Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Rolling Stone: Trump Economic Advisor Refers to Workers as ‘Human Capital Stock’

Mod: Apparently in the eyes of the Trump administration you are something to be referred to as "Human Capital Stock." In their eyes it appears that you are a less than human object.

Trump Economic Advisor Reduces Workers to ‘Human Capital Stock’ (Rolling Stone link): While discussing whether the U.S. economy might recover this fall after the coronavirus downturn, a Trump economic advisor referred to the American worker as “human capital stock.”

'Hassett the Asset'
Senior White House Economic Adviser Kevin Hassett made the wildly insensitive remark, first flagged by Aaron Rupar on Twitter, on Sunday after CNN’s Dana Bash asked whether unemployment numbers would remain in double digits come November.

“Our capital stock hasn’t been destroyed, our human capital stock is ready to get back to work, and so there are lots of reasons to believe that we can get going way faster than we have in previous crises,” Hassett said.

Calling people “stock” is next level apathetic, and the way Hassett used the term so casually lines up with the lack of empathy shown to the victims of the coronavirus by Trump’s administration and Republicans since the crisis began months ago.

Trump has moved ahead with attempts to cut food stamps during the crisis while Republicans in Congress have balked at passing a second stimulus package and are looking to phase out coronavirus-related unemployment benefits. Hassett was also asked about increasing funding for food stamps and said he hadn’t raised the topic with Trump, saying, “I have not discussed with the president.” Hassett also called the requests for additional funding coming from states “absurd” and “radical.”

“There’s already a lot of money for state and local governments… I think that a lot of the requests for state and local bailouts that you’re seeing out there up on the Hill are, like, radically, radically more money than the expected shortfall for the year… And the requests are kind of absurd,” Hassett said.

A thoughtful and commonsense debate can be had about whether or not the funding requests from states are “absurd.” But calling human beings “stock” — especially as essential workers are putting their lives and bodies on the line right now — is undeniably absurd and heartless.

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47 comments:

  1. To the rich, famous and powerful that's all that society is, STOCK. What a leader we have.

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  2. Keep this in mind: an Australian astrologer has predicted that Trump will die in July. Dr. Gupta has said that Trump has a heart issue. For many Americans he simply has no heart .

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    1. well then, that is a heart issue.

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    2. We can only hope. Just think, if Trump actually took that anti maleria pill, then that might kill him, but I am 99% sure that he didn't - he just wants to sell it to the koolade drinkers.

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  3. To all "those People" or stock out there in virtual land, wake up and smell the furnaces?
    Work will set you free?

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  4. So why does the left use the term herd immunity? Are we all just that in the minds of liberals.

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    1. Your dumb comment has nothing to do with the topic being discussed here. As far as stock goes, you are obviously low rated.

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    2. Two things make Donald Trump unfit for office:

      1. Everything he says.

      2. Everything he does.

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    3. This smirking, Trumptard slimeball makes my stomach churn every time I see his ugly mug appear on the TV screen.

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    4. Hey all you Trumpers! This is what they really think about you.

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    5. I'm trying to stay away from the news, but also try to watch Governor Newsom, and Mayor Garcetti. If Trump comes on, I'll change the channel - can't stand to hear one word.

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    6. There is no point in listening to Trump. Nothing he says is true.

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    7. The ‘left’ doesn’t use that… Scientists do

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  5. Covid-19 numbers looking better it is time to get back to our jobs, if they have not filled bankruptcy.
    This government was never about taking care of the people with hand outs, this country is not Venezuela or Cuba or Russia or mainland China, if you prefer the nanny state then move.

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    1. This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.

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    2. The official number of Covid-19 dead is now over 100,000. Assuming you're not a complete idiot 8:09, can you explain how things have gotten better?

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    3. 8:09 - Trump's Memorial Day weekend golf excursions cost the tax payers $3.5 million dollars. A lot of which went into his pocket as he owns the golf course. Isn't that a handout?

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    4. It was the 265th time Trump has been golfing since Putin put him in the White House.

      This is a guy who works hard at not working.

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  6. The Herd exposure mentality experiment (much like the Republican COVID-19 experiment) is about to blow up in their faces also. Then they can oranges faces like the idiot. https://www.sfgate.com/news/editorspicks/article/Sweden-herd-immunity-experiment-backfires-covid-15289437.php

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  7. Spanish flu 1918: How cities fared in containing killer virus.
    https://www.usatoday.com/in-depth/news/2020/05/22/second-wave-coronavirus-spanish-flu-1918-philadelphia-st-louis-influenza-deaths-covid-19/3085405001/

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  8. ‘I don’t even listen to him anymore’: Older Florida voters revolt over Trump’s COVID-19 response

    https://www.rawstory.com/2020/05/i-dont-even-listen-to-him-anymore-older-florida-voters-revolt-over-trumps-covid-19-response/

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  9. This is how hitler treated the people in Europe during the second world war. If he didn't have a use for them, he killed them. The others were worked to death and starved. Is this what you want to happen in this country? If not, vote blue and get rid of liar Trump and his minions. They are dismantling the constitution and Bill of Rights!

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    1. True, they are so far removed from constitutions and Bill of Rights and laws, etc. (except when they can refer to them to justify their crap) and no one is enough right mind or power to contest. Maybe Mitt Romney made a statement by voting not for them, but that was only a statement. These f*ckers need to go, soon.

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  10. Alright don't go back to your jobs and dont receive any more Federal money, hows that work for ya you human Capital stock?

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    1. The federal money is our money.

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  11. Trump likely to face re-election with unemployment rate over 10%

    https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-05-24/trump-could-face-re-election-with-jobless-over-10-aide-says

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  12. Trump has now officially killed 100,000 people. MAGA.

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  13. Widower asks Twitter to delete Trump's 'horrifying' lies about wife's death

    https://www.theguardian.com/media/2020/may/26/lori-klausutis-husband-asks-twitter-delete-trump-joe-scarborough-smears-death

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  14. Trump is in trouble — and a summer economic ‘rebound’ likely won’t save him: polling experts

    https://www.rawstory.com/2020/05/trump-is-in-trouble-and-a-summer-economic-rebound-likely-wont-save-him-polling-experts/

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  15. Disapproval of Donald Trump Climbs Higher As Coronavirus Death Toll Nears 100,000 in U.S.

    President Donald Trump's disapproval rating has continued to climb this month as coronavirus deaths have neared 100,000 in the U.S., according to new data.

    The FiveThirtyEight approval rating tracker found that Trump's average disapproval rating stood at 53.5 percent on Monday—putting it at its highest level since mid-January.

    By comparison, the president's average approval rating slumped to 42.7 percent—a little more than three points down on his post-acquittal peak last month.

    Trump's net disapproval rating stood at just under 11 percentage points as of Monday, according to the FiveThirtyEight polling average

    https://www.newsweek.com/donald-trump-disapproval-climbs-coronavirus-deaths-near-100000-1506426

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  16. So Trump decided he had only one real chance at reelection: to bet mostly on his magical ability to create the illusion that we’re rapidly returning to normalcy. Rather than taking the difficult concrete steps that would make that more likely to happen.

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    1. It would have meant work. Donald doesn't do that.

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  17. 8:04, Liberals, how about Progressives trying to stay up with the world. Your not going to stay up if your still riding a horse. Just because you grew up in the country don't let that city slicker Trump make a fool of you.

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    1. Trump’s incompetence has killed 100,000 Americans. What are you babbling about?

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  18. Let's be crystal clear. I don't like Trump for his divisive tactics. However, I hate the Democrat Party even more because of their self-righteous preachy attitude that reminds me of those ubiquitous cheesy TV preachers.

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    1. 100,000 dead, an economy like the early 1930s. You are not in touch with reality.

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    2. Really, you need to take a sensitivity chill pill... we are really not that self righteous and preachy. I too dont like labels or politics, but trump has made me hate anyone who believes in him. Labels be damned just put somebody competent as our President.

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    3. Reality??? Really?
      1. Russia stole the election!
      2. Doomsday nuclear war with North Korea!
      3. Doomsday war with Iran!
      4. We are under Gestapo!

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    4. What's the acceptable number of deaths for a lethal world pandemic virus for democrats? 75K? 50K? 25K? Zero?

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    5. Golf boy has just begun to kill Americans. He wants to break Hitler’s record.

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    6. You're the blind who can't see the train heading at you at the end of the tunnel. And that train is the double edged sword of the 2-headed party snake splitting your dogmatic partisanship fighting each other in a virtual American civil war.

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    7. Sounds very preachy and judgment day-ism from Kill Joy 8:24

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    8. 9:39 - Trump has failed miserably as president. Nobody is obliged to offer support to your fantasy that he is not the worst thing that ever happened to America.

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  19. How to become a (djt) brain dead fork follower.
    Do something positive for humanity & catch COVID-19 and die.
    https://www.sfgate.com/news/article/Judge-whose-anti-rape-advice-was-close-your-15295658.php

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  20. One of the many quack vaccines has side effects and does it ever hurt. https://www.statnews.com/2020/05/26/moderna-vaccine-candidate-trial-participant-severe-reaction/

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  21. When your a failed prez and immoral idiot or pervert who does stupid things over and over again! https://www.sfgate.com/entertainment/article/Twitter-Apologizes-for-Pain-Caused-by-15294807.php

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