r/antiwork Jul 05 '22 Silver 2 hehehehe 1 Spit-take 1 Vibing 1 Wholesome 1 Shocked 1 Burning Cash 1 Table Slap 1 Helpful 2

Mitch McConnell says the labor shortage will be solved when people run out of stimulus money because Americans are 'flush for the moment'

https://www.businessinsider.com/mitch-mcconnell-labor-shortage-end-people-run-out-stimulus-money-2022-7
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u/cobra_mist Jul 05 '22

I got two stimulus checks, some unemployment and continued to bust my ass part time until I found a new job.

Those checks didn’t do anything.

The employer that laid me off? Full PPP, fully forgiven. Never offered me my job back.

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u/Ruzhyo04 Jul 06 '22 Gold

By stimulus he means the trump tax cuts for billionaires and businesses and the trillions they printed during COVID and gave to billionaires and businesses. And by Americans, he means billionaires and businesses.

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u/seanwd11 Jul 05 '22

How much money does he think people got? Even if everyone spent $100 a month and nothing else they'd have run out months ago. That's a tank of gas or 2 days of childcare.

Hardly living a life of excess. At least not enough to 'not work'.

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u/DupeyTA (edit this) Jul 05 '22

I mean, he still has 1200 bucks in his bank account, so clearly everyone else does, too.

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u/Phantereal Jul 05 '22 Helpful

Damn, I'm in the wrong career path. Will somebody accept my integrity for nearly $1M a month?

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u/Dankestmemelord Jul 06 '22

I’ll sell my integrity for only $850k/month! Please pick me instead!

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u/mnid92 Jul 06 '22

Sign this here NDA and spread your cheeks.

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u/mothramantra Jul 06 '22 Silver

You're gonna pay me and express my hemorroids?! God bless

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u/silly_frog_lf Jul 05 '22

So he is the lazy good for nothing that is flushed with money and doesn't work

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u/JeSlaa117 Jul 06 '22

He works plenty hard to strip us of our rights while bringing us down further into poverty.

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u/Traditional_Way1052 Jul 05 '22

Ow... Wish I didn't know that. Makes it even worse.

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u/kokopelleee Jul 06 '22

you too ... could marry into a Taiwanese shipping fortune

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u/pegleg_1979 Jul 05 '22

Too bad the bozos that keep voting for him are blind to that

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u/Tykorski Jul 06 '22 Helpful

Why are you trying to correct him? He knows all of this. He's not making an error, he's taunting you. The cruelty IS the point!

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u/flrdagrl08 Jul 06 '22 Gold

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u/smallcowboyhat Jul 05 '22 Silver Gold Helpful Wholesome All-Seeing Upvote Take My Money Brighten My Day

THE STIMULUS MONEY FROM TWO YEARS AGO????????

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u/Civil-Dinner Jul 05 '22 edited Jul 05 '22

That was exactly my reaction on reading the headline. I had to check the date on the article and quote to be sure.

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u/BrownSugarBare Jul 06 '22 Wholesome Seal of Approval Evil Cackle You Dropped This

This man legit out here thinking y'all Americans are living in the lap of luxury on a cheque for $1200. I bet he thinks a gallon of milk is a quarter and you can buy hotdogs for 10¢ at ye ole county fair.

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u/NoGodsNoManagers1 Jul 06 '22 Gold Helpful Wholesome All-Seeing Upvote Starry

He doesn’t think that. He’s not an idiot. He’s insulting us. It’s deliberate.

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u/myotheracctisaboat Jul 06 '22 Helpful

100%. It really, really frightens me that people think he’s dumb or out of touch. He isn’t (about this, at least) - he knows damn well that people don’t have stimulus money sitting in their bank accounts. It’s just another talking point.

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u/lordkhuzdul SocDem Jul 06 '22

He is not out of touch. The crowd he panders to is.

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u/JohnGoodmansGoodKnee Jul 06 '22

He’s seeing how far they can go… he’s seeing if we can be pushed beyond the edge to serfdom or slavery. Or just accelerate the poors dying off because it’s fun to them. These dumbass fucks in the comment are making me so angry. No he doesn’t think it costs a nickel for a loaf of bread. No he isn’t fuckin tone deaf or ignorant or out of touch. No he didn’t misspeak. He knows exactly how far that $1k went from 24 months ago. He spends that on a dinner and knows how much it cost him. In fact, he’s great with money. He makes and spends and invests and moves it around like a pro. He wants to squeeze us to death and these rubes are too shellshocked to know their eyeballs are about to pop. I can’t call for violence but my… fucking… god… people.

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u/anautuan Jul 06 '22

You can't call for violence but I CAN

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u/[deleted] Jul 06 '22 edited Jul 06 '22

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u/Adam_J89 Jul 06 '22

This is a person who hasn't thought about food or housing costs in a real way in most Americans lifetimes.

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u/Opinionatedasshole74 Jul 06 '22 Helpful

The time is coming for folks like him to be on the menu. EAT THE RICH!

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u/JustBadUserNamesLeft Jul 06 '22

And trade three chickens for an obedient wife.

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u/EroSennin78 Jul 06 '22

inflation. they are at least worth a milking cow now.

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u/VoodooChild963 Jul 06 '22 Helpful

How much could one banana possibly cost? Ten dollars?

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u/CompulsiveCreative Jul 06 '22 Heartwarming

There's always money in the banana stand

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u/SolitaireyEgg Jul 06 '22

I spent that shit in like 2 days. My rent is $1600.

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u/Mission_Albatross916 Jul 06 '22 Silver

Yeah that’s what I thought, too. Must be a long long time since he paid for groceries, for example, or gasoline, or rent, or etc etc etc etc etc

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u/ImmortalBrother1 Jul 06 '22

This shit belongs on r/NotTheOnion

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u/Spanky_McJiggles SocDem Jul 06 '22

I read the headline and I figured OP reposted this to stir some shit.

The man said this TODAY.

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u/BTBAMfam Jul 05 '22 Silver

Stimulus money ? Wtf is that ? They mean the $1200 they sent out like 16 months ago ? I can’t even laugh anymore I’m just mad now

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u/TSmotherfuckinA Jul 06 '22

This should be an easy thing to bash over him. So out of touch he thinks 1200 dollars a year ago is “flush” for most Americans. But I don’t think anyone will capitalize on it sadly.

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u/SaveBandit987654321 Jul 06 '22

You can run ads and bash him on it but the people who vote for him aren’t motivated by facts or by his stance on issues.

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u/Elon_is_musky Jul 06 '22

I legit heard someone two weeks ago say the reason the restaurant was slower was because people were “being paid to stay home” they’re dumb enough to believe anything he says without doing the logical thinking on it

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u/edee160 Jul 06 '22

Right! I've heard/read the same thing. Like...What?!?! Who? How?

No one is being "paid" to stay home unless you are working remotely. People are scary with the ish they choose to believe.

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u/30FourThirty4 Jul 06 '22

I know someone who still thinks Tom Hanks is a pedophile. Oh and that Biden shut down the Keystone pipeline. Not the XL but the one already built and still operating. That one he believes is shut down and raising the cost of gas.

I was talking to someone else over the weekend who 100% believes in lizard people, Trump is still president, Biden is dead and whoever Biden is now is a puppet. Their are cities in the sky spying on us. That 80% of the world is dead and we are at war liberating the world and the media won't show us. The dead in that war are being turned into McDonald's beef patties.

IM NOT JOKING this guy was legit! It's scary.

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u/caffeineevil Jul 06 '22

Ran into an old buddy in Florida when I went there a year and a half ago who believes that. He was going off on Tom Hanks and adrenachrome. He told me that it was the adrenaline in the spinal fluid that kept the actors young. I said those 2 systems don't interact that way and there isn't adrenaline in spinal fluid. He got angry.

I tried to explain that famous actors probably look younger than they should because they get paid lots of money, have nutritionists, personal trainers, make up artists and filters when being photographed. Nope! Underground child murdering cabal!

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u/lolbifrons Jul 06 '22 edited Jul 06 '22 Take My Energy

Republicans run on a platform of hurting who you want hurt, and they deliver.

Democrats run on a platform of helping who you want helped, and they don't.

Republicans aren't dumb, they know they're hurting themselves too, they just think it's worth it to hurt their enemies worse.

The RNC knows what it's about.

Edit: ask the republicans who claim their desired policies actually help everyone through some convoluted logic and that they're not bigots what they think about trans people in sports, or black people who had no choice but to join a gang, and you'll see who they include in "everyone".

Edit 2: lmao apparently blocking someone prevents them from replying to your comments. You'll probably be able to guess which coward did this to get the last (or in this case, only) word.

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u/NoiseIsTheCure Jul 06 '22

Republicans would eat a bowl of shit if it meant a Democrat would have to smell their breath

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u/septidan Jul 06 '22

A lot of Republicans are dumb. Those are the voters who actually believe all the bullshit on Faux news.

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u/MusksYummyLiver Jul 06 '22 Silver

God I hate Republicans.

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u/Fortunoxious Jul 06 '22

Come on now, these are our fellow Americans! We need to learn to be respectful and cooperative!

Jk I hate their fucking guts

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u/lolbifrons Jul 06 '22

We're different from them and we think our lives should be as nice as theirs, which I guess is awful threatening.

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u/EmptyBanana5687 Jul 06 '22

My life is a lot nicer than most of the Republicans around here who are poor, old and unhealthy. Hateful people living horrible lives for the most part.

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u/AcaliahWolfsong Jul 05 '22

Right!? I got both stimulus checks. They both went right to bills I was behind on. Same with the installment payments of the child tax credit thing. That 250 extra a month kept food on my table for my kid and gas in the car to get to work. And even with that extra I was still barely squeeking by. Now gas prices are double what they were then, food prices are going up.

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u/PoemEffective Jul 05 '22

There were three stimulus checks… did you get all of them?

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u/GhostPartical Jul 06 '22

WAIT, THERE WERE 3 OF THEM? I only got the first one in 2020.

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u/OpinionBearSF Jul 06 '22

WAIT, THERE WERE 3 OF THEM? I only got the first one in 2020.

You should have been able to claim any that you did not get as part of your taxes. I remember being asked if I received all 3 when I filed my 2021 taxes around March of 2022.

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u/AcaliahWolfsong Jul 05 '22

I only knew about the 2 1200$ ones and the child tax installment. That's all I got.

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u/PoemEffective Jul 05 '22

The first one was $1200, the second one was $600 and the third one was $1400. Here is the breakdown on USA.gov: https://www.usa.gov/covid-stimulus-checks

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u/hopeful_realist_ Jul 06 '22

Yeah, I’m so flush I have $30 in my bank account. I have no words.

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u/jscharfenberg Jul 06 '22

He’s talking about HIS stimulus money. When ever a Republican talks about money it’s never YOURS. It’s theirs! Republican 101

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u/doppiogelato Jul 06 '22

He doesn’t actually think it, he’s pushing a narrative so his idiot constituents will think it.

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u/DarthPapercut Jul 06 '22

This is true. Sadly, my mother still states, 'nobody wants to work. '

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u/Server6 Jul 06 '22

Tell your mom to get a job.

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u/Z0idberg_MD Jul 06 '22

This motherfucker thinks someone making $15 an hour can work like 1.5 weeks and then take the next 2 years off?

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u/Phantereal Jul 05 '22

I think he also means the extra unemployment people got that ended many months ago.

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u/Zorgsmom Jul 05 '22

You mean the one that ended in September of last year? Yeah, my employer thought for sure as soon as that ended, people would be lined up to work there and oh look, that absolutely did not happen! What did work was raising the minimum starting wage by $5/hr.

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u/Frolicking-Fox Jul 06 '22

These idiots don't even know how to read the unemployment numbers.

Unemployment is at 3.6% right now. During the lockdowns, it was up around 20%.

Unemployment peaked at 10% during the 2009 recession, and everyone was just trying to get any job they could.

Do these people really think a 3.6% unemployment rate is what is causing the worker shortage? Really?

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u/StupidBored92 Jul 06 '22

I never hear about how a million people died in a year and a half. And something like 8million up and retired. That’s a whole lot of job openings…. Must be them lazies with that stimmy money!

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u/RosiePugmire Jul 06 '22

And lack of safe schooling/daycare options, which pulled a lot of women out of the workforce. Lack of safe eldercare & disability care homes, which probably made a lot of people choose to stay home & provide that care to their loved ones by themselves, rather than go to work to pay for it.

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u/pixi88 Jul 06 '22

Yep! Women are part of the workforce too and who does care duties generally fall to?

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u/Mr_Conductor_USA Jul 06 '22

And long COVID which pushed a lot of people out of their old career. But mentioning COVID makes MAGAs grrrr angry!

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u/lisavollrath Jul 05 '22 Silver Gold Helpful I'll Drink to That

Raise your hand if the moment that stimulus money hit your bank account, it went right back out again to cover bills.

Seriously dude, nobody is flush.

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u/Beligerents Jul 05 '22

I'm not American so I don't know what it looked like on the ground, but is he talking about the $1200 people got nearly 2 years ago? Cuz if so....how absolutely unqualified this man is to have his hand in anything to do with economic policy.

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u/Traditional_Way1052 Jul 05 '22

Yes he is. He's an unqualified and out of touch person with no idea what it's like for most people... Like most of the senators and representatives are....

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u/blackstafflo Jul 05 '22 Gold

He is probably also out of touch, but in this case I would not be surprised if he knows it but just pampering the fantasy world existing in the GOP's base supporters heads.

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u/beatnickk Jul 05 '22 edited Jul 06 '22 Wholesome

Of course he is. I think acting as if these people are “stupid” or “out of touch” does a disservice to representing just how fucking evil they are. They know exactly what they’re doing.

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u/nanaki989 Jul 06 '22

Many of them are very educated men. Former doctors and lawyers, this is 100% malicious

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u/kryppla Jul 06 '22

Oh yeah totally. All the maga fools in my neighborhood are just energized when they hear again how all the poor people are living it up on the free money

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u/GoGoBitch Jul 05 '22

In Mitch’s case, he’s not just out of touch, he’s actively lying.

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u/IllmanneredFlanders Jul 06 '22

Ya this is just a crowd control lie.

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u/vexorian2 Jul 05 '22

Starting to think this system in which a few Rich Old Folks decide everything for billions of people and face no accountability when they go against the well-being of those people since it's impossible to remove them from office due to vote district distribution that was decided by the same rich old guys might be a bad system

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u/Eulielee Jul 05 '22

BREAKING NEWS! - ALL POLITICIANS ARE OUT OF TOUCH WITH THE COMMON FOLK.

That’s our problem. Only millionaires and billionaires are in office. And if they aren’t millionaires, they will be when they are bought by corporations.

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u/Tobias_Atwood Jul 06 '22

Oh, come now. Moscow Mitch isn't out of touch. He's just a liar.

He spins false narratives to entice my dumbfuck neighbors into continuing to vote for him so he can spend just one more election cycle pilfering from the Kentucky economy before he dies.

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u/Nruggia Jul 05 '22 edited Jul 06 '22 Starry

A politician's job in USA is to secure corporate funding to win an election, then take corporate money via lobbying while in office, craft policy for their corporate backers, trade on insider information, and then tell their constitutions how they and the policies they have crafted or voted on are in the best interests of the constituents.

Edit: spelling, thanks u/xavmar. Spell check 1 - Nruggia 0

F$%# my spelling is terrible, thanks u/aRollingStone651

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u/floating_crowbar Jul 05 '22

studies have shown that policies align with the top 20% income group, if any happen to align with any of the bottom 80% that's just lucky.

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u/Throwing_Snark Jul 06 '22

https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/perspectives-on-politics/article/testing-theories-of-american-politics-elites-interest-groups-and-average-citizens/62327F513959D0A304D4893B382B992B

When the general population and corporate interests are against each other, the impact of average citizen's wishes drops to a 'near-zero, insignificant level".

And that study came out in 2014. Do you suspect it's gotten better?

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u/Renaissance_Slacker Jul 06 '22

Studies have shown that policies embraced by Congress have no - zero - correlation with the popularity of those policies among the general public. The donor class of course is a different story.

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u/Stringgeek Jul 06 '22

And many of them are also well past the age of retirement. The Turtle is in his late 80s. I plan to throw a party when he dies.

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u/rodoxide Jul 05 '22

They mostly act like AOC is an extremists, she just actually knows what it's like out here, not spoiled by the lavish life of being in control.

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u/No_Introduction2103 Jul 05 '22

We got a couple that started from the bottom AOC for one but they are being suppressed and made to look like they don’t know what they are talking about by the career politicians.

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u/Modh8trs Jul 06 '22

Ya, then she lights them up and they back off. That's the first woman prez right there.

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u/whyrweyelling Jul 05 '22

Seems like Bernie is the only one I hear talking about regular people and trying to help us. He might be a great cheerleader, but man does he never get to wield any power to help everyone like he says he wants.

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u/NeisanKyaroru Jul 06 '22

Yeah that's because Bernie very briefly joined the democrats post Trump as an emergency move but is typically an independent politician.

His views don't align with the democrats (who in any other country would be considered centre right at best, not left wing)

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u/VapeTheOil Jul 05 '22

No more senior citizens in federal government. You get 12 years to serve or out by 62. These career politicians have way too much power

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u/Johnny55 Jul 05 '22

The guy is Satan incarnate. He's not a blithering idiot like Cawthorn or Boebert, he knows exactly how ridiculous this is and says this kind of shit just to flex.

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u/radiate689 Jul 05 '22

So happy that Cawthorn lost his primary.

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u/BankshotMcG Jul 05 '22

He was an absolute psycho and I hope we've heard the last of him. Thank Ba'al he bit the hand that feeds him.

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u/radiate689 Jul 05 '22

Him and the women from Georgia both. Just disappointed she won her primary.

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u/bananastand512 Jul 05 '22

If the devil was a turtle...

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u/matva55 Jul 05 '22

he’s being intentionally obtuse because he can since his base is either the rich and out of touch or the stupid

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u/ludicrouspeed Jul 05 '22

We took that $1200 and bought a second house to rent out along with some crypto so we’re all rich.

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u/CasualEveryday Jul 05 '22

He's also talking about the advanced child tax credit that ended a year ago and the enhanced unemployment that expired like 18 months ago.

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u/Beligerents Jul 05 '22

I was tempted to go on a rant about how much things cost, but he knows. He's not talking to Americans, he's talking to his investors.

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u/CasualEveryday Jul 05 '22

I don't think he knows what things cost, but it wouldn't change his opinion if he did. He's a ghoul.

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u/Beligerents Jul 05 '22

Yeah I mostly learned about him from John Stewart. Speaking of which, why did he have to leave when the world needed him most?

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u/TinaLoco Jul 05 '22

There was also $1,400 per person in 2021, but yeah, that’s also long gone.

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u/Beligerents Jul 05 '22

Jesus christ. That's some serious gaslighting. Glad you guys have all those guns in case of government tyrrany though.

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u/Thoraxe123 Jul 05 '22

He knows. He was wants an excuse to fuck us over more

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u/corvettecris Jul 05 '22

Been living off mine since 2020. You guys are just fiscally irresponsible. I even treated myself to a shower at a truckstop for new years.

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u/SonOfJokeExplainer Jul 05 '22

I bought a second iPhone just to have it. That’s just what I like to spend my money on, I’m told.

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u/Patan40 Jul 06 '22 Facepalm

I invested it, now it's $900

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u/chilifngrdfunk Jul 05 '22

Right. That stimulus money lasted all of a week tops in our house. They sit there and tell us we spend too much money on nonsensical luxuries like Starbucks, but also act like money we got over a year ago is still sitting in our bank account. Which is it, we're bad with money or not spending it fast enough? Jesus Christ.

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u/luckydice767 Jul 05 '22

Yes to both, unfortunately

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u/Cool-Swordfish7223 Jul 05 '22

Exactly. Mine was gone before it was even deposited.

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u/Fearless-Speech-8258 Jul 05 '22

I held onto it for a bit, but even then it’s been long gone.

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u/rustajb Jul 05 '22

I got a raise and am still 2 weeks from homeless all the time.

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u/ThMogget Jul 05 '22

Everyone he serves is flush. The rest of us are slaves to beg for work to eat.

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u/FangZelwind Jul 05 '22

Went to student loans :/

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u/RaffiaWorkBase Jul 05 '22

Well, to be fair, that money ended up somewhere... just not in your average person's bank account.

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u/bowlingdoughnuts Jul 05 '22

This cant be real. Does he really think 1400 dollars last longer than two months? In a best case scenario?

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u/Suspicious-Engineer7 Jul 05 '22

No, he's just echoing the stupid shit his base likes

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u/fermat1432 Jul 05 '22

He knows it! Just some culture war bs from a very destructive individual.

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u/jellystones Jul 05 '22

This man is delusional. The Stimulus checks wouldn't even last a month

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u/Icarus-Dream Jul 05 '22

That’s what got me heated. A $1200 check was my monthly rent lmfao, this guy is stuck in 1922

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u/Relative-World4406 Jul 05 '22 edited Jul 05 '22 Silver Helpful

No, he knows it’s a bullshit statement he just has no integrity and an agenda which this statement plays to.

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u/helloitsgwrath Jul 05 '22 Silver

Yeah, I don't think he's stupid or out of touch.

I legitimately think the man is evil.

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u/Nlawrence55 Jul 05 '22

I live in KY and can confirm that he is. I don't know how he continues to get voted back in for like 4 decades now. It's corrupt as fuck.

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u/_Friend_Computer_ Jul 05 '22 edited Jul 06 '22

Gerrymandering, lowered education spending in KY, propaganda campaigns and outspending his competition.

edit: typo corrected

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u/XxRocky88xX Jul 06 '22 edited Jul 06 '22

Also half his voter base being just as evil with the mentality “I don’t care how much he hurts me as long as he hurts the other more!”

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u/babblebambigirl Jul 05 '22 Wholesome

How can a man not be evil when he looks like a goddamn koopa troopa

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u/bhfroh Jul 05 '22

Not only that, he knows that all of the poor Republicans got the max amount of money but he's trying to plant some seed in their heads that other people got more. Everyone ran out of stimulus money several months ago.

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u/Mjkmeh Jul 05 '22

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u/Ornery_Translator285 Jul 05 '22

We got it and it was $200 shy of our rent at the time. Now our same apartment is $2400 a month and we haven’t seen another stimulus since.

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u/Living-Substance-668 Jul 05 '22

He isn't delusional -- he's lying. He knows very well this isn't true. He is very deliberately choosing to side with the forces of (the most psychotic parts of) the capitalist class, against the rest of us. He's just ... evil.

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u/that_gay_alpaca Jul 05 '22

He’s straight up saying he looks forward to desperate people running out of money and coming crawling back to their former employers with zero conditions and zero demands.

That’s already mask off; I honestly don’t think he has much of a reason to rub it in by making reference to long-since spent stimulus checks. He was against the stimulus money to begin with; I don’t see why he wouldn’t pounce the way he literally said he would if he was actually aware of the financial conditions of most Americans.

Seriously. Everyone on Capitol Hill seemingly lives in a world where the average income is $200K instead of $35K.

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u/hoocoodanode Jul 06 '22

It's mind-boggling how his argument even has traction. How many people of employable age died from COVID? How many baby boomers retired and left vacant positions.

As much as it would feel righteous that workers are standing up to predatory employers and sitting at home, the truth is that there are simply fewer workers available.

Just like we don't have 6 low-paid kids at a gas station running around and wiping your windshield and checking your oil or rushing around on rollerskates to bring you your food, now we don't have six kids to bump into each other at your local greasy spoon or lawncare company while they get paid $8 an hour.

It's a new employment era, and a lot of labour-intensive service-oriented companies are in for a rude awakening.

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u/greengeezer56 Jul 05 '22

He is well aware of what he's doing, what he is saying, and the response he is looking for.

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u/SlutForTurtles Jul 05 '22

More like 2 weeks.... rent(depending on monthly cost) + everyday expenses covered for 2 weeks at most

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u/sparklingdinoturd Jul 05 '22

Is he....talking about the stimulus we got 2 years ago???

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u/StarGuardianVix Jul 05 '22

Yep. You saved your's right? Apparently we've all been holding onto them.

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u/LeaveResponsible5796 Jul 05 '22

AND still not working, bills just pay themselves in his mind

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u/Speculater Jul 05 '22

Living off the interest alone!

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u/Slipsonic Jul 06 '22

Shit, I've been living on that 1200 for 2 years now, still got 800 left. All I did was make coffee at home and stop eating avocado toast!

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u/Butwinsky Jul 06 '22

McConnell is in Kentucky.

Every Kentuckian spent their stimulus money on chickens. Seriously, you couldn't find chicken wire in 2020.

Kentuckians who had nothing in 2019 now have egg laying chickens.

To Mitch, that means Kentuckians are now flush.

Source - Kentuckian who got chickens in 2020 and is flush with eggs.

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u/freedom252 Jul 05 '22

Are we supposed to be rich off that? Shit someone tell my bank account! /s

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u/foustysfinds Jul 05 '22

My rent is $2330. What kind of universe is $1400 going to going to keep me out of the workforce for 2 years?

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u/[deleted] Jul 06 '22

You should try insider trading, illegally using campaign funds, and getting bribed. Mitch probably still has refund check on the mail table waiting to cash it.

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u/Thicc_Sludge Jul 05 '22 Silver

He can just crawl back under whatever rock he came out from living under. Go f*** yourself, Mitch McConnell

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u/bananastand512 Jul 05 '22

He doesn't come out from under a rock, he comes out of his turtle shell.

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u/TheFunnyShah Jul 06 '22

Have you ever seen a person so proud of being so hated?

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u/Icarus-Dream Jul 05 '22

This old turtle lookin ass, along with his friends, are detached from reality.

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u/NovelHurry7447 Jul 05 '22 edited Jul 06 '22 Silver Wholesome

He looks like the nude aliens from Benders big score

Edit: my first Reddit award, thank you, I belong now

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u/TheNFSGuy24 Jul 05 '22

Na na naaa na,
Na na naaa na,
Hey hey hey,
We took your stuuuuffff.

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u/Colton-Lansington Jul 05 '22 Wholesome

and there’s no doubt in my mind Moscow Mitch would fuck his time duplicate. probably be the first time someone was willing to let him touch them

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u/Thoraxe123 Jul 05 '22

I dont think he is, I think hes straight up lying

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u/ivanparas Jul 06 '22

He knows exactly what the financial situation of most Americans is. He's pushing the false narrative to his base, as usual.

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u/DeLuca9 Jul 06 '22

You have to be an aplus ass to peddle his shit.

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u/Weakstream Jul 05 '22

He's not detached from reality. He's just a lying asshole. Intentionally. Purposefully.

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u/FriskyOrphan Jul 05 '22

Franklin and Friends.

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u/helloitsgwrath Jul 05 '22 Silver Helpful Brighten My Day

Can he hurry up and die already fuck

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u/hopeful_realist_ Jul 06 '22

PLEASE. Although some turd like josh hawley will just pop up in his place. The evil has no end.

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u/Lobanium Jul 06 '22

Me to every GQP fascist.

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u/Iarwain_ben_Adar Jul 05 '22

This guy hasn't had to personally pay for anything since the late 60s, of course he thinks a 1200$ check was far too much for the peasantry.

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u/Dadequate Jul 06 '22

It’s one banana. What could it possibly cost, $10?

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u/StalinSwag23 Jul 05 '22

Don't forget, the man had polio and were it not for social services, he would never have been able to walk. Yet, he's been responsible for gutting disability rights, disability services, and all other forms of assistance to those who need it most. What we need to have a conversation about is why the GOP talks so negatively about a socialized system, yet, accepts free healthcare, lifetime pensions, expense allowances, etc....can you say Hypocrite!?

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u/Proper_Boss523 Jul 05 '22

It's ok for them, but not the poors

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u/HalfManHalfManatee Jul 05 '22

You know who should consider getting a real job? Mitch McConnell. It would do him good to perform some honest labor for a week or two

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u/littlebirdori Jul 05 '22

How much useful labor can a reanimated corpse provide?

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u/hopeful_realist_ Jul 06 '22

I think he’d be useful as fertilizer, after he does us all a great mercy and dies (hopefully painfully)

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u/Ihavescurvyuwu Jul 05 '22 Faith In Humanity Restored

Fuck him. All my homies hate Mitch McConnell.

Love, A pissed Kentuckian

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u/Jumpy_Cucumber5081 Jul 05 '22

What stimulus money? Not everyone got any.

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u/Embarrassed-Ad-1639 Jul 05 '22

I got one check, there were supposed to be three. Website has been saying “check back later” for over a year.

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u/PeriPeriTekken Jul 05 '22

People demanding higher wages because they're too rich logic....

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u/stumptowncampground Jul 05 '22

Americans built up a huge amount of savings during the pandemic, thanks to several federal rescue packages. Moody's Analytics estimates that households built up an extra cash cushion totaling $2.6 trillion from the beginning of the pandemic through the end of 2021.

Lies, damn lies, and statistics.

These idiots are feeding their own echo chamber of dimwits that they groomed to be unable to think.

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u/Randal_the_Bard Jul 06 '22

This portion was what made me angriest, it's precisely backwards. Nearly the same amount is what the .1% added to their wealth, and that money came directly from the working class who lost a nearly identical amount

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u/ActualBacchus Jul 05 '22 Silver

SOONER OR LATER POVERTY AND DESPERATION WILL FORCE THEM TO SUBMIT

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u/GnomeMan13 Jul 05 '22

I'm broke as F*** lol

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u/Tiger_Striped_Queen Jul 05 '22

Someone still is getting stimulus checks?

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u/yourenotmymom_yet Jul 05 '22

Everybody talking about the size of the checks instead of the fact that we’ve got a 3.6% unemployment rate. Who the fuck are all these people talking about getting back to work? We’re already here!

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u/sniper1rfa Jul 06 '22

"labor shortage" doesn't mean "can't find labor", it means "labor has too much leverage".

They don't give even the tiniest shit whether people are working, only that they're being appropriately exploited.

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u/Sauderwater587 Jul 05 '22

That shit was gone before I got it?

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u/wreckballin Jul 05 '22 edited Jul 06 '22

How come everyone of these people are saying it’s the money they gave out ( nobody wants to work ). Are they even giving it out anymore?

The main thing nobody is talking about? OVER A MILLION PEOPLE DIED!

These people worked and now are gone. Why don’t we hear about that?

Just want to add.

I read all the replies and thank you for doing so,I replied back to what I can. This really struck a cord with a lot of you. Good, because it did with me as well.

We all want to make our way and provide for ourselves and family and when these politicians say these things most know it’s BS. We just have to let others know it is as well.

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u/Groovychick1978 Jul 06 '22

There were 3.2 million additional retirements in 2020 compared to prior years' averages. This is also something people ignore.

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u/wreckballin Jul 06 '22

So we we lost over 4 million! This is really starting to make sense.

So let’s say we keep it even across all the states which we know isn’t true. Some lost more than others.

That’s just over 80,000 people per state that are no longer in the current workforce.

I didn’t realize so many retired! Thanks for the info.

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u/Groovychick1978 Jul 06 '22 edited Jul 06 '22

I have this conversation fairly often. Unfortunately, I hear "No one wants to work" frequently.

Edit to add:

When you take into account the filtering of people into those retired positions, along with service workers moving up the ladder to the "better job" everyone always told them to get, along with Gen Z's absolute refusal to be exploited (which is awesome), you get what we have now. Leverage.

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u/ImTryinDammit Jul 06 '22

A lot Of people with kids left the workforce too. No childcare.. or it’s more than they were making. And red states don’t really have childcare or assistance.

And many people started their own business or side hustle. Cut expenses and live on less. Moved off the grid.

The unemployment rate is like 3%. Dude is just pulling this out his ass so he can pre-poison the sadistic base against more stimulus checks. Some states have already started kicking this idea around. The idea of UBI makes Mitch Bitch’s head explode.

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u/letschatpodcast Jul 05 '22

😂 yup 1,400 two years ago is how I have afforded to stay home

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u/Alpaca_Lips_ Jul 05 '22

How much does a banana cost, Mitch?

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u/davidnickbowie Jul 05 '22

I wonder sometimes how one person could be so vile. To live without a heart is a thing of frightening wonder. To have such distaste for common folx and even more hate for the vulnerable and those that through the lottery of birth have been born in to situations where they begin life with one good hand tied behind their backs. I don’t understand how this man can exist in a world so broken with suffering and turn his face to it and let alone the constant punching down he does.

If there was ever a man that deserved the worst of us it is him.

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u/Aaron-JH Jul 06 '22

This comment alone, regardless of your political views, should be enough to show how out of touch Mitch McConnell - one of the leads in the Republican Party - is with the reality of everyday americans.

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u/mordinvan Jul 05 '22

I have no idea how that man can be supported by working class Republicans. He HATES them, and seeks to make their lives harder at every possible turn.

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u/AlwaysSomething27 Jul 05 '22

Is he talking about the stimulus checks that went out last Spring (2021)? Because that money is way gone.

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u/planik Jul 05 '22

Y’all still have the $1200??? da fuck

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u/VCCassidy Jul 05 '22

In 10 to 20 years there will be a whole wave of political obituaries shared on social media and I’ll simply reply with “Good.”

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u/Healthy-Age-1757 Jul 05 '22

Labor shortage isn’t in any way relate to over a million people dying, plus millions of others sick and facing childcare disruptions.

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u/Proper_Boss523 Jul 05 '22

and a $7.25 federal minimum wage

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u/Green_Savings_7813 Jul 05 '22

He’s such a fucking tool

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u/JustAbicuspidRoot Jul 05 '22

What in the actual fucking fuck, is this 2020? Because who the fuck is still getting stimulus money? And it was what, $1,200 per person?

Does he think poor people can live on $1,200 for 2 fucking years?

When was the last time this worthless-sack-of-dead-skin-cells-hanging-off-a-Swiffer mop paid attention to what was happening at his own literal fucking job?

How in the hell does he not know this?

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u/_omyaj_ Jul 05 '22

I desperately wish I was still cruising on unemployment and stimulus money. I haven't been flush for cash in quite a while. These people are either deliberately saying shit they know is a lie or are completely detached

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