Americans are still dying en masse from COVID-19 thanks in large part to the criminally negligent approach the Trump administration has taken towards the pandemic since day one. The fallout from the president’s disastrous leadership has since been compounded by utter apathy on the part of Congressional Republicans, who have refused to pass the kind of stimulus bill out of work Americans so desperately need right now.
The Democratically-controlled House passed a $3 trillion stimulus package back in May but the Republican-controlled Senate has refused to even take it up for a vote. Apparently, conservatives have no problem with massive spending when it’s time to give out needless tax cuts to the super-wealthy but when it comes to helping a single mother put food on her table after getting laid off they can’t seem to scrape together a handful of pennies. Even during a historic crisis, the GOP will always choose to serve its corporate masters over the American people.
Simply standing by idly as the people they swore an oath to serve suffer and die isn’t enough for these ghouls though. They feel the need to add insult to injury by patronizing us as they wait for the pandemic to end, comfortably insulated in their privilege in wealth. Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH), a man infamous for ignoring rampant sexual abuse during his time as a coach at Ohio State University, tweeted today that the “best stimulus” is a “job.”
It’s difficult to fully articulate just how truly disgusting Jordan’s sentiment is. Thanks to him and his Republican cronies, Americans still haven’t received the financial support from their government that their tax dollars and basic human dignity entitle them to. His tweet implies that unemployed people are simply lazy, completely ignoring the devastation the coronavirus has visited on our economy. It’s not that people don’t want to work, it’s that most places aren’t hiring.
Most of us can’t rely on taxpayer-funded salaries like Jim here. Most of us have to actually work to pay our bills and rather than thanking us for paying his, Jordan has chosen to spit on us. One would say that he should be ashamed of himself, but a man who happily ignored sexual abuse during his climb to power is obviously incapable of shame. The people of Ohio would be wise to make sure that after his next reelection attempt, Jordan instead finds himself suddenly unemployed.
The best stimulus? A job.
— Rep. Jim Jordan (@Jim_Jordan) December 18, 2020
Twitter users responded with understandable rage.
You should get one.
— Scott Dworkin (@funder) December 18, 2020
You should get a real one
— Rob (@robrousseau) December 18, 2020
Ohio lost more jobs in 2019 than any year since 2008. We needed jobs BEFORE the pandemic! Yet you did NOTHING to help Ohioans as usual. Tweeting isn’t leading. DO YOUR JOB!
— preising (@preising) December 18, 2020
The best wrestling coach? Someone who reports a molester.
— Untucked with Jeremy Newberger (@jeremynewberger) December 18, 2020
i'm sure the over 15 million unemployed and the 8 million pushed into poverty agree with you, jim
— Bes (@besf0rt) December 18, 2020
Well actually presently it's wearing a mask, socially distancing, washing hands, not sharing meals/holidays and getting vaccinations
Ask Wall Street, The Fed, economists of all ideologies, and reality..
— Shannon in Ohio 4 (@ShannonFreshour) December 18, 2020
You're definitely a fucker.
— David Weissman (@davidmweissman) December 18, 2020
Must be nice to sit there and say that with your taxpayer funded salary and healthcare. Love your gerrymandered district too.
— Helen (@luvtheusa76) December 18, 2020
The best stimulus? Not dying from a viral pandemic. Also, reporting sexual assaults.
— Andrew C Laufer, Esq (@lauferlaw) December 18, 2020
This is so fucking stupid there is no way to actually explain how it's so fucking stupid.
— Pé (@4everNeverTrump) December 18, 2020
Jim Jordan and the Republican Party are complicit in the deaths of 313,000 Americans. They did nothing for 10 months as the economy crashed, millions became infected and tens of thousands died.
Now Jordan is telling people to get a job. He should have been doing his own job.
— Chafed Charlie (@ChafedCharlie) December 18, 2020
The best way to create jobs during a pandemic and economic crisis?
A government that supports its people. https://t.co/MwUC7S3k4v
— Buffy Wicks (@BuffyWicks) December 18, 2020
A universal jobs guarantee of $174,000 to sit in Congress and rant about shit you saw on TV https://t.co/W4AeoTacGE
— area tweeter (@jesseltaylor) December 18, 2020
So pro-life that he’s ok if you die https://t.co/n9agsfc6ZU
— Khary Penebaker (@kharyp) December 18, 2020
bout ready to set a few fires to the capitol building (parody) https://t.co/PSN3xALLih
— nuanced opinion guy (@charles_kinbote) December 18, 2020
What a piece of shit…. https://t.co/bk29OcVNQ3
— lisastark35 (@lisastark351) December 18, 2020
Like that one great job you had? You know, when you made it your job to ignore the sexual assault of minors? That kind of job? 🤔 https://t.co/6fpUUpqZlJ
— Natalia Antonova (@NataliaAntonova) December 18, 2020
Talk about white republican privilege? How do sit there in your cozy job when the economy is tanking, businesses closing because you wont give them financial assistance and then say “get a job”? How about creating jobs?! Do your job! https://t.co/YowLzGyCAc
— John Leguizamo (@JohnLeguizamo) December 18, 2020
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