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  • I'm sure the people at the bottom would disagree.
  • edmo: I'm sure the people at the bottom would disagree.


    No shiat. "Average wages are up! Millions have lost their jobs, I'm sure that doesn't skew the numbers at all!

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  • Uh huh, what do those numbers look like if you drop the top 1%?
  • "We wanted every citizen in the country to be bankrupt by now!"
  • NateAsbestos: edmo: I'm sure the people at the bottom would disagree.

    No shiat. "Average wages are up! Millions have lost their jobs, I'm sure that doesn't skew the numbers at all!

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    Are there no prisons? And the union workhouses, are they still in order?
  • NateAsbestos: edmo: I'm sure the people at the bottom would disagree.

    No shiat. "Average wages are up! Millions have lost their jobs, I'm sure that doesn't skew the numbers at all!

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    We all too often have socialism for the rich and rugged free market capitalism for the poor
  • A country this wealthy should not have lineups this long just for the food bank.

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  • If, by "surprising" you mean not surprising at alland you also mean you've been lied to your whole life about how economics works then yes, qu'elle supreez, you stupid motherfarkers.
  • Its amazing what you cam pay off if you stop going out to eat so much, and skip movies and bars
  • You keep a bunch of people at home for two month, give a good chunk of them a raise while on unemployment, keep them out of bars, casinos and strip joints.  Then let them loose for the summer, they are going to spend.
  • Ishkur: A country this wealthy should not have lineups this long just for the food bank.
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    It shouldn't have this either.

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  • If "pandemic stimulus" was nominated for a Federal judgeship it would be on the fast track for passage.
  • "They say the economy is essentially sound because people are considering buying things. That's like saying fat people are healthy because they might exercise." -- Robin Williams
  • First slowly, then all at once.
  • USA citizens LOVE to spend money and consume. It's their biggest past time.
  • Korzine: Uh huh, what do those numbers look like if you drop the top 1%?


    Roughly the same. It's bad for a lot of people, no doubt, but a lot of people who kept their jobs are in a weird place right now. The net effect of this pandemic on my household income was +$2900, and it cut my expenses by probably $4000 (maybe more).

    I do just fine, but I'm certainly not in the 1%. There are a lot of people like me out there.
  • Ishkur: A country this wealthy should not have lineups this long just for the food bank.

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    Look at all those fake poors with their cars. Why aren't they standing in line?

    /s
  • thurstonxhowell: Korzine: Uh huh, what do those numbers look like if you drop the top 1%?

    Roughly the same. It's bad for a lot of people, no doubt, but a lot of people who kept their jobs are in a weird place right now. The net effect of this pandemic on my household income was +$2900, and it cut my expenses by probably $4000 (maybe more).

    I do just fine, but I'm certainly not in the 1%. There are a lot of people like me out there.


    My working from home has saved us an incredible amount of money. My wife lost her job in March, which was probably 40% of our overall income, and we are still staying ahead of bills.
  • It's my money and I want it now!
  • thurstonxhowell: Korzine: Uh huh, what do those numbers look like if you drop the top 1%?

    Roughly the same. It's bad for a lot of people, no doubt, but a lot of people who kept their jobs are in a weird place right now. The net effect of this pandemic on my household income was +$2900, and it cut my expenses by probably $4000 (maybe more).

    I do just fine, but I'm certainly not in the 1%. There are a lot of people like me out there.


    When the pandemic hit, reduced hours caused 30% of employees to quit. Since working 32 hours a week didn't pay the bills. Then when things improved in June, those of use left had to work 12 hour shifts, working 56 hour weeks.

    Pay didn't go up, just our forced work hours.

    I was "lucky" enough to get promoted recently to a different department. We are capped at 40 a week, and my raise was only 13 cents.

    Which is fine for me. Since I enjoy a healthy work/life balance, and not busting my back and joints every day. But yeah, a lot of us make more money since the pandemic hit, by essentially working 2 jobs.
  • NateAsbestos: edmo: I'm sure the people at the bottom would disagree.

    No shiat. "Average wages are up! Millions have lost their jobs, I'm sure that doesn't skew the numbers at all!

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    CNN: "President Trump drinks a can of Coca-Cola."
    Fox News: "Great Leader Trump has declared war on the godless socialists of Pepsi."
    MSNBC: "Russia was responsible for New Coke."
    BBC: "Over 5 million Americans have lost their health insurance since the pandemic began."
  • thurstonxhowell: Korzine: Uh huh, what do those numbers look like if you drop the top 1%?

    Roughly the same. It's bad for a lot of people, no doubt, but a lot of people who kept their jobs are in a weird place right now. The net effect of this pandemic on my household income was +$2900, and it cut my expenses by probably $4000 (maybe more).

    I do just fine, but I'm certainly not in the 1%. There are a lot of people like me out there.


    Yep. And if your social circle and community are mostly people of the same sort, this whole pandemic recession has been hard to see.

    Like, do you know anyone who has struggled financially because of the pandemic?  Who has lost their job?  I sure don't. I know a lot of people who had to change their travel plans, a lot of people stressing about their kids schooling, a lot of people taking advantage of the low mortgage taxes to trade up homes or refinance (we did the latter), but for all the doomscrolling, there hasn't been much economic fallout here. (Suburban Maryland)

    It's like the "opiate epidemic."  You hear about it, but it's as out-of-sight/out-of-mind as Indian reservation poverty.

    /Wait... the local Chili's closed. Not that I've been into one in the last decade.
  • The first part of the article is sickening. "Don't expect help from the elected officials who got you into this mess in the first place. They have to go on vacation for basically the next two months."
  • Likwit: The first part of the article is sickening. "Don't expect help from the elected officials who got you into this mess in the first place. They have to go on vacation for basically the next two months."


    https://www.theroot.com/congress-does​n​-t-give-af-about-america-1845716037
  • Don't worry, the new wave of lockdowns will take care of any small businesses that survived the first wave.  Government workers and big corporations that donate to the Dems will be just fine.
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