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Happy Hoosier

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In the discussion of supporting companies vs individual workers....

do not forget gig workers.

All the folks who are technically "independent contractors" are not saved by money being sent directly to companies to maintain payrolls. It also doesn't consider folks who worked 2nd and third jobs picking up a shift here or there. Most of the models I have seen only "guarantee" jobs and pay for employees working a regular number of hours (often 20-30 minimum). The guy making ends meet by working 10-15 hours is left out in the cold.

Do we need to make sure businesses don't go belly-up? Sure. But that's only a part of the picture.
Posted by Happy Hoosier | Thu Mar 19, 2020, 08:53 AM (2 replies)

Well crap: "Contract payments suspended"

My company has informed me that a contract I am currently working under has had payments suspended, because the customer has had to suspend operations.

My company will carry me on overhead for a while, but then...

I have some savings, but maybe not enough.

Oh boy.
Posted by Happy Hoosier | Wed Mar 18, 2020, 02:09 PM (8 replies)

We need to start this...

Corona Virus is God's punishment for Trump! (I'm an atheist.... I don't believe in supernatural beings).
Posted by Happy Hoosier | Wed Mar 18, 2020, 08:59 AM (7 replies)

A question for the class... Say the Dow drops below 20,000....

So we can agree, I think that this crash is not good news for the Orange Asshole.

But at what point does support for him among the investor class collapse? I mean, they are taking it in the shorts right now (and so is my 401K), but so far, they've supported him. If the Dow drops through the psychological 20,000 barrier, do they finally abandon him and embrace the steady, competent leadership offered by the Democrats (we're hear to clean up the GOP's mess.... AGAIN).
Posted by Happy Hoosier | Thu Mar 12, 2020, 09:33 AM (17 replies)

I doubt this would happen....

... but it would be great if Biden and Sanders used the Sunday debate to just gut Trump on the pandemic response, and talk about what they and US (as Democrats) would do short term and long term on this subject.
Posted by Happy Hoosier | Thu Mar 12, 2020, 08:48 AM (11 replies)

NBC calls ND for Sanders.

Bernie gets 8 delegates and Joe 6. Puts the delegate math in stark relief.
Posted by Happy Hoosier | Wed Mar 11, 2020, 07:43 AM (10 replies)

Anybody watching TYT?

Just wondering if they are contemplating mass defenestration yet.
Posted by Happy Hoosier | Tue Mar 10, 2020, 07:29 PM (7 replies)

The road ahead for Bernie Sanders....

Wow, this is just brutal....

Posted by Happy Hoosier | Mon Mar 9, 2020, 12:42 PM (14 replies)

Toss a a buck to our Biden, Oh Valley of DU!!!!

With apologies to The Witcher.

Joe has guts and leadership. Now he needs more direct support and dollars.

Toss him a few bucks if you can.
Posted by Happy Hoosier | Wed Mar 4, 2020, 08:56 AM (3 replies)

The Biden Veepstakes....

Too early? NAAAHHH!

IMHO, the Veep MUST be a woman, and SHOULD be a woman of color.... folks I am keeping my eye one:

1) Kamala (I really want her. Fight me.)
2) Stacey Abrams (really great speaker, but no national experience)
3) Liz (a BRILLIANT woman and a tough fighter)
4) Tammy Duckworth (Love her, but has a young kid.... might not want the crushing campaign schedule)
5) My really unlikely Sleeper..... Michelle Obama (So you liked Obama-Biden? How about Biden-Obama!?) (J/K) (Maybe?)
6) Not a woman, but Cory Booker would be great.
Posted by Happy Hoosier | Wed Mar 4, 2020, 08:44 AM (21 replies)
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