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Drudge Retort: The Other Side of the News
Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Big companies are going bankrupt at a record pace, but that's only part of the carnage. By some accounts, small businesses are disappearing by the thousands amid the Covid-19 pandemic, and the drag on the economy from these failures could be huge.

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Don't worry--business folks whose livelihoods have disappeared will track this and bring the 'statistics' to the polls in November. Trump and his posse of economic comedians don't want anyone to think about small businesses, because those businesses are not glamorous and individually they seem to be meaningless to folks like Larry Kudlow, Steven Moore and the other jokers who are whispering in Der Dotard's ear. Meanwhile, on the side streets and small strip centers those who worked hard, built a business and saw it disappear in a few weeks will remember how much help they got from a guy many of them voted for in the last election, and they will give that orange windbag the same help they got from him in 2020--none...

#1 | Posted by catdog at 2020-08-12 01:19 PM | Reply

Seems like every time a republican takes over power in my adult life there is an outbreak of boarded up buildings.

#2 | Posted by 503jc69 at 2020-08-12 01:22 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 4

Seems like every time a republican takes over power in my adult life there is an outbreak of boarded up buildings.

#2 | POSTED BY 503JC69

Well yeah, every Republican since 1980 has seen a recession or economic downturn.

And every Democrat has seen a economic upturn.

But people still vote Republican.

#3 | Posted by Sycophant at 2020-08-12 01:27 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Business is inherently risky.
"They knew the risks when they signed up."

#4 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-08-12 02:04 PM | Reply

I have the answer: don't count the businesses that have gone castors-up. No numbers, no problem.

#5 | Posted by contrecoup at 2020-08-12 03:46 PM | Reply

But people still vote Republican.
#3 | POSTED BY SYCOPHANT

I really cannot understand how after the crash and disaster of 2008 the Pubs ever got a single vote again.
They elected a guy who bankrupted an oil company,
Then they elected a guy who bankrupted a casino.
Where their reputation as the fiscally responsible ones comes from I haven't a clue.

#6 | Posted by TFDNihilist at 2020-08-12 03:48 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Fox news screams about deficits to morons. They make the debt big news when they are in the minority,when they run the show,"deficits don't matter" in the words of "dick" Cheney.

#7 | Posted by Effeteposer at 2020-08-12 04:36 PM | Reply

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