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They must'a turned left @ Albuquerque! (Think Bugs Bunny)
 

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memes are often funny and a passive-aggressive way to make a point. Yes, I enjoy them too. But the first one actually tells more about Republicans than Democrats. As of last week there were about 287,000 new filings for unemployment. It is estimated that that 16.54 million people work in the hospitality industry and with CA, WA, NY, and IL mandating the closing of all bars, restaurants..... and many more cities and states considering it, all these people would not receive a penny of benefit from an Employment Tax break, because they are not employed. Republicans are fighting against any kind of assistance to these folks, who through no fault of their own (but maybe partial fault of our President) have lost their jobs. And the Republicans want to give the employers an employment tax break. I wonder if President Trump wants this tax break for his own hotels, restaurants, bars, and golf courses? Should he be allowed to take it? And if so, is the passing of laws that directly benefit his businesses a conflict of interest? How many people has President Trump personally laid off or will lay off in the weeks to come? That's all I need to know!
 

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memes are often funny and a passive-aggressive way to make a point. Yes, I enjoy them too. But the first one actually tells more about Republicans than Democrats. As of last week there were about 287,000 new filings for unemployment. It is estimated that that 16.54 million people work in the hospitality industry and with CA, WA, NY, and IL mandating the closing of all bars, restaurants..... and many more cities and states considering it, all these people would not receive a penny of benefit from an Employment Tax break, because they are not employed. Republicans are fighting against any kind of assistance to these folks, who through no fault of their own (but maybe partial fault of our President) have lost their jobs. And the Republicans want to give the employers an employment tax break. I wonder if President Trump wants this tax break for his own hotels, restaurants, bars, and golf courses? Should he be allowed to take it? And if so, is the passing of laws that directly benefit his businesses a conflict of interest? How many people has President Trump personally laid off or will lay off in the weeks to come? That's all I need to know!
The Republicans looted the till on their way out in 2008 ,why would anyone think it would be any different this time?
 

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Regarding the first meme; Yes THINK about it. Does being unemployed mean you don't have to pay taxes? For those who are unemployed or lose their jobs because of the economic fallout, a payroll tax cut is essentially useless.

Also, a payroll tax cut would be ineffective, and have long-term detrimental effects on Social Security, that depends on this tax.

Trump's Payroll Tax Proposal Would Be a Gut Punch to Social Security | The Motley Fool
Trump’s payroll tax cut would be ineffective way to boost economy, critics say


People who post these show me all I need to know.
 

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who through no fault of their own (but maybe partial fault of our President) have lost their jobs.
You lost me. You blame Trump for the panicking liberal politicians closing everything down? I don't follow.
Here in TX, only the blue counties are closing restaurants, prohibiting free movement and freedom of assembly. The red counties aren't doing that.
And once the republican governor announced that he cannot lock down the whole state and make innocent folks suffer, blue counties starting locking down one by one. Dallas already went overboard, Waco and Austin are rumored next, SAT as well, no word on Houston. People in rural areas are only laughing.
 

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Ummm......

everybody does realize any check is based on the previous years earnings right?

and there is unemployment for six months in most states. I amnot sure why we would not support people who will aid the recovery?

but I am not a socialist and I don’t watch cnn.
 

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You lost me. You blame Trump for the panicking liberal politicians closing everything down? I don't follow.
Here in TX, only the blue counties are closing restaurants, prohibiting free movement and freedom of assembly. The red counties aren't doing that.
And once the republican governor announced that he cannot lock down the whole state and make innocent folks suffer, blue counties starting locking down one by one. Dallas already went overboard, Waco and Austin are rumored next, SAT as well, no word on Houston. People in rural areas are only laughing.
Apparently you missed your Governor's lastest executive order
 

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The payroll tax cut was brought up by Trump before the coronavirus became such a mess. Since then the Republicans have talked about sending cash to every household, based on 2018 earnings.

Another example of leftists cherry picking the news and using it out of context to try and slam Trump and/or the Party in its right mind. And done to assauge your frenetic state of mind. As predictable as it is pitiful.
 

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Politicans have a great amount of latitude right now and they are using it

Shut down everything and restrict your freedoms today in order to flatten the curve , and then it turns out in few months time that only a few got sick and even fewer died , well that was the whole point

If they were slow to react and or do nothing and then the morgues begin overflowing , they are going to lose some voters
 

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The payroll tax cut was brought up by Trump before the coronavirus became such a mess. Since then the Republicans have talked about sending cash to every household, based on 2018 earnings.

Another example of leftists cherry picking the news and using it out of context to try and slam Trump and/or the Party in its right mind. And done to assauge your frenetic state of mind. As predictable as it is pitiful.
Sending cash to every household ?
That sounds like government cheese

This virus is suppose to cause flu like symptoms , not socialism ffs

How much did you sell out for?
 

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Nobody is selling out. This is not a program or a new form of govt. It is merely a way by which the administration is trying to ensure that people who have not been able to work due to social distancing imposed to flatten the infection curve can still have the means to buy food and pay their rent. And is temporary. Of course you would try to spin it into something it is not. Predictable, as I said....
 

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You lost me. You blame Trump for the panicking liberal politicians closing everything down? I don't follow.
Here in TX, only the blue counties are closing restaurants, prohibiting free movement and freedom of assembly. The red counties aren't doing that.
And once the republican governor announced that he cannot lock down the whole state and make innocent folks suffer, blue counties starting locking down one by one. Dallas already went overboard, Waco and Austin are rumored next, SAT as well, no word on Houston. People in rural areas are only laughing.
Sorry, you are so easily lost. The coronavirus is following a textbook spread around the world where nobody is immune and most epidemiologists were concerned about this possibility from the first official report of the outbreak on December 31, 2019. At that moment, the White House Pandemic Office (oops closed in 2018) and the CDC should have been paying attention and reviewing pandemic contingency plans. by January 21 coronavirus had spread to a number of countries including the first case in Washington state. The case in Washington was confirmed to have just returned from the epicenter of the outbreak in China. On that day Trump " No. Not at all. And we have it totally under control".

On January 30, 9 days after the first case in the US, who was confirmed to have traveled from the epicenter of the outbreak in China, Trump blocks travel from China. Somehow he thinks this is early and aggressive.

February 14, Trump says "We have a very small number of people in the country right now, with it. Its like around 12. Many of them are getting better. Some are fully recovered already. So we're in very good shape." Obviously Trump is not listening to his experts who are showing him the curves of how a pandemic spreads, nor is he watching what is happening in other countries.

February 14, the stock market plummets more than a 1,000 points. Trump's response " Stock Market starting to look very good to me" The market went on to fall an additional 2,000 points.

I could go on and on, but I think there's a chance you might get the point. I anxiously await the day that Trump gives a public talk or tweet, where he speaks clearly, concisely, and factually, and it is followed by a parade of people trying to tell us what Trump meant to say.

As for the folks in rural areas; as a pandemic spreads through a region, the highest populated areas are hit the hardest first simply because of population density and the statistical risk of encountering an infected individual. As you move from densely populated areas to sparsely populated areas it takes longer for the virus to spread simply because it takes longer for people to cross paths with an infected individual. Sadly, people in sparsely populated areas have far fewer medical resources (hospital beds, respirators, trained personnel, ...etc) so although they may not get infected until later in the outbreak, they often fair more poorly. i.e. higher mortality rates.
 

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weird - I anxiously await a day where socialists acknowledge their nonsense, no matter how it is packaged, is destined for failure.

I am pretty sure trump will satiate you before I even get a hint from the socialists.
 

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Nobody is selling out. This is not a program or a new form of govt. It is merely a way by which the administration is trying to ensure that people who have not been able to work due to social distancing imposed to flatten the infection curve can still have the means to buy food and pay their rent. And is temporary. Of course you would try to spin it into something it is not. Predictable, as I said....
You're promoting temporary socialism , that not being very bootstrappy, is it?
 
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