The Ayn Rand Institute Also Took a PPP Loan

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  1. NJPSU

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    Is there anyone on the right who isn’t a giant hypocrite?

     
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    So what’s you point? I don’t think many people on the right are in the pocket of the AR institute.
     
  3. NJPSU

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    You really are a simpleton.
     
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    Bombshell o_O
     
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    In what way?
     
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    This is the reason the cons did NOT want any oversight where our tax money was going, crooked ass holes.
     
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    I think taking money from the government during a time of emergency when the government is forcing everything to shut down is far different than taking money from the government as a normal course of business where the loan program is employed by the government in order to chose winners and losers. That should be chosen by the free market. The current situation has nothing whatsoever to do with the free market, other than the fact that the government shut it all down.

    If the government is forcing everyone to shut down, then I have no problem with a conservative business taking a loan in order to maintain it's employees. You seem to think only liberal owned businesses are worthy of keeping their employees when the government is forcing everyone to shut down.
     
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    It's the virus which is forcing everything to shut down.
     
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    No, it's the government reacting to the virus. I don't see any entity from the "virus" getting up in front of America and telling them all they must shut down. You think if the government wasn't forcing businesses to shut down that they would shut down anyway because of the virus? Some would, but not all. Many would find a way to keep production going. But they are unable to exercise their own ingenuity to combat the virus because the GOVERNMENT is forcing their hands.
     
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    The private sector's ingenuity is pretty much exhausted. People are dying and the medical community is at at heightened risk. When the ranks of doctors and nurses and first responders are severely thinned, we can all kiss our asses goodbye.
     
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    Oh brother.
     
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    Facts are your friend, NJ. The REAL risks are to the 70+ population. For those under 60, the death rate is something like 0.002%. For those 70+ it is more like 2% or 3%. We should be concentrating our efforts on protecting the elderly. For those under 60 the virus is maybe 50% more fatal than the flu. Do we shut down the nation for the flu? It's nuts. We are suffering more damage from our economy being shut down than from the virus. People are dying of suicide at much hire rates. Alcohol consumption is way up. Anxiety related issues are up. We are CHOOSING to kill ourselves. The coronavirus numbers being touted by the MSM are WRONG. Deaths due to the virus are WAY over counted. People are being counted simply because they have the virus when they died, regardless of whether the virus was the cause or not. Hospitals are even being told to count it even if it is simple suspected, without even a test.Hospitals are being incentivized to claim deaths as covid deaths. The media and liberal politicians have a vested interest in keeping the public scared and in blaming it on someone (Trump) so they can tell you they are going to rescue you. Stop being a pawn.
     
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    Democrats are stupid!

    You said it not me, but I’m glad you’re catching on to reality.
     
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    This post should be pinned for future ridicule!
     
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    I know that reading is not your strong suit, so I am very doubtful that you’ve ever read either Atlas Shrugged or The Fountainhead, but I would think that, as a righty, you might have seen or heard something about Ayn Rand, and therefore understand how her Institute’s acceptance of, much less application for, PPP money runs directly counter to the ethos she espoused.
     
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    Ayn Rand Institute is not mainstream righty. In fact, some of her writings are a bit bizarre.
     
  17. Catch50

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    What ideas do you have slick?
     
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    Amazing the number of cons who want a hand out
     
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    Don't ever bet against the private sector.
     
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    I try not to. But the private sector misses things. Like the run up of oil prices during the W administration.
     
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    Here we go again. If you visualize a Catch debate, it looks something like this:

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