Rich and poor countries paying workers, we get the shaft?




Pay the people or get out of DC members of Congress and administration.

Impeach this MAGNA insanity by unanimous consent. Stand up for the people; don’t trade lives for profits.

Deliver the badly needed resources our healthcare community needs, yesterday.

Damn It!

In some countries, workers will have 90 percent of lost wages covered. In others, residents fear eviction. Nation to nation, rescue plans reflect conflicting ideas of government’s role in a crisis.

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The Danish government has promised to cover 75 percent to 90 percent of salaries if businesses do not lay off their employees. Better to pay to keep people employed than to pay for the disruption caused by mass layoffs and unemployment, the government has said.

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The Netherlands will pay up to 90 percent of wages for companies hit hard by the pandemic, with extra provisions being developed for restaurants.

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the British chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak, said last week. The plan, which is still being developed, will pay up to about $2,900 a month to workers who have lost hours but are not laid off.

The center-right government in Germany will spend more than $40 billion to help small businesses cover basic needs to stay afloat during the crisis. That is in addition to a program aimed at larger companies, called “kurzarbeit,” or “short-time working,” that covers lost wages for employees who are sent home, to avoid laying them off.

www.nytimes.com/...

South Korea, Malaysia, Venezuela have similar pay worker plans.

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Italy Plans Debt Moratorium to Cope With Coronavirus Lockdown
Relieving consumers and business from repaying debt could cushion economy but complicates how fragile banking system copes

www.wsj.com/

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smiley7's picture

Damn, damn, damn.

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@smiley7

taking care of the cure makes what problem worse?
the problem of paying for the cure?
or workers not getting paid?
I just don't get it.
no matter what

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@QMS

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"More for Gore or the son of a drug lord--None of the above, fuck it, cut the cord."
--Zack de la Rocha

"I tell you I'll have nothing to do with the place...The roof of that hall is made of bones."
-- Fiver

@QMS For whom?
THANK GAWD he has a good heart, otherwise I would have taken that to mean he is prefers the needless death of his fellow citizens to curing and saving them.

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"We'll know our disinformation program is complete when everything the American public believes is false." ---- William Casey, CIA Director, 1981

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@on the cusp

It made absolutely no sense. Geez, how I long for the clusterfuck of the 2016 clusterfuck.

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There is always Music amongst the trees in the Garden, but our hearts must be very quiet to hear it. ~ Minnie Aumonier

We had to destroy the village to save it.

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@Snode

"lives"' expense. And not to worry, Trump will oversee who gets the money. And except for Bernie and a hand-full of courageous people, congress will play along.

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@smiley7 for the tourism industry, and in particular, hotels.
Emoluments clause, anybody?
Next, it will be golf courses.

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"We'll know our disinformation program is complete when everything the American public believes is false." ---- William Casey, CIA Director, 1981

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@on the cusp

How about the new lab testing corporation Kushner set up early in the year and not accepting the WHO test which would of helped; a few countries are handing out quick do-it-yourself tests?

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@smiley7 Hard for me to comprehend the beginning and end of their reason to live is to make money, maybe some gratuitous sex and fancy food tossed in for good measure.

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"We'll know our disinformation program is complete when everything the American public believes is false." ---- William Casey, CIA Director, 1981

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@on the cusp

i'm full of pent up steam wanting to explode; like Hank in O'Neill's The Hairy Ape.

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@smiley7
Mother Jones did some investigative journalism on this: Kushner coronavirus website Most defini