It is true that unemployed here are actually looking for a responsible job.
Not waiting around for governments -local, state, federal - to dibby out
some money. They know this is temporary assistance, to get through a few months
of tough times.
The corona19 virus may extend tough economic times for another 2.5 years.
“Franklin Roosevelt never became a Keynesian and a 1937 return to fiscal solvency brought another round of growing unemployment.” Interesting comment, and quite wrong. The New Deal has always been considered an example of classic Keynesianism. The 1937 backing off of some of the programs was due to the Republicans forcing the issue. It was not Roosevelt’s idea; and it did increase unemployment which had been dropping.
The economy stayed sour then until WWII manufacturing ramped it up. The latter is sometimes called military Keynesianism which the Congress and the Pentagon still practice today. For other sectors though it’s neoliberal austerity and stinginess until 19 came along and blew out the economy big time.
Now the Repugnants want to go back to same ole same ole. They think it is time for the serfs to get back to work. Never mind a few thousand casualties. Oh and lets send the kiddies back to school so they can come home and fatally infect grandma.
It’s only political suicide if their plans to rig the election don’t succeed — and so far they are right on schedule . . .
Some, probably most, of what you summarize about our Republican’s ( Demo-Corporates, too ) motivations in punishing us " mere citizens " are very accurate. But, the casualties will be counted in hundreds of thousands, maybe millions. That should bring criminal charges, not election victory.
The party that embraces these reactionary economic policies in a affirmative Congressional vote, however, is headed for the political wilderness. Could it signal an end? Maybe, ( fingers crossed ) just maybe, even in the bright red states. We can only hope so.
Killing and burying reactionary/austerity/neo-nonsense junk economics now would be a beautiful thing. It would be an extremely healthy thing, certainly.
Let’s hope it happens
Why is the article by John Buell have this under it? “© 2020 Juan Cole”? I am confused? Is this an alias?
How do you spell STUPID? "G-O-P."
I have read of the end of the Republican Party most of my life. I am still waiting… Seems there’s a two-trick pony on show and that’s all she wrote.
Insofar as they remain steadfastly loyal to an absolutely failed dogma built around trickle-down economics, I give the r-party a modicum of credit for sticking with the program. Many of them would rather lose elections than abandon their (hopelessly flawed) principles.
On the other hand, the d-party has no coherent principles to be loyal to. So they go wherever the winds (and by winds, I mean corporate donor $$) blow them. Over the last 40 years, it’s basically blown them in whatever direction the r-party has led them.
How do you spell really, really STUPID? "T-R-U-M-P."
Really, really, really stupid was the Democrats’ dynastic approach to the 2016 election, running an unabashed insider in an election cycle that everybody not locked in a closet knew favored outsiders, perceived or actual.
That reminds me of Rex Tillerson’s spelling of F***ING MORON: ‘T-R-U-M-P.’
This was apparently first published in Professor Cole’s website, Informed Comment, he is listed as founder and chief editor ~https://www.juancole.com/
article written by John Buell
Face it the republican party does not nor has not cared about working Americans for decades. And why should they, they’ve pandered to their base who continue to reward them by voting them back into office and even as their policies have affected their voters, the bigotry runs deep and so does the ignorance - and as long as their base believes that it’s “other people” being affected by the policies - they keep on voting for them. And just as Covid-19 started off in supposed blue states and red states kept saying “we aren’t New York”, now those same red states are starting to surpass New York and still the death toll is rising. Until more of those “red states citizens” start becoming more vocal and vote out those republicans that they’ve been supporting - things will not change.
It’s always funny – but not “ha ha” funny – when Republicans stuff as much of our money into corporate or suspect individual pockets, and then complain about “the deficit.”
Capitalism is evil, and they are the proof.
Here’s your answer:
The GOP has turned into a bunch of sadistic, vindictive and jealous grouping incapable of sound thinking and decision making. Their aim is fixated on fattening their own wallets and that of their wealthy donors. The GOP is clueless about real economic policy, their only proposal being further austerity for the working class and the poor and further benefits for the 1% to 2% ultra wealthy. It’s like the elites and wanna be elites are in a big hurry to finish off what’s left of America a once prosperous nation. There is no sense of duty to the nation or fellow citizens, they are like a group of bank robbers some on the watch (William Barr) for police and others inside (congress) emptying the safes and cash tills.
First, Oil Nazis stole 30 percent of all corporate tax revenue as a gift, a theft but a corporate gift, which was never numerically told how much to the taxpayers by corporate sluts masquerading as journalists, mostly lawyers. Second, if Oil Nazis hadn’t hidden the tax free war profits for all of the New World Order in the Homeland Security Act of 2003 just before frying Iraq and stealing her oil for Jesus, there would be a lot more money in our treasury. Third, fuck them. We win or else. Time up. Gave Over. Time to take back sanity from the bankers. We fund mercenaries, and the bankers from the CIA who trained the Taliban and all the rest we fight. It is soooo evil it is like a syphilis. Gave Over. So 19 boxcutters later, we have Free market capitalist gangsterism in a New World Order, a flyover, a Mission Accomplished Carrier and all the war profits are censored. It’s like slowly pulling our cerebral corteces out our noses for our betterment. All the dead are censored. Oil Nazis. They lined up at Jonesboro to drink the Kool-Aid and they’re gargling with bleach now so people still believe what they want to believe and see what they want to see. We’re winning. Fight back. Most of what they deem their’s doesn’t belong to them and no one wants a thing they have. We’re not Have-Nots. We’re right. peace.
Republicans have always called Democrats the party of “Tax and Spend”.
While they became the party of “Borrow and Spend.”
Strange so many revere clowns like Reagan and Trump. But It was Democrat Bill Clinton who not only balanced a budget, but was paying down the national debt, while the economy boomed.
When the “Blue Crush” eliminates Republican power in November. The new administration better begin looking at changing from the same old same old to something that takes care of people.