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Sat May 8, 2021, 07:03 PM

Arkansas latest state to pledge starvation of its working class

The Diamond State is joining Montana and South Carolina in ceasing federal unemployment assistance in June, though the program is slated to run until September. They are hewing to the right wing propaganda that it is harming hiring.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/gop-governors-slash-jobless-aid-120936222.html

The reality is they are cutting their own throats. In my state, Alabama, more than 10,000 people received the $300 per week boost last week. That's more than $3 million in free federal funds pumped into the state economy, money that gets spent locally, that pays state and local sales taxes. Not annually, but weekly.

Alabama -- like most of the states dominated by conservative politics -- was already a "taker," pulling several times more in federal funds pre-pandemic than they sent to the feds annually. It defies logic that they would turn this down as well.

Except that this "break" wasn't given to the upper crust in the form of tax cuts. It was given to the least among them, those that spend every dime they can just to survive. Those who quickly start the inevitable flow of money uphill, where it ends in the pockets of the powerful, who pull the strings of those Republican politicos.

None of this makes any logical sense. It's entirely emotional and perpetuated by those who simply crave punishment for the working classes, just for the sake of spite or meanness.

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Response to misanthrope (Original post)

Sat May 8, 2021, 07:06 PM

1. It really is mind blowing. The economy there will take a hit

all based on some dubious GOP meme. If they money came during Dump Adim they'd take it.

Fools.

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Response to BlueNProud (Reply #1)

Sat May 8, 2021, 07:10 PM

2. Well, they damn sure ask for it when they have a natural disaster

They normally don't balk at feeding at the federal trough.

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Response to misanthrope (Original post)

Sat May 8, 2021, 08:09 PM

3. The State Legislatures of these states

Whether Democrat or Republican, should be demanding that their governors get their noses surgically removed, because they are doing a nice job of spiting their faces for a few headlines, and not much more.

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Response to misanthrope (Original post)

Sat May 8, 2021, 08:46 PM

4. They should turn down more federal money.

Blue states are getting sick of subsidizing them.

CA, NY and New England need to demand the repeal of SALT deduction limitation or they will push for secession.

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