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2020-08-09 12:38:21 PM  
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2020-08-09 12:55:20 PM  
Everything Trump touches dies. Sorry folks. Line of bankruptcy lawyers out front shoulda yold ya.
 
2020-08-09 1:27:08 PM  

Pinche Mateo: Everything Trump touches dies. Sorry folks. Line of bankruptcy lawyers out front shoulda yold ya.


My condolences, sorry about your mom.
 
2020-08-09 1:55:30 PM  

Moosedick Gladys Greengroin: Pinche Mateo: Everything Trump touches dies. Sorry folks. Line of bankruptcy lawyers out front shoulda yold ya.

My condolences, sorry about your mom.


Yours too
 
2020-08-09 4:24:15 PM  
He's proposing to make a loan to you.

And you won't have to oay him back if you vote for him.

Otherwise it comes out of next year's refund.

I kid, either way you'll have to pay it back.  In April, if you reelect Trump, he won't have to pander to you any longer and you're so farked.
 
2020-08-09 6:43:52 PM  
And meanwhile, it shorts Social Security  and Medicare so stiggin' it.
 
2020-08-09 6:59:03 PM  
It just shows how much of a manly leader he is, what with him ordering something and his staff doing it and all.  All he has to do now is ride on bears while shirtless and he has the election in the bag.

/jk, most of America is probably vomiting right now just reading the above.
 
2020-08-09 7:53:24 PM  

themindiswatching: It just shows how much of a manly leader he is, what with him ordering something and his staff doing it and all.  All he has to do now is ride on bears while shirtless and he has the election in the bag.

/jk, most of America is probably vomiting right now just reading the above.


Actually I was worried about the bears supporting his weight.
 
2020-08-09 7:53:28 PM  

wejash: He's proposing to make a loan to you.

And you won't have to oay him back if you vote for him.

Otherwise it comes out of next year's refund.

I kid, either way you'll have to pay it back.  In April, if you reelect Trump, he won't have to pander to you any longer and you're so farked.


And the problem is, the people that would vote for him don't understand that. They think it's more free money. And that is exactly what he is doing, buying votes.
 
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2020-08-09 7:54:41 PM  

themindiswatching: It just shows how much of a manly leader he is, what with him ordering something and his staff doing it and all.  All he has to do now is ride on bears while shirtless and he has the election in the bag.

/jk, most of America is probably vomiting right now just reading the above.


I could stand a few seconds of watching him shirtless, riding a bear.

As long as the video ended in every bear within 500 miles maiming him.
 
2020-08-09 7:55:05 PM  
Trump likes fish drops and payroll scams because they put money in HIS pocket.
 
2020-08-09 7:55:55 PM  
I believe I called it the economic, slow-drip version of Jim Jones Kool-Aid earlier today. Undermine SS and Medicare while taking minuscule benefit in the process.
 
2020-08-09 7:56:20 PM  
This "free money" doesn't work as an economic stimulus if I already know I'm going to have to pay it back, because I'm be stupid to spend it.

This has to be one of the most ridiculous ideas Trump's team has come up with yet.
 
2020-08-09 7:56:42 PM  
Hydroxychloroquine hurts the stupid person who takes it, but you can avoid it by not taking it.  Payroll tax cuts are going to hurt a whole lot of people who aren't getting a choice in the matter.
 
2020-08-09 7:57:02 PM  
So Trump is standing on the proverbial third rail?  Good luck with that.
 
2020-08-09 7:57:52 PM  

Hey Nurse!: wejash: He's proposing to make a loan to you.

And you won't have to oay him back if you vote for him.

Otherwise it comes out of next year's refund.

I kid, either way you'll have to pay it back.  In April, if you reelect Trump, he won't have to pander to you any longer and you're so farked.

And the problem is, the people that would vote for him don't understand that. They think it's more free money. And that is exactly what he is doing, buying votes.


It's a tax time bomb, if he wins he'll just make it permanent, if he loses, it's Biden's problem to deal with.
 
2020-08-09 7:58:45 PM  

Moosedick Gladys Greengroin: Pinche Mateo: Everything Trump touches dies. Sorry folks. Line of bankruptcy lawyers out front shoulda yold ya.

My condolences, sorry about your mom.


That line is being run on Trump's "assets", not his - the logic is flawed in your humor.

/conservative humor is flawed, generally
 
2020-08-09 7:59:44 PM  

themindiswatching: It just shows how much of a manly leader he is, what with him ordering something and his staff doing it and all.  All he has to do now is ride on bears while shirtless and he has the election in the bag.



I think you just gave Ben Garrison a new cartoon idea.

/and a huge erection
 
2020-08-09 8:00:52 PM  

themindiswatching: It just shows how much of a manly leader he is, what with him ordering something and his staff doing it and all.  All he has to do now is ride on bears while shirtless and he has the election in the bag.

/jk, most of America is probably vomiting right now just reading the above.


This is the only bear he needs to meet up with.

John West Salmon "Bear Fight" ad
Youtube CVS1UfCfxlU
 
2020-08-09 8:01:50 PM  

NetOwl: This "free money" doesn't work as an economic stimulus if I already know I'm going to have to pay it back, because I'm be stupid to spend it.

This has to be one of the most ridiculous ideas Trump's team has come up with yet.


That was what I noted when I heard the announcement: "defer is dangerous."

What id worry about are the people who don't realize they'll have a delayed debt and spend the money and suddenly owe hundreds or thousands of dollars. It will total like 1/4 of a monthly check and some can't afford that.
 
2020-08-09 8:02:09 PM  

Hey Nurse!: wejash: He's proposing to make a loan to you.

And you won't have to oay him back if you vote for him.

Otherwise it comes out of next year's refund.

I kid, either way you'll have to pay it back.  In April, if you reelect Trump, he won't have to pander to you any longer and you're so farked.

And the problem is, the people that would vote for him don't understand that. They think it's more free money. And that is exactly what he is doing, buying votes.


"Trump cut our taxes to zero - holy f***! Amazeballs!! By EO - because Congress wouldn't let him, otherwise, cuz, Deep State"

Thats how about 30% will look at it, ffs
 
2020-08-09 8:03:33 PM  
Unemployed people don't pay "payroll taxes"; so this doesn't help to recover the economy.
 
2020-08-09 8:03:35 PM  

151: themindiswatching: It just shows how much of a manly leader he is, what with him ordering something and his staff doing it and all.  All he has to do now is ride on bears while shirtless and he has the election in the bag.

/jk, most of America is probably vomiting right now just reading the above.

I could stand a few seconds of watching him shirtless, riding a bear.

As long as the video ended in every bear within 500 miles maiming him.


"You didn't really come to kill me (bear)" goes the joke 😅
 
2020-08-09 8:05:07 PM  
People hear "tax cuts? Well gosh darn, I'm votin'  for that simmbiich!".


*SPIT*
*TING*
 
2020-08-09 8:10:04 PM  
That headline describes Trump and his tax cuts ..
 
2020-08-09 8:10:35 PM  
Where is the countermove here? And what is it?

It isn't through legislation. That's clear. I've seen Presidents call the Speaker and Leader out before. But obviously Trump took this waaaay over the line and broke it.

Do, Nancy and Chuck sue, pushing that the suit is about the power that Trump is exerting that he doesn't have the right to do?

Optics are bad. But it's almost what has to happen isn't it?

Or do they have some hidden House rule tucked away that's going to be drug out for an occasion just like this?
 
2020-08-09 8:10:56 PM  
This is like the Simpsons episode with the shop that sold Homer the evil Krusty Doll.

Trump: I'm deferring your payroll taxes, but it will take money from Social Security temporarily.

America: That's bad.

Trump: But I will sign another EO in January if I win to make the cut permanent so you won't have to pay the tax back.

America: That's good.

Trump: But that will bancrupt Social Security forever, forcing you to forage through dumpsters for food in your old age.

America: Can I go now?
 
2020-08-09 8:12:00 PM  

Sid Vicious' Corpse: So Trump is standing on the proverbial third rail?  Good luck with that.


He (or rather, whoever tells him what strategies to use) isn't outright saying he'll kill Social Security, he's just 'cutting a tax'...which will starve Social Security, of course.

He's banking on enough of America being too stupid to realize it, and stupid enough to buy whatever hit pieces he pulls out of his ass on Biden, to make the election close enough to steal. At which point he is off even the threadbare leash he was on before, and no longer has to care about voters, or even the possibility of Republicans not being in power for the foreseeable future.

If Trump wins* in November, that's game over for the United States of America. Short of a war, the GOP will be able to permanently entrench itself, the will of the voters be damned.
 
2020-08-09 8:13:10 PM  

Farkin_Crazy: Where is the countermove here? And what is it?

It isn't through legislation. That's clear. I've seen Presidents call the Speaker and Leader out before. But obviously Trump took this waaaay over the line and broke it.

Do, Nancy and Chuck sue, pushing that the suit is about the power that Trump is exerting that he doesn't have the right to do?

Optics are bad. But it's almost what has to happen isn't it?

Or do they have some hidden House rule tucked away that's going to be drug out for an occasion just like this?


Impeach.
Then?  In a refreshing change?  Convict.
And all in the space of about 72 hours, if possible.
 
2020-08-09 8:13:37 PM  
The ultimate goal is destroy Social Security under the guise of helping everyday folk. I wish I was kidding
 
2020-08-09 8:18:12 PM  

themindiswatching: It just shows how much of a manly leader he is, what with him ordering something and his staff doing it and all.  All he has to do now is ride on bears while shirtless and he has the election in the bag.

/jk, most of America is probably vomiting right now just reading the above.


Yeah but there's a small percentage of Americans who are putting that image in their whack files.
That's the really scary part.
 
2020-08-09 8:18:57 PM  

mactheknife: Farkin_Crazy: Where is the countermove here? And what is it?

It isn't through legislation. That's clear. I've seen Presidents call the Speaker and Leader out before. But obviously Trump took this waaaay over the line and broke it.

Do, Nancy and Chuck sue, pushing that the suit is about the power that Trump is exerting that he doesn't have the right to do?

Optics are bad. But it's almost what has to happen isn't it?

Or do they have some hidden House rule tucked away that's going to be drug out for an occasion just like this?

Impeach.
Then?  In a refreshing change?  Convict.
And all in the space of about 72 hours, if possible.


They still ain't gonna remove him. And you know who they are.
 
2020-08-09 8:20:41 PM  

151: themindiswatching: It just shows how much of a manly leader he is, what with him ordering something and his staff doing it and all.  All he has to do now is ride on bears while shirtless and he has the election in the bag.

/jk, most of America is probably vomiting right now just reading the above.

I could stand a few seconds of watching him shirtless, riding a bear.

As long as the video ended in every bear within 500 miles maiming him.


Exit, pursued by a bear.
 
2020-08-09 8:25:25 PM  

mactheknife: Farkin_Crazy: Where is the countermove here? And what is it?

It isn't through legislation. That's clear. I've seen Presidents call the Speaker and Leader out before. But obviously Trump took this waaaay over the line and broke it.

Do, Nancy and Chuck sue, pushing that the suit is about the power that Trump is exerting that he doesn't have the right to do?

Optics are bad. But it's almost what has to happen isn't it?

Or do they have some hidden House rule tucked away that's going to be drug out for an occasion just like this?

Impeach.
Then?  In a refreshing change?  Convict.
And all in the space of about 72 hours, if possible.


As long as Republicans have more than a third of the Senate, Trump wouldn't be convicted if he shot someone who interrupted him while Trump was balls-deep in their infant daughter, and it was all caught on camera.
 
2020-08-09 8:26:35 PM  

aleister_greynight: Hydroxychloroquine hurts the stupid person who takes it, but you can avoid it by not taking it.  Payroll tax cuts are going to hurt a whole lot of people who aren't getting a choice in the matter.


At this point I'm all for anyone with COVID who asks more than once about that garbage to be given it, until it's coming out their ears and eyeballs. If they want to go all in on Trump's death cult at least this way they won't have more opportunities to hurt others on their way out.
 
2020-08-09 8:28:59 PM  

LordJiro: Sid Vicious' Corpse: So Trump is standing on the proverbial third rail?  Good luck with that.

He (or rather, whoever tells him what strategies to use) isn't outright saying he'll kill Social Security, he's just 'cutting a tax'...which will starve Social Security, of course.

He's banking on enough of America being too stupid to realize it, and stupid enough to buy whatever hit pieces he pulls out of his ass on Biden, to make the election close enough to steal. At which point he is off even the threadbare leash he was on before, and no longer has to care about voters, or even the possibility of Republicans not being in power for the foreseeable future.

If Trump wins* in November, that's game over for the United States of America. Short of a war, the GOP will be able to permanently entrench itself, the will of the voters be damned.


If he steals it (and you KNOW that's exactly what the GOP are hard at work doing right now), America will become an oligarchy.

This is what the GOP has been learning from Putin & his friends, and most likely they've been in bed with Putin for much longer than we are aware.

Why do you think so many senators, congrescritters, GOP super PACS, and lobbying groups continue to push that the Russians are now America's bff?

July 4th, 2016 secret GOP trip to Moscow ring any bells? The shenanigans regarding Ukraine? Trump Tower meeting? And so on, and so on, and so on? Maria whatsherface paling around with senators, congressmen, the NRA etc? There are hundreds of examples. 

This country is on seriously dangerous ground right now and I'm still not sure a Biden landslide will protect it.

I don't want to sound all doom and gloom, but every god damn day there is something new on the outrage meter, which means we're all watching the right hand while the left hand is f*cking us over. Trump's job is to be that right hand and no matter what anyone thinks, he's a f*cking master at it.

I'm so very scared. I'm disabled and on SSDI and my son is an adult with autism. We're in the group that trump & the GOP hope they can literally kill with their policies. They've been working on it for years and this is the year they're expecting all that hard work to come to fruition.
 
2020-08-09 8:29:10 PM  

wejash: He's proposing to make a loan to you.

And you won't have to oay him back if you vote for him.

Otherwise it comes out of next year's refund.

I kid, either way you'll have to pay it back.  In April, if you reelect Trump, he won't have to pander to you any longer and you're so farked.


President Guido will send the boys around to break your kneecaps if you welch on a payment.

Our country is under the control of a mobbed-up, scumbag loanshark.
 
2020-08-09 8:29:32 PM  

RasIanI: I believe I called it the economic, slow-drip version of Jim Jones Kool-Aid earlier today. Undermine SS and Medicare while taking minuscule benefit in the process.


Well it won't be screwing ME over. It'll only screw over my grandkids.

Narrator: It screwed him over too.
 
2020-08-09 8:30:28 PM  
LordJiro:
As long as Republicans have more than a third of the Senate, Trump wouldn't be convicted if he shot someone who interrupted him while Trump was balls-deep in their infant daughter, and it was all caught on camera.

He Told You He Was Gonna tm
 
2020-08-09 8:30:54 PM  

Hey Nurse!: wejash: He's proposing to make a loan to you.

And you won't have to oay him back if you vote for him.

Otherwise it comes out of next year's refund.

I kid, either way you'll have to pay it back.  In April, if you reelect Trump, he won't have to pander to you any longer and you're so farked.

And the problem is, the people that would vote for him don't understand that. They think it's more free money. And that is exactly what he is doing, buying votes.


They understand. They're fine with it.  It's just to hurt others.
 
2020-08-09 8:34:42 PM  

themindiswatching: It just shows how much of a manly leader he is, what with him ordering something and his staff doing it and all.  All he has to do now is ride on bears while shirtless and he has the election in the bag.

/jk, most of America is probably vomiting right now just reading the above.


For.the first time, I  have seen the Worst Witch express actual anger towards the Trump White House.   It only took her three and a half years.

She still thinks it's her duty to walk into a voting booth in November and throw the lever for Trump.

I have no words.
 
2020-08-09 8:35:26 PM  

OdradekRex: And meanwhile, it shorts Social Security  and Medicare so stiggin' it.


They just need to call in some bonds
 
2020-08-09 8:37:36 PM  
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2020-08-09 8:49:59 PM  

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Old Krugman is dead wrong on both counts. Hydroxychloroquine is an effective treatment for COVID-19, and the payroll tax cuts will help working class people.
 
2020-08-09 8:51:47 PM  

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Old Krugman is dead wrong on both counts. Hydroxychloroquine is an effective treatment for COVID-19, and the payroll tax cuts will help working class people.


I didn't think the late shift started till the top of the hour.
 
2020-08-09 8:54:14 PM  

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Old Krugman is dead wrong on both counts. Hydroxychloroquine is an effective treatment for COVID-19, and the payroll tax cuts will help working class people.


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2020-08-09 8:54:26 PM  
Krugman also thought that the internet would peak and by 2005 fade from memory like fax machines. He also thought the Obama stimulus would get us to 4% growth (best he ever did was 1.7%), and that the economy would crash the minute Trump took office.
 
2020-08-09 8:59:15 PM  

jjorsett: Krugman also thought that the internet would peak and by 2005 fade from memory like fax machines. He also thought the Obama stimulus would get us to 4% growth (best he ever did was 1.7%), and that the economy would crash the minute Trump took office.


Even before asking for citations, you're saying Krugman was off a bit on Obama's stimulus (that still worked) as well as the timing when Trump and the GOP wrecked the economy. This is a criticism?
 
2020-08-09 9:00:24 PM  

Chain Smokes Freely: Old Krugman is dead wrong on both counts. Hydroxychloroquine is an effective treatment for COVID-19, and the payroll tax cuts will help working class people.


By what mechanism? Magic?
 
2020-08-09 9:10:06 PM  

jso2897: Chain Smokes Freely: Old Krugman is dead wrong on both counts. Hydroxychloroquine is an effective treatment for COVID-19, and the payroll tax cuts will help working class people.

By what mechanism? Magic?


One day, it will be like a miracle.
 
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