Do We Have the Prescription for a Second Republican Great Depression?

Thom plus logo One of the video clips that has gone more viral than most is a Republican congressman on Fox News telling people how important it is that they go out to their local bars and restaurants to keep the economy from being hurt. Just last week on rightwing hate radio the main meme was that the coronavirus is a Democratic hoax being hyped by the media in order to bring down Donald Trump.

Rightwing media is killing people; these people have blood on their hands. While their primary message has been "hoax," a far more insidious secondary message has been that we can't "afford" for the government to support working people and poor people through this crisis. We can give $1.5 trillion in tax cuts to billionaires, we can subsidize the fossil fuel industry to the tune of $600 billion this year, we can throw about $2 trillion at our military, and the Fed can throw several trillion dollars at our banking system, but, they insist, we can't "afford" to provide free healthcare, long-term paid sick leave, and long-term unemployment insurance to every American.

When you combine these two sick and twisted memes that pervade right wing media, what you have is the prescription for a second Republican Great Depression.

-Thom

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jerrypgi 16 weeks 4 days ago
#1

If there was ever a time for a financial jubilee that time is now!

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deepspace 16 weeks 4 days ago
#2

The Republican cult, on the whole, is immoral and irreligious despite claiming the opposite. Maybe the blind followers should do as their propagandists suggest and congregate amongst themselves in large numbers in close proximity during this pandemic and give each other big hugs and wet kisses. Don't worry; be happy; get sick; kill the elderly.

It should also be a major felony for these murderous degenerates to mingle with normal people.

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Willie W 16 weeks 4 days ago
#3

The right has held out till the bitter end, insisting that this virus alarm was a politicaly inspired hoax. Even to the point of angerly condemning the media. Looks like everyone is now takeing it seriously. Once Corona passes, the next issue looming on the horizon will be climate change. Another politically inspired hoax. Or so it seems .......................Deja vu.

Legend 16 weeks 4 days ago
#4

All I did was pay attention to what other countries were doing about this virus and realized that it was bad and needed lots of attention. They shut down China. The air pollution even disappeared. South Korea had a large out break and took action with a huge testing program. Taiwan held it to in the 40's that got the virus. They all have English version Newspapers that you can read online. I stocked up and got out of the market. What does our Republican Administration, Senate and right wing media do?

Legend 16 weeks 4 days ago
#5

We are currently tracking a few weeks behind Italy and Iran with our skewed numbers. Skewed due to lack of testing. This is how Iran is doing: https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/hard-line-shiites-storm-iran-075259798.html

Legend 16 weeks 3 days ago
#6

Will Forcing Kids and Teachers Back to School Be Trump's Waterloo?

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