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Wed Apr 22, 2020, 12:40 PM

The partial business openings in the South are designed to 1.Kill the poor and 2.Kick people off UI





The kinds of businesses they are opening up - gyms, bowling alleys, and personal care places - are places where personal contact is all but assured. And those people won't be able to collect unemployment. And they won't be able to vote Democratic if they are dead.

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Reply The partial business openings in the South are designed to 1.Kill the poor and 2.Kick people off UI (Original post)
ProfessorPlum Apr 2020 OP
jberryhill Apr 2020 #1
ProfessorPlum Apr 2020 #2
Shermann Apr 2020 #5
jimfields33 Apr 2020 #10
durablend Apr 2020 #3
RockRaven Apr 2020 #4
ProfessorPlum Apr 2020 #7
GeorgeGist Apr 2020 #6
jpljr77 Apr 2020 #8
ProfessorPlum Apr 2020 #11
Arazi Apr 2020 #9

Response to ProfessorPlum (Original post)

Wed Apr 22, 2020, 12:43 PM

1. That's a very inefficient strategy for killing people

 


So you are saying that the customers of these places - who far outnumber the employees - are predominately Democratic voters? And that killing a small percentage of them is going to have a significant effect?

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Response to jberryhill (Reply #1)

Wed Apr 22, 2020, 12:46 PM

2. no i'm saying it kicks huge numbers of people off of the unemployment rolls

the deaths are just a happy by product for the GOP

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Response to jberryhill (Reply #1)

Wed Apr 22, 2020, 12:48 PM

5. Yeah kind of like chemical weapons on the battlefield

The blowback is a bitch.

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Response to jberryhill (Reply #1)

Wed Apr 22, 2020, 02:14 PM

10. I also think cities of Atlanta and Memphis will be turned down money

Fro not opening. I definitely see that happening. Of course mayors know this and already have a plan for not getting money from states so screw the governors.

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Response to ProfessorPlum (Original post)

Wed Apr 22, 2020, 12:48 PM

3. Is he going to reopen the courts too?

In which case, 3. evict and foreclose on people

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Response to ProfessorPlum (Original post)

Wed Apr 22, 2020, 12:48 PM

4. I think there is a 3rd reason -- to further politicize/partisanize shutdowns/lockdowns

By irresponsibly removing limitations on disease transmission, Repukes are inviting Dems to stake out a contrasting position of being pro-lockdown/shutdown. Why would they do this? "It's the economy, stupid."

They will then attempt to hang all of the economic impact of the pandemic on Democrats (no matter how feeble and spurious such an accusation is in fact) because of the Democratic support for stay-at-home orders.

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Response to RockRaven (Reply #4)

Wed Apr 22, 2020, 01:51 PM

7. this makes sense. unfortunately

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Response to ProfessorPlum (Original post)

Wed Apr 22, 2020, 01:38 PM

6. They need canaries.

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Response to ProfessorPlum (Original post)

Wed Apr 22, 2020, 01:59 PM

8. Uh, no. Here's the real reason: 1. Kill black people.

I'm sorry to be so blunt, but it's no coincidence that the CDC released its racial data on COVID victims a few days before Trump's big push to reopen (LIBERATE!). All Kemp had to do was look at the racial disparity data for COVID in Georgia and the choice was EASY for him.

I was born in raised in Albany, Ga., fwiw, and my mom is still there and I am scared to death for her.

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Response to jpljr77 (Reply #8)

Wed Apr 22, 2020, 04:04 PM

11. I can understand why. I'm sorry this is such a stressful time

best wishes for your mom to keep safe until we can treat this disease

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Response to ProfessorPlum (Original post)

Wed Apr 22, 2020, 01:59 PM

9. I believe this however those small businesses will fail within weeks if not days

When their former customers fail to return in significant numbers. Then Kemp's going to have the same UI problem and many more dead and sick Georgians who will most certainly blame him.

Those businesses owners won't be able to afford their rent let alone paying their employees

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