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(Politico)   When the DOJ tried to crackdown on people price-gouging for PPE at the beginning of the Pandemic, the White House tried to block them from going after profiteers because "free market"   (politico.com) divider line
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2020-07-04 12:09:46 AM  
Obviously they were protecting someone, probably for kickbacks.
 
MFK
2020-07-04 12:10:27 AM  
Which means a Trump was making money off it somehow
 
2020-07-04 12:16:16 AM  

40 degree day: Obviously they were protecting someone, probably for kickbacks.


which would also explain why Trump told the states to get it themselves then started outbidding them...
 
2020-07-04 12:17:28 AM  
Since the white house and their friends were doing the profiteering, you can see the concern. Then they realized Senate Republicans are spineless shiatweasels and stopped caring.
 
2020-07-04 12:17:51 AM  

MFK: Which means a Trump was making money off it somehow


This shiat is tiresome. Why do folks wanna keep playing the same bullshiat games--be greedy, fark the poor over, take, take, take. We're inn The middle of a pandemic! Are there no compassionate rich people in this world?

I know there are. I know some of them are trying very hard to help fix this, but what took them so farking damn long?

I know the answer. The money was just too good. Jesus Christ.
 
2020-07-04 12:18:53 AM  
131,199 families need to know this
 
2020-07-04 12:21:32 AM  
Because of course they did.
 
2020-07-04 12:23:58 AM  
Can we kill Capitalism now? Asking for a friend who would have benefited from PPE but had to make her own face masks at home
 
2020-07-04 12:25:04 AM  
Trump just heard the DOJ was investigating something about PP and told them to stop.
 
2020-07-04 12:26:24 AM  
I'd rather die than live in a country where billionaires and millionaires aren't rent seeking like their lives depend on it.

These colors don't run!
 
2020-07-04 12:28:45 AM  
The free market is the reason why any of you all have masks in the first place.
 
2020-07-04 12:30:43 AM  

RussianPotato: The free market is the reason why any of you all have masks in the first place.


I'm sure that sounded smrt in your head.
 
2020-07-04 12:30:50 AM  

RussianPotato: The free market is the reason why any of you all have masks in the first place.


"Yet you participate in society.  Curious!"
 
2020-07-04 12:31:55 AM  
Of. F*cking. Course.

Because f*ck poor people and dead people and yay f*cking capitalism.

Goddamn disgrace.

We're getting so very close to guillotine time.
 
2020-07-04 12:34:46 AM  
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/ I don't want no competition
 
2020-07-04 12:37:41 AM  

RussianPotato: The free market is the reason why any of you all have masks in the first place.


Yeah, the lady who sewed my mask could have totally whipped up some N-95 masks on her sewing machine in under 10 minutes like she did with mine.
 
d23 [OhFark]
2020-07-04 12:38:44 AM  

TorpedoOrca: Can we kill Capitalism now? Asking for a friend who would have benefited from PPE but had to make her own face masks at home


How about we regulate it like when things were going really well post-WWII.  Oh... and actually invest in the population instead of the corporate kiss ass.
 
2020-07-04 12:43:16 AM  

d23: TorpedoOrca: Can we kill Capitalism now? Asking for a friend who would have benefited from PPE but had to make her own face masks at home

How about we regulate it like when things were going really well post-WWII.  Oh... and actually invest in the population instead of the corporate kiss ass.


What kinda commietalk is this?  If people can't get rich, they'll stop innovating.
 
2020-07-04 12:43:37 AM  

Mister Buttons: RussianPotato: The free market is the reason why any of you all have masks in the first place.

Yeah, the lady who sewed my mask could have totally whipped up some N-95 masks on her sewing machine in under 10 minutes like she did with mine.


My mask, btw.

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/Work at a bar.
//We get 8-10 bottles of Crown Royale a week.
///My boss gave a seamstress about 100+ pouches worth of material in exchange for 20 or so masks.
////THAT'S free market in action.
 
2020-07-04 12:50:51 AM  

acouvis: 40 degree day: Obviously they were protecting someone, probably for kickbacks.

which would also explain why Trump told the states to get it themselves then started outbidding them...


Classic ebay scam. Soon as someone bids, your buddy bumps it up higher.

If the government buys it from J&IPPE, LLC then it just gets shipped in a big loop until it winds up back at the same warehouse it left. Easiest money ever.
 
2020-07-04 12:52:26 AM  

mofa: 131,199 families need to know this


Anybody who was paying attention was watching this in real time. The White House took PPE that was already paid for it by private companies and redistributed it through middlemen that profited off of it. Those original buyers were never reimbursed. This was theft pure and simple.
 
2020-07-04 12:53:33 AM  
I have been drinking a smoking green stuff, in case I get any inqueries/ insults on my eyes being "off" for my first ever drunk selfy.
 
2020-07-04 12:55:23 AM  

eiger: I'd rather die than live in a country where billionaires and millionaires aren't rent seeking like their lives depend on it.

These colors don't run!


The only color is green.
 
2020-07-04 12:55:33 AM  
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2020-07-04 12:57:53 AM  
Friends of Jared, citizens of Saudi Arabia, merchants of special personal protective equipment, confiscated by US government agencies of unspecified authority. The very best of supplies. Bid for them now
 
2020-07-04 1:04:12 AM  

rummonkey: mofa: 131,199 families need to know this

Anybody who was paying attention was watching this in real time. The White House took PPE that was already paid for it by private companies and redistributed it through middlemen that profited off of it. Those original buyers were never reimbursed. This was theft pure and simple.


Yep; the FBI stole PPE at gunpoint. But that was at least 90,000 dead Americans ago.
 
2020-07-04 1:16:13 AM  

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2020-07-04 1:35:33 AM  
And as hospital workers grew sick and died without adequate protective gear, many purchasers felt they had no choice but to cough up as much cash as was asked.

Uh, phrasing?!
 
2020-07-04 1:54:24 AM  

Mister Buttons: Mister Buttons: RussianPotato: The free market is the reason why any of you all have masks in the first place.

Yeah, the lady who sewed my mask could have totally whipped up some N-95 masks on her sewing machine in under 10 minutes like she did with mine.

My mask, btw.

[Fark user image image 425x566]

/Work at a bar.
//We get 8-10 bottles of Crown Royale a week.
///My boss gave a seamstress about 100+ pouches worth of material in exchange for 20 or so masks.
////THAT'S free market in action.


Our economy evolved from the barter system thousands of years ago for a reason.
 
2020-07-04 1:59:09 AM  
Kind of like this only more people died.
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2020-07-04 2:03:52 AM  

RussianPotato: The free market is the reason why any of you all have masks in the first place.


I know you're a sarcasm account, but the free market has nothing to do with why i have N95s.
 
2020-07-04 3:14:09 AM  

RussianPotato: The free market is the reason why any of you all have masks in the first place.


If the government imposes price control on an item, then less will be produced.

Example, Nixon's price control on gasoline, cars lined up around the block of gas stations
 
2020-07-04 3:15:09 AM  

MFK: Which means a Trump was making money off it somehow


This. Donny just wanted his cut.
 
2020-07-04 3:38:00 AM  

RussianPotato: The free market is the reason why any of you all have masks in the first place.


The free market is why my hospital has no masks.
 
2020-07-04 5:43:56 AM  

StaleCoffee: RussianPotato: The free market is the reason why any of you all have masks in the first place.

The free market is why my hospital has no masks.


Your hospital sucks and is run by incompetent money-cutting people who deserve to be put in jail.

Your hospital failed to stock PPE because it cannot bill for PPE.  Since it cannot bill, your greedy executives decided it wasn't worth it to have a plentiful stock on hand.

There are plenty of examples of local government departments that never ran out of PPE because they stocked PPE ahead of time.

Blame the executives at your hospital.  Hold them responsible.  Their greed killed people.
 
2020-07-04 6:39:19 AM  
It's just another day of griiiiift!
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2020-07-04 8:20:00 AM  

RussianPotato: StaleCoffee: RussianPotato: The free market is the reason why any of you all have masks in the first place.

The free market is why my hospital has no masks.

Your hospital sucks and is run by incompetent money-cutting people who deserve to be put in jail.

Your hospital failed to stock PPE because it cannot bill for PPE.  Since it cannot bill, your greedy executives decided it wasn't worth it to have a plentiful stock on hand.

There are plenty of examples of local government departments that never ran out of PPE because they stocked PPE ahead of time.

Blame the executives at your hospital.  Hold them responsible.  Their greed killed people.


Large numbers of hospitals are closed in the US since they are not profitable.  At others staff have taken pay cuts even as they are ordered to work longer hours.
The President's brother in law Jared Kushner was running a government backed scam with McKinsey and Co to sell PPE at auction to states using federal law enforcement to seize PPE stockpiles to feed profits.  Many state governors had to hide their PPE stockpiles under guard by state police and national guard soldiers.
It's a complete shiat show, and millions of Americans follow Donald Trump blindly.  I wonder if the curtain will be ripped away soon once the economy falls apart and many thousands more die.
 
2020-07-04 9:53:34 AM  

Mister Buttons: Mister Buttons: RussianPotato: The free market is the reason why any of you all have masks in the first place.

Yeah, the lady who sewed my mask could have totally whipped up some N-95 masks on her sewing machine in under 10 minutes like she did with mine.

My mask, btw.

[Fark user image image 425x566]

/Work at a bar.
//We get 8-10 bottles of Crown Royale a week.
///My boss gave a seamstress about 100+ pouches worth of material in exchange for 20 or so masks.
////THAT'S free market in action.


Nice. Here's my friend's:
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2020-07-04 11:45:55 AM  
Criminals hate cops.
 
2020-07-04 11:46:54 AM  
Capitalism!
 
2020-07-04 11:47:41 AM  

Heraclitus: Criminals hate cops.


Yeah, they don't want the competition.
 
2020-07-04 11:58:18 AM  

phamwaa: Mister Buttons: Mister Buttons: RussianPotato: The free market is the reason why any of you all have masks in the first place.

Yeah, the lady who sewed my mask could have totally whipped up some N-95 masks on her sewing machine in under 10 minutes like she did with mine.

My mask, btw.

[Fark user image image 425x566]

/Work at a bar.
//We get 8-10 bottles of Crown Royale a week.
///My boss gave a seamstress about 100+ pouches worth of material in exchange for 20 or so masks.
////THAT'S free market in action.

Nice. Here's my friend's:
[Fark user image 425x566]


i have two as well, I wanted one with the crown royal along the chin line, but my cousin who made them said  the bags I gave her were too small.  apparently you need the big ons for that.  so I got a version like your friends.

still kinda neat IMO
 
2020-07-04 12:45:31 PM  

40 degree day: Obviously they were protecting someone, probably for kickbacks.


Gee, I thought they were protecting their philosophy!
 
2020-07-04 12:51:29 PM  

Northern: RussianPotato: StaleCoffee: RussianPotato: The free market is the reason why any of you all have masks in the first place.

The free market is why my hospital has no masks.

Your hospital sucks and is run by incompetent money-cutting people who deserve to be put in jail.

Your hospital failed to stock PPE because it cannot bill for PPE.  Since it cannot bill, your greedy executives decided it wasn't worth it to have a plentiful stock on hand.

There are plenty of examples of local government departments that never ran out of PPE because they stocked PPE ahead of time.

Blame the executives at your hospital.  Hold them responsible.  Their greed killed people.

Large numbers of hospitals are closed in the US since they are not profitable.  At others staff have taken pay cuts even as they are ordered to work longer hours.
The President's brother in law Jared Kushner was running a government backed scam with McKinsey and Co to sell PPE at auction to states using federal law enforcement to seize PPE stockpiles to feed profits.  Many state governors had to hide their PPE stockpiles under guard by state police and national guard soldiers.
It's a complete shiat show, and millions of Americans follow Donald Trump blindly.  I wonder if the curtain will be ripped away soon once the economy falls apart and many thousands more die.


I wonder when this crime will be featured in one of those political ads to run day and night in every state until the election January 21, 2021.
 
2020-07-04 3:11:11 PM  
Well, we could have just had the military organize, distribute and hand out PPE and avoided tens of thousands of deaths using national emergency as necessity.

But no, we had to let the covidiots do their thing.
 
2020-07-04 5:04:39 PM  

RussianPotato: StaleCoffee: RussianPotato: The free market is the reason why any of you all have masks in the first place.

The free market is why my hospital has no masks.

Your hospital sucks and is run by incompetent money-cutting people who deserve to be put in jail.

Your hospital failed to stock PPE because it cannot bill for PPE.  Since it cannot bill, your greedy executives decided it wasn't worth it to have a plentiful stock on hand.

There are plenty of examples of local government departments that never ran out of PPE because they stocked PPE ahead of time.

Blame the executives at your hospital.  Hold them responsible.  Their greed killed people.


Pretty sure they do bill for it, but use a standard just in time inventory to avoid paying for storage.

Where it's a line item varies, but it's definitely billed for.
 
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