Unemployment reached a staggering 3.3 million people this morning but apparently thatâ€™s not good enough for The Atlanticâ€™s Annie Lowery. Seems she thinks it would be better if more of us were unemployed.
Donâ€™t make that face, we didnâ€™t write the tweet.
It would be better if the 3.3 million initial-claims number were higher: We want people to stop working to help stem the public-health catastrophe, and we want UI to cover everyone who has lost work.
â€” Annie Lowrey (@AnnieLowrey) March 26, 2020
Imagine wanting MORE unemployment â€¦ wow. And we sort of get what sheâ€™s saying here, that if the numbers were higher the coverage would be greater BUT thatâ€™s really not a good thing for our economy.
Or this country.
Perhaps if she had worded this a teensy bit differently? Nah.
We can start by shutting down 90% of the blue-check journalism industry
â€” Shane Styles (@shaner5000) March 26, 2020
There yaâ€™ go!
So you want the people working from home to stop working to stem the tide? I don't think that's how it works.
â€” scott coleman ? (@bandphan) March 26, 2020
It does seem like a really horrible thing to want for America.
â€” Nina Bookout (@NDBook96) March 26, 2020
What a heartless, wicked, brainless thing to say.
â€” Jay Collinwood (@Jaycollinwood) March 26, 2020
This is an ignorant and horrible take?
â€” jennydee (@jenndee19) March 26, 2020
What tf is wrong witâ€¦
â€” Davis (@GIass_Onion) March 26, 2020
That's a love little ivory tower you are writing (and still getting paid) from.https://t.co/K7VJxH8p7i
â€” BonkPolitics (@BonkPolitics) March 26, 2020
No we don't want people to stop working. Idiot.
â€” Taxpayer1234 ?????? (@Taxpayers1234) March 26, 2020
This is Thanos level logic
â€” Fusilli Spock (@awstar11) March 26, 2020
Please, by all means, quit your job and file unemployment. Save us from these bad takes.
â€” brent mohrman (@motrbotr) March 26, 2020
I'll take Things That Should Have Stayed in People's Heads and Not Tweeted Out Because of the Stupidity for $500, Alex.
â€” Chris Tsotsoros (@ctsotsoros) March 26, 2020
Seriously NOT a great take.