobs, and when they are not getting their regular tax cuts, they get very angry and refuse to create them.
 
2020-05-21 9:08:36 AM  
Needs a catchphrase.  Trump Slump?

Donny's Downturn?
 
2020-05-21 9:09:06 AM  
Impeached president trump takes no responsibility.
 
2020-05-21 9:09:25 AM  
Best paid vacation ever.
 
2020-05-21 9:09:48 AM  
We need living wages, universal basic income, and universal healthcare.

The fact that we have none of those in a pandemic, leaving many to homelessness, starvation, and death, is unconscionable.

Now would be the perfect time to march and firmly advocate for it, if it didn't mean risking your life.
 
2020-05-21 9:10:18 AM  
Before all the raging starts (too late already, perhaps) regarding the unemployment number, just understand that this is not unique to the US.  Take a look around the world.  The pandemic has hurt jobs EVERYWHERE, and in most countries, it's in the same fashion as the US.  Europe as a whole (which is the best population comparison to the US) has massive unemployment as well.

It's very unfortunate, but it's also sadly expected given what the world is going through right now.  I'm not sure how memes and making jokes about how this is or isn't being handled makes any sense.  This is a global experience, not unique to the US, and it will take a lot of time to fully recover from it.
 
2020-05-21 9:10:52 AM  
Next time grandpa tells you how hard they had it during the Great Depression, we are now officially allowed to call him a pussy.
 
2020-05-21 9:11:27 AM  

CarnySaur: That's because they get paid more being unemployed!  Get a job, everybody!  Right?


LOL the corona unemployment benefit just bought me a new Ford F350.  Suck it, jobbies.
 
2020-05-21 9:11:42 AM  

eiger: Calypsocookie: Meh don't worry they'll all be begging for jobs when the extra $600 benefit is finally cut by the Pubes.

What there won't be jobs available? It doesn't work that way?

Shocking.

We just need more tax cuts for the job creators! Because the job creators create jobs, and when they are not getting their regular tax cuts, they get very angry and refuse to create them.


Well, that or throw virgins into volcanoes. Either way. They're equally effective.
 
2020-05-21 9:12:36 AM  

recoil47: Before all the raging starts (too late already, perhaps) regarding the unemployment number, just understand that this is not unique to the US.  Take a look around the world.  The pandemic has hurt jobs EVERYWHERE, and in most countries, it's in the same fashion as the US.  Europe as a whole (which is the best population comparison to the US) has massive unemployment as well.

It's very unfortunate, but it's also sadly expected given what the world is going through right now.  I'm not sure how memes and making jokes about how this is or isn't being handled makes any sense.  This is a global experience, not unique to the US, and it will take a lot of time to fully recover from it.


Probably because it's worse in the US because we don't have a safety net like Europe has (universal healthcare, robust welfare system, etc) so that compounds the issue. Europe doesn't have 20 million people losing healthcare on top of the unemployment. And THAT is compounded by the fact that thanks to the Trump administration's inaction we have the most covid cases in the world and the highest death toll. That's why it's so much worse here than in Europe
 
2020-05-21 9:13:33 AM  

PunGent: Needs a catchphrase.  Trump Slump?

Donny's Downturn?


Urine Trouble
 
2020-05-21 9:15:29 AM  

recoil47: Before all the raging starts (too late already, perhaps) regarding the unemployment number, just understand that this is not unique to the US.  Take a look around the world.  The pandemic has hurt jobs EVERYWHERE, and in most countries, it's in the same fashion as the US.  Europe as a whole (which is the best population comparison to the US) has massive unemployment as well.

It's very unfortunate, but it's also sadly expected given what the world is going through right now.  I'm not sure how memes and making jokes about how this is or isn't being handled makes any sense.  This is a global experience, not unique to the US, and it will take a lot of time to fully recover from it.


I know. It's amazing how the whole world bought into the liberal plot to take down Trump. They are so jealous of how much winning we had been experiencing!
 
2020-05-21 9:17:09 AM  
With many, many more in the much shiattier situation of slashed hours and Underemployment. Just enough to slowly kill you off.
 
2020-05-21 9:17:21 AM  

PunGent: Needs a catchphrase.  Trump Slump?

Donny's Downturn?


"Greatest Depression."

Oh, and subby, still newly unemployed.  We had a few million prior to this drop, around four percent (back in those halcyon days of a couple months ago).
 
2020-05-21 9:17:24 AM  
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So much winning.
 
2020-05-21 9:17:38 AM  
But America has reopened... I know this because workplace shootings have resumed... heck, right now there's even a Naval Air Station locked down for an active shooter... everyone's back to their usual activities...
 
2020-05-21 9:17:51 AM  

FLMountainMan: But hey, we saved the boomers 1%!


Most boomers are still farked.
 
2020-05-21 9:18:21 AM  
There's gonna be a lot of pissed off MOFO's this summer with nothing to do.

Don't be surprised if some trailer parks don't get burned down....
 
2020-05-21 9:18:29 AM  

cameroncrazy1984: That's why it's so much worse here than in Europe


Cameron, do you also honk like a goose? Because you sure shiat like one.
 
2020-05-21 9:19:22 AM  

PunGent: Needs a catchphrase.  Trump Slump?

Donny's Downturn?


Trump slump works.  I'm using that.
 
2020-05-21 9:21:13 AM  
Behold, the value of capitalism!
 
2020-05-21 9:21:47 AM  

recoil47: Before all the raging starts (too late already, perhaps) regarding the unemployment number, just understand that this is not unique to the US.  Take a look around the world.  The pandemic has hurt jobs EVERYWHERE, and in most countries, it's in the same fashion as the US.  Europe as a whole (which is the best population comparison to the US) has massive unemployment as well.

It's very unfortunate, but it's also sadly expected given what the world is going through right now.  I'm not sure how memes and making jokes about how this is or isn't being handled makes any sense.  This is a global experience, not unique to the US, and it will take a lot of time to fully recover from it.


That's not the issue. It's that everywhere else in the world with this level of economic development has a social safety net in place for things like this. America should, but doesn't.
 
2020-05-21 9:22:30 AM  
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2020-05-21 9:22:38 AM  

inglixthemad: FLMountainMan: But hey, we saved the boomers 1%!

Most boomers are still farked.


Boomers aren't farked enough, they're still voting in droves for the furthest right candidates in both parties.
 
2020-05-21 9:23:00 AM  

Natalie Portmanteau: recoil47: Before all the raging starts (too late already, perhaps) regarding the unemployment number, just understand that this is not unique to the US.  Take a look around the world.  The pandemic has hurt jobs EVERYWHERE, and in most countries, it's in the same fashion as the US.  Europe as a whole (which is the best population comparison to the US) has massive unemployment as well.

It's very unfortunate, but it's also sadly expected given what the world is going through right now.  I'm not sure how memes and making jokes about how this is or isn't being handled makes any sense.  This is a global experience, not unique to the US, and it will take a lot of time to fully recover from it.

That's not the issue. It's that everywhere else in the world with this level of economic development has a social safety net in place for things like this. America should, but doesn't.


Compounded with our health care being dependent on employment.
 
2020-05-21 9:23:15 AM  

cameroncrazy1984: recoil47: Before all the raging starts (too late already, perhaps) regarding the unemployment number, just understand that this is not unique to the US.  Take a look around the world.  The pandemic has hurt jobs EVERYWHERE, and in most countries, it's in the same fashion as the US.  Europe as a whole (which is the best population comparison to the US) has massive unemployment as well.

It's very unfortunate, but it's also sadly expected given what the world is going through right now.  I'm not sure how memes and making jokes about how this is or isn't being handled makes any sense.  This is a global experience, not unique to the US, and it will take a lot of time to fully recover from it.

Probably because it's worse in the US because we don't have a safety net like Europe has (universal healthcare, robust welfare system, etc) so that compounds the issue. Europe doesn't have 20 million people losing healthcare on top of the unemployment. And THAT is compounded by the fact that thanks to the Trump administration's inaction we have the most covid cases in the world and the highest death toll. That's why it's so much worse here than in Europe


The Republican effort to disassemble the New Deal and progressive policies since gave us this.

Pure greed. Pure "I got mine, screw you" resulting from a unique brand of Christianity that believed God granted certain people more blessings and the way you see it is wealth...and if you are poor, well God certainly doesn't favor you. Thank Mr Happy Calvin and the puritans.

The fact that we can spend a trillion dollars on a dime is evidence that the system has wealth to support progressive policies. It's a pure question of will.
 
2020-05-21 9:23:22 AM  

recoil47: Before all the raging starts (too late already, perhaps) regarding the unemployment number, just understand that this is not unique to the US.  Take a look around the world.  The pandemic has hurt jobs EVERYWHERE, and in most countries, it's in the same fashion as the US.  Europe as a whole (which is the best population comparison to the US) has massive unemployment as well.

It's very unfortunate, but it's also sadly expected given what the world is going through right now.  I'm not sure how memes and making jokes about how this is or isn't being handled makes any sense.  This is a global experience, not unique to the US, and it will take a lot of time to fully recover from it.


I see, as of this writing, that exactly zero Farkers think this is a smart viewpoint, while the raving Marxists, Trump haters, and general loons are getting laudatory approval numbers. A normal Fark day in other words.
 
2020-05-21 9:24:00 AM  

born_yesterday: Natalie Portmanteau: recoil47: Before all the raging starts (too late already, perhaps) regarding the unemployment number, just understand that this is not unique to the US.  Take a look around the world.  The pandemic has hurt jobs EVERYWHERE, and in most countries, it's in the same fashion as the US.  Europe as a whole (which is the best population comparison to the US) has massive unemployment as well.

It's very unfortunate, but it's also sadly expected given what the world is going through right now.  I'm not sure how memes and making jokes about how this is or isn't being handled makes any sense.  This is a global experience, not unique to the US, and it will take a lot of time to fully recover from it.

That's not the issue. It's that everywhere else in the world with this level of economic development has a social safety net in place for things like this. America should, but doesn't.

Compounded with our health care being dependent on employment.


Oh, yeah, plus that.
 
2020-05-21 9:26:26 AM  
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2020-05-21 9:27:03 AM  

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So much winning.


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2020-05-21 9:27:17 AM  

jjorsett: recoil47: Before all the raging starts (too late already, perhaps) regarding the unemployment number, just understand that this is not unique to the US.  Take a look around the world.  The pandemic has hurt jobs EVERYWHERE, and in most countries, it's in the same fashion as the US.  Europe as a whole (which is the best population comparison to the US) has massive unemployment as well.

It's very unfortunate, but it's also sadly expected given what the world is going through right now.  I'm not sure how memes and making jokes about how this is or isn't being handled makes any sense.  This is a global experience, not unique to the US, and it will take a lot of time to fully recover from it.

I see, as of this writing, that exactly zero Farkers think this is a smart viewpoint, while the raving Marxists, Trump haters, and general loons are getting laudatory approval numbers. A normal Fark day in other words.


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2020-05-21 9:27:22 AM  

freakay: The fact that we can spend a trillion dollars on a dime is evidence that the system has wealth to support progressive policies. It's a pure question of will.


And has been recently noted, the fact that people argue against their own interests (unemployment is too high!) shows how well trained they've become to their masters.

Like a dog.
 
2020-05-21 9:27:27 AM  

recoil47: Before all the raging starts (too late already, perhaps) regarding the unemployment number, just understand that this is not unique to the US.  Take a look around the world.  The pandemic has hurt jobs EVERYWHERE, and in most countries, it's in the same fashion as the US.  Europe as a whole (which is the best population comparison to the US) has massive unemployment as well.


And Europe is handling it better.
 
2020-05-21 9:27:51 AM  

gunsmack: Next time grandpa tells you how hard they had it during the Great Depression, we are now officially allowed to call him a pussy.


Well first thing I'd say is "Grandpa, I thought you died years ago".

I'm unemployed here in New Zealand and so far for me it hasn't been a hard experience. Signing up was relatively easy. My bank was understanding and switched me to an interest-only mortgage - I know that's not ideal but it means I'm not worried about making payments and my welfare is enough to cover my needs.

I am surprisingly not that stressed. And that's because we have a government that is cutting people some slack and a business community that is understanding about these extraordinary times.
 
2020-05-21 9:29:21 AM  

eiger: I know. It's amazing how the whole world bought into the liberal plot to take down Trump. They are so jealous of how much winning we had been experiencing!


My favourite part is how India is doubling down on the whole affair: not only are they going with the whole Covid-19 pandemic, but they are also participating in the global warming weather hoax by having one of their affected regions invite in a giant cyclone.
 
2020-05-21 9:30:06 AM  

FLMountainMan: But hey, we saved the boomers!


Fark off.  More than the boomers are affected by this.  And even if it was just that one generation, those are people's parents and grandparents.
 
2020-05-21 9:30:32 AM  

jjorsett: recoil47: Before all the raging starts (too late already, perhaps) regarding the unemployment number, just understand that this is not unique to the US.  Take a look around the world.  The pandemic has hurt jobs EVERYWHERE, and in most countries, it's in the same fashion as the US.  Europe as a whole (which is the best population comparison to the US) has massive unemployment as well.

It's very unfortunate, but it's also sadly expected given what the world is going through right now.  I'm not sure how memes and making jokes about how this is or isn't being handled makes any sense.  This is a global experience, not unique to the US, and it will take a lot of time to fully recover from it.

I see, as of this writing, that exactly zero Farkers think this is a smart viewpoint, while the raving Marxists, Trump haters, and general loons are getting laudatory approval numbers. A normal Fark day in other words.


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2020-05-21 9:30:51 AM  

Shryke: cameroncrazy1984: That's why it's so much worse here than in Europe

Cameron, do you also honk like a goose? Because you sure shiat like one.


I'm sure that made sense to you but it didn't make sense to anyone else

But hey, thanks for your fact-based rebuttal, it was super helpful
 
2020-05-21 9:31:00 AM  
This was going to happen, no matter who was in charge. We all should be boycotting China after this one due to them lying about this.
 
2020-05-21 9:31:41 AM  

jjorsett: recoil47: Before all the raging starts (too late already, perhaps) regarding the unemployment number, just understand that this is not unique to the US.  Take a look around the world.  The pandemic has hurt jobs EVERYWHERE, and in most countries, it's in the same fashion as the US.  Europe as a whole (which is the best population comparison to the US) has massive unemployment as well.

It's very unfortunate, but it's also sadly expected given what the world is going through right now.  I'm not sure how memes and making jokes about how this is or isn't being handled makes any sense.  This is a global experience, not unique to the US, and it will take a lot of time to fully recover from it.

I see, as of this writing, that exactly zero Farkers think this is a smart viewpoint, while the raving Marxists, Trump haters, and general loons are getting laudatory approval numbers. A normal Fark day in other words.


So you think that Europe has a crisis of 20 million people unable to receive healthcare?
 
2020-05-21 9:32:11 AM  

jjorsett: recoil47: Before all the raging starts (too late already, perhaps) regarding the unemployment number, just understand that this is not unique to the US.  Take a look around the world.  The pandemic has hurt jobs EVERYWHERE, and in most countries, it's in the same fashion as the US.  Europe as a whole (which is the best population comparison to the US) has massive unemployment as well.

It's very unfortunate, but it's also sadly expected given what the world is going through right now.  I'm not sure how memes and making jokes about how this is or isn't being handled makes any sense.  This is a global experience, not unique to the US, and it will take a lot of time to fully recover from it.

I see, as of this writing, that exactly zero Farkers think this is a smart viewpoint, while the raving Marxists, Trump haters, and general loons are getting laudatory approval numbers. A normal Fark day in other words.


Well yeah, but only because it's an extremely limited view how the world works and isn't smart. It's a little sad that even after dumping trillions of dollars into the stock market staunch bootstrappy capitalists like you guys can't realize we could easily afford the social programs that would prevent unemployment from destroying you if you get sick.
 
2020-05-21 9:32:22 AM  

cameroncrazy1984: recoil47: Before all the raging starts (too late already, perhaps) regarding the unemployment number, just understand that this is not unique to the US.  Take a look around the world.  The pandemic has hurt jobs EVERYWHERE, and in most countries, it's in the same fashion as the US.  Europe as a whole (which is the best population comparison to the US) has massive unemployment as well.

It's very unfortunate, but it's also sadly expected given what the world is going through right now.  I'm not sure how memes and making jokes about how this is or isn't being handled makes any sense.  This is a global experience, not unique to the US, and it will take a lot of time to fully recover from it.

Probably because it's worse in the US because we don't have a safety net like Europe has (universal healthcare, robust welfare system, etc) so that compounds the issue. Europe doesn't have 20 million people losing healthcare on top of the unemployment. And THAT is compounded by the fact that thanks to the Trump administration's inaction we have the most covid cases in the world and the highest death toll. That's why it's so much worse here than in Europe


There's so much wrong with this reply.

1)  Things aren't as rosy in Europe as some Americans seem to think it is.  Things are just as bad there for people without work, don't kid yourself.  I have many friends and co-workers overseas.  It's not a picnic or some utopia there either right now.

2)  We do NOT have the highest number of Covid Cases in the World, nor the highest Death Toll.  We only have the highest REPORTED number of cases, because countries like Russia, China, and many others are flat-out withholding that info and LYING about how badly they are hit so they don't look bad.  So don't get fooled into thinking that.  Plus, looking at total numbers instead of a percentage is a sucker's play too.

If you want to compare Death Toll, as I said in my Boobies, you can't simply pick a country and compare it to the raw numbers of the US.  We have a population of 383 million.  That compares to the population of the UK, France, Italy, Spain, Germany, Poland, and many of the small European countries COMBINED.  So if you want to add up some numbers, go do that and you will find that our numbers are just the same as the rest of the world as a percentage.

The numbers don't "lie" but people and media outlets sure do choose to look at them in an illogical and meaningless way.  Percentages > Raw Numbers every time.
 
2020-05-21 9:32:44 AM  

NeoCortex42: FLMountainMan: But hey, we saved the boomers!

Fark off.  More than the boomers are affected by this.  And even if it was just that one generation, those are people's parents and grandparents.


Some people can't think above the level of a jungle primitive.
 
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