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Wed Mar 25, 2020, 08:16 PM

In coronavirus pandemic, Trump allies say they're ready to die for the economy

Conservative supporters of President Trump are increasingly volunteering to risk death — and implicitly the deaths of elderly and at-risk Americans — from the coronavirus if it will help the economy.

The push for Americans to get back to work in the face of an unprecedented economic downturn began last week but accelerated on Sunday evening, after the president began pushing the message that “we cannot let the cure be worse than the problem itself.” On Tuesday, Trump said he “would love to have the country opened up by Easter,” which falls on April 12. Public health experts say it is impossible to predict now when it will be safe to end social distancing measures but are virtually unanimous in believing they will be needed beyond then.

On Monday evening, Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick explained how the trade-off between saving lives and spurring the economy worked in his mind.

“I just think there are lots of grandparents out there in this country like me … that what we all care about and what we all love more than anything are those children,” said Patrick, who turns 70 next week, on Tucker Carlson’s primetime Fox News show. “My message is that: Let’s get back to work. Let’s get back to living. Let’s be smart about it, and those of us who are 70-plus, we’ll take care of ourselves, but don’t sacrifice the country. Don’t do that. Don’t ruin this great American dream.”

https://news.yahoo.com/trump-allies-trade-lives-for-stock-market-patrick-hume-beck-155442063.html?bcmt=1&guccounter=1&guce_referrer=aHR0cHM6Ly9sb2dpbi55YWhvby5jb20v&guce_referrer_sig=AQAAAMHta4fJW3jzkmWiMfv4OumW7VMQiJkQuHK10EYDlGdtljIGfRRJirM5KJ2VFD1X_Xw9enpBG5ssQMoPVykOvIuWK-DDAhzLRI29tglmaiHXXwZoWMHQ3L54Xpb-i3_hFcK-ovbmZtMQRzcsHMyrPEhFk2FpPIRijkSrxoGeWi-h


Be my guest Patrick but the rest of us are not going to follow you like lemmings off a cliff.

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Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Mar 25 OP
LisaL Mar 25 #1
smirkymonkey Mar 25 #2
maryellen99 Mar 25 #3
The Velveteen Ocelot Mar 25 #4
targetpractice Mar 25 #5
Iliyah Mar 25 #6
SWBTATTReg Mar 25 #7
muriel_volestrangler Mar 25 #8
blitzen Mar 25 #9
unblock Mar 25 #10
sop Mar 25 #11
Happy Hoosier Mar 25 #12
muntrv Mar 25 #13
RandySF Mar 25 #14
EarthFirst Mar 25 #15

Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 08:16 PM

1. Who is stopping them?

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 08:17 PM

2. Fine with me.

The more, the better.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 08:18 PM

3. People are going to die so Disney World and Cheesecake Factory can reopen nt

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 08:18 PM

4. Go for it, then, you dipshits.

But don't get the virus because you'll just be spreading it around and using up medical resources. Spare us that and just jump off a bridge or something.

Seriously, fuck these people.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 08:18 PM

5. "Please proceed, Governor."

Someone once said.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 08:19 PM

6. Talk is cheap . .

Actions speak louder than words . . .

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 08:22 PM

7. Idiots. I don't care what they want to do on their own time or dime. Just don't bother me while...

you're ranting and raving. That is, leave the rest of us alone.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 08:27 PM

8. Finally, I've found the group of people who become henchmen in Bond films

I've always thought that the number of heavies that, in the scene where the baddie's lair/plot is falling apart, are still willing to put their lives on the line when it's damn obvious they are not going to get paid again, is ridiculous. Any self-respecting mercenary would be saving their own skin at that point.

But now I see; it's the dumbasses in the Republican party who are willing to die to keep their evil overlords rich.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 08:32 PM

9. One wonders: What is "good" about the "economy" that they're willing to die for? n/t

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 08:33 PM

10. They are not volunteering to die, they are volunteering to kill.

Yeah, some of the volunteers will die too, but mostly it will be innocent people who will die.

Needlessly.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 08:36 PM

11. "There are lots of grandparents out there in this country like me..."

Patrick, Glenn Beck and others like him, don't really mean old folks "like me," they're really talking about the poor and minorities. These guys will be the first in line to be hooked up to ventilators and taking up ICU beds.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 08:41 PM

12. I encourage them to do so....

... fucking cultists....

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 08:45 PM

13. As Barack Obama said:

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Wed Mar 25, 2020, 08:56 PM

14. Be my guests.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 09:01 PM

15. Toss 'em into one of those mega-churches and be done with it... nt

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