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No bailout, no stimulus —
give us reparations for
government-mandated shutdowns

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Posted By: Pluperfect, 3/19/2020 5:04:41 AM

Bailouts, in general, are neither good nor popular. The most recent legislation billed as a “stimulus” package was President Barack Obama’s 2009 raft of special interest giveaways and green energy boondoggles. It’s understandable, then, that a lot of conservatives are very wary of the proposed economic responses to the coronavirus crisis. And the odds are that, whatever Congress passes, it will end up — either because of the statute or the implementation — being filled with immense waste and cronyism. No bank bailouts. No auto bailouts. No farm bailouts. No leisure bailouts. No bailouts.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: ARKfamily 3/19/2020 6:19:57 AM (No. 350629)
Is this article just another attempt to complain about President Trump?
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Reply 2 - Posted by: Bur Oak 3/19/2020 7:34:09 AM (No. 350683)
My daughter was just told that she will be unemployed until at least May. This is what shutting down businesses does. There has been a huge overreaction to this virus. I've never before seen anything like this in my many decades of life.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: BeatleJeff 3/19/2020 7:48:19 AM (No. 350692)
I'll repeat what I said a couple of days ago: it isn't the government's money, it's OUR money, and I'll gladly accept back that which the government took out of my paycheck against my will. I can spend it better than they can.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: Clinger 3/19/2020 8:02:08 AM (No. 350702)
Being bribed with out own money again. However: since half of us don't pay federal income tax when we pay back through taxes we pay double. This is classic wealth redistribution. We could choose not to take it, but we'd still have to pay back as though we did.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: Strike3 3/19/2020 10:55:05 AM (No. 350921)
This "stimulus" will turn into the next cry of impeachment of the President. Pelosi and her coven will of course load the bill with pork and the Senate and the President will be under tremendous pressure to pass whatever garbage they send up or be subject to screams of delay and having no compassion for the people most financially affected by the virus, which will be defined as the poor, children and minorities. We know how they play the game and it never changes.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: USAdroit Editor 3/19/2020 1:38:00 PM (No. 351088)
Mr. Carney doesn't realize that conservatives justifiably consider 'reparations' even more reprehensible than 'bail outs.' OTOH, 'compensation',' as for a Federal government 'taking', is theoretically palatable. I'm not suggesting that Trump's various shut-down admonitions are unconstitutional, but it seems sensible and equitable to spread over society as a whole the loss of even a constitutional taking from society's business segment.
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