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leftists_are_trash [S] 2 points ago

Even Trump has had to have an "awakening" moment regarding the abortable left

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leftists_are_trash [S] 55 points ago

Your liberty doesn't include infecting other people just because you're stupid.

And likewise, your liberty doesn't mean everyone else has to stay home because you're more at-risk from COVID. We have fucked our economy for a disease that a substantial number of the drivers of said economy would experience as a dry cough and feeling crummy for a week.

To your analogy, we've had hundreds of thousands of deaths to drunk driving in the USA, and yet we do not ban cars nor ban alcohol nor ban bars. We understand that there are only a small percentage of the population that are drunk drivers and deal with them accordingly. Likewise it should be for COVID - blanket directives based on the least healthy applied to everyone is a tad nonsensical.

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leftists_are_trash [S] 114 points ago *

if you say that you are "putting the economy above human lives".

Yes. I am. And we do every day.

Every day we allow people to drive, we're prioritizing commuting over lives that traffic takes.

Every day we allow cars to be sold that go over 35MPH, we're prioritizing speed over surviving car accidents.

Liberty requires individual action and care. Quarantine those most at-risk at this point, and turn the economy back on for the rest of us.

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leftists_are_trash [S] 2 points ago

When you work for the government things can swing pretty wildly with the political winds.

I am aware of this. I worked through two administrations in an aforementioned "unions not allowed" position, and semi-regularly was on briefing teams under that shit Obama. And even being un-unionized, I can definitively say that the taxpayers are getting the short shrift at all levels by government employees. Government employment decisions, greater than 90% of the time, support the employee at the expense of the taxpayer. Unionization is almost never in the taxpayers' best interests, and because taxpayers don't have a choice, that alone is why public collective bargaining should be illegal.

As a consumer, I have the choice to not support unionized labor (which I actively avoid) and I have the right to not work a unionized firms (which I actively avoid) and I have the right to not hire someone who I perceive supports unionization (which I actively do not hire). Public sector is a "captive market" because I cannot simply refuse to support public sector unions without being thrown in prison, therefore it should not exist.

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leftists_are_trash [S] 1 point ago

As a former federal employee, I agree wholeheartedly. I was always named essential on a "national security critical mission" and worked through shutdowns, and you know what? 80% of the business-as-usual work was getting done with only 15% of the staff working.

We could make massive cuts in federal employment and get exactly the level of government we have today, which is still too much.

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leftists_are_trash [S] 5 points ago *

1.) I mean specifically, we should not legally allow public sector unions, and if you're a public sector employee and don't like that, you are free to quit. Even a leftist fucktard like FDR was against public sector unions - this was not a controversial position to take 90 years ago and wasn't until unions started to dry up and now are principally propped up by taxpayers instead of the market. Additionally, a significant swath of the USG is not allowed to unionize - anyone in the USIC - because those jobs are considered "too critical to national interests" to allow unionization. Frankly, if a government job isn't too critical to not allow unionization, it shouldn't be paid for by tax dollars and shouldn't exist.

2.) I respect and am grateful for what you do, but in the private sector, even those with very specific and very technical and very in-demand and valuable skills are having hours cut or are being furloughed. My next-door neighbor is a successful orthopedic surgeon and she was just furloughed because none of the local hospitals or surgical centers have enough supplies for elective surgeries, and not enough non-elective ortho cases walking in the door to keep her OR open. She can additionally choose to travel to a "hotspot" and do triage/ER/ICU support.

To clarify, I am not necessarily against government funding for your position, I'm saying that if demand is down, government workers should have their hours and pay cut like all the people funding your position are facing. These are realities for everyone in private sector and I haven't heard a compelling argument for why it shouldn't be the case for nearly all of the public sector.

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leftists_are_trash [S] 3 points ago

"COVID found to come from Chinese bat that Spez was gerbil stuffing"

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leftists_are_trash [S] 13 points ago

And frankly, the situation is not going to be bad enough to warrant .MIL chartered transports back home.

"I can't get home" doesn't warrant a chartered military transport, so long as USG/DoS reasonably believes you can shelter in place OCONUS with some general degree of safety.

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leftists_are_trash [S] 23 points ago *

No government employee not currently working should be getting paid.

No government employee not currently working at the same output should be getting paid the same paycheck.

All public sector unions should be abolished. If you don't like it, quit. There are so few individually-valuable government employees that it wouldn't really matter.

It is understood in private sector that if you're not working, you're going to get furloughed or laid off. The economy should not bear the burden of paying non-producing or lower-producing government employees while the people actually generating value are making less.

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leftists_are_trash [S] 10 points ago

a super condescending and sarcastic troll press briefing

Implying they aren't this way anyway

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leftists_are_trash [S] 3 points ago

Garbage humans are more likely to live in blue cities, where infection rates are much worse, so frankly, if they're hoping the treatment fails, I'm hoping they catch it.

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leftists_are_trash [S] 1 point ago

Apply two lead transition pills to the commie and call me in the morning.

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leftists_are_trash [S] 2 points ago

We should be taking this opportunity to purge the 10-20m illegals here. If they get sick, they're certainly not going to go home to get treatment, so those illegals are consuming medical resources that should be used to treat real Americans and get America out of quarantine.

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leftists_are_trash [S] 7 points ago

I hope he gets nothing if it comes to that point.

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leftists_are_trash [S] 20 points ago

Dear Californians - the solution isn't to make the federal government subsidize your tax burden. The solution is to Physically Remove your politicians, starting with this retarded cunt.

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leftists_are_trash [S] 7 points ago

Oversight mechanisms like the Woods Procedures exist for a reason, and if the FBI wants to restore its reputation among the American people, it had better start taking them seriously.

No, fuck reputation. How about this - any FBI agent, his SSA through DD chain should be civilly and criminally liable for any actions taken while executing a warrant that oversight was not properly followed. If you wiretap someone without a proper FISA, you are guilty of espionage. If you arrest someone based on information obtained with a faulty FISA, you are guilty of kidnapping and battery.

Until we make everyone at the FBI personally liable for perpetuating rights abuses against America, this will never be fixed. You'd better fucking believe it would be fixed overnight if everyone was liable; agents would refuse to execute warrants unless they could see the proper authorizations themselves, and cases that weren't absolutely fucking top level CRIM or NS open-and-shut cases would simply slough off people's desks - no more copyright cases etc.

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leftists_are_trash [S] 15 points ago

We need to halt at least 80% of foreign aid immediately, and all of it to Africa, until we see a defined ROI on this spend.

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leftists_are_trash [S] 3 points ago

I'm glad China Virus managed to uncuck the Abortable Left for a moment. Haven't heard shit from that fuckstick judge in Hawaii in almost a day!

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leftists_are_trash [S] 1 point ago *

I can understand how Democrats could think everyone was retarded, because retarded is a Democrat's only experience in life.

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leftists_are_trash [S] 9 points ago

Jack Dorsey deserves pancreatic cancer

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leftists_are_trash [S] 10 points ago

If a Democrat dies because they refuse a treatment that Trump suggested, I hope they play Yakety Sax at their funeral

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