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92 Comments on "Mark Cuban: ‘If People Can’t Afford To Buy Basic Goods, There Is No Economy’ | MSNBC"

  1. Trump isn’t smart enough to handle this.

    • Kevin Jackson | April 21, 2020 at 9:24 AM | Reply

      @ako tairi Yep I will and he IS PUTIN’s flunky!!
      As for the other dribble you uttered? I will use your serial, patholigical lying presidents line…..Fake News!!😆

    • @Kevin Jackson “Dribble”? Show me Russian collusion and I’ll show you “The Special Counsel found NO evidence of Russian collusion with any member of the Trump campaign”. Show me10 examples of *certified* obstruction and I’ll show you 10 examples of “possible obstruction” or “might have obstructed” and “potentially obstructed”. Show me Quid Pro Quo and I’ll give you Quid Pro Joe..
      “Pathological lying president”? Ok virgin, here’s an old trade secret since the days of George Washington which seems more applicable to modern times due to demographics. You see a little birdie perched up high in a popular cherry tree, also had this political truth to share:
      “If you’re unwilling to stretch a mile out of an inch, then you’ll never last a NY minute in Washington DC.”

    • Disagree. He is “smart enough“ to rip it off.“

    • James Franko | April 24, 2020 at 8:38 AM | Reply

      @Kevin Jackson would like to see biden and yang team up

    • Lee Van Cleef | April 26, 2020 at 4:58 AM | Reply

      @Angela Siegfried 😂 exactly.

  2. Beverly Dwyer | April 19, 2020 at 1:23 PM | Reply

    Mom and pop shops are getting screwed over big time….. disgraceful

    • Dee Mitchell Laws won’t, but demand will. Prices will go up to match, but at one point, profits need to be trimmed to keep prices low enough to maintain demand. If you go to some other countries with better living wages, some prices are higher, but it’s not untenable. Some of our prices have been kept artificially low through subsidies and abuses in wages.

    • Dee Mitchell | April 20, 2020 at 5:16 AM | Reply

      @ Sir Ryusen Thank you for the further explanation sir,

    • @Dee Mitchell Only answer wood be wage and price controls, I think we did have some a long times ago.

    • Yeeeees. You are being Trumped by the “Mister of the Rip Off!“

    • Some smaller retailers have to close since they don’t carry “essential” goods or services. Bigger retailers, with multiple product lines, can stay open as long as they carry at least one essential product line. Then, they can also sell the non-essential items also. This gives larger retailers another advantage over mom and pop shops.

  3. Jebus Hypocristos | April 19, 2020 at 1:45 PM | Reply

    How come Canadians received the 2nd $2000 payment already and the Trump regime can’t even send one payment out?

    • Less people in Canada than the us.

    • Jebus Hypocristos | April 23, 2020 at 4:00 PM | Reply

      @T B Employment Insurance is done state by state. Canada has the same population as California. Numbers mean nothing since the entire world did it except the corrupt USA..>DUMMY


    • @Jebus Hypocristos we ain’t talking bout unemployment benefits…People been collecting dat …it just more people now collecting…cali got 40 millions people, Canada 35 millions.
      We talking bout the stimulus checks…they even sending em to dead people by mistake.
      More dan 60 millions already got their checks and collecting ubi.
      And I’m sure it’s not everybody in Canada getting it…roughly 25 millions people.

    • Jebus Hypocristos | April 23, 2020 at 4:27 PM | Reply

      @T B The Benefit is means tested which means not everybody gets the $1200. Most red states the unemployment benefit system has crashed people can’t even apply. You can try to lie and mislead but it doesn’t work I am not some low IQ inbred Trump supporting imbeciles your idiocy has no power here…>DUMMY


    • @Jebus Hypocristos listen dummy I’m not a trump supporter.ok
      U just can’t compare Canada to the US…They gotta send money to almost 250 millions people…And lotta workers are not showing up 2 work.

  4. Can only imagine how much went in agent Orange pockets on the down low

  5. And right before the disbursements of the fund Trump fires the guy overseeing where the funds goes…blatant corruption yet again.

  6. Funny how a crisis makes the wealthy realize that yes, poor and low-income folks are a HUGE part of the economy!

    • SD succulents | April 20, 2020 at 5:11 PM | Reply

      It’s also ironic how the US always bails out the large corps that are only struggling because of corrupt buisness practices but doesn’t give much to the small buisness,
      Also US: Small Businesses are the backbone of our economy.

    • oliver izzard | April 21, 2020 at 4:03 AM | Reply

      They know … they’ve been collecting interest on them for several centuries now. It’s called human farming. Your credit record is how they give you a sticker to keep you doing the homework.

  7. They should be coming up with a stimulus package just for small businesses and the American people
    NOT Big business or banks.

    • Michele Kett | April 20, 2020 at 8:58 PM | Reply

      Australia’s government gave every person who lost their job a weekly payment, pensioners got a $750 bonus, small businesses are being given help to survive while we get people healthy, get RID of covid-19, and we continue to social distance until it happens.

    • john carioscia | April 20, 2020 at 9:01 PM | Reply

      @Michele Kett They only have 24 million people, we have 340 million. Big difference.

    • Carol Mcfadden | April 20, 2020 at 9:36 PM | Reply

      C.R they,Congress and Azar are working on this right now

    • Andrew Yang is right, they should just give the American people money to spend on a regular basis and this will keep their real life Monopoly game going forever and the rest of us get to eat while they play. Like Carlin said, “It’s a big club and you ain’t in it”.

    • @john carioscia Wrong! Big business’s focus is on profits and reduction of overhead. Workers are overhead, hence the rapid march to automation and robotics. Ultimately, when your “job” is no longer needed, neither are you. Stop admiring these monsters. They’ll be happy when all 7.5 billion of us are standing around on our collective inch sharing a bowl of gruel while they congratulate each other on a job well done!

  8. Ben Hollerbach | April 19, 2020 at 1:59 PM | Reply

    small businesses will soon go belly up. BIG BUSINESS TOOK MOST OF IT.

  9. This virus is literally exposing America’s true colors and what the federal government thinks of the populous.

    • @Mark Zielke Sure, could be. It’s not the first time the scenario has taken place.
      I don’t know if it’s agood deal now in this day and age. All I know is,with the amount of money that goes into elections, it’d be easier to pay off 270 plus people, than 300 million. And the way Republicans connive to get their way in politics, my bet would be on them to do so.

    • @Peter Ford According to Wikipedia there were 10 Faithless Electors in 2016, all voted against Trump. Which means the rest voted with their states.

    • Lee Van Cleef | April 26, 2020 at 5:08 AM | Reply

      @Mark Zielke punishing hate speech and calling people what they prefer to be called sounds reasonable.

    • When you say federal government, you actually mean Trump and the republican party.

    • Lee Van Cleef there is no definition of hate speech in the United States, and while calling people what they want to be called is thoughtful, forcing people to say anything is not allowed

  10. Can’t wait for them to open everything back up so I can go back to my life of poverty..!!🤗

  11. Rolf Laugaland | April 19, 2020 at 2:21 PM | Reply

    Even Henry Ford understood that he had to pay his workers decent wages to create a market for his cars.
    Reagan introduced trickle-down economics and it crashed in 86-87. Bush 2 gave the rich tax cuts and ran a war on the credt card and the economy crashed 20 years later.
    The the stable bankruptcy expert does the same thing and it would have crashed in not too long, pandemic or not.
    The GOP politicians are either bought, corrupt, stupid or all of the above.
    But the average americans that vote for them, are definitely idiots!

    • Toob247 Toob247 | April 21, 2020 at 8:15 AM | Reply

      @Hannah wells sure he did. But ask , why did Hitler hate the small hats? They were starving Germany.
      The money masters caused ww1,2 and soon 3 , not Hitler.

    • Notyur Bizniz | April 22, 2020 at 11:36 PM | Reply

      The economy was already going south when covid-19 showed up.

    • @Rolf Laugaland Ford was pro-Nazi and gave them financial support prior to the war.

    • @Toob247 Toob247 European political alliances resulted in WW1 triggered by the assassination of the heir to the Austro-Hungarian empire.

      Hitler was responsible for WW2 as he sought to redress Germany’s defeat in WW1

    • Chris Pacheco | April 26, 2020 at 8:54 AM | Reply

      @Bee Ready Take your meds crackpot.

  12. Shouldn’t take a dam pandemic for all workers to make a decent wage.

    • Vicki Philo no it shouldn’t having said that my coworkers who are on furlough are making more money than me I volunteered to stay they bailed out got rewarded I stayed got the shaft

    • Ninaboosexy sanchez | April 19, 2020 at 7:13 PM | Reply


    • Lifegoeson100 | April 25, 2020 at 10:39 PM | Reply

      Vicki Philo exactly, I hope the “essential workers” are paid the same amount if not just as much after things get to a norm

  13. The american dream is only true when you’re asleep

  14. What's Up In Space? | April 19, 2020 at 3:02 PM | Reply

    $1.5 trillion – $2 trillion’s needed?

    Gee, too bad Special-Needs Caligula gave $1.5 – $2 trillion in tax cuts to the wealthy 2 years ago.

  15. Why are people so surprised that the money is going to the wealthy and the ones struggling are going to miss out and be left to starve? That is what Trump has done from the beginning of his presidency. When will you realise that he doesn’t care!! Sheez. The dumb have to die before they wake up? I’m sure some will go down praising him and believing that they’re ‘suffering for the country”, lol. And he’s still up there lying and blaming and lying and making sure that his hotels get money and all his rich buddies get extra because he pushed the bill through while blaming the democrats for holding it up….because HE is going to decide who gets the peoples tax money…and it will be all the wealthy he gave cuts to, who, like him, never contributed to those paid taxes in the first place. I totally understand why people want to go back to work, because if they don’t Trump is fine with them all starving to death and won’t feed them! Unlike all the other governments in the first world who are supporting the vulnerable and not-so-rich, normal people over the major corporations who have masses of funds to cover them.

    • sylvain paquin | April 20, 2020 at 10:19 AM | Reply

      By comparison, in Canada our Provincial and Federal governaments are working hard to put money in the hands of individual people. This plan has been adjustted many times, as to make certain that it indeed covers all Canadiens. We get regular information briefings and solid encourgement by our prime minister Justin Trudeau. And he does not waste time blaming everyone but himself, such as trump. We too are strugling, but we are all on the same page in that strugle. What a stark contrast to the USA.

    • Yeah m here in Australia we had half a year of shockingbushfires then this , but government was right on it , together with states gov as well … all worked together ,, 70 odd deaths here people ,,, I worry you will get big second waves over there ,, will ruin you guys ,, hope not

    • Thomas Humphrey | April 20, 2020 at 8:17 PM | Reply

      Trump was fired from his own tv show and then Elected President?? What’s wrong with this picture??

    • @Ebani You are not very smart. Do you know how to read. America is not the only 1st world country. Right now the USA is more like a 3rd world. Do some research before you post. USA is only a small part of the world.

    • @Sam Z Who hurt you boo?

  16. Gotta love how multimillion dollar companies had access to “Small business loans”

    • Lee Van Cleef | April 26, 2020 at 5:06 AM | Reply

      Loans? In Australia our bailout funds were GIVEN to small businesses. What’s the point if the businesses are all just stuck with long term debt? Your economy is toast.

  17. Señora Antero | April 19, 2020 at 5:34 PM | Reply

    :: Small Business Owner ::

    This is so frustrating 🤦🏽‍♀️
    I’m not asking for millions, just $10,000 to keep our heads above water. It’s ridiculous to see how big a famous restaurant in NY that make millions a year received millions. These funds need to be available to those who do not have millions already in the bank.. My business is already in the red. Praying that I get the help to keep us working or else I’ll have to shut down and file for bankruptcy 🙄

  18. *Better shake out Trumps back pockets and see what he stole while people are busy dying and the US is looking the other way!*

  19. Jeffrey Cheng | April 19, 2020 at 6:00 PM | Reply

    “The Federal Reserve System is not Federal and it has no Reserves and is not even a system at all, but rather an International criminal syndicate.”- Eustace Mullins.

    • Charles Putnam | April 19, 2020 at 10:37 PM | Reply

      Rothchilds, Rockefeller s and Morgan’s own a lot of stock in Federal Reserve Bank.

    • @Charles Putnam such wonderful people. I wish all people could be like them.

    • imiss toronto | April 20, 2020 at 2:39 PM | Reply

      @Charles Putnam I thought the FRB was a bank, a repository for $$$. Not a public company with stockholders. Which is what you’re saying it is.

  20. Rhonda Hopkins | April 19, 2020 at 7:13 PM | Reply

    If any company can afford to pay their CEOs millions of dollars a year they can afford to pay their workers $15 to $20 a hours, most companies only give a .15 cents to. 25 cents raise a year

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