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chrisdigay: leftist-daily-reminders:Warehouses of goods exist, owners fence off these resources in order to extract profit out of people in dire need. Capitalism corrupts our human instincts and emphasizes our capacity to be horrible to each other. fuck shit The irony about freemarket theology, which is what I consider it, is that it makes the claim that a free market will lead to the best possible outcome for both the consumer and the business and thus the entire nation/society, yet we can see here that letting the market do its thing aka letting corporations do whatever they want creates a schism when it comes to benefits: the benefits all go to the massive corporation and the consumers who are supposed to benefit from the allegedly benevolent actions of the market end up getting screwed. When exactly does the worshipped supply and demand come into play to save the day? No consumer is demanding to pay this much money. Free marketers will retort with well the government is responsible for making these companies monopolies!! REALLY?? And even if that is true (in some cases it is) having no government and no regulations at all I doubt would translate into the utopía freemarketers promise. The market is incapable of fixing many problems and leads to the creation of monopolies. Competition doesnt always lead to innovation and often leads to mightier companies buying out and destroying smaller ones. This notion that the freemarket represents everyones choices is absolute hogwash. Idk why this made me so mad like wtf : Don't Outlaw Price Gouging After Harvey. Let the Market Work Newsweek - 4 hours ago Related coverage Hurricane Harvey Is When We Need Price Gouging, Not Laws Forbes Aug 27, 2017 Show less The economic case for price gouging Quartz Aug 27, 2017 Price gouging during Hurricane Harvey: Up to $99 for a case of .. EXon E on Synergy Deli Independent Bank 3.600.อ181 713.600.6655 8163 ATM chrisdigay: leftist-daily-reminders:Warehouses of goods exist, owners fence off these resources in order to extract profit out of people in dire need. Capitalism corrupts our human instincts and emphasizes our capacity to be horrible to each other. fuck shit The irony about freemarket theology, which is what I consider it, is that it makes the claim that a free market will lead to the best possible outcome for both the consumer and the business and thus the entire nation/society, yet we can see here that letting the market do its thing aka letting corporations do whatever they want creates a schism when it comes to benefits: the benefits all go to the massive corporation and the consumers who are supposed to benefit from the allegedly benevolent actions of the market end up getting screwed. When exactly does the worshipped supply and demand come into play to save the day? No consumer is demanding to pay this much money. Free marketers will retort with well the government is responsible for making these companies monopolies!! REALLY?? And even if that is true (in some cases it is) having no government and no regulations at all I doubt would translate into the utopía freemarketers promise. The market is incapable of fixing many problems and leads to the creation of monopolies. Competition doesnt always lead to innovation and often leads to mightier companies buying out and destroying smaller ones. This notion that the freemarket represents everyones choices is absolute hogwash. Idk why this made me so mad like wtf
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nyctaeus: goingtopshelf: punchbuggydragon: breelandwalker: irontargaryen: *cracks neck* my time has come Okay, first? Pay off all your debts. Take out a small loan and pay it off right away. Buy several hundred vacant houses. Schedule repairs for said houses with reputable contractors and make sizable down payments in advance. Get everything in writing and hang onto those deeds. Buy a large open parcel of land that is being auctioned for development. And when I say large, I mean LARGE. Sink millions into paying off people’s Kickstarters / college loans / medical bills / mortgages, and give generously charity organizations. That alone will carry off a lot of money. Once you’ve got things down to a reasonable level, say $1m, buy yourself a house, furnishings, appliances, and a dependable car. Pay everything off so that you own it free and clear. Purchase about $200k worth of something easy to liquidate (i.e. gold, gems, bonds, stocks). Put the rest onto prepaid credit cards and wait for Monday to roll around. NOW THE FUN BEGINS. You now have commendable credit and a shining public reputation. Fix up and flip those houses, sell them for fair market value or below to families who need them, or create non-profit homeless shelters. (After all, it’s not like you need to “make” money, this is all running on the proceeds from the property sales.) Sell the parcel of land to developers, or donate it to public works as a park or open space. Have them name it after you. Retire to your fully furnished home. Liquidate your extra assets, or leave them to appreciate in value for a later date. Make Christmas epic with those gift cards. Keep the extra money in the bank and keep your day job. And don’t worry about taxes when return time rolls around, because you’ll be able to write off several millions’ worth of charitable donations. Basically this This is someone who paid attention in finance class.  : You get 1 Billion dollarsbu You have to spend ALL of it in one weekend or lose everything nyctaeus: goingtopshelf: punchbuggydragon: breelandwalker: irontargaryen: *cracks neck* my time has come Okay, first? Pay off all your debts. Take out a small loan and pay it off right away. Buy several hundred vacant houses. Schedule repairs for said houses with reputable contractors and make sizable down payments in advance. Get everything in writing and hang onto those deeds. Buy a large open parcel of land that is being auctioned for development. And when I say large, I mean LARGE. Sink millions into paying off people’s Kickstarters / college loans / medical bills / mortgages, and give generously charity organizations. That alone will carry off a lot of money. Once you’ve got things down to a reasonable level, say $1m, buy yourself a house, furnishings, appliances, and a dependable car. Pay everything off so that you own it free and clear. Purchase about $200k worth of something easy to liquidate (i.e. gold, gems, bonds, stocks). Put the rest onto prepaid credit cards and wait for Monday to roll around. NOW THE FUN BEGINS. You now have commendable credit and a shining public reputation. Fix up and flip those houses, sell them for fair market value or below to families who need them, or create non-profit homeless shelters. (After all, it’s not like you need to “make” money, this is all running on the proceeds from the property sales.) Sell the parcel of land to developers, or donate it to public works as a park or open space. Have them name it after you. Retire to your fully furnished home. Liquidate your extra assets, or leave them to appreciate in value for a later date. Make Christmas epic with those gift cards. Keep the extra money in the bank and keep your day job. And don’t worry about taxes when return time rolls around, because you’ll be able to write off several millions’ worth of charitable donations. Basically this This is someone who paid attention in finance class. 

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the-iron-dragon-god: c-bassmeow: snapecrackelpop: c-bassmeow: Damn millenials Okay but like he had a point though? We, as a generation, waste a lot of money on dumb shit (like $5 coffees, eating out every day, and yes avocado toast). That’s not to say that we haven’t been dealt a really bad hand, economically speaking. But I really think we all ought to learn to tighten our purse strings a little bit…  While saving is indeed a good thing, this is not the reason we millennials cannot afford houses. Wages have been on the decline or stagnant for decades while the price of housing has skyrocketed. More and more jobs are being offered in cities where owning property let alone renting is impossible on your own. Whenever the poor want to “splurge” on let’s say a coffee or avocado toast (I have no idea what that is) it’s framed by the elite as some hedonistic, irrational splurge. It’s framed as if the rich are where they are because they were rational enough to save while the poor are just rabid wild animals who spend too much and refuse to save. The truth is that most Americans aren’t even saving there income… because they can’t.   (Graph courtesy of MotletFool the popular financial group) They literally can’t. Everything goes to the bills. If you look at the under 35 group, statistically speaking, millennials have a negative savings rate due to many barriers to entry that weren’t in place when our parents were alive and crippling college debt.  Even the generation above us is barely saving and these are people who aren’t burdened by college debt but instead many had to resort to credit cards to get by and thus have their own forms of debt. What’s left after the bills goes to making life bearable. I see nothing wrong with that. Poverty and lack of opportunity is not a function of the poor and middle class people being too stupid to save. They literally can’t save. Rational choice theory (the free market theory where anything bad that happens to you is solely a product of your bad choices and not society at large) can only go so far in explaining our position in the world. Saving is indeed good, but in order to stress saving… we must have adequate wages and a healthy economic environment that allow us the opportunity to save.  sidenote: The other irony about capitalism especially the American kind is that over 70% of our GDP is consumption, so that means the health of the American economy literally depends on us “wasting” money on stupid shit to boost corporations. SO it’s a very strange paradox -we get blamed for not saving enough because we are too stupid  yet we get blamed for not buying enough and ruining the economy… because we are too poor and stupid. No matter what we do the poor are always to blame! ….. FUCK !  ^I like this: THE "MODERN" SOCIETY Avocado Toast Houses the-iron-dragon-god: c-bassmeow: snapecrackelpop: c-bassmeow: Damn millenials Okay but like he had a point though? We, as a generation, waste a lot of money on dumb shit (like $5 coffees, eating out every day, and yes avocado toast). That’s not to say that we haven’t been dealt a really bad hand, economically speaking. But I really think we all ought to learn to tighten our purse strings a little bit…  While saving is indeed a good thing, this is not the reason we millennials cannot afford houses. Wages have been on the decline or stagnant for decades while the price of housing has skyrocketed. More and more jobs are being offered in cities where owning property let alone renting is impossible on your own. Whenever the poor want to “splurge” on let’s say a coffee or avocado toast (I have no idea what that is) it’s framed by the elite as some hedonistic, irrational splurge. It’s framed as if the rich are where they are because they were rational enough to save while the poor are just rabid wild animals who spend too much and refuse to save. The truth is that most Americans aren’t even saving there income… because they can’t.   (Graph courtesy of MotletFool the popular financial group) They literally can’t. Everything goes to the bills. If you look at the under 35 group, statistically speaking, millennials have a negative savings rate due to many barriers to entry that weren’t in place when our parents were alive and crippling college debt.  Even the generation above us is barely saving and these are people who aren’t burdened by college debt but instead many had to resort to credit cards to get by and thus have their own forms of debt. What’s left after the bills goes to making life bearable. I see nothing wrong with that. Poverty and lack of opportunity is not a function of the poor and middle class people being too stupid to save. They literally can’t save. Rational choice theory (the free market theory where anything bad that happens to you is solely a product of your bad choices and not society at large) can only go so far in explaining our position in the world. Saving is indeed good, but in order to stress saving… we must have adequate wages and a healthy economic environment that allow us the opportunity to save.  sidenote: The other irony about capitalism especially the American kind is that over 70% of our GDP is consumption, so that means the health of the American economy literally depends on us “wasting” money on stupid shit to boost corporations. SO it’s a very strange paradox -we get blamed for not saving enough because we are too stupid  yet we get blamed for not buying enough and ruining the economy… because we are too poor and stupid. No matter what we do the poor are always to blame! ….. FUCK !  ^I like this
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Googling: unpicasso probably my favorite thing abt being a millennial is that i can lie on my resume abt shit like being proficient in excel bc i have the common sense to just google anything i dont know how to do which gives me a giant fucking edge over gen x in the job market bc somehow that strategy never occurs to employers and my underqualified ass looks like steve jobs every time i use a youtube tutorial to make a spreadsheet jadelyn Everyone in my office sings my praises for what I can do with excel for this exact reason, even though I joke with them that "I have no idea how to do that - but give me half an hour and an internet connection and I'll figure something out for you." I even once specifically said in response to my grandboss commenting on my excel skills, "You do realize that I just like.. .google stuff when you ask me to do something with excel that I don't know how to do, right? But his praise didn't change at all. There was no "Wait, that's all it is? Instead, he said "Yes, but the fact that you think to do that and that you know exactly how to phrase your searches and how to sift through the results to get the right answer, and you then integrate what you've learned and use it going forward is still so much more than any of the rest of us [the other 5 ppl on my team are all mid-40s and up] can do. To you, it's just googling stuff," but it's still a unique and valuable skill you bring, so don't shrug off the compliments so cavalierly, okay? And this was coming from an executive with an MBA. Don't undervalue your googling skills, kids. It's not lying if you know you can figure it out Googling
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snapecrackelpop: c-bassmeow: Damn millenials Okay but like he had a point though? We, as a generation, waste a lot of money on dumb shit (like $5 coffees, eating out every day, and yes avocado toast). That’s not to say that we haven’t been dealt a really bad hand, economically speaking. But I really think we all ought to learn to tighten our purse strings a little bit…  While saving is indeed a good thing, this is not the reason we millennials cannot afford houses. Wages have been on the decline or stagnant for decades while the price of housing has skyrocketed. More and more jobs are being offered in cities where owning property let alone renting is impossible on your own. Whenever the poor want to splurge on lets say a coffee or avocado toast (I have no idea what that is) its framed by the elite as some hedonistic, irrational splurge. Its framed as if the rich are where they are because they were rational enough to save while the poor are just rabid wild animals who spend too much and refuse to save. The truth is that most Americans arent even saving there income because they can’t.  (Graph courtesy of MotletFool the popular financial group) They literally cant. Everything goes to the bills. If you look at the under 35 group, statistically speaking, millennials have a negative savings rate due to many barriers to entry that weren’t in place when our parents were alive and crippling college debt.  Even the generation above us is barely saving and these are people who aren’t burdened by college debt but instead many had to resort to credit cards to get by and thus have their own forms of debt. Whats left after the bills goes to making life bearable. I see nothing wrong with that. Poverty and lack of opportunity is not a function of the poor and middle class people being too stupid to save. They literally cant save. Rational choice theory (the free market theory where anything bad that happens to you is solely a product of your bad choices and not society at large) can only go so far in explaining our position in the world. Saving is indeed good, but in order to stress saving we must have adequate wages and a healthy economic environment that allow us the opportunity to save. sidenote: The other irony about capitalism especially the American kind is that over 70% of our GDP is consumption, so that means the health of the American economy literally depends on us “wasting” money on stupid shit to boost corporations. SO it’s a very strange paradox -we get blamed for not saving enough because we are too stupid  yet we get blamed for not buying enough and ruining the economy because we are too poor and stupid. No matter what we do the poor are always to blame! .. FUCK ! : THE "MODERN" SOCIETY Avocado Toast Houses snapecrackelpop: c-bassmeow: Damn millenials Okay but like he had a point though? We, as a generation, waste a lot of money on dumb shit (like $5 coffees, eating out every day, and yes avocado toast). That’s not to say that we haven’t been dealt a really bad hand, economically speaking. But I really think we all ought to learn to tighten our purse strings a little bit…  While saving is indeed a good thing, this is not the reason we millennials cannot afford houses. Wages have been on the decline or stagnant for decades while the price of housing has skyrocketed. More and more jobs are being offered in cities where owning property let alone renting is impossible on your own. Whenever the poor want to splurge on lets say a coffee or avocado toast (I have no idea what that is) its framed by the elite as some hedonistic, irrational splurge. Its framed as if the rich are where they are because they were rational enough to save while the poor are just rabid wild animals who spend too much and refuse to save. The truth is that most Americans arent even saving there income because they can’t.  (Graph courtesy of MotletFool the popular financial group) They literally cant. Everything goes to the bills. If you look at the under 35 group, statistically speaking, millennials have a negative savings rate due to many barriers to entry that weren’t in place when our parents were alive and crippling college debt.  Even the generation above us is barely saving and these are people who aren’t burdened by college debt but instead many had to resort to credit cards to get by and thus have their own forms of debt. Whats left after the bills goes to making life bearable. I see nothing wrong with that. Poverty and lack of opportunity is not a function of the poor and middle class people being too stupid to save. They literally cant save. Rational choice theory (the free market theory where anything bad that happens to you is solely a product of your bad choices and not society at large) can only go so far in explaining our position in the world. Saving is indeed good, but in order to stress saving we must have adequate wages and a healthy economic environment that allow us the opportunity to save. sidenote: The other irony about capitalism especially the American kind is that over 70% of our GDP is consumption, so that means the health of the American economy literally depends on us “wasting” money on stupid shit to boost corporations. SO it’s a very strange paradox -we get blamed for not saving enough because we are too stupid  yet we get blamed for not buying enough and ruining the economy because we are too poor and stupid. No matter what we do the poor are always to blame! .. FUCK ! 
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pidgepitchu: strict-constitutionalist: constitutioncutie: Minimum wage: $7.25 $7.25 x 40 hour full time work week: $290 $290 x 4 weeks per month: $1,160 In every Southern state (didn’t have time to look at the rest of the country) you can find some sort of studio apartment for around $500 per month, sometimes less than that. Why bother lying about something so easily disproven?  Because Bernie Sanders supporters aren’t going to fact check him, and they’ll ignore any contrary evidence that’s presented to them anyways. Things like this really tick me off and It’s not political or anything but it’s the fact that you think all that money is there. Here’s what I mean; That weekly check comes to, according to you, 290. Most places DO NOT pay for your half hour lunch that is required by law. So your beginning number was wrong. $7.25 x 7.5 hours a day x 5 days a week only gets you $271.88.  Most people in America get paid bi-weekly, so let’s double it to get the budget. $543.75. That’s GROSS, not NET. Out of that comes anywhere between 10% and 15% taxes depending on state so we’ll low ball it at 10%. Automatically down to $489.38 a pay check. Now health insurance. Usually anywhere from 70-100 a pay check for the cheapest plans. Again, we’ll low ball and go $70. So now we have $419.39 a paycheck. x 2  = $839.  Eight hundred thirty nine dollars. A MONTH. But again, you seem to think that’s fair. So let’s proceed. You say rent is $500? Okay. This person now has $339 left to buy groceries for the whole month, pay utilities, car payment, car insurance, and gas money to get to work.  Those are the bare needs. You have to eat. You have to pay for heat, water, garbage removal, gas and or electricity because apartments do not always include things and rarely all of the above. Most cities in America do not have public transportation. Mine doesn’t despite the fact that our population is over 15,000 people, not counting a taxi. If you have a car, you have to pay that. If you have a car, legally you have to have car insurance. You have to pay that. You have to have gas in that car to get to work to make that money. Now if you can tell me you can get all of that out of $339 you’re lying. You are so focused on rent that you aren’t thinking about everything else people have to pay for. Rent was an example. This is a breakdown of the budget you gave me and it’s not possible to live off that in 2017 America.  And BECAUSE this person makes over $800 a month, they probably won’t qualify for financial aid or food stamps. $800 is the line in my state where they won’t help you. No food stamps, financial aid, or government housing if you make more than $800 a month.  Why does it bother you that people deserve to live above the poverty line? : Bernie Sanders @SenSanders There's no state where a full-time minimum wage worker can afford a one-bedroom apartment at the fair market rent. That's unacceptable. 4/10/17, 3:51 PM 5,379 RETWEETS 14.2K LIKES pidgepitchu: strict-constitutionalist: constitutioncutie: Minimum wage: $7.25 $7.25 x 40 hour full time work week: $290 $290 x 4 weeks per month: $1,160 In every Southern state (didn’t have time to look at the rest of the country) you can find some sort of studio apartment for around $500 per month, sometimes less than that. Why bother lying about something so easily disproven?  Because Bernie Sanders supporters aren’t going to fact check him, and they’ll ignore any contrary evidence that’s presented to them anyways. Things like this really tick me off and It’s not political or anything but it’s the fact that you think all that money is there. Here’s what I mean; That weekly check comes to, according to you, 290. Most places DO NOT pay for your half hour lunch that is required by law. So your beginning number was wrong. $7.25 x 7.5 hours a day x 5 days a week only gets you $271.88.  Most people in America get paid bi-weekly, so let’s double it to get the budget. $543.75. That’s GROSS, not NET. Out of that comes anywhere between 10% and 15% taxes depending on state so we’ll low ball it at 10%. Automatically down to $489.38 a pay check. Now health insurance. Usually anywhere from 70-100 a pay check for the cheapest plans. Again, we’ll low ball and go $70. So now we have $419.39 a paycheck. x 2  = $839.  Eight hundred thirty nine dollars. A MONTH. But again, you seem to think that’s fair. So let’s proceed. You say rent is $500? Okay. This person now has $339 left to buy groceries for the whole month, pay utilities, car payment, car insurance, and gas money to get to work.  Those are the bare needs. You have to eat. You have to pay for heat, water, garbage removal, gas and or electricity because apartments do not always include things and rarely all of the above. Most cities in America do not have public transportation. Mine doesn’t despite the fact that our population is over 15,000 people, not counting a taxi. If you have a car, you have to pay that. If you have a car, legally you have to have car insurance. You have to pay that. You have to have gas in that car to get to work to make that money. Now if you can tell me you can get all of that out of $339 you’re lying. You are so focused on rent that you aren’t thinking about everything else people have to pay for. Rent was an example. This is a breakdown of the budget you gave me and it’s not possible to live off that in 2017 America.  And BECAUSE this person makes over $800 a month, they probably won’t qualify for financial aid or food stamps. $800 is the line in my state where they won’t help you. No food stamps, financial aid, or government housing if you make more than $800 a month.  Why does it bother you that people deserve to live above the poverty line?

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whyamilaughingatthis: pidgepitchu: strict-constitutionalist: constitutioncutie: Minimum wage: $7.25 $7.25 x 40 hour full time work week: $290 $290 x 4 weeks per month: $1,160 In every Southern state (didn’t have time to look at the rest of the country) you can find some sort of studio apartment for around $500 per month, sometimes less than that. Why bother lying about something so easily disproven?  Because Bernie Sanders supporters aren’t going to fact check him, and they’ll ignore any contrary evidence that’s presented to them anyways. Things like this really tick me off and It’s not political or anything but it’s the fact that you think all that money is there. Here’s what I mean; That weekly check comes to, according to you, 290. Most places DO NOT pay for your half hour lunch that is required by law. So your beginning number was wrong. $7.25 x 7.5 hours a day x 5 days a week only gets you $271.88.  Most people in America get paid bi-weekly, so let’s double it to get the budget. $543.75. That’s GROSS, not NET. Out of that comes anywhere between 10% and 15% taxes depending on state so we’ll low ball it at 10%. Automatically down to $489.38 a pay check. Now health insurance. Usually anywhere from 70-100 a pay check for the cheapest plans. Again, we’ll low ball and go $70. So now we have $419.39 a paycheck. x 2  = $839.  Eight hundred thirty nine dollars. A MONTH. But again, you seem to think that’s fair. So let’s proceed. You say rent is $500? Okay. This person now has $339 left to buy groceries for the whole month, pay utilities, car payment, car insurance, and gas money to get to work.  Those are the bare needs. You have to eat. You have to pay for heat, water, garbage removal, gas and or electricity because apartments do not always include things and rarely all of the above. Most cities in America do not have public transportation. Mine doesn’t despite the fact that our population is over 15,000 people, not counting a taxi. If you have a car, you have to pay that. If you have a car, legally you have to have car insurance. You have to pay that. You have to have gas in that car to get to work to make that money. Now if you can tell me you can get all of that out of $339 you’re lying. You are so focused on rent that you aren’t thinking about everything else people have to pay for. Rent was an example. This is a breakdown of the budget you gave me and it’s not possible to live off that in 2017 America.  And BECAUSE this person makes over $800 a month, they probably won’t qualify for financial aid or food stamps. $800 is the line in my state where they won’t help you. No food stamps, financial aid, or government housing if you make more than $800 a month.  Why does it bother you that people deserve to live above the poverty line? Another issue. Location. Yeah you can get an apartment for rent at that price in certain states,  but go live off that minimum wage in New York. or California. Doesn’t work. : Bernie Sanders @SenSanders There's no state where a full-time minimum wage worker can afford a one-bedroom apartment at the fair market rent. That's unacceptable. 4/10/17, 3:51 PM 5,379 RETWEETS 14.2K LIKES whyamilaughingatthis: pidgepitchu: strict-constitutionalist: constitutioncutie: Minimum wage: $7.25 $7.25 x 40 hour full time work week: $290 $290 x 4 weeks per month: $1,160 In every Southern state (didn’t have time to look at the rest of the country) you can find some sort of studio apartment for around $500 per month, sometimes less than that. Why bother lying about something so easily disproven?  Because Bernie Sanders supporters aren’t going to fact check him, and they’ll ignore any contrary evidence that’s presented to them anyways. Things like this really tick me off and It’s not political or anything but it’s the fact that you think all that money is there. Here’s what I mean; That weekly check comes to, according to you, 290. Most places DO NOT pay for your half hour lunch that is required by law. So your beginning number was wrong. $7.25 x 7.5 hours a day x 5 days a week only gets you $271.88.  Most people in America get paid bi-weekly, so let’s double it to get the budget. $543.75. That’s GROSS, not NET. Out of that comes anywhere between 10% and 15% taxes depending on state so we’ll low ball it at 10%. Automatically down to $489.38 a pay check. Now health insurance. Usually anywhere from 70-100 a pay check for the cheapest plans. Again, we’ll low ball and go $70. So now we have $419.39 a paycheck. x 2  = $839.  Eight hundred thirty nine dollars. A MONTH. But again, you seem to think that’s fair. So let’s proceed. You say rent is $500? Okay. This person now has $339 left to buy groceries for the whole month, pay utilities, car payment, car insurance, and gas money to get to work.  Those are the bare needs. You have to eat. You have to pay for heat, water, garbage removal, gas and or electricity because apartments do not always include things and rarely all of the above. Most cities in America do not have public transportation. Mine doesn’t despite the fact that our population is over 15,000 people, not counting a taxi. If you have a car, you have to pay that. If you have a car, legally you have to have car insurance. You have to pay that. You have to have gas in that car to get to work to make that money. Now if you can tell me you can get all of that out of $339 you’re lying. You are so focused on rent that you aren’t thinking about everything else people have to pay for. Rent was an example. This is a breakdown of the budget you gave me and it’s not possible to live off that in 2017 America.  And BECAUSE this person makes over $800 a month, they probably won’t qualify for financial aid or food stamps. $800 is the line in my state where they won’t help you. No food stamps, financial aid, or government housing if you make more than $800 a month.  Why does it bother you that people deserve to live above the poverty line? Another issue. Location. Yeah you can get an apartment for rent at that price in certain states,  but go live off that minimum wage in New York. or California. Doesn’t work.

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Makes a lot more sense now: thatscorpionbitch Like, 90% of infomercial style products were designed by/for disabled people, but you wouldn't know that, because there is no viable market for them. THey have to be marketted and sold to abled people just so that any money can be made of off them and so the people who actually need them will have access. I think snuggies are the one example almest everyone knows. They were invented for wheelchair users (Do you have any idea how hard it is to get a coat on and off of someone in a wheelchair? Cause it's PRETTY FUCKIN HARD.) But now everyone just acts like they're some quirky, white people thing- and not A PRODUCT DESIGNED TO MAKE PEOPLES DAY TO DAY LIVES 10000X EASIER. But if at any point you were to take your head out of your own ass and go "Hey who would a product like this benefit," that would be really cool swamp-spirit This makes informational make so much sense now Like... of course there's no reason for that guy to knock over that bowl of chips However, the person it was actually designed for has constant hand tremors that would make this pretty rad, but since we don't want to show that in a commercial, here's an able bodied guy who can't remember how gravity works. Shit. Those commercials suddenly get a lot less funny when you realize it's pretty much just people ineptly trying to mimic disability xtremecaffeine Or like the thing for the eggs? Like, oh, it cracks eggs perfectly, you only need one hand? IT WAS DESIGNED FOR PEOPLE WHO ONLY HAVE THE USE OF ONE HAND Or the juice bottle pourer? For people who're TOO LAZY TO POUR THEIR OWN JUICE? Or FOR PEOPLE WHO HAVE DIFFICULTY BEARING WEIGHT IN THE HANDS silenceofthecam It's amazing how with just a few words by a few people, my whole perspective on something can shift entirely fumblingcuriosities I feel so ignorant for never having realized this before Makes a lot more sense now
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Marketer: Robert Reich 9 hrs G Update for Trump voters 1. He said he wouldn't bomb Syria. You bought it. Then he bombed Syria 2. He said he'd build a wall along the border with Mexico. You bought it. Now his secretary of homeland security says it's unlikely that we will build a wall." 3. He said he'd clean the Washington swamp. You bought it. Then he brought into his administration more billionaires, CEOs, and Wall Street moguls than in any administration in history, to make laws that will enrich their businesses 4. He said he'd repeal Obamacare and replace it with something "wonderful." You bought it. Then he didn't. 5. He said he'd use his business experience to whip the White House into shape. You bought it. Then he created the most chaotic, dysfunctional back-stabbing White House in modern history, in which no one is in charge 6. He said he'd release his tax returns, eventually. You bought it. He hasn't, and says he never will 7. He said he'd divest himself from his financial empire, to avoid any conflicts of interest. You bought it. He remains heavily involved in his businesses, makes money off of foreign dignitaries staying at his Washington hotel, gets China to give the Trump brand trademark and copyright rights, manipulates the stock market on a daily basis, and has more conflicts of interest than can even be counted 8. He said Clinton was in the pockets of Goldman Sachs, and would do whatever they said. You bought it. Then he put half a dozen Goldman Sachs executives in positions of power in his administration 9. He said he'd surround himself with all the best and smartest people. You bought it. Then he put Betsy DeVos, opponent of public education, in charge of education, Jeff Sessions, opponent of the Voting Rights Act, in charge of voting rights, Ben Carson, opponent of the Fair Housing Act, in charge of fair housing, Scott Pruitt, climate change denier, in charge of the Environmental Protection Agency, and Russian quisling Rex Tillerson as Secretary of State 10. He said he'd faithfully execute the law. You bought it. Then he said his predecessor, Barack Obama, spied on him, without any evidence of Obama ever doing so, in order to divert attention from the FBI's investigation into collusion between his campaign and Russian operatives to win the election 11. He said he knew more about strategy and terrorism than the generals did. You bought it. Then he promptly gave the green light to a disastrous raid in Yemen- even though all his generals said it would be a terrible idea This raid resulted in the deaths of a Navy SEAL, an 8-year old American girl, and numerous civilians. The actual target of the raid escaped, and no useful intel was gained 12. He called Barack Obama "the vacationer-in-Chief and accused him of playing more rounds of golf than Tiger Woods. He promised to never be the kind of president who took cushy vacations on the taxpayer's dime, not when there was so much important work to be done. You bought it. He has by now spent more taxpayer money on vacations than Obama did in the first 3 years of his presidency. Not to mention all the money taxpayers are spending protecting his family, including his two sons who travel all over the world on Trump business 13. He called CNN, the Washington Post and the New York Times "fake news" and said they were his enemy. You bought it. Now he gets his information from Fox News, Breitbart, Gateway Pundit, and InfoWars More to come BUT HER EMAILS
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the-future-now: Only Sweden, Germany and France are pursuing their Paris climate goals Of the dozens of European countries that signed the Paris climate agreement in 2016, only Sweden, Germany and France are actively pursuing policies aimed at fulfilling their pledges, according to a new study by Carbon Market Watch. As U.S President Donald Trump reportedly gears up to begin dismantling America’s Clean Power Plan through an executive order on Tuesday, news of Europe’s lackluster participation in achieving the pledges outlined during the landmark climate conference is one more bit of disheartening news for environmental advocates. Read more. (3/28/17, 11:48 AM) this isn’t bad news for “advocates” this is bad news for the entire fucking planet we gonna die! : the-future-now: Only Sweden, Germany and France are pursuing their Paris climate goals Of the dozens of European countries that signed the Paris climate agreement in 2016, only Sweden, Germany and France are actively pursuing policies aimed at fulfilling their pledges, according to a new study by Carbon Market Watch. As U.S President Donald Trump reportedly gears up to begin dismantling America’s Clean Power Plan through an executive order on Tuesday, news of Europe’s lackluster participation in achieving the pledges outlined during the landmark climate conference is one more bit of disheartening news for environmental advocates. Read more. (3/28/17, 11:48 AM) this isn’t bad news for “advocates” this is bad news for the entire fucking planet we gonna die! 
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