Some of the MAGA faithful thought they’d found the perfect way to make money while also indulging their bizarre need to insult President Joe Biden with their childish “Let’s go Brandon” chant, which is actually just a publicly acceptable substitute for “F*ck Joe Biden.”
Of course, thanks to the First Amendment that right-wingers love to attack by banning books from schools and libraries, they already had the right to say almost anything they want about any public figure, including telling the president to go f*ck himself.
So it must have sounded like a Trumppublican dream come true when someone created a cryptocurrency and tagged it “LGB” to represent their favorite childish attack on the man who beat the brakes off their beloved Donnie Dotard, a.k.a. the twice-impeached one-term former president.
Their crypto coin dreams, however, have gone up in smoke, like nearly everything that carries the name of their tangerine god, according to Zachary Petrizzo of The Daily Beast:
So much so that the value of all 330 trillion coins totals just a few thousand dollars combined, according to the trading sites CoinMarketCap and Crypto, a far cry from the days of pro-Trump investors believing they could strike it rich in the ever-complex world of crypto.
That represents a 99.5 percent decline over the last 30 days, leaving a singular LGB coin effectively worthless.
99.5% decline in a mere 30 days. Hell, even Trump University lasted longer than that.
What happened? Simple: The creators of the LGB coin tried to tap into a thin vein of hatred that was certain to grow cold in short order:
When the coin was first released in January of this year, it had what’s known as a “liquidity pool” value of $6.5 million, which isn’t too shabby for a new cryptocurrency that came out of nowhere.
Many investors are (as you’d expect) crestfallen, with one noting their 73 million coins now had a total value of $1.66, which isn’t enough to purchase so much as a swizzle stick at Starbucks.
But despite the collapse of LGB coin, the geniuses behind the failed idea tried to buck up their investors, sending out a tweet that read:
Sounds like it’s time to rename “Lets go Brandon” coin to “Let’s go broke.”
Colorado Republican Congresswoman Lauren Boebert has been a member of the House of Representatives for almost a year now, and yet she hasn’t accomplished a damn thing other than a few snarky tweets, a lot of posturing, and the occasional attempt at pretending she should be taken seriously.
Such is the case with a tweet Boebert (a.k.a. Bobo) sent out on the topic of inflation, which is indeed on the rise, due in large part to the pent up demand of consumers who stayed home for over a year during the worst of the COVID pandemic and are now on a spending spree. Increased demand leads to a rise in prices. It’s the basics of economics: Supply and demand.
But rather than provide any solutions, Boebert fired off this brainless post:
So Bobo is worried about the troops? Then why doesn’t she propose legislation that would raise their salaries? Because that would require her to do some work, and all she really wants to do is whine and try to score political points.
Boebert also neglected to mention that the Biden administration has done something to help every American family with children in the form of the expanded child tax credit, which is providing $250 to $300 per child for working parents across the country. Would Boebert be in favor of extending that tax break? Hardly! Her party has been the one fighting to do away with the child tax credit since it went into place.
The congresswoman was quickly swatted down on social media:
? there are pros and cons to a booming economy and there's nothing unique about troops also feeling the effects of inflation, something we're ALL experiencing. On the flip side, home prices, wages & the markets are way up making people $$$, and unemployment is at record lows.
Fox News host Sean Hannity — who has a net worth of approximately $250 million and earns an annual salary of over $40 million — has a message for anyone who’s struggling to make ends meet or put food on the table for themselves and their family: Get a second job and don’t you dare accept any food stamps or other government assistance.
According to Media Matters For America, Hannity made the remarks about refusing government assistance on the Thursday edition of his radio show:
But the Fox host was just getting warmed up, giving a full-throated endorsement of predatory capitalism that creates billionaires but leaves children and veterans starving and homeless:
Yeah, freedom is so much more important than a roof over your head or something to eat. Sure, you’re starving and living in a cardboard box, but at least you have you FREEDOM! Try paying your bills with a big batch of American freedom and see how that turns out.
The solution, according to Hannity, is working two jobs. Because who needs sleep, right?
So let’s take a closer look at Hannity’s math regarding the working two jobs suggestion:
You have two full-time (40 hours a week) minimum wage jobs that pay $7.25 an hour. That means you’ll earn $2320.00 a month. After taxes, you might see $2000 of that.
Multiply $2,000 by 12 and you wind up with $24,000, which is what you’re supposed to pay rent, buy groceries, and use for utilities, clothes, etc. with. How long is that going to keep your family afloat? And how long can most people work two jobs before they collapse from exhaustion?
Here’s a better idea: Tax rich assholes like Sean Hannity, Tucker Carlson, Rupert Murdoch, etc. at a 50% rate. Then take that money and invest in things like infrastructure, schools, health care, and food security.
Hannity is a greedy douchebag. He’s got his millions, and the rest of us can starve for all he cares.