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2020-06-04 9:39:41 AM  
"During the presidential campaign of 1928, a circular published by the Republican Party claimed that if Herbert Hoover won there would be "a chicken in every pot and a car in every garage."

Yea, stolen like 'most all the stuff.
 
2020-06-04 9:43:35 AM  
Why can't they just borrow money from their parents? A million or so should tide them over until things pick up.

/Republican solutions
 
2020-06-04 9:48:39 AM  
If they can keep the blame focused on Dolt45*, maaaybe they'll get to keep their heads?
 
2020-06-04 10:05:33 AM  
Suddenly the idea of millions of folks with nothing to do, and zero prospects kinda intimidates them?
 
2020-06-04 10:07:01 AM  
But what about the market!
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2020-06-04 10:08:11 AM  
My heroes 💋💋💋
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2020-06-04 10:13:06 AM  

hubiestubert: Suddenly the idea of millions of folks with nothing to do, and zero prospects kinda intimidates them?


What do you mean, nothing to do? Everyone is getting together everyday to spread communal spirit.
 
2020-06-04 10:23:12 AM  

MrBallou: Why can't they just borrow money from their parents? A million or so should tide them over until things pick up.

/Republican solutions


They should buy more money.  Peasants.
 
2020-06-04 10:27:31 AM  
Senate Republican Whip John Thune (S.D.) on Wednesday said Republicans are discussing how to handle the looming expiration of the federal augmentation of unemployment benefits.
"There are several ideas out there," said Thune.


Ahahhahahaaaahaha! Any idea the GOP has ever put forth was to solely block Democratic bills aimed to help everyone. GFY!
 
2020-06-04 10:42:00 AM  
Apparently when you tell tens of millions of able-bodied, desperate people "sucks be you, please go die quietly," they don't always comply.
 
2020-06-04 10:45:01 AM  

enry: MrBallou: Why can't they just borrow money from their parents? A million or so should tide them over until things pick up.

/Republican solutions

They should buy more money.  Peasants.


They can always sell off a little stock.
 
2020-06-04 10:46:17 AM  
They realized that people who are unemployed have time to get informed and protest.
 
2020-06-04 10:46:30 AM  
The next round of payments will include a letter telling us to thank both Donnie and the GOP?
 
2020-06-04 10:47:10 AM  

Sin'sHero: hubiestubert: Suddenly the idea of millions of folks with nothing to do, and zero prospects kinda intimidates them?

What do you mean, nothing to do? Everyone is getting together everyday to spread communal spirit.


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2020-06-04 10:47:15 AM  
Human capital stock
 
2020-06-04 10:47:31 AM  

hubiestubert: Suddenly the idea of millions of folks with nothing to do, and zero prospects kinda intimidates them?


"People crushed by laws, have no hope but to evade power. If the laws are their enemies, they will be enemies to the law; and those who have most to hope and nothing to lose will always be dangerous." - Edmund Burke
 
2020-06-04 10:47:40 AM  
Collecting the bounties on the aliens wearing ill fitting white man skin suits is a job.

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2020-06-04 10:48:42 AM  
You just know they're thinking "Ok, those cops were charged. If we throw some more money at the poors this will all go away"
 
2020-06-04 10:51:35 AM  
20 million is a large voting block that they don't want to piss off.
 
2020-06-04 10:52:40 AM  
Why is the #GOP turning to #SOHSULIZMS? The market is always right. #Rand #Capitalism #Trump
 
2020-06-04 10:53:24 AM  
Fark the increased unemployment.

2400 a month to each taxpayer until this hysteria is over.
 
2020-06-04 10:53:30 AM  
FTA: GOP senators fear that the wave of protests, riots and other forms of social unrest that has rocked major cities around the country is linked to the bleak economic picture and that their majority is on the line.

They've been dog-whistling so long they forgot what "economic anxiety" really means.
 
2020-06-04 10:53:43 AM  
Somebody has to be the adult in the room, and it isnt the Democrats, to whom 5 trillion, 20 trillion, and 60 trillion are basically all the same thing: more money for more votes.
 
2020-06-04 10:53:52 AM  
FTA: GOP senators fear that the wave of protests, riots and other forms of social unrest that has rocked major cities around the country is linked to the bleak economic picture and that their majority is on the line.

You think? The states and localities also need to be bailed out, or you are going to get another huge wave of unemployed in the near future.
 
2020-06-04 10:54:18 AM  

enry: MrBallou: Why can't they just borrow money from their parents? A million or so should tide them over until things pick up.

/Republican solutions

They should buy more money.  Peasants.


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I think they're still closed due to COVID or something.
 
2020-06-04 10:55:58 AM  

Halfabee64: hubiestubert: Suddenly the idea of millions of folks with nothing to do, and zero prospects kinda intimidates them?

"People crushed by laws, have no hope but to evade power. If the laws are their enemies, they will be enemies to the law; and those who have most to hope and nothing to lose will always be dangerous." - Edmund Burke


Yeah, basically. Also, the longer the protests go, the more that the protesters are going to slowly be more prepared for the response much like the Hong Kong protesters are.

I mentioned the last time that McConnell stated he wasn't interested in another relief bill, that he'd be eating those words within a few weeks. I wasn't expecting 60's level protests to be one of the things to affect the situation, but what they're quickly learning is it's both minorities and young whites that are in these protests. You indiscriminately start putting the hammer down on protesters, and you're gonna start killing white people, which is the last thing they need above everything else that's going on. And once the protesters really start to prep for riot police with gloves and gas masks and the whole deal... they won't be able to tell them apart.

They'll either have to start to taking the virus and the financial crisis and the protests seriously, or they're going to have to start being okay with killing our youth faster than the school shootings were before, killing off the only demographic that wasn't that affected by the virus.
 
2020-06-04 10:56:02 AM  

LeftisRightisWrong: FTA: GOP senators fear that the wave of protests, riots and other forms of social unrest that has rocked major cities around the country is linked to the bleak economic picture and that their majority is on the line.

They've been dog-whistling so long they forgot what "economic anxiety" really means.


The problem is that too many Republican politicians now believe their own bullshiat. As recently as 15 o 20 years ago that wasn't true, and they wouldn't have been quite so obstinate in the face of a crisis like this.
 
2020-06-04 10:56:17 AM  

Animatronik: Somebody has to be the adult in the room, and it isnt the Democrats, to whom 5 trillion, 20 trillion, and 60 trillion are basically all the same thing: more money for more votes.



LOL get a load of this simp asking us to pretend the GOP hasn't driven up spending.


Seems a better value than running up spending to give free money to GOP donors and defense contractors.
 
2020-06-04 10:56:18 AM  

Animatronik: Somebody has to be the adult in the room, and it isnt the Democrats, to whom 5 trillion, 20 trillion, and 60 trillion are basically all the same thing: more money for more votes.


Dude...the GOP has had SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO many opportunities to be the adult in the room.   Step up already.
 
2020-06-04 10:56:46 AM  

dionysusaur: If they can keep the blame focused on Dolt45*, maaaybe they'll get to keep their heads?


He has ceased to be a "useful idiot".  He is being dumped.  Watch now as all the R's try to claim "I never _really supported him...it was just a 'party thing'..."
 
2020-06-04 10:57:10 AM  

Animatronik: Somebody has to be the adult in the room, and it isnt the Democrats, to whom 5 trillion, 20 trillion, and 60 trillion are basically all the same thing: more money for more votes.


Try 2.2 trillion, that was passed like 3 weeks ago, you complete moron.
 
2020-06-04 10:57:34 AM  
Wow republican's actually starting to come up with a few ideas? Why is that not breaking news?

/ incent the behavior you want
// give them 2400 bonus to get back to work with an equal amount given to employer and they might have a second think about leaving a 600/week unemployment
/// i'm sure other considerations would need to be made to avoid gaming
 
2020-06-04 10:57:47 AM  

Animatronik: Somebody has to be the adult in the room, and it isnt the Democrats, to whom 5 trillion, 20 trillion, and 60 trillion are basically all the same thing: more money for more votes.


Funny how when you assholes get into power, the deficit always skyrockets. Because that f*cking tax cut paid for itself, amirite?
 
2020-06-04 10:58:05 AM  

Snatch Bandergrip: Sin'sHero: hubiestubert: Suddenly the idea of millions of folks with nothing to do, and zero prospects kinda intimidates them?

What do you mean, nothing to do? Everyone is getting together everyday to spread communal spirit.

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Should I be ashamed or proud that I know who that is--well at least her stage name.
 
2020-06-04 10:58:07 AM  

quiotu: Yeah, basically. Also, the longer the protests go, the more that the protesters are going to slowly be more prepared for the response much like the Hong Kong protesters are.


It's already happening. Umbrellas are increasingly common at protests. Last night at the DC protest, one guy walked back and forth constantly between the National Guard/troops/police to keep a distance between protesters and police.

They are getting more organized and smarter. The GOP SHOULD be scared.
 
2020-06-04 10:58:32 AM  

Animatronik: Somebody has to be the adult in the room, and it isnt the Democrats, to whom 5 trillion, 20 trillion, and 60 trillion are basically all the same thing: more money for more votes.


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2020-06-04 11:00:05 AM  
Stonks way up this week all sunshine and rainbows. bull market. massive real estate crash incoming too so that can only mean one thing stonks goes up again.
 
2020-06-04 11:00:42 AM  

Subtonic: enry: MrBallou: Why can't they just borrow money from their parents? A million or so should tide them over until things pick up.

/Republican solutions

They should buy more money.  Peasants.

They can always sell off a little stock.


Not with the capital gains rate where it is now.  I didn't get all those gains on stocks by sitting on my butt to just give a few percent to the government.
 
2020-06-04 11:01:04 AM  
I'm surprised the GOP isn't rushing to throw money around like drunken sailors. They know they will be out of power soon, and the Democrats will have to raise taxes to make up the shortfall, thus providing the GOP campaign message for the next go-around in 4 years.
 
2020-06-04 11:01:34 AM  

bluewave69: Stonks way up this week all sunshine and rainbows. bull market. massive real estate crash incoming too so that can only mean one thing stonks goes up again.


The fed is pouring immense amounts of money into the stonk market. The whole thing is even more of a fraud than usual.
 
2020-06-04 11:02:38 AM  

quiotu: Halfabee64: hubiestubert: Suddenly the idea of millions of folks with nothing to do, and zero prospects kinda intimidates them?

"People crushed by laws, have no hope but to evade power. If the laws are their enemies, they will be enemies to the law; and those who have most to hope and nothing to lose will always be dangerous." - Edmund Burke

Yeah, basically. Also, the longer the protests go, the more that the protesters are going to slowly be more prepared for the response much like the Hong Kong protesters are.

I mentioned the last time that McConnell stated he wasn't interested in another relief bill, that he'd be eating those words within a few weeks. I wasn't expecting 60's level protests to be one of the things to affect the situation, but what they're quickly learning is it's both minorities and young whites that are in these protests. You indiscriminately start putting the hammer down on protesters, and you're gonna start killing white people, which is the last thing they need above everything else that's going on. And once the protesters really start to prep for riot police with gloves and gas masks and the whole deal... they won't be able to tell them apart.

They'll either have to start to taking the virus and the financial crisis and the protests seriously, or they're going to have to start being okay with killing our youth faster than the school shootings were before, killing off the only demographic that wasn't that affected by the virus.


When 20 percent of the country is unemployed and you try to change the conversation by starting a race war, don't be shocked when people who have nothing else to do, decide to take to the streets.  

Also I don't see how this $450 bonus to 'return to work' is going to help anyone when there aren't any jobs because everything is still closed due to a pandemic.
 
2020-06-04 11:03:45 AM  

bluewave69: Stonks way up this week all sunshine and rainbows. bull market. massive real estate crash incoming too so that can only mean one thing stonks goes up again.


I think it's the most ironic thing in the world that Trump basically spent trillions in order to keep Wall St. thriving, was going to use it in order to show how much everything is fine. And between the virus, the unemployment, and the protests... the country is so completely on fire no one gives a shiat.
 
2020-06-04 11:04:18 AM  
aedude01:

Also I don't see how this $450 bonus to 'return to work' is going to help anyone when there aren't any jobs because everything is still closed due to a pandemic.

Doesn't do a damn thing for the ones who are furloughed either
 
2020-06-04 11:07:38 AM  

jollyrancher82: aedude01:

Also I don't see how this $450 bonus to 'return to work' is going to help anyone when there aren't any jobs because everything is still closed due to a pandemic.

Doesn't do a damn thing for the ones who are furloughed either


Exactly.  It's like when people tell me they'd like to pay me in 'exposure'.  That's not going to help me pay my rent...
 
2020-06-04 11:09:48 AM  

quiotu: bluewave69: Stonks way up this week all sunshine and rainbows. bull market. massive real estate crash incoming too so that can only mean one thing stonks goes up again.

I think it's the most ironic thing in the world that Trump basically spent trillions in order to keep Wall St. thriving, was going to use it in order to show how much everything is fine. And between the virus, the unemployment, and the protests... the country is so completely on fire no one gives a shiat.


The thing is, this all goes back to 2008 and the after effects. The Bush and Obama administrations basically bailed out corporate America and told Americans to go pound sand. The Obama administration made a conscious decision to not prosecute systemic and obvious fraud in the financial industry.

Plenty of good work out there about how the bailouts were more than that and actually created another trough for the piggies of corporate America to feed at, a trough that has been feeding certain segments of elite America for the last 10+ years.

I think elite Americans (and while it's fun to blame Trump let's not forget that these awful corporate looting bills were voted for by Democrats too) thought they could do it again and get away with it again. They didn't understand just how bad things have gotten and how bad this was going to be.

Hopefully, if only for self-preservation reasons, they start to see sense and deal with the issues of normal people and stop focusing on huge handouts to corporate America.
 
2020-06-04 11:09:52 AM  
What happened to the idea that money for the poor makes them lazy, but money for the rich makes the economy better? Suddenly the GOP is more worried about the poor, because "oh yeah, we forgot, the election is coming up soon!"
 
2020-06-04 11:11:36 AM  
Those people will have all the time in the world to go vote
 
2020-06-04 11:13:16 AM  
I hate indulging the moral hazard argument, but letting people retain the extra $50 a week after getting off unemployment is bonkers.  There are a lot of people working shiatty underpaying jobs now, and not giving them anything comparable is going to create a lot of needless strife in the workplace.
 
2020-06-04 11:14:38 AM  
It is very disingenuous to state "the federal UC benefit of $600/week would disincentivize the want to go back to work" (paraphrased). If your company calls you back to work, you HAVE TO GO BACK OR LOSE YOUR UC BENEFITS!!! You can't simply say "No, I make more on UC". If your company goes under, that's not your fault. If your company doesn't call you back, you are unemployed and eligible for benefits. 

Stupid coonts. How much went to large corporations?
 
2020-06-04 11:14:40 AM  
GOP:  How about we only kill half the poors?
Progressives: What?  No, that's-
Centrist Democrats: We accept.
Progressives: Wait, what?
Centrists: It's a bipartisan solution.
Progressives: It's a TERRIBLE solution!
Centrists: I'm from a red district.  I have to show I can work with Republicans.
GOP: *sharpens axe*
 
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