Jobless Claims Soar to 3.3 million; 6.6 million this week

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You're trying to connect dots that just aren't there. Fair for Reagan? Yes, Carter's economic policy was complete trash and put us in a worse situation. Not the same as a pandemic virus. You're trying to conflate two different events and call them the same. Bush league attempt or ignorance? You make the call.
This isnt the first time we've seen posts from her that were considered out of bounds.
 
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I mean what choice was there? This isn’t a normal economic event. If the government says your business is closed that’s the end. The best thing to do is lay off people so they can claim unemployment. This is a recession packed into a couple weeks.
That's pretty upbeat. My hope is for this is a depression that lasts about 2 months, then a recession that lasts several months. People don't get re-hired as quickly as they get laid off.
 
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Whoever is in office would have an effin' mess on their hands. NO COUNTRY has been immune from this. But Trump has done particularly bad.

I find it interesting that people think the Reagan question is out of bounds right now, but toying with the idea of sending people back to work too early so more will die for the sake of the Dow is completely legitimate.
I know i shouldn't ask a hack, but what could have differently ?

He's done quite well considering the media's hyping of this virus. Fact is you have no clue what he could have done differently.
 
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I think his legacy has been a roaring economy and lowered unemployment while being harassed by democrat investigations--untilthe world entered a Stephen King novel. And due to his rising approval numbers, I suspect most people recognize this.

But by all means, frolik in the political hopes the virus gives you. Lord knows, your probable candidate gives you little. As a matter of fact, that must really suck...Carrying water for the party that shows more faith in the pandemic than their candidate.
Yeah, remember the end justifies the means. So if a this silliness can last until aug, they got a great shot. Plus the dems will want mail in ballots, it will be easier to lose those rural ballots. You know how those redneck postal workers can be.
 
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I'm not smiling. It's atrociously bad. This would have been bad even with a competent president holding office. But it's atrocious with the one we got. Hope the racism was worth it, because that's all that Trump ultimately delivered on for you guys.
You very rarely get under my skin. In fact, when you aren't simply posting tweets, opines, and info from others, I enjoy your posts. I certainly appreciate the levity you bring to the board. You're one of the few who can argue like mad but enjoy a light hearted moment at the same time.

With all that said, if I were a mod, the post of yours to which I replied, would be deleted and you would get a few days to reconsider your message. It's genuinely despicable.
 
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You very rarely get under my skin. In fact, when you aren't simply posting tweets, opines, and info from others, I enjoy your posts. I certainly appreciate the levity you bring to the board. You're one of the few who can argue like mad but enjoy a light hearted moment at the same time.

With all that said, if I were a mod, the post of yours to which I replied, would be deleted and you would get a few days to reconsider your message. It's genuinely despicable.
Yeah, how does that guy call trump a racist because of the virus. It shows you how low and despicable thes people are. God help us when these people get control again. They hammer round pegs in non-existing holes if it helps the politically
 
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It's an election year. If it was fair for Reagan to ask then, then it is fair to ask now. Is the country better for having elected Trump? His legacy was cons and bankruptcies before he was elected. Why should we expect anything different from his presidency.
The answer would be a resounding 'yes'. Far better than the evil POS you ran against him and he will be far better than either of the brain dead minstrels you are running this time.
 
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This is why so many of us have been saying no forced shut downs. We kept saying on and on the economic fallout from the "cure" is going to be far worse than the social economic fallout from the disease.

And I love that you are blaming trump's racist actions on what you were calling and begging for.

This is an LG level thread. You first demand trump does something. Trump does exactly what you want and then you piss and moan about Trump doing exactly what you said in shutting down the nation for multiple weeks.
 
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Yeah, how does that guy call trump a racist because of the virus. It shows you how low and despicable thes people are. God help us when these people get control again. They hammer round pegs in non-existing holes if it helps the politically
Here's where we are in the dialectic. A lot of folks on here purported to support Trump DESPITE his character flaws (the racism, the lying, the braggadocio, the misogyny, etc.) because, ostensibly, the economy was doing well and their 401ks looked good. Unemployment was low and the economy was humming. All of that is now gone ...and he's been a total disaster during the crisis, yet the Trumpers make like Tammy Wynette and stand by their man. So this suggests it was never the economy, or their 401k plans, etc.--which are near or worse than they were in January 2017 when he took office --but Trump's very character flaws that led to their support of him.
 
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Here's where we are in the dialectic. A lot of folks on here purported to support Trump DESPITE his character flaws (the racism, the lying, the braggadocio, the misogyny, etc.) because, ostensibly, the economy was doing well and their 401ks looked good. Unemployment was low and the economy was humming. All of that is now gone ...and he's been a total disaster during the crisis, yet the Trumpers make like Tammy Wynette and stand by their man. So this suggests it was never the economy, or their 401k plans, etc.--which are near or worse than they were in January 2017 when he took office --but Trump's very character flaws that led to their support of him.
Racism? What a hack.

Fact is his policies helped our economy. If your media treated the swine flu with obama as they're doing now, Obama's economy would have been devastating. I'm sorry that you can't look objectively at this situation. You only see it as an opportunity. As everything a good marxist would do, you'll put your party ahead of the country
 
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Here's where we are in the dialectic. A lot of folks on here purported to support Trump DESPITE his character flaws (the racism, the lying, the braggadocio, the misogyny, etc.) because, ostensibly, the economy was doing well and their 401ks looked good. Unemployment was low and the economy was humming. All of that is now gone ...and he's been a total disaster during the crisis, yet the Trumpers make like Tammy Wynette and stand by their man. So this suggests it was never the economy, or their 401k plans, etc.--which are near or worse than they were in January 2017 when he took office --but Trump's very character flaws that led to their support of him.
It's not gone because of Trump. The virus was hitting no matter what. You even argued it was racist to shut down flights from China and Asia.

The trumpers in your argument sound like gold diggers, not faithful wives.
 
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It's no worse than many others on this board that don't get vacations. I know you've seen them too yet this is the first time you've called for a suspension.
Make no mistake, I am not calling for a suspension. I did not report his post. I am saying what I would do if in a position of oversight. But I don't typically have this response most of the time because, like I said in my first sentence, I very rarely let EL (or others) get under my skin. Even went on to outline specific areas where I appreciate EL as a regular poster.
 
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Here's where we are in the dialectic. A lot of folks on here purported to support Trump DESPITE his character flaws (the racism, the lying, the braggadocio, the misogyny, etc.) because, ostensibly, the economy was doing well and their 401ks looked good. Unemployment was low and the economy was humming. All of that is now gone ...and he's been a total disaster during the crisis, yet the Trumpers make like Tammy Wynette and stand by their man. So this suggests it was never the economy, or their 401k plans, etc.--which are near or worse than they were in January 2017 when he took office --but Trump's very character flaws that led to their support of him.
I love how it never enters your mind that you put forth a crappy alternative with the same smarmy, dismissive attitude that you are exemplifying here.

Frankly, I can’t believe the Democrats screwed it up this bad either and let Trump happen. You can’t beat a populist wave by ignoring it.
 
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Government doesn't have the right to tell us we can't go have a burger and a beer because 3 people have died over what 4 weeks? 5 weeks? Tennessee has about .01304% infected rate. Yes government is the damn problem because they have put in unconstitutional house arrests, 2 trillion dollar spending package and now increasing unemployment. Yes you bet your ass they are the problem.
Government does have that right under the auspices of emergency powers. Can you not sit at home and patiently wait for a return to "normalcy" rather than rail against a policy that stops the spread of COVID19?
 
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I'm not smiling. It's atrociously bad. This would have been bad even with a competent president holding office. But it's atrocious with the one we got. Hope the racism was worth it, because that's all that Trump ultimately delivered on for you guys.
It would have been the same with any POTUS.

The irony is how you were complaining about Trump saying he'd like to get the economy going as soon as possible.

Sorry you are so consumed with hate; must be a terrible way to go through the day.
 
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I love how it never enters your mind that you put forth a crappy alternative with the same smarmy, dismissive attitude that you are exemplifying here.

Frankly, I can’t believe the Democrats screwed it up this bad either and let Trump happen. You can’t ignore a populist wave by ignoring it.
I think you fail to understand that the modern dem has gone completely anti-American. Look at the congress. The congress is what will ruin this country worse than biden will
 
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This is dumber than anything Luther has posted, you win the prize. Didn’t think that was possible.
That is not a dumb comment and the analogy is apt. You getting triggered by it shows how paper skinned you really are. Trump was a long time reprobate before he ran for office. There wasn't a bank on the eastern seaboard that would do business with him.

You ladies cannot tolerate any criticism of him. I think it is ironic Trump hung his whole shtick on the economy and now it is in the tank. It will be interesting to see if people blame him for the economy as much as you conservatives wanted to praise him for it.
 
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Whoever is in office would have an effin' mess on their hands. NO COUNTRY has been immune from this. But Trump has done particularly bad.

I find it interesting that people think the Reagan question is out of bounds right now, but toying with the idea of sending people back to work too early so more will die for the sake of the Dow is completely legitimate.
He hasn't done particularly bad. That's simply untrue.

You post about bad economic news then complain Trump wants to limit the economic damage. LOL - keep on hatin'
 
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No. Will you always sit quietly no matter what the government tells you to do?
Hell, no. I am a rule breaker by nature have gotten away with plenty in my day. Now, I am a diabetic and have a weakened immune system, so I need to practice social distancing and appreciate efforts to curb the spread of the virus.
 
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Here's where we are in the dialectic. A lot of folks on here purported to support Trump DESPITE his character flaws (the racism, the lying, the braggadocio, the misogyny, etc.) because, ostensibly, the economy was doing well and their 401ks looked good. Unemployment was low and the economy was humming. All of that is now gone ...and he's been a total disaster during the crisis, yet the Trumpers make like Tammy Wynette and stand by their man. So this suggests it was never the economy, or their 401k plans, etc.--which are near or worse than they were in January 2017 when he took office --but Trump's very character flaws that led to their support of him.
Disagree. I think a lot of his support stems from him constantly trolling the left, which is where a lot of his hate from that side comes from.

For the most part people looked past his porn star and self-grandizing stuff. It’s quite the stretch to equate support for him with support for racism.
 
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He hasn't done particularly bad. That's simply untrue.

You post about bad economic news then complain Trump wants to limit the economic damage. LOL - keep on hatin'
It's a cynical take by the President. He's more worried about the economy than saving lives. If he wants to do something, he should have gotten off his fat @$$ two months ago and ordered an increase in medical supplies and ventilators. He still is lax in doing that.
 

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Nah brah. Democrats actually think they could have prevented this which is one of the most laughable things they've spewed.
Liberals are starting to remind me of the suspects on First 48 when they get them cornered. They know orange man bad but they can’t keep all their lies straight so they start contradicting themselves. If they were in charge they would have closed travel sooner and locked things down. They hope we forget Trump closed travel down and they called him an overreacting racist. Trump striking a hopeful tone is giving people false hope, I’m sure Hillary would have had no uplifting words at this point. A lack of stimulus is Trump willfully letting Americans die but they won’t mention all the Green Deal/diversity/voting nonsense they wanted to shove through because why let a good crisis go to waste? They know this is their last chance, if we’re on the upswing going in to Q3 Biden will be crushed. They will say whatever it takes to get rid of Trump, but it seems to continually make things worse for them.
 

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