States kick out federal unemployment assistance

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  1. mburtonk

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    States turn down federal money for first time ever.

    I've seen ND and MS today, who else?
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    Don't you love it when your representatives are libertarian on your behalf?
    It's so liberty-y, isn't it?
    Oh, wait, what's the word that means the opposite of that?
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  3. Amaris

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    Austerity loving rat bastards?
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    Diacanu Comicmike. Writer

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    Close enough!
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    If our citizens' lives get better, they might credit Joe Biden for it! And then we wouldn't have as easy a time running against him in the midterms!
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    That's exactly it. :yes:
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  7. Amaris

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    That's why there are only two parties at this point. They're both controlled opposition. It's why Joe believes that we need a Republican party that is principled and strong. Good cop needs bad cop, or people might realize good cop ain't that good.
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    OK, make life harder for your voters. I do not see how that will truly work into your favor unless you admit that half of your state's population is so ignorant and cultish that they will all hurt themselves to try and make life a little more difficult for people who are a real small minority in the state.

    The only reason this works is because most of the white people are on disability rather than unemployment.

    The dems should help people move from these red states to texass. Set up a bunch of charities to help people get established in rural texass and then next election vote the motherfuckers out. When your state is so damned gerrymandered to the low population density areas you do not need to establish too many residents to flip those areas if you do it properly. If you flip texass because of all the flight out of the other red states it is over.
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    14thDoctor Listen here, Jack

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    Isn't it also because their more predatory donors are having trouble getting people to work for starvation wages? :chris:
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    Looks like Arkansas is next. Bad news for Dayton.
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  12. Nova

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    Not ND (to my knowledge) - Montana was first, then SC, then another that i can't remember, maybe Arkansas - today MS and AL

    By the end of the month it will be 18-20

    Gotta love Republican commitment to the bit, even though the bit is evil. Run the poorest states in the country, for generations (generations of conservatives, even when they were Dems) and FedGov comes along and says "let us help your poor hurting people with some extra cash to go into your economy, at no cost to your state government" and the reply is "No thanks! We actually LIKE keeping the mudsil in their place where they'll do like they're told."

    After all, it's the businessman, not the working stiff, who makes political contributions.
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  13. Nova

    Nova livin on the edge of the ledge Writer

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    Well...RELATIVELY good.

    I've lost my enthusiasm for viable third parties - absent RCV - after watching Ontario destroying itself with a minoritarian government that was the result of vote splitting by otherwise sane voters. Ford might actually be a WORSE leader than Trump...probably not but just the idea that it's possible to consider it - in CANADA!
    (yes, the prairie provinces are conservative generally but you know what I mean - those guys are Ted Cruz/Ron Desantis type bad - not Trump type bad)
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    I’m no fan of Ford but to even consider him in the same stratosphere as Trump in any regard is ludicrous

    You need to stop comparing your politicians to ours. Even if we had to go there the closest Canadian politician to Trump is probably Maxime Bernier and he’d be laughed out of town in most Republican strongholds
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    What, no comparing Trudeau to Trump, despite the very very different ideological differences? :ramen:
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    By idealogical you mean having a working set of neurons resembling a human brain as opposed to trump's faux brain. Faux brain is excellent and the bestest.
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    ND: https://www.valleynewslive.com/2021...d-from-federal-covid-unemployment-assistance/
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    How about comparing Trudeau to Governor Northam, both wore black face?
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    Both are awful in their own unique ways :)
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    To be fair, I'd wager Trudeau's a much better human being than Trump (blackface notwithstanding), but not a good politician.
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    Blackface wasn't factoring into the comparison I was drawing.
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    That's a pretty low bar but yes. Although there are rumors that Trudeau is fucking around on his wife :)
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    Well that just improves his political clout :bergman:
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    A few years ago I came to the realization that about a third of the population is always going to vote against its economic interests. In their mind, everyone else is a taker, NEVER them.

    So it makes it easy for these governors to cut off the unemployment money. There are no consequences to their actions.
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    Joke's on them. Minnesota loves a good protest.
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    A viable third party on either side tends to just fuck over that entire side with vote splitting. I've watched it happen to the left in Ontario, to the right in Alberta, and to the right nationally. :async:

    And like others have said, Ford is no Trump. He might be incompetent and petty and place too much faith in his shitty advisors, but like his dead crackhead brother, he honestly does want to do right by his constituents. :shrug:
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    Not the first time ever. A number of states have turned down federal money to expand Obamacare. TN did both.

    I wonder, however, how much of the inability to find people for fast food jobs really is due to unemployment benefits. A lot of industrial jobs are scrambling for people because they've got a huge backlog to get through (not only the various lockdowns, but also the Suez Canal being blocked, and the freeze in TX has fucked things up for a bunch of places, from what I've read), and people could be opting for those over fast-food. After all, fast food is a stressful job, and plenty of folks are just fucking stressed all the time due to the pandemic. If you can get a job that pays the same as the fast-food job (or even a little better), and you don't have to deal with all the bullshit that comes from working fast food (screaming customers, no set work schedule, exposure to the fucktards who won't wear a mask or get vaccinated, etc.), you're probably going to take it. Especially if the place is so desperate for help that they start you almost as soon as you finish filling out the application.
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    Ahhh, yes. Can't have those Obamacare or Medicaid expansions.
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    These Republican governors knew the expanded unemployment assistance was pressuring large corporations to raise their low end wages. They decided for the rest of us that they would save these corporations the embarrassment of having to focus more on their workers.
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