From the Legal Mind Of Senatorette Graham

“As Gawd is mah waitress, I’ll never be dumb again.”

You guys, Senatorette Miss Lindsey Graham is concerned:

In a statement, Sens. Tim Scott, R-S.C., Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., and Ben Sasse, R-Neb., said that the bill could provide a “strong incentive for employees to be laid off instead of going to work” because some people could theoretically make more by being unemployed. “This isn’t an abstract, philosophical point — it’s an immediate, real-world problem,” they continued. “If the federal government accidentally incentivizes layoffs, we risk life-threatening shortages in sectors where doctors, nurses, and pharmacists are trying to care for the sick, and where growers and grocers, truckers and cooks are trying to get food to families’ tables.”

They added, “We must sadly oppose the fast-tracking of this bill until this text is addressed, or the Department of Labor issues regulatory guidance that no American would earn more by not working than by working.”

Oh, Jeebus, he said what?

I guess the Senatorette has never been laid. I mean layed-off. Oh, you explain it for me Matt, OK?

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10 Responses to From the Legal Mind Of Senatorette Graham

  1. YellowDog says:

    Missy is just extrapolating from her own experience. Under Moscow Mitch, Senators are incentivized to be indolent. They’re taking a month-long recess? In the middle of this shit? Shiftless bunch. They can make their fundraising calls from DC; they’re not going to press the flesh back home, for fear of contracting the media hoax virus.

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  2. lofgren says:

    I’ve had trouble following the logic here. The idea seems to be that because employees can make more on unemployment, companies will lay off workers… so that the employees can make more money? Does Graham believe that businesses are keeping loads of superfluous workers on the rolls, because they are concerned about those workers’ ability to maintain their lifestyles if they are laid off? What in this bill does he believe incentivizes layoffs? I just don’t get it.

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    • R White says:

      This is just another example of many whereby having ex-trial attorneys who never saw the inside of a courtroom, shouldn’t be dictating what working people should receive as compensation in a time of crisis. It’s an idiotic, circular argument that mirrors the republican contempt against welfare for anyone outside of the lofty professional class of financiers. Besides, that uncle mary is throwing around numbers that are incorrect. Nurses currently are making upwards of $100/hr. in most cities as there is a shortage of such.

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  3. Little Davey says:

    Serious thanks for putting Sen Grahams ignorance into context in this post, that is, connecting unemployment and “laying yourself off”. Nobody else put that into context but you, TenGrain!

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  4. Redhand says:

    What was Graham thinking? It’s a pure limbic reaction. The irony comes up what you think how far removed he’s been from real work as a senator–aside from being a pro-Trump prostitute.
    I’m sick of these assholes. I sure hope Graham loses this November.

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  5. these elitist swine need taxpayers to pay taxes so they can funnel it to themselves and their billionaire bosses. I would call them lazy fucking do nothing politicians but I won’t. I won’t drop to their bottom feeder level.

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  6. buckobear says:

    They obviously don’t understand that without healthy, financially secure workers (who consume), there is no economy. Invest all you want plutocrats. Without workers who produce, you have nothing.
    As Dolly Levi once said: “Money is like manure. Spread it around, it does good. Leave it in a pile, it jusy stinks.”

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    • Without workers who produce, you have nothing.

      Ah, that sounds too much like commie talk to them. Are you a commie, mister???

      But seriously, this IS Econ 1010 stuff…how can all these supposedly superior Titans of Finance (because we ain’t got no ‘industry’ any more, just a giant vampire squid financial sector perched on top of millions of service workers slowly bleeding them dry. ^1) be so utterly clueless about how our economy actually functions?

      1: which is a GREAT metaphor, the REAL vampire squid is a bottom feeder, subsisting on the perpetual rain of detritus from the upper levels of the oceans , like dead or dying animals and phytoplankton, protists, fecal matter, sand, and other inorganic dust.

      Not as colorful as literally sucking the blood out of us, but a suitible description nonetheless

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  7. He obviously doesn’t know the first thing about unemployment. You only get a (small) fraction of your regular pay on unemployment. You end up in debt on unemployment. It’s not a vacation! Maybe the first week … when you get to go fishing or spring turkey hunting or something! After that … you’re crying the blues cuz there’s no money for gas for the truck & you’re stuck at home & you’re arguing with your spouse. Believe me, I know unemployment INSIDE & OUT.

    These politicians are fucking idiots.

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