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National Survival Plan: Full Jobless Benefits for Duration of Lockdown, Paid by Temporary Wealth Tax

B. Kidd

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You know, with Trump bragging about the bill he got passed through that gives employers and small business owners loans that can be forgiven if they keep their employees and continue to keep them on the payroll.

If Trump's plan is so great and going to help so many, then why are the unemployment numbers so high? Trump told them to not lay off their workers as he said there would be money to keep them afloat temporarily.

Oh wait..................that's right.......................the banks STILL aren't ready or able to comply with it yet, and the funds aren't being distributed.
The dems slammed the breaks on loans to small biz...they had e m rollin out

Ya know the party of the working man


Working class America needs DESPERATELY to understand something about the democrat party; THEY FUCKING HATE YOU. To democrats, working class people are "deplorable." democrats support illegal aliens and government union members. The democrats piss in the face of working America.

Democrats wanted a $200.00/mo COLA for social security recipients. Republicans wanted another permanent tax cut for the wealthy. Republicans won. Thank You!!!!!!!

Why does SS get a COLA? They don't work!

SS gets a COLA to keep up with the rising costs of things. And, while they many not be working now, if they are a normal working class person, they have already paid into the program.

I can only add that it is NOT an entitlement, like so many falsely categorize it.

As workers paid into it.
 

ABikerSailor

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You know, with Trump bragging about the bill he got passed through that gives employers and small business owners loans that can be forgiven if they keep their employees and continue to keep them on the payroll.

If Trump's plan is so great and going to help so many, then why are the unemployment numbers so high? Trump told them to not lay off their workers as he said there would be money to keep them afloat temporarily.

Oh wait..................that's right.......................the banks STILL aren't ready or able to comply with it yet, and the funds aren't being distributed.
The dems slammed the breaks on loans to small biz...they had e m rollin out

Ya know the party of the working man


Working class America needs DESPERATELY to understand something about the democrat party; THEY FUCKING HATE YOU. To democrats, working class people are "deplorable." democrats support illegal aliens and government union members. The democrats piss in the face of working America.

Democrats wanted a $200.00/mo COLA for social security recipients. Republicans wanted another permanent tax cut for the wealthy. Republicans won. Thank You!!!!!!!

Why does SS get a COLA? They don't work!

SS gets a COLA to keep up with the rising costs of things. And, while they many not be working now, if they are a normal working class person, they have already paid into the program.

Hey Titless wave!

Prices have gone DOWN?

Check gas prices lately?

The cost of things now is more than what it was a decade ago. And, cherry picking low gas prices in the middle of this pandemic is kinda false. While the gas prices might be lower right now, when the world gets back to normal and people start driving again, expect the prices to go back up. And yeah, that is another benefit of this pandemic, thank you for bringing it up. The reason the prices are so low right now is because people aren't going anywhere and using lots of gas.
 

Ray From Cleveland

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You know, with Trump bragging about the bill he got passed through that gives employers and small business owners loans that can be forgiven if they keep their employees and continue to keep them on the payroll.

If Trump's plan is so great and going to help so many, then why are the unemployment numbers so high? Trump told them to not lay off their workers as he said there would be money to keep them afloat temporarily.

Oh wait..................that's right.......................the banks STILL aren't ready or able to comply with it yet, and the funds aren't being distributed.
The dems slammed the breaks on loans to small biz...they had e m rollin out

Ya know the party of the working man


Working class America needs DESPERATELY to understand something about the democrat party; THEY FUCKING HATE YOU. To democrats, working class people are "deplorable." democrats support illegal aliens and government union members. The democrats piss in the face of working America.

Democrats wanted a $200.00/mo COLA for social security recipients. Republicans wanted another permanent tax cut for the wealthy. Republicans won. Thank You!!!!!!!

Why does SS get a COLA? They don't work!

SS gets a COLA to keep up with the rising costs of things. And, while they many not be working now, if they are a normal working class person, they have already paid into the program.

Hey Titless wave!

Prices have gone DOWN?

Check gas prices lately?

The cost of things now is more than what it was a decade ago. And, cherry picking low gas prices in the middle of this pandemic is kinda false. While the gas prices might be lower right now, when the world gets back to normal and people start driving again, expect the prices to go back up. And yeah, that is another benefit of this pandemic, thank you for bringing it up. The reason the prices are so low right now is because people aren't going anywhere and using lots of gas.

That combined with the Russia/ Saudi oil war.
 

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Hold up. So this guy Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel says on MSNBC that "a lock-down must go on for the next 18 months or more?" And the Fed says possible 32% unemployment? This is national suicide. If true, a bold program needs to be put in place that guarantees enhanced unemployment benefits, amounting to close to full paycheck, so that people are not locked inside slowly starving. But such a program is a budget buster unless revenue-producing measures are in place. The last thing we need is for the dollar to come crashing down and hyperinflation from all the new added debt.

A wealth tax could be implemented temporarily in these extraordinary times, to pay for this.

The Occupy Corona National Survival Plan: Full Jobless Benefits for Duration of Lockdown, Paid by Temporary Wealth Tax

There is a way for the US to avoid the economic and social chaos which is unfolding before us. #OccupyCorona
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Food pantries are emptying, unable to keep up with need. Now grocery supply chain workers are balking at risking their lives for low wages. No grocery chain workers, no food. We are looking at disaster full in the face. And that face is ugly.

Desperation-related crime is already rising, and we are only one month into the total lock-down. Police in some cities, like St. Paul, have openly stated they are not responding to theft or some other property crimes. We are seeing the tip of law and order breaking down.



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Solution, Cliff notes of the main elements:
  • Long-Term Jobless Benefits at 100% Paycheck
    - First, slam the brakes on long-term economic uncertainty and anxiety. If Dr. Emanuel says this lock-down must go on for 18 months, then workers must know that their unemployment benefits, at 100% of paycheck or close to it, will go on for the duration of the national emergency, until the day it is lifted. The $2 trillion CARES (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security) Act, signed by President Trump in March 2020, uses a different formula, adding $600 per week to normal unemployment benefits paid by the states' average weekly unemployment check to $985. This exceeds the median weekly earnings of $936 in the fourth quarter of 2019.
  • Essential Workers Can Enroll in Medicare - Offer workers who are deemed "essential services" workers the immediate opportunity to enroll in Medicare, regardless of their age. These are sanitation workers, grocery chain workers, food processing plant, hardware store, etc. whom the government has already ascertained are essential to keeping society running. They have earned this. They cannot get sick and then get thrown under the bus.
  • Keep the Food banks Open - Establish a $100 million dollar fund and staff to keep US food banks stocked and running, for anyone who meets the qualifications.
  • Pay for with Temporary Tax on Extreme Wealth - These budget-busting initiatives without revenue offsets would endanger the US dollar and threaten the economy with yet another nightmare: the collapse of the currency and runaway hyperinflation. The solution is to impose a temporary tax on extreme wealth. It has been estimated that a 2 percent tax on individuals with more than $50 million in assets and 3 percent on those with more than $1 billion would raise somewhat under $300 billion dollars per year. This would easily cover the cost of a full year's 100% paycheck unemployment benefits.
You're a Democrat, of course.

You're a Canadian, of course.
You're a lying sack of shit, of course.
 

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