Republicans trying to stuff Biden votes back in the boxes.
Even with the adjustments, the chart in the report shows that in 3 MONTHS the cumulative job loss was 4 MILLION.
In comparison, back during the Great Recession, a total of 8 million people lost their jobs. So basically HALF as many jobs were lost in 3 MONTHS as had happened over almost 2 YEARS in the last recession (the worst one except the Great Depression). It's record bad.
GAO report says unemployment numbers have been inflated by backlogs during pandemic -
Do some phone banking with Team Ossoff on Thursday to help get Georgians the best representation and flip the Senate blue!
There are separate events for in Georgia and different areas outside Georgia to keep it organized and keep lists up to date.
Make calls to inform people about the election and help them make a plan to vote!
In GA: https://www.mobilize.us/electjon/event/363601/
Efforts have not stalled; Mitch McConnell has stalled efforts.
The first thing cut from the bill was the much needed $1200.00 stimulus checks. Once again the people who need money the most are pushed aside. People are sicker, hungrier, and homeless, yet big business' liability protection has been pushed to the front of the line?
Help flip the 2 #Georgia Senate seats.
Pelosi, Schumer say $908 billion economic relief package should be starting point for talks:
If arrogance, stupidity or hypocrisy were co-morbidities, there wouldn't be one Republican left standing.
Pompeo invites hundreds to indoor holiday parties after subordinates are warned against hosting ‘non-mission critical events’ -
This is Pompeo's "parting gift" to the families of foreign diplomats; a COVID superspreader event.
Many of us have nearly exhausted the store of disgust we could feel for Trump.
Would Trump take bribes for pardons? Of course he would. It would be more surprising and out of character if he didn't.
Justice Dept. investigated potential ‘bribery-for-pardon’ scheme involving Trump White House in August-
Republicans want to defund our government. Predictable for them to fake deficit concerns and try to sink a Democratic administration no matter who they hurt.
A living wage.
Healthcare that covers eveyone.
Education for everyone.
Start with that. Going to austerity right now is a sure fire way to create a depression given that we're already in a recession.
Democratic economists call for big spending, total rethink of deficits as GOP seeks austerity:
@QueenRamonda I can't recall ever seeing anyone online proposing what to do *after* defunding the police. I know there are MANY issues with police violence and murder against Black people and other marginalized people. But we can't just create a power vacuum and let militias and lone vigilantes fill it, like what we did in Afghanistan and Syria.
I saw people claiming to be activists saying "it's not up to activists to win elections." That's not true--it's up to all of us to win elections.
@TonyStark I've been an activist and a very successful one at that, in some cases longer than some people who think they know better have been alive.
I do not really understand this left/not left enough (?) divisiveness.
We all want the same thing. President Obama knows a thing or two about organizing and accomplishment. We should listen.
This perfectly encapsulates Republican strategy--when accused of murdering guests at a dinner party, they will scream that the host provided the wrong salad fork.
And the sad part---the depressing part--is that the media, with the attention span of a hummingbird on crack, will start to interview the host.
Today is #GivingTuesday
It's obviously a rough time for everyone, but I squeezed in a few donations. Someday, I hope organizations to help those who need it will be better funded, but consider donating to someone or something today.
Many are short due to COVID and are also doing humanitarian work to help areas affected.
Your gift matched by Citi until midnight December 1: No Kid Hungry
3X Match: Help Refugees Survive Winter:
Trump lost the popular vote and the Electoral vote, very clearly.
Losing very strongly. Losing like no one has ever lost before. Many people are saying it.
Barr says he hasn’t seen fraud that could affect the election outcome -
More from the most corrupt administration in America history.
The Trump administration claims 87% of PPP loans were for $150,000 or less versus 28% in actuality. Real small businesses were shut out.
This is how the Republicans want to spend our stimulus money. Of course they don’t want to go along with the Democrats’ proposals because that would require doing the right thing.
More than half of emergency small business funds went to larger businesses, new data shows:
This election process revealed America's heroes and villains. Mr. Krebs is a hero. Every election worker, all people who worked tirelessly for weeks to ensure our democracy is safe, are heroes.
The villain list is long and starts with Trump, Pence, Barr, Rudy, Pompeo, all the GOP Senators (and I count Romney in that), Trump's legal team, and everyone else who tried to create sedition, treason, attempt a coup, or undermine American democracy, or did nothing to stop it.
@NatashaRomanoff Activists who don't care about who's in office sound like anything but activists.
Like it or not, he's right.
"'Defund The Police,' but, you know, you lost a big audience the minute you say it, which makes it a lot less likely that you're actually going to get the changes you want done."
I care about creating the change, not so much about scoring social media points with people who already agree with me that their must be police accountability.
Former President Barack Obama cautions activists against using 'defund the police' slogan -
@TonyStark If you're an MSNBC junkie like I am, you've seen Jon Ossoff on your TV every other night for the past three weeks. How much do you like watching his interviews? Come on, people of #Georgia. I need to turn on C-SPAN2 and see him give speeches for the next 6 years. Help a spy out. Also send Rev. Warnock to DC while you're voting. Don't split up the band. Only one of them doesn't get legislation passed. We need both of them. #GeorgiaRunoffs #ElectWarnock #ElectJon #VoteBlue
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