The GOP fat-cat billionaire war on workers steps up

Thom plus logo The latest Republican scam to screw working class people and help out their billionaire buddies has to do with "open the state" orders and Trump's executive order about meatpacking plants. The simple fact is that when governors and employers both say that the workplace is or can be open, workers no longer qualify for unemployment or other benefits if they are afraid to go to work.

Because Trump's incompetence has left the nation without adequate testing, workers are forced to choose between possibly killing themselves or vulnerable members of their families on the one hand, or losing all their benefits, going hungry, and ending up homeless on the other hand.

The final middle finger that Republicans are giving workers and American consumers is a legislative attempt to outlaw the right of workers to sue employers or businesses for putting them in a situation where they might get sick and die. Seriously.

Republicans want workers to have all the responsibility and liability for deciding whether to go to work or to starve, without any good information from testing, at the same time the GOP wants to make sure that their fat-cat billionaire buddies and big corporations will never be held accountable and will be able to make even bigger profits by not having to pay unemployment benefits. It's time for a political revolution.

-Thom

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Legend 4 weeks 6 days ago
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Masks work when all people wear them. Elbow bumps are not a good idea if you are telling people to cough into their elbow and not their hand.

Hurray for Costco requiring that customers wear masks. All stores should require it. Too bad this is 2 months late.

Trump wants rally's. Big ones. Best news that I have heard today.

What New Hell Will Trump Rain Down on America Next?

Thom plus logo Trump campaigned on nostalgia for the past, with a slogan calling to make America great "again."

And, indeed, he has re-created many of the most notable moments in past American history.

He's brought back the pandemic of 1918, and the widespread death associated with it.
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