The empire is ending, this is a fire sale.
Stef says that if you get a mortgage relief for 3 months on the 4th month it all comes due. I imagine this applies if you can get relief for rents and utilities. Many people are getting letters from landlords saying that you must pay your rent when it is due. A few people have said that their rent has been raised because of supply and demand. Huh? If people are going to be kicked out then wouldn't there be lots of apartments and houses available? BTW again BlackRock will be in charge of overseeing a lot of what comes from the bill. You know what they did during Obama's tenure? They bought foreclosed houses for pennies on the dollar and either held them off market causing a housing shortage or they became slumlords while constantly raising rents. You wanna bitch about those broken pipes and cockroaches? No biggie cuz there are plenty of people who need you home.
Many small businesses are going to go under. Who do you think will come in and pick up the slack? Yep. Those who have money to do it. Bezos? You betcha.
Why Are Progressives Voting For Ultimate Screwing Of /Jimmy and Max Bluementhal
Reposting this. Go beyond what they say about Bernie and AOC and listen to them rage about how bad this is for us.
Recent Rising on Pelosi
They talk about the payroll tax vacation that companies get. Whether they too will have to pay them back in full remains to be seen.
Lots of should haves and could haves.
Last time people were threatening a general strike it only needed the air traffic controllers to say that they wouldn't work and congress caved. Imagine if health care workers, post office employees, delivery drivers and store workers threatened one all at the same time. Would it work. Is Jimmy right? If people did that how would the PTB react? Martial law? We have pretty much been a police state since 9/11 when congress passed the Patriot act under duress. The 2012 NDAA nullified habeas corpus which allowed the president to have the military arrest people for any reason and hold them indefinitely. No access to a lawyer. No trial. Barr is going to ask congress to implement it and does anyone think that they won't? They voted to pass it so why not?
Here is what the ACLU says about it:
On December 31, 2011, President Obama signed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), codifying indefinite military detention without charge or trial into law for the first time in American history. The NDAA’s dangerous detention provisions would authorize the president — and all future presidents — to order the military to pick up and indefinitely imprison people captured anywhere in the world, far from any battlefield.
The breadth of the NDAA’s worldwide detention authority violates the Constitution and international law because it is not limited to people captured in an actual armed conflict, as required by the laws of war. Under the Bush administration, similar claims of worldwide detention authority were used to hold even a U.S. citizen captured on U.S. soil in military custody, and many in Congress assert that the NDAA should be used in the same way. The ACLU does not believe that the NDAA authorizes military detention of American citizens or anyone else in the United States. Any president’s claim of domestic military detention authority under the NDAA would be unconstitutional and illegal. Nevertheless, there is substantial public debate around whether the NDAA could be read even to repeal the Posse Comitatus Act and authorize indefinite military detention without charge or trial within the United States.
Although President Obama issued a signing statement saying he had “serious reservations” about the NDAA’s detention provisions, the statement only applies to how his administration would use them, and would not affect how the law is interpreted by subsequent administrations. The provisions – which were negotiated by a small group of members of Congress, in secret, and without proper congressional review – are inconsistent with fundamental American values.
Both Congress and the president need to clean up the mess they have created. No one should live in fear of this or any future president misusing the NDAA’s detention authority. The NDAA’s detention provisions must be repealed.
A trial run was done in 2015 after the Boston bombings when SWAT teams locked down a neighborhood, kicked people out of their homes and then entered them without a warrant or cause except for that one of the bombers might have been hiding inside. Guess how that went?
Even if laws are not in place people are scared of going against authorities and go along to get along. Hey who can blames them? And now with this epidemic boiling along we are seeing cops stopping people from moving across state lines. Rhode Island cops went house to house to look for people from New York.
Right now I think we the people have the power to stop this massive wealth transfer and police state power grab. Do enough people understand what is happening and if they do will they think about stopping it? Dunno. I hope so, but I understand why people might not be aware of it or willing to take the risk. If there is another OWS type protest you can be damn sure that NDAA will be put into play. STAT.