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Remember the Tea Party protests during Obama's first two years in office?

Remember these guys?





Well this news just hit the wire:

US Treasury seeks to borrow a record $3 trillion this quarter
PUBLISHED MON, MAY 4 20203:01 PM EDT


Massive stimulus to support the U.S. economy through the coronavirus crisis will cause the Treasury to borrow a record $3 trillion this quarter.

The department on Monday announced the total, which is actually $2.999 trillion.

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/05/04/us-treasury-seeks-to-borrow-a-record-3-trillion-this-quarter.html


Where are the protests against deficit spending now? They're nowhere to be found.

It was never about government spending and deficits.

It was always about the fact an African American was President.
Posted by SouthernCal_Dem | Mon May 4, 2020, 04:12 PM (5 replies)

Robert Reich reveals the GOP 4-step plan to reopen the economy and get more Americans killed

Step 1
Remove income support, so people have no choice but to return to work.


Trump’s labor department has decided that furloughed employees “must accept” an employer’s offer to return to work and therefore forfeit unemployment benefits, regardless of Covid-19.

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Step 2
Hide the facts.


No one knows how many Americans are infected because the Trump administration continues to drag its heels on testing. To date only 6.5m tests have been completed in a population of more than 200 million adults.

Florida, one of the first states to reopen, has stopped releasing medical examiners’ statistics on the number of Covid-19 victims because the figures are higher than the state’s official count.

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Step 3
Pretend it’s about “freedom”


Weeks ago, Trump called on citizens to “LIBERATE” states like Michigan, whose Democratic governor, Gretchen Whitmer, imposed strict stay-at-home rules.

Michigan has the third-highest number of Covid-19 deaths in America, although it is 10th in population. When on Thursday Whitmer extended the rules to 28 May, gun-toting protesters rushed the state house chanting: “Lock her up!”

Step 4
Shield businesses against lawsuits for spreading the infection.


Trump is pushing to give businesses that reopen a “liability shield” against legal action by workers or customers who get infected by the virus.

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The Senate majority leader, Mitch McConnell, insists that proposed legislation giving state and local governments funding they desperately need must include legal immunity for corporations that cause workers or consumers to become infected.

Read more....

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/may/03/donald-trump-reopen-us-economy-lethal-robert-reich
Posted by SouthernCal_Dem | Mon May 4, 2020, 03:22 PM (2 replies)

AZ reopen rally ends with people joining hands and touching each other while singing 'Amazing Grace'

By Sarah K. Burris
May 3, 2020

At the end of the rally to reopen in Arizona Sunday, the speaker urged the audience to join hands and touch each other while they sang “Amazing Grace.”

Very few of the attendees were wearing masks and it didn’t appear anyone was wearing gloves.

Another man decided to break social distancing and provide free hugs to people. While the action may have been a popular option pre-COVID, after the virus spread, it isn’t exactly a safe option.

“The best way to fight for freedom is with love,” said Phoenix-area resident Zhani Doka. “I like hugs…I want to bring back the ability to show affection, I think that is a horrible consequence of this pandemic ’cause we can’t hug each other anymore.”



https://twitter.com/MichaelDoudna/status/1257049515946725376

https://www.rawstory.com/2020/05/arizona-reopen-rally-ends-with-people-joining-hands-and-touching-each-other-while-singing-amazing-grace/
Posted by SouthernCal_Dem | Sun May 3, 2020, 05:35 PM (19 replies)

When the entire world....

Posted by SouthernCal_Dem | Sun May 3, 2020, 01:16 AM (9 replies)

Not only is white privilege a thing, but republican privilege is also a thing

We all know what would've happened if armed African Americans stormed the Michigan capitol like those white people did today. They would've likely been gunned down.

But what if Obama had his own inept son in law like Jared Kushner and appointed him to solve Middle East peace and the coronavirus pandemic for the United States.

Just imagine the outcry.

Republican privilege is also a thing.
Posted by SouthernCal_Dem | Thu Apr 30, 2020, 10:06 PM (3 replies)

Everything that's wrong with our "democracy" in a nutshell:

Lawmakers Vote by Mail to Roll Back Vote by Mail

April 30, 2020 at 3:10 pm EDT
By Taegan Goddard

“An emergency plan for Louisiana’s delayed spring elections was approved by the state Legislature after Republican lawmakers rolled back an expansion of mail-in ballots for people concerned about the coronavirus,” the Baton Rouge Advocate reports.

“Lawmakers voted by mail on the emergency plan.”

https://politicalwire.com/2020/04/30/louisiana-lawmakers-vote-by-mail-to-roll-back-vote-by-mail/
Posted by SouthernCal_Dem | Thu Apr 30, 2020, 08:30 PM (2 replies)
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