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(Politicus USA)   Scrooge McFark tells the unemployed they don't deserve or need an extra $600 a week   (politicususa.com) divider line
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2020-08-03 7:01:19 AM  
Get back to work!  So what if you die!
 
2020-08-03 7:05:45 AM  
You're not SUPPOST to go back to work during a pandemic, you imbecile!
 
2020-08-03 7:19:39 AM  

Alphax: You're not SUPPOST to go back to work during a pandemic, you imbecile!


But...but...but corporate profits! How can the bosses pay for their mansions, private schools for their spawn, fleet of jets and massive security teams??
 
2020-08-03 7:38:51 AM  
God forbid we accidentally make someone's life better. Can't have that, can we?
 
2020-08-03 7:40:58 AM  
MNUCHIN: There's no question in certain cases where we're paying people more to work - stay home than to work. That's created issues in the entire economy.

Sounds more like the free market says people should be paid more.
 
2020-08-03 7:45:05 AM  
RADDATZ: I want to - I want to interrupt you there for just one second. You - it's not all the evidence. A Yale study from this month refutes that, saying many economists who have studied the benefits said that so far they don't see any evidence in labor market data that the payments are affecting at which people are returning to work during the pandemic.

MNUCHIN: Well, let me just say, I went to Yale.


Czech Mix, Libby!
 
2020-08-03 7:56:19 AM  
A bunch of unemployed people are wondering if they can afford a good Chinese made pitchfork.
 
2020-08-03 8:21:14 AM  

Sub Human: A bunch of unemployed people are wondering if they can afford a good Chinese made pitchfork.


I'm EMPLOYED and I want to buy a pitchfork.
 
2020-08-03 8:22:12 AM  
It's not that people don't want to work, or that paying them more than they were making will stop them from ever seeking work.

It's that for the first time in their lives, some people are making a living wage and it's hard to give that up.

Especially when some asshole says you don't deserve it.
 
2020-08-03 8:24:53 AM  
What do the rich have? A rifle? A pistol?
There are more of us than them.
Words to the wise.
 
2020-08-03 8:25:15 AM  
Hell, $600 wouldn't even buy a pair of shoulder-length gloves.
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2020-08-03 8:25:25 AM  
MNUCHIN: Well, let me just say, I went to Yale.

So did Mr. Burns and Sideshow Bob.
 
2020-08-03 8:28:24 AM  
Ok so I'm a working sacrificial (read: essential) employee.  I get it, if you're not "essential" you should stay home.  But how does this end when this is all over?  Do you suddenly go "sorry guys, I know you liked eating, but the economy.." or what?  I'm fine with them getting $600 a week I just don't understand how you withdraw that.  Will an increase in minimum wage happen?
 
2020-08-03 8:28:41 AM  
This guy is a COLOSSAL douchebag.
 
2020-08-03 8:28:49 AM  
Couldn't the extra unemployment be retooled so that people can make up to what they made prior to the pandemic, up to a maximum of an additional 600 instead of 600 across the board? I think it would satisfy everyone's needs and wants here. Republicans can be made happy that people aren't making more than they did when they were working, and Democrats can be made happy that people aren't being shorted income, AND people who made a considerable amount before hand aren't being gifted either. It's sort of a win/win, isn't it?
 
2020-08-03 8:29:10 AM  
That pile of Muppet pubes couldn't live on $600 a day.

Hell, he has to pay that much every time he goes over his touching allowance with his "wife."
 
2020-08-03 8:29:38 AM  

tnpir: This guy is a COLOSSAL douchebag.


He's Harvey Weinstein without the charm.
 
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2020-08-03 8:30:09 AM  
$600 a week is more than people make while going to work so we're taking that away because kids need to go to school.
 
2020-08-03 8:30:56 AM  
Well yeah, they can't hand out billions to their billionaire buddies if all the poors get it first.
 
2020-08-03 8:31:29 AM  
If things ever go thunder dome in my life (they probably won't) I was to live long enough to see that mutant and everyone he loves get torn to pieces on their front lawn.
 
2020-08-03 8:31:41 AM  
Yet these farking Fascists want to give the industrial military complex billions of tax dollars when they know an F-35 can't even shoot down just one covid without crashing.

By the way, didn't the US become the US by fighting a war against taxation without representation?

If the people are not protected there will be no people to crash an F-35, nor even to build a new one.

The GOP is filled with farking morons, lead by malfeasance.
 
2020-08-03 8:32:06 AM  
Tonight on WWE RAW, it's Steve The Penny Pinching Prick Mneuchin versus Andrew Basic Income Yang in a no holds barred cage match. You'll pay for your entire seat but you will only need the edge!
 
2020-08-03 8:32:56 AM  
Well, let me just say, I went to Yale.

OMG. The "Yale Rule" never fails.

n. The Yale Rule states that within five minutes of meeting someone who attended Yale, you will be informed of that fact. This is rather humorous, particularly given that Yale isn't that great a school.

"Greetings, my name is Throckmorton Q. Covington; pleased to meet you. I say, it's a fine day. It reminds me of when I was a young lad attending Yale...." 

Ha! The Yale Rule's been proven once again!
 
2020-08-03 8:33:25 AM  
If people wanted more money they should have been born into it.
 
2020-08-03 8:34:01 AM  
There's a Chicago study that goes through all the people that are overpaid.

There's the problem. We're not getting enough advice from the University of Chicago's School of Economics. Worked well in Chile.
 
2020-08-03 8:34:47 AM  

Prank Call of Cthulhu: Well, let me just say, I went to Yale.

OMG. The "Yale Rule" never fails.

n. The Yale Rule states that within five minutes of meeting someone who attended Yale, you will be informed of that fact. This is rather humorous, particularly given that Yale isn't that great a school.

"Greetings, my name is Throckmorton Q. Covington; pleased to meet you. I say, it's a fine day. It reminds me of when I was a young lad attending Yale...." 

Ha! The Yale Rule's been proven once again!


The same could be said of vegans, vapers and crossfitters.
 
2020-08-03 8:37:03 AM  
"people stay home instead of work because they get more money"

no they don't because if you turn down work on unemployment, you stop getting unemployment
 
2020-08-03 8:37:16 AM  

Colour_out_of_Space: Hell, $600 wouldn't even buy a pair of shoulder-length gloves.
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I remember, in reaction to the online commentary about this picture, Mnuchin and the wife were very pleased to be compared to James bond villains.
 
2020-08-03 8:37:17 AM  
Ha.  He pulled the "I went to Yale" card.  That's the same thing as those douchebags who say "Do you know who I am?" when challenged.  He may as well have just shouted "I drive a Dodge Stratus!" at him.
 
2020-08-03 8:37:21 AM  

Prank Call of Cthulhu: Well, let me just say, I went to Yale.

OMG. The "Yale Rule" never fails.

n. The Yale Rule states that within five minutes of meeting someone who attended Yale, you will be informed of that fact. This is rather humorous, particularly given that Yale isn't that great a school.

"Greetings, my name is Throckmorton Q. Covington; pleased to meet you. I say, it's a fine day. It reminds me of when I was a young lad attending Yale...." 

Ha! The Yale Rule's been proven once again!


He was making a joke, since the interviewer was citing a Yale study.
 
2020-08-03 8:38:23 AM  

Veloram: Prank Call of Cthulhu: Well, let me just say, I went to Yale.

OMG. The "Yale Rule" never fails.

n. The Yale Rule states that within five minutes of meeting someone who attended Yale, you will be informed of that fact. This is rather humorous, particularly given that Yale isn't that great a school.

"Greetings, my name is Throckmorton Q. Covington; pleased to meet you. I say, it's a fine day. It reminds me of when I was a young lad attending Yale...." 

Ha! The Yale Rule's been proven once again!

The same could be said of vegans, vapers and crossfitters.


Ugh, crossfitters...

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2020-08-03 8:38:50 AM  
Subby - that's supposed to be per WEEK.  Unless I'm missing something.

Anyway...  This whole thing...  This is no a Dem vs Rep thing.  This is our entire government absolutely FAILING us across the board.

They hope that they can hammer out a deal this week, because they are scheduled to go on break.

GO ON BREAK?!?

One of the many things that needs to change once this current administration is done, is rules allowing the entire Congress to go on vacation while millions and MILLIONS of people are suffering, unemployed, starving, and getting kicked out of their homes.

What the actual fark, you bunch of spineless goofballs?!  Fix this farking problem.  THEN go on vacation.
 
2020-08-03 8:38:54 AM  
free money is socialism, this would work better in france
 
2020-08-03 8:39:03 AM  
Human-frog hybrid Steve Mnuchin is just upset at all those lucky duckies.

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2020-08-03 8:39:11 AM  

enry: MNUCHIN: There's no question in certain cases where we're paying people more to work - stay home than to work. That's created issues in the entire economy.

Sounds more like the free market says people should be paid more.


Unfortunately, most conservatives believe that means the free market needs to pay executives more so that money can trickle down to the workers.  We know this never works and is not even wishful thinking by said conservatives.  They want all the money so they can maintain this feudalism with extra steps.
 
2020-08-03 8:39:42 AM  
Why are so many rich people so obsessed with the idea that poor people might get some money?

"Sorry, but in order for me to afford the correctly-sized yacht, you need to be evicted from your studio apartment."

Ford, who made things, saw the need for a healthy number of people making a living wage in order for his plans to succeed. (The fact that Jews and Blacks made some of that money kinda annoyed him, but he couldn't figure out how to stop that.) Mnuchin comes from finance, and finance only needs money to succeed. Any money that goes into wages is not available to the markets, and that makes finance mad. This may prove to be a problem for democracies.

Strike that; this is proving to be a problem for democracies.
 
2020-08-03 8:40:05 AM  
Not for nothin' but they're acting as if everyone's getting it and that's not true. Only people who qualify for unemployment do, and that's way less than all the people out of work. See self-employed. They're just farked.
 
2020-08-03 8:40:30 AM  
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Just here to remind everyone.
 
2020-08-03 8:40:41 AM  

Veloram: Couldn't the extra unemployment be retooled so that people can make up to what they made prior to the pandemic, up to a maximum of an additional 600 instead of 600 across the board? I think it would satisfy everyone's needs and wants here. Republicans can be made happy that people aren't making more than they did when they were working, and Democrats can be made happy that people aren't being shorted income, AND people who made a considerable amount before hand aren't being gifted either. It's sort of a win/win, isn't it?


More bureaucracy is needed, hear hear!
 
2020-08-03 8:41:17 AM  

PainInTheASP: RADDATZ: I want to - I want to interrupt you there for just one second. You - it's not all the evidence. A Yale study from this month refutes that, saying many economists who have studied the benefits said that so far they don't see any evidence in labor market data that the payments are affecting at which people are returning to work during the pandemic.

MNUCHIN: Well, let me just say, I went to Yale.

Czech Mix, Libby!


And I bet Yale is super proud of you!

Much like Harvard is proud of Maganinny and Pompeo and Wharton is proud of Trump

/pats Mnuchin on head
 
2020-08-03 8:42:11 AM  

aaronx: Why are so many rich people so obsessed with the idea that poor people might get some money?

"Sorry, but in order for me to afford the correctly-sized yacht, you need to be evicted from your studio apartment."

Ford, who made things, saw the need for a healthy number of people making a living wage in order for his plans to succeed. (The fact that Jews and Blacks made some of that money kinda annoyed him, but he couldn't figure out how to stop that.) Mnuchin comes from finance, and finance only needs money to succeed. Any money that goes into wages is not available to the markets, and that makes finance mad. This may prove to be a problem for democracies.

Strike that; this is proving to be a problem for democracies.


It's more an issue of a failure to compromise. I'm not saying that nobody wants to compromise, mind you. I'm saying that one side wants to compromise, and the other side wants to continually move the goalposts until they ultimately get it their way and only their way.
 
2020-08-03 8:42:20 AM  

aaronx: Ford, who made things, saw the need for a healthy number of people making a living wage in order for his plans to succeed. (The fact that Jews and Blacks made some of that money kinda annoyed him, but he couldn't figure out how to stop that.)


Andrew Carnegie, who hated his workers and was violently anti-union, also thought hoarding wealth was immoral and when he set out to give his money away to benefit arts, education, and science, actually gave it away unlike that phony Bill Gates
 
2020-08-03 8:42:25 AM  
STONKS FOR THE STONK GOD
 
2020-08-03 8:43:13 AM  
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2020-08-03 8:43:38 AM  

Sub Human: Veloram: Couldn't the extra unemployment be retooled so that people can make up to what they made prior to the pandemic, up to a maximum of an additional 600 instead of 600 across the board? I think it would satisfy everyone's needs and wants here. Republicans can be made happy that people aren't making more than they did when they were working, and Democrats can be made happy that people aren't being shorted income, AND people who made a considerable amount before hand aren't being gifted either. It's sort of a win/win, isn't it?

More bureaucracy is needed, hear hear!


Well if you can come up with a different proposal that at least has a chance to satisfy everyone and move forward, I'm all ears.
 
2020-08-03 8:44:07 AM  

durbnpoisn: Subby - that's supposed to be per WEEK.  Unless I'm missing something.

Anyway...  This whole thing...  This is no a Dem vs Rep thing.  This is our entire government absolutely FAILING us across the board.

They hope that they can hammer out a deal this week, because they are scheduled to go on break.

GO ON BREAK?!?

One of the many things that needs to change once this current administration is done, is rules allowing the entire Congress to go on vacation while millions and MILLIONS of people are suffering, unemployed, starving, and getting kicked out of their homes.

What the actual fark, you bunch of spineless goofballs?!  Fix this farking problem.  THEN go on vacation.


You want the government to actually work for the people instead of acting like pre-Revolution French nobility?  Oh you poor, naive child.
 
2020-08-03 8:44:19 AM  

durbnpoisn: Subby - that's supposed to be per WEEK.  Unless I'm missing something.

Anyway...  This whole thing...  This is no a Dem vs Rep thing.  This is our entire government absolutely FAILING us across the board.

They hope that they can hammer out a deal this week, because they are scheduled to go on break.

GO ON BREAK?!?

One of the many things that needs to change once this current administration is done, is rules allowing the entire Congress to go on vacation while millions and MILLIONS of people are suffering, unemployed, starving, and getting kicked out of their homes.

What the actual fark, you bunch of spineless goofballs?!  Fix this farking problem.  THEN go on vacation.


Good job turning into "both sides are bad" so quickly
 
2020-08-03 8:45:11 AM  

Sub Human: More bureaucracy is needed, hear hear!


The bureaucracy is expanding to meet the needs of the expanding bureaucracy?
 
2020-08-03 8:45:39 AM  

tnpir: This guy is a COLOSSAL douchebag.


Only the biggest, best, most COLOSSAL douchebags will be nominated. You'll so tired of douchebags, you'll never go near the swamp again.
 
2020-08-03 8:46:52 AM  

Sub Human: More bureaucracy is needed, hear hear!


I am a rugged and free-thinking individualist who enthusiastically supports the economic growth that leads to the technological progress which invariably leads to the larger bureaucracies I now openly complain about.
 
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