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Jim DeMint wants class genocide

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Point of Order, Dec 7, 2010.

  1. Point of Order

    Point of Order Active Member

    Blasts the tax issue compromise between Obama and Republicans... calls for permanent end to unemployment insurance... says recipients should have to repay unemployment...

  2. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    Let's try to keep politics out of this one.
  3. RickStain

    RickStain Well-Known Member

    The issue he has with the tax compromise is that it's not permanent and that the deal includes a large (in his opinion) amount of new government spending.

    The unemployment thing is more controversial, of course. It'd be nice if people were responsible enough to save or even buy private unemployment insurance. But they aren't so it can't go anywhere.
  4. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    Good. Fuck everyone.
  5. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    In fairness to DeMint, it reads like he says "at some point" it should become a loan. Not right off the bat. But after a certain amount of time.

    But I don't understand the idea that anyone can just go get a job. Aren't there more people laid off than jobs available? Someone gets squeezed, no matter what.
  6. RickStain

    RickStain Well-Known Member

    The idea is that if everyone is left to their own devices, a few of them start their own Subways (/crossthread) and in the long run, that sort of behavior creates more jobs in the future. Paying for unemployment eases short-term pain but creates long-term problems. Or so the idea goes.
  7. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    DeMint wants to end unemployment benefits. Pat Buchanan wants to dial back voting to just property owners.

    But neither are elitists. Yeah, right.
  8. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    No, he doesn't. That's not fair. Again, he wants "at some point" for the benefits to be a loan instead of a handout. I'm not saying I necessarily agree with that, but you can disagree with him without exaggerating his position.
  9. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    Um, you have heard of prima facie, right?
  10. Bob Cook

    Bob Cook Active Member

    So, basically, DeMint would like to see the return of sharecropping.
  11. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    I figure since the tax cuts were extended, unemployment will drop a good two points in the next month or so making the unemployment benefits concession moot. So he's got nothing to worry about.
  12. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    Those parents whose kids get discounted or free lunches at school? Child abusers if you believe one GOP strategist.

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