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Sun Jul 26, 2020, 09:22 PM

'Ted Cruz Spews Disgust At 'Waiters & Waitresses,' Who Don't Deserve $600 Unemployment Checks

'Ted Cruz spews disgust at ‘waiters and waitresses’ who he says don’t deserve $600 unemployment checks.'

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) on Sunday blasted waiters, waitresses and bus boys who he said don’t deserve an additional $600 per week for being unemployed during the coronavirus pandemic.

In an interview on CBS, Cruz told host Margaret Brennan that restaurant owners are at a disadvantage because their staff doesn’t want to work while the pandemic is ongoing.

“We need to do significantly more to fight the disease,” Cruz opined. “At the same time, we have an absolute economic catastrophe. We have over 44 million Americans [who] have lost their job and we have got to get America back to work.”

According to Cruz, Democrats like House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (CA) are “shoveling cash at the problem.”...

https://www.alternet.org/2020/07/ted-cruz-spews-disgust-at-waiters-and-waitresses-who-he-says-dont-deserve-600-unemployment-checks/

~ Most people don't want to voluntarily die that way, a thought.

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Reply 'Ted Cruz Spews Disgust At 'Waiters & Waitresses,' Who Don't Deserve $600 Unemployment Checks (Original post)
appalachiablue Jul 2020 OP
Withywindle Jul 2020 #1
Evergreen Emerald Jul 2020 #3
luvallpeeps Jul 2020 #4
captain queeg Jul 2020 #8
Marie Marie Jul 2020 #10
dawg day Jul 2020 #2
Laffy Kat Jul 2020 #5
sop Jul 2020 #6
appalachiablue Jul 2020 #16
Cicada Jul 2020 #7
appalachiablue Jul 2020 #14
Mopar151 Jul 2020 #9
Doodley Jul 2020 #11
appalachiablue Jul 2020 #17
Hassler Jul 2020 #12
world wide wally Jul 2020 #13
PoindexterOglethorpe Jul 2020 #15
RainCaster Jul 2020 #18
Blue Owl Jul 2020 #19
Cicada Jul 2020 #20
ResistantAmerican17 Jul 2020 #21

Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Sun Jul 26, 2020, 09:25 PM

1. better put a bag over your head when you go out, jagoff

Or you'll never have another spit-free meal again.

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Response to Withywindle (Reply #1)

Sun Jul 26, 2020, 09:28 PM

3. Hahaha!!

You are too funny.

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Response to Evergreen Emerald (Reply #3)

Sun Jul 26, 2020, 09:33 PM

4. He can order a #3

which is also called a hock-a-loogie.

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Response to luvallpeeps (Reply #4)

Sun Jul 26, 2020, 09:47 PM

8. I was thinking I wonder if there's a code for that.

He ought to stay out of restaurants. It would be a shame if an infected person left him a little present.

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Response to Withywindle (Reply #1)

Sun Jul 26, 2020, 09:52 PM

10. Or, he may wish that it was ONLY spit.

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Sun Jul 26, 2020, 09:28 PM

2. we need to make it possible for workers to stay home for a while and not spread the virus

This means making it more lucrative to stay home rather than go back to work.

I realize that GOPers think "essential workers" should be low wage AND exposed constantly to a deadly illness.

But we need first to break this pandemic. Then Cruz can go back to making low-paid workers more miserable as he usually does, until of course we get President Biden and a higher minimum wage.

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Sun Jul 26, 2020, 09:37 PM

5. What an idiotic thing to say.

He's going to have to stay out of restaurants, even coffee shops, for the rest of his life.

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Sun Jul 26, 2020, 09:37 PM

6. Heidi Cruz was a managing director at Goldman Sachs when they received a $10B bailout in '08.

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Response to sop (Reply #6)

Sun Jul 26, 2020, 11:49 PM

16. You know it, on the money

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Sun Jul 26, 2020, 09:39 PM

7. Dems initially proposed a benefit not to exceed wage, Repubs rejected it

Repubs said that state records and computers could not accurately determine full wage so a benefit based on the individuals last job wage would not be practical. So instead a calculation determined that the dollar amount needed to keep income at the same level, on average, was $600. They wanted to keep personal income at the per pandemic level to keep the economy from collapsing. So Dems dropped their individualized benefit and just said $600 for everyone. Now Repubs want an individualized benefit tailored for last wage of the unemployed individual, tho they want only 70%. And now Dems say, huh? You persuaded us the states could not make an accurate calculation for that. Now Repubs say the states can do it pretty quickly. Dem say it will take up to two months to reprogram state computers and even then there will probably be bugs and errors.

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Response to Cicada (Reply #7)

Sun Jul 26, 2020, 11:24 PM

14. Thanks for posting, I didn't know all of this.

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Sun Jul 26, 2020, 09:48 PM

9. We are not your serfs, Ted

And you sure as shit are not of noble birth. Serve yourself!

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Sun Jul 26, 2020, 10:05 PM

11. The checks wouldn't be needed if Cruz and his leader had taken the pandemic seriously.

But the spread of the virus rages on, killing Americans and crippling the economy. That is not the fault of restaurant staff. It is the fault of Ted Cruz who has shown zero leadership and zero compassion for fellow humans.

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Response to Doodley (Reply #11)

Sun Jul 26, 2020, 11:52 PM

17. +2 And if everything is safe, why do they need immunity

from legal prosecution of businesses, organizations and schools with regs now in Congress?

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Sun Jul 26, 2020, 10:22 PM

12. Hey lying Canadian Cruz, your wife is ugly and your old man killed JFK

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Sun Jul 26, 2020, 11:17 PM

13. WTF does he do?

I mean besides making people puke

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Sun Jul 26, 2020, 11:42 PM

15. Remind me of his time as a server.

Oh, wait, he never did that job? Never mind.

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Mon Jul 27, 2020, 01:16 AM

18. Ted Cruz doesn't deserve the votes of waiters and waitresses

Time to vote him out

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Mon Jul 27, 2020, 02:02 AM

19. Ted. Fucking. Cruz.



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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Mon Jul 27, 2020, 02:35 AM

20. His argument, that it prevents reopening, is wrong

I read this in a column in the Wash post, forget the author. If no one will return to work Cruz has a legitimate point. But the evidence suggests it’s not true. If workers refused work then wages would be rising. But they aren’t rising. So it’s not true. Second a very large number have returned to work, in most cases getting less pay than they would get staying home. Workers want to go back to work and will go back. They apparently understand the extra $600 is only temporary so they better hook up with their old job while it’s still around. So the number of employers not being able to be rehired is a lot smaller than Cuz suggests. And if the $600 is snatched away consumer spending will collapse, causing way more jobs to evaporate than are currently being unfilled because of a small number turning down job offers. The small number returning to work in restaurants will have no customers, because without the $600 there isn’t enough money to go eat out. And millions of other workers will be laid off when that $600 goes away. Cruz hasn’t considered the big picture.

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Mon Jul 27, 2020, 03:45 AM

21. Raphael "Ted" Cruise is the world's reminder

that whatever vile, idiotic, hypocritical, ignorant, pandering, soulless waste of carbon you can think of, it could be worse. It could be “Ted” .

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