Skip to comments.Dems Say Booming Economy Is ‘Dirty Politics’ [semi-satire]
Posted on 01/18/2020 3:20:09 PM PST by John Semmens
The fact that unemployment is at a 50-year low and the wages of employees have increased faster than the salaries of their bosses under the economic policies of the Trump Administration was roundly condemned by leading Democrats.
The working class has been a prime constituency of the Democratic Party for generations, presidential contender Sen. Elizabeth Warren (Mass) said. The initiation of economic policies that have generated raises for private sector employees are an encroachment on this long-standing relationship. There is no emotional bond between Republicans and the working class. Theyre just appealing to selfishness in an underhanded bid to sever the communal bond our Party has always had with these voters. Thats dirty politics.
The surge in private home construction that has accompanied the gains in employment and wages was also cited as especially irksome by Sen. Bernie Sanders (Vt). Individual families living in separate dwellings is an inefficient use of resources. Communal living where families can share space and access to commonly needed facilities like bathrooms and kitchens, like there are in dormitories and barracks, is the direction we should be headed and will be once we enact the Green New Deal. There are tremendous economies of scale when material needs are provided collectively like they are under socialism. The Trump approach is the road to unconscionable waste.
Rival contender Tom Steyer agreed with Sanders basic point, but added his opinion that government should be providing cheap housing for everyone beginning with undocumented immigrants. The notion that making people support themselves is a legitimate goal for government to pursue is akin to reimposing slavery. Theres no sense in it. People dont come to America for the opportunity to work for a living. They already had that in Mexico. What they want is not having to work for a living. America is rich enough to fulfill this dream.
The fall in unemployment and the rise in wages has also led to nearly eight million fewer recipients of food stamps since Trump became presidenta trend that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (Calif) found profoundly troubling. I know Trump and his minions try to portray the image of a person earning his supper as a step up from living off welfare, but since when is having to work to eat preferable to eating free? Democrats are going to have to work really hard to prevent voters from falling for Trumps siren-song of self-reliance if we hope to hold onto our majority in the House.
In related news, Kyle Jurek, a field organizer for Sanders presidential campaign, called for the overthrow of capitalism and the establishment of a proletarian dictatorship. Sanders is the only candidate who can be trusted to implement this change. If voters dont elect him our cadres should seize power by force, liquidate counterrevolutionaries, and send potentially salvageable elements of society to re-education camps where their heads can be set straight.
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Even the Babylon Bee wouldn’t satirically publish or say this moronic dissembling...
You mean ... it’s too close to the truth for the Babylon Bee ?
John, again, where is the satire ?
” Even the Babylon Bee wouldn’t satirically publish or say this moronic dissembling... “
Now that’s truly moronic !
Good one! Klintoon always got credit for a good economy. The marx-o-crats are afraid President Trump will get the same.
Very good. Skating close to the truth...
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