Get in the F*cking Line Behind the Rest of us Human Beings Here

Thom plus logo Dear airlines, hotel chains, banks, and other industries who are begging Donald Trump and Congress for bail outs. Get in the f*cking line. Most of you didn't even pay taxes last year.

The front of the line this time needs to be people with medical and student debt, people who have lost their jobs, people who are homeless, and people working in the gig economy. Everybody else: get in the f*cking line.

In 2008, the Bush administration was able to find over $20 trillion to bail out the banks and insurance companies; last year Trump found one $1.5 trillion to cut taxes to the billionaire class and America's largest corporations. It's not gonna happen again if we have anything to say about it. They can all get in the f*cking line behind the rest of us human beings here.

-Thom

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Legend 2 years 8 weeks ago
#1

We should be in mobs rioting in the streets. But we are home bound or cannot gather in groups larger then 10.

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deepspace 2 years 8 weeks ago
#2

Seventy percent or more of the economy is totally dependent on how much spendable cash the poor and middle classes have in their checking accounts and/or on how much debt they are willing and able to incur. If Trump and company don't sign huge bailouts for this biggest cash cow of all -- and massively resupply hospitals and clinics all across America! -- they will have directly caused the next major recession/depression all by themselves, and thus they will have assured their own re-election defeat. (Thank you, Jesus.)

But billionaire greed simply cannot stop itself. So do it! Go ahead and bail out your buddies at the top instead of the workers who pay the bills. Prove to the whole world why unregulated capitalism will always destroy its host economy and will always require the worst form of socialism (fascism) for the scam to be re-capitalized by, you guessed it, the poor and middle classes ...until the little people have nothing left to give, ergo a deep recession. 2008, how soon we forget.

To wingers, socialism is a learned scare word to shout down. (Hey, watch the spit, buddy!) But of course, socialism is a big word that takes many forms in actual practice, good and bad. In the broadest sense, the very concept of governing in the first place from the stone age onward is, in essence, a shared endeavor with common goals -- in other words, socialism to one degree or another. Socialism is what civilization is. There's no getting around that fundamental reality.

Hopefully, we practice both healthy socialism and healthy capitalism. Our forefathers built from scratch an entire nation with a government based on the People's power in politics, not the power of the few over the many; yet, it's equally important to make a nation function financially that they also struck a delicate balance for the economy (never perfect) through trial and error and deep insight between free enterprise and the commons.

Leave it to present-day Republicans, the party of the ungodly rich living life high in the stratosphere and enjoying most of the fruits of our labor, to continually upset that delicate balance in their favor, while the unwashed masses fight their goddamn resource wars of choice and suffer their gross incompetence and wicked, self-serving schemes.

So yeah, f*ck Trump and the Republican Party! And the Wall Street billionaires and the fossil fuel industry and the defense industry and the insurance industry and the over-priced airline and hotel industries and all the fat-cat bankers financing all of the above, all hugely subsidized by taxpayers' sweat and blood. It's light and easy socialism for them and hard cold capitalism for us.

These traitors to our first principles are not who America is, and they are not who we are.

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Willie W 2 years 8 weeks ago
#3

We are three years in to a booming economy. These corporations have had plenty of time to ready their company for a "bump in the road", instead of engaging in price wars and irresponsible cost cutting. Capitalism dictates that they must disband and make room for smaller more responsible entities to move in. But, if we are going to behave like Socialists towards these companies, well then, forget I said anything.

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deepspace 2 years 8 weeks ago
#4

There are only too many idiots whenever Tinhip enters the room, which is self-evident by his own words. "Socialism is communism." Haha, you don't say? Obviously, he doesn't respond because he can't without revealing his ignorance for all to witness.

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Number42 2 years 8 weeks ago
#5

We the Taxpayers bailed out Wall Street and no bankers or brokers went to jail for their crimes. Wall Street should be made to bail out the airlines. pass it on!

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evanrocks 2 years 8 weeks ago
#6

Thom, instead of bailing them out let's nationalize the large failing airlines that bought back stock instead of preparing for hard times.

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Worn out door knobs 2 years 8 weeks ago
#7

All of you socialists-lefties Trump haters, who say Trump isn't your President. I guess you won't accept the checks President Trump mails to you....You wouldn't want to be a hypocrite would you. :))

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Worn out door knobs 2 years 8 weeks ago
#8

How about some good news?

-China has closed down its last coronavirus hospital. Not enough new cases to support them.

- Doctors in India have been successful in treating Coronavirus. Combination of drugs used: Lopinavir, Retonovir, Oseltamivir along with Chlorphenamine. They are going to suggest same medicine, globally.

- Researchers of the Erasmus Medical Center claim to have found an antibody against coronavirus.

- A 103-year-old Chinese grandmother has made a full recovery from COVID-19 after being treated for 6 days in Wuhan, China.

- Apple reopens all 42 china stores,

- Cleveland Clinic developed a COVID-19 test that gives results in hours, not days.

- Good news from South Korea, where the number of new cases is declining.

- Italy is hit hard, experts say, only because they have the oldest population in Europe.

- Scientists in Israel likely to announce the development of a coronavirus vaccine.

- 3 Maryland coronavirus patients fully recovered; able to return to everyday life.

- A network of Canadian scientists are making excellent progress in Covid-19 research.

- A San Diego biotech company is developing a Covid-19 vaccine in collaboration with Duke University and National University of Singapore.

- Tulsa County's first positive COVID-19 case has recovered. This individual has had two negative tests, which is the indicator of recovery.

- All 7 patients who were getting treated for at Safdarjung hospital in New Delhi have recovered.

- Plasma from newly recovered patients from Covid -19 can treat others infected by Covid-19.

So it's not ALL bad news. Let's care for each other and stay focused on safety of those most vunerable.

Loving Life,

Legend 2 years 8 weeks ago
#9

#3 Why not call in when Pocan is on the air and ask your question. He is not like
Republicans on Fox News or Rush Limbaugh that has all questions screened.

Bernie was killed by the 1% owned and operated mainstream media.

Republicans sure jumped on the Socialism wagon quick in a crisis.

#4 You are 11 years into a booming economy that is the Obama Miracle.

#8 Only people on Welfare, Medicare, Food Stamps or Unemployment should get the money. Warren Buffet and I are just fine.

#9 Although i am sure that there is good news your lack of posting a reference for your statements leaves me wondering why. Trumpsters tend to post lies and ignore the truth. Just like their leader. The fact is this country was one of the few that had several months of warning about this virus and did virtually nothing. Suddenly everything is a crisis and every previous country hit was showing us the way to fight it. https://crooksandliars.com/2020/03/trump-reverses-himself-completely-covid19

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Worn out door knobs 2 years 8 weeks ago
#10

Thank you Legend for showing all who read this blog what a hateful, pompous, skumbag you are.

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deepspace 2 years 8 weeks ago
#11

Think about it: Why is someone a "hateful, pompous, skumbag" [sic] simply for pointing out verifiable facts? You honestly are not aware of just how far you have fallen down the Trump rabbit hole, are you?

Legend 2 years 8 weeks ago
#12
  1. On post #10 at #8 I meant to say Medicaid, not Medicare. HPS.
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Worn out door knobs 2 years 8 weeks ago
#13

Deepspace:

I'm sorry, Legend stated "Trumpsters tend to post lies and ignore the truth. Just like their leader". I didn't realize that was a verifiable fact. :)

Legend 2 years 8 weeks ago
#14

You seem to repeat it constantly and I doubt that Thom reads this. Call and ask.

LOL. If you criticize Trump he does not hesitate to cut off federal aid. Look at Puerto Rico in a crisis. Checks in the mail. He is a narcissist that needs his ego filled constantly. Foreign leaders Putin and Kim Jung Un were first to figure this out.

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deepspace 2 years 8 weeks ago
#15

#14:

Well, if you don't bother verifying a fact, I guess you could say it was unverifiable; however, that would render your judgment on the matter meaningless, would it not?

Perhaps you could use your time more wisely while hunkering down during the pandemic to reflect upon outward reality rather than to be made more ignorant by Fux News, Republican hate radio, and the rest of rightwing media, which is the true "fake news" along with what comes out of Trump's mouth. Sorry for the long list, but this really is just a smattering of what's out there as established, researched fact:

https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/479041-fact-checker-counts-16k-false-misleading-claims-by-trump-in-three

https://www.independent.co.uk/voices/trump-lies-supporters-fans-believe-fake-news-facts-immigration-border-wall-a8781571.html

https://www.cnn.com/2019/04/03/politics/donald-trump-lies-reasons/index.html

https://www.minnpost.com/eric-black-ink/2020/02/its-hard-to-understand-trump-supporters-willingness-to-excuse-his-blatant-falsehoods/

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/nov/02/facebook-twitter-donald-trump-lies

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Veracity_of_statements_by_Donald_Trump

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2019/06/11/trump-lies-all-time-yet-toadies-keep-covering-him/

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2019/03/04/lies-republicans-must-believe/

https://www.lamag.com/citythinkblog/trump-lies-research/

https://nymag.com/intelligencer/2019/06/andrew-sullivan-donald-trump-and-the-art-of-the-lie.html

https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2018/11/should-media-repeat-trumps-lies/576148/

http://openhumanitiespress.org/feedback/actualities/how-trumps-followers-construct-alt-truth-from-lies-part-1-a-deep-story-for-shallow-deception-2/

http://openhumanitiespress.org/feedback/theory/how-trumps-followers-construct-alt-truth-from-lies-part-2-daemonic-invention/

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emily33 2 years 4 weeks ago
#16

Hey Legend, I am agree with you to some extent, but you are a bit rude and too lousy at some points.

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