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Thursday, April 19, 2018

A win-win

More jobs for the working class supporters, fewer jobs for the chattering class enemy:
The Tampa Bay Times announced that it would cut about 50 jobs after new tariffs imposed by the Trump administration dramatically increased the cost of newsprint. A spokeswoman for the Times confirmed the layoffs to the Tampa Bay Business Journal, saying they are directly in response to the tariffs imposed on newsprint imported from Canada. The Times spokeswoman declined to say how many of the layoffs would be within the paper’s newsroom, but said that the "cuts are taking place throughout the organization."
That's how you do it. The God-Emperor would do well to aggressively seek more of these heads my people win, tails yours lose actions.

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34 Comments:

Blogger Stg58/Animal Mother April 19, 2018 1:11 PM  

What will I line my bird cage with now?

Blogger Scott April 19, 2018 1:19 PM  

University protest flyers?

Blogger MickDundee April 19, 2018 1:21 PM  

Meanwhile 4chan is destroying Starcucks by printing fake posters and coupons promoting free coffee for blacks. Crashing this brand with no survivors. This is the world you made shitlibs.

Blogger Stg58/Animal Mother April 19, 2018 1:23 PM  

4chan is the raw, weaponized Nemesis of the Cathedral. For every action there is an equal, and opposite reaction.

Blogger Stg58/Animal Mother April 19, 2018 1:25 PM  

It. Could. Just. Work.

Blogger MickDundee April 19, 2018 1:26 PM  

Related ...

https://vocaroo.com/i/s1iqcxi4jfaz

Blogger Dave W. April 19, 2018 1:36 PM  

HAH! For those who don't know, the Tampa Bay Times runs Politifact. This makes me laugh, very loudly.

Blogger DJ | AMDG April 19, 2018 1:44 PM  

The left will eat itself...and still blame Trump.

Literally hundred of thousands of acres of timberland burn down in the USA (along with hundred of homes!) because the Feds disallow responsible cutting of public lands due to liars claims about owl habitats and such. Jobs dry up and whole generations end up in poverty because of the destruction of the American timber industry.

But it’s totally cool to import newsprint from Canada at cheaper rates (until Trump tariffs) and let the nanucks destroy snow owl habitats up there.

Blogger SemiSpook37 April 19, 2018 1:45 PM  

That is BRILLIANT!

Blogger Gordon Scott April 19, 2018 1:46 PM  

There is a reason there are no Starbucks here in the vibrant part of Minneapolis. But there's a lot in the Skyway (tm) downtown, and it's going to be interesting for those stores. Lots of panhandlers willing to hang out and drink Maumau coffee there.

Blogger Brick Hardslab April 19, 2018 1:51 PM  

Politifact wouldn't do anything based on politics. That's unthinkable

Blogger Damn Crackers April 19, 2018 2:03 PM  

Or...or...no one reads print newspaper anymore. So, let's blame Trump for our losses! Like the Chinese are dying to know about the Labor Day sale at Dillard's.

Blogger ReluctantMessiah April 19, 2018 2:36 PM  

Tariffs hurt "journalists"? Then let's raise them higher!

Blogger James Dixon April 19, 2018 2:55 PM  

Other examples: http://www.sacbee.com/news/politics-government/capitol-alert/article209015539.html

Californians are going to be even more livid when their tax bill comes due next year. :)

Blogger dienw April 19, 2018 3:40 PM  

Trump should require newspapers to file environmental impact papers for the wood pulp they use once a month. For starters.

Blogger Noah B The Savage Gardener April 19, 2018 4:17 PM  

Check out what the new tax code is doing to California - massive tax hikes on rich Californians who were deducting state income & property taxes. But now there's a $10k cap on those deductions.

Now all of those rich shitlibs who said they could afford to pay more taxes finally get the opportunity they've been demanding.

Blogger The Lab Manager April 19, 2018 5:07 PM  

R@16: Yes, I was so happy to see Jerry Moonbeam whine about how CA was attacked by the Trump tax change. It's a joy to see them squeal like crying hypocrite bitches they always have been.

Blogger dh April 19, 2018 5:34 PM  

Agree. Hollywood and Jimmy Kimmel want to cry about sick babies?

No problem. Hollywood taxes time. Box office receipts, pass-through taxes on back end revenue sharing, and an excise tax on "luxury" TV programming.

And don't forget things like confiscatory taxes on income earned in certain industries that export a bad image of America. I think a 90% top marginal rate sounds right to me.

Blogger owlish April 19, 2018 5:39 PM  

Ooh, a tax on "luxury" tv. I like it. After all, we want to encourage people to get away from the screen, right?

Blogger Mister Excitement April 19, 2018 5:55 PM  

@3

"Meanwhile 4chan is destroying Starcucks by printing fake posters and coupons promoting free coffee for blacks. "

Things like that give me hope for the future.

And a nice belly laugh.

Blogger Noah B The Savage Gardener April 19, 2018 6:09 PM  

It's so gratifying to see Starbucks taking responsibility for the legacy of privilege and paying some reparations, however minute.

Of all the restrooms I can choose from, it makes me want to use theirs the most.

Blogger Ceerilan April 19, 2018 6:56 PM  

We should be thankful to the Tampa Bay times for showing us the value of tariffs.

Blogger John rockwell April 19, 2018 7:06 PM  

Awesome.

Blogger Dyspeptic April 19, 2018 7:21 PM  

So much for the old saying about never getting in an argument with someone who buys ink by the barrel.

Blogger YIH April 19, 2018 9:11 PM  

OT: Bummer, Vermont went full retard.

Blogger wreckage April 19, 2018 9:23 PM  

You know, as a dyed-in-the-wool free marketeer, I am really starting to come around to this whole Strategic use of tariffs idea. Previous calculations didn't account for the current market value of generated schadenfreude.

Blogger Jack Amok April 19, 2018 11:52 PM  

So much for the old saying about never getting in an argument with someone who buys ink by the barrel.

You just have to drive the price of his ink up until he buys it by the thimble.

Blogger Joeplanet April 19, 2018 11:53 PM  

Pendulum swings are a bitch. And this one was way way out to the left. This one is only starting its way to max velocity to the right.

Blogger Don't Call Me Len April 20, 2018 4:03 AM  

@8 - Exporting environmental disasters rather any responsible approach to the production of the "necessities" of modern living has always been just fine with the green commies, who can feel superior while staring at iPhones and advocating solar panels mostly because of their astonishing ignorance of how anything works.

Blogger Ken Prescott April 20, 2018 7:35 AM  

For every action, there is an equal and opposite overreaction.

Blogger Ken Prescott April 20, 2018 7:38 AM  

Treat NPR/PBS fundraiser tote bags as imputed income.

Blogger John S April 20, 2018 9:03 AM  

I think we should show these soon-to-be unemployed unfortunates the same sympathy they would extend to us in similar circumstances.

Learn to code losers!*


*Then you can compete with the 1st generation toilet-user that was stinking the comments up yesterday

Blogger Snidely Whiplash April 20, 2018 10:39 AM  

John S wrote:the 1st generation toilet-user that was stinking the comments up yesterday

Objection: assertion of facts not in evidence.

Blogger Unknown April 20, 2018 5:10 PM  

This is priceless

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