Repeat after me: Loans are not bailouts. Loans are not bailouts. Loans are not bailouts. Loans are not bailouts. Loans are not bailouts. Loans are not bailouts.So give corporations bailouts because they spent all their money on stock buybacks. But make furloughed people whole?!?! Fuck that! That's craziness!
If that doesn't show the goals of the GOP, nothing can.
I hate having to spell this out to massive morons online - but let's just take the base of all this. Everyone is like "OMG $2 TRILLION FOR COMPANIES!"
Number 1: Unemployment will be massive. It will be incredibly massive if multiple companies (bars, restaurants, small businesses, etc.) fall under because of this
Number 2: Inflation will ramp the fuck up and the dollar will be far less than it was before. On top of that - it will be worth even less if our economy doesn't recover. To the point of hyper-inflation. Venezuela ring a bell?
Number 3: The most important point I will TRY my best to drive home to the massive amount of economic morons here is this:
Math: $2 Trillion = $2,000,000,000,000 divided by our US population (327 Million) = ~$6,100. So if we DONT redistribute that to companies - and instead "to the people" - we would get a whopping total of $6,100. That is the total - not in addition to the potential $1,200 check.
How long will that last people here? How about your average American? The answer is somewhere between 1 - 4 months depending on your cost of living, bills, and personal situations. Does that sound like long term sustainability? Or does that sound like a complete disaster that will get us nowhere?