Thursday, January 24, 2019

Gonna Start a Tab at the Stop and Shop

Oh, dear, in a 'Marie Antoinette in MAGAland' moment, the Dotard is suggesting that government employees impacted by his shutdown start running tabs at the grocery store:

“When they go for groceries, they will work along. They know the people. They’ve been dealing with them for years. And they work along.”

I do know the people at the grocery stores in which I typically shop, and if they set up a tab for me, somebody from corporate would fire them. It's not like the old days, when my eight-year old grandmother could stop in a local tavern, have the publican fill her parents' growler with beer, and put it on the monthly tab.

This idiocy is a follow up to Wilbur Ross' advice that furloughed workers take on debt in order to make up for their lack of pay:

“The banks and the credit unions should be making credit available to them,” he said, noting that the government would give federal employees back pay. “There really is not a good excuse why there really should be a liquidity crisis.”

“True, the people might have to pay a little bit of interest. But the idea that it’s paycheck or zero is not a really valid idea.”

I can't think of a more perfect Republican 'disaster capitalism'- create a problem and then use that problem to extract money out of the hapless proles affected by it. Forget the Dow and the NASDAQ, the smart money lies in investing in tumbrel futures if this sort of cruelty continues.

1 comment:

BroD said...

As my daughter would say, IKR.