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Wed May 6, 2020, 04:24 PM May 2020

The Republican plan: Americans have to die for Trump's re-election [View all]

Around 30 million people have, through no fault of their own, lost their jobs in the last two months. Most of these people either can't go back to work because there's no job for them to go to, or don't want to go back to work because they don't want to catch COVID-19 and risk dying or infecting those around them.

The Republican plan to deal with this situation is:

1) Provide no additional unemployment benefits, so millions of former employees are screwed.

2) Provide no additional stimulus funds, so millions of former contract workers are screwed.

3) Abolish Obamacare, so millions of people who no longer have employer-based health insurance are screwed.

4) Cut payroll taxes, which does nothing for people who no longer have a paycheck, and also so people who rely on Social Security will be screwed down the line.

5) Pretend that the pandemic isn't as bad as it seems, so gullible people are screwed.

Why? Well, because they're a bunch of sociopaths, obviously, and cruelty is part of their political ideology.

But also, because getting Trump re-elected on the back of "the world's greatest economy of all time" was literally THE ONLY thing that Republicans were betting on this year. They know most Americans hate Trump. They just hoped that enough people would be satisfied with the economy that they would shrug and give him another four years. Running on the economy was plan A, B, C, D and E.

And now we're on plan F: Fuck you, America. Either go out there and risk catching COVID-19 or stay at home and starve to death.

All because they have this fantasy that they can somehow magically kickstart the economy before November and everybody will forget that any of this happened.

Absolutely insane.

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Well said. k&r n/t Laelth May 2020 #1
I absolutely agree with this assessment Skittles May 2020 #2
GOP Greed Over People ... aggiesal May 2020 #27
Succinct and true! Rhiannon12866 May 2020 #32
The bastards would be better off feigning benevolence by extending benefits at this point. John Fante May 2020 #3
K & R SunSeeker May 2020 #4
Cruelty is part of their political ideology mcar May 2020 #5
Yep Solly Mack May 2020 #6
That's it in a nutshell malaise May 2020 #7
Repubs have gone full on Libertarian... Wounded Bear May 2020 #8
Exactly! It's the fulfillment of the GOP wet dream! n/t RKP5637 May 2020 #9
"As we in the Senate said, the President can do whatever he wants to get re-elected" struggle4progress May 2020 #10
Kickin' with disgust! Faux pas May 2020 #11
And there it is. Well said, EarlG! 11 Bravo May 2020 #12
I don't want to hear another word videohead5 May 2020 #13
I'm dumbfounded how this is supposed to work in his mind Proud Liberal Dem May 2020 #14
Exactly. Plan F. gristy May 2020 #15
The repugs are showing who they have always been samsingh May 2020 #16
DeSantis has designated senior living as "God's waiting room" during this time c-19 AnotherMother4Peace May 2020 #17
I realize that Americans are intellectually handicapped, but for God's sake, America... world wide wally May 2020 #18
As my friend used to say, "Kill 'em all!" rickyhall May 2020 #19
K R BadgerMom May 2020 #20
+10000 Demsrule86 May 2020 #21
Trump didn't just do nothing. PufPuf23 May 2020 #42
Who is going to bury all the bodies? (r)epuglicons hope that millions die and rid them of the erronis May 2020 #22
Insanity is part of their character. LiberalFighter May 2020 #23
I'm interested the temperature of the folks who live in The Villages Chipper Chat May 2020 #24
Trump has been campainging the last 3 years on how great the economy is. Initech May 2020 #25
Get to it peeps! warmfeet May 2020 #26
Yep, insane. Scurrilous May 2020 #28
Damn Straight Pause May 2020 #29
"Live and Let Die" oasis May 2020 #30
K&R, Same thing Hitler did uponit7771 May 2020 #31
Trump owns this virus. History books will not be kind. nt oasis May 2020 #33
They can't control which voters die. A good portion of them are going to be Republicans. Zing Zing Zingbah May 2020 #34
Yup, But Unfortunately for them, this plan won't bring the economy back Skraxx May 2020 #35
R&K Spot on. MerryBlooms May 2020 #36
You nailed it. MadMike47 May 2020 #37
Michigan Republicans are ChoosenWisely May 2020 #38
Gonna make an omelet..Gotta break a few eggs... Maxheader May 2020 #39
Opening too soon will kill the economy Johnny2X2X May 2020 #40
I guess the disease hasn't killed enough old rich white guys yet. tclambert May 2020 #41
Sacrifice $$$ not your life. nt live love laugh May 2020 #43
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