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« Reply #2360 on: March 24, 2020, 03:27:30 PM »
It is because people on this board care about 'Joe and Mary' that they expect a lot from their elected leaders. In times like these it is normal to scrutinize what they say and do.

Fair enough.

What's your take on the Democrat's reluctance to support the stimulus bill? What do you expect of them?

The Democrats fully supported passing a stimulus bill. As do all Republicans and the President. I think the bill that is finally passed will be much better for the American people than the one proposed by Senate Republicans on Sunday night. It is $2 trillion and the extra 48 hours looks like time well spent.

The Senate, House and President all have roles to play in this drama. As do Republicans and Democrats.
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« Reply #2361 on: March 24, 2020, 03:28:13 PM »
I don't think so Eric - you guys can hardly contain yourself anymore. You know you got the President now and you're keeping
your fingers crossed that events go wrong for him.

The perfect armchair quarterback situation, while you make money and people's lives are destroyed.


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« Reply #2362 on: March 24, 2020, 03:30:36 PM »
You know I'm trying to extend the olive branch and concede Democrats are playing shitty politics as well.

Sorry, LC, I didn't know that was your intent. Thought you were making what I believe to be a false equivalency.

I'd be real happy to drop this. Just tired of the politics on a real interesting thread.
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« Reply #2363 on: March 24, 2020, 03:32:19 PM »
The Democrats fully supported passing a stimulus bill.

Aaand I'm out.
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« Reply #2364 on: March 24, 2020, 03:40:11 PM »
I don't think so Eric - you guys can hardly contain yourself anymore. You know you got the President now and you're keeping
your fingers crossed that events go wrong for him.

The perfect armchair quarterback situation, while you make money and people's lives are destroyed.

Are you accusing me of making money by:

a). destroying the economy and keeping everyone home?
b). sending people back to work?

Remember, I'm not short the market.

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« Reply #2365 on: March 24, 2020, 03:46:00 PM »
I'm saying there are people on this board with very safe jobs and homes, that can't wait for the
President to make another mistake - so they can trash the shit out of him - while real suffering
is going on.

It's easy to say - Nope, President Trump - it's stupid to consider ending this lockdown, in some form or another.
Who cares about the working man, when you have a job, and the economy is getting destroyed.




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« Reply #2366 on: March 24, 2020, 03:46:10 PM »
The Democrats fully supported passing a stimulus bill.

Aaand I'm out.

Some people are so easily duped by politics.  A classic political trick is to use a crisis to bring a partisan bill to the Senate floor for a vote, ONLY to accuse the other side of wasting precious time in not approving it.

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« Reply #2367 on: March 24, 2020, 03:54:30 PM »
I'm saying there are people on this board with very safe jobs and homes, that can't wait for the
President to make another mistake - so they can trash the shit out of him - while real suffering
is going on.

It's easy to say - Nope, President Trump - it's stupid to consider ending this lockdown, in some form or another.
Who cares about the working man, when you have a job, and the economy is getting destroyed.

What if I care about all people but I choose to favor lives that won't come back above jobs that eventually will?

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« Reply #2368 on: March 24, 2020, 03:58:28 PM »
All I have to say about this Bill nonsense is that I agree with Justin Amash.

Bills should be simple and on single issues. Every bill that hits the floor has hidden agendas and a bunch of unrelated nonsense attached to further degrade the freedoms of Americans while also further intrenching government. I mean how many times in the last two decades have we seen thousand page documents submitted and voted in all within 24hours. This is something everyone should be outraged about. From Obamacare to Omnibus the whole thing has been a joke.



Investment wise, I think a bill (regardless of what it is) will bring some much needed stability to the market. Then again, I kind of like the volatility.

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« Reply #2369 on: March 24, 2020, 03:58:46 PM »
No , you all just LOVE to present false dichotomies in hopes of destroying the President - and you know it.

I mean, it's not like the real choice might be between another Great Depression and millions of financially ruined lives.

You guys give 2 shits about that - you want the President destroyed and you know it.

Easy choice coming from a bunch of people with great jobs - while others in real pain side with the President
on finding workable alternatives.

It's just great to see the great minds here on COBF have it all figured out what the Presidents real motivations are.
Is this coming back to the virus is a Liberal hoax to destroy Trump?

I was actually pretty surprised about the announcement. Not the announcement itself but by the timing. And it wasn't just Trump, it was some Texas guy as well. I thought it would be at least an extra week until Republicans get to the "well the old folks are gonna have take one for the team". Which is a weird thing since they're their electorate. But maybe donors are more important than votes or maybe it just got so complicated they can't even keep it straight.

Now in practice, the way I understand it Trump can't really open up anything because he didn't really close anything. Except the border, he's probably not too keen on doing that.

I actually do care about all those people that you talk about and I think that people do need to think about opening things up. Not Trump, and the politicians, but smart people. A couple of reasons for that. I don't think you can keep it shut down for much more than 3 months and still have an economy. So as a heartless prick, at that point the old folks really have to take one for the team. But really we won't get to that point. Anyone who think you can keep Americans sequestered in their house for 3 months is out of his mind mad. At MOST you'll manage a month.

Now if you can manage a month that's actually pretty good. Cause China got things under control in a month. The problem is that the US is a lot worse than China. China didn't really have widespread infection. Most of it was in Hubei. In the US this virus made it to Shittown Alaska. You have NY, WA, IL, CA as big problems. Florida is probably a shitshow  we just don't know it yet. Then you have the smaller centers popping up. So you'll have a rolling curve working its way through the country with different timings. Working on a one month time frame for max sequestration this is a nightmare!

By the way, does anyone else think that divorce lawyers are gonna make a killing off of this?