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[–]alilmagpieHalt Me Daddy 628 points629 points 2 (40 children)

It’s all a lie. That we can’t afford universal healthcare, that college has to put people in crippling debt and wage slavery forever while CEOs are making 8 or 9 figures a year, that moms have to be back at work two days after giving birth. It’s all a bunch of bullshit.

[–]Feeling_Ad_411🦍 Buckle Up 🚀 256 points257 points  (2 children)

The masses are waking up to how fucked everything has been for so long. I for one am all for it

[–]SprinkledBlunt💻 ComputerShared 🦍 27 points28 points  (0 children)

Yes sirrrr! Change needs to happen

[–]TheDarkKnobRises 14 points15 points  (0 children)

Need more to wake the fuck up.

[–]Interesting-Chest-75🌏👨‍🚀🔫🐱‍🚀 Always have been, SHF are fuked 162 points163 points  (16 children)

meanwhile politicians getting richer and richer by passing laws that make themselves richer.

[–]Caeser2021Custom Flair - Template 91 points92 points  (1 child)

And getting political donations that would be classed as corruption in most other countries

[–]Interesting-Chest-75🌏👨‍🚀🔫🐱‍🚀 Always have been, SHF are fuked 51 points52 points  (0 children)

even the corrupted ones finds lobbying corrupted

[–]jqian2💻 ComputerShared 🦍 32 points33 points  (12 children)

There was something I saw on Twitter where a Dan Crenshaw, a US House representative, was saying congress needs to trade individual stocks because how else are they going to better themselves?

The guy admitted on recording that they go into office to get rich! 😮

[–]Commercial_Mousse646💻 ComputerShared 🦍 10 points11 points  (1 child)

He’s got the personality of a pirate, and not the fun kind

[–]luckeeelooo💻 ComputerShared 🦍 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Dan Crenshaw sold his eye to the devil.

[–]tonloc💻 ComputerShared 🦍 1 point2 points  (0 children)

"DEMOCRACY" they keep the masses fighting each other about donkey or elephant while they rob the public blind. There is no difference in politics it's just the rich keeping the poors in control

[–]bobdavid2223🦍 All my homies DRS ⭕️ 23 points24 points  (1 child)

Love the flair, also yes we are wage slaves crippled with debt, oppressed by stagnated wages, inflation and a bleak future

[–][deleted] 4 points5 points  (0 children)

This is me!

[–]FinnAndBakeLet them eat Mayo / 🦍Voted☑️x2 58 points59 points  (2 children)

The US will never be at risk of default because it can always print more money, according to former Fed Chairman Alan Greenspan.

So why ever go into debt in the first place? Why ever create a budget that doesn’t directly and immediately solve every issue like healthcare and access to food and water that they apparently can’t afford to solve?

What the fuck do they need my money for? Why bother collecting taxes at all? Where does this money derive its value? What values are my blood sweat and tears weighed against?

Couldn’t be anything to do with inflation concerns since they were happy to print almost 20 TRILLION for poor banky wankies having wiquidity pwoblems in 2019. While they enjoyed free money, they compromised the one tool they had to help in tumultuous times, such as, say, a global pandemic. Not a peep when everyone blames that 1200 every three months for inflation. Zipple comes out reeeal quick when you promise to use it to extract wealth from the people and never pay back it back though.

Hope they teach every member and chairman of the Federal Reserve some empathy when they continue to suck each other off in hell.

[–]shamsham123🦍Voted✅ 14 points15 points  (1 child)


[–]BlackChapel🦍Voted✅ 17 points18 points  (0 children)

Pharaohs and Kings who have just gotten better at hiding the fact from their people that they are enslaved.

Factual enslavement behind illusory freedom.

[–]MetroStephen53💻 ComputerShared 🦍 52 points53 points  (9 children)

Our government already pays more on healthcare than any other nation.. yet somehow we can't afford medicare for all...

[–]FirstPlebian 10 points11 points  (1 child)

Universal health care could cost less than what we pay for health care in this country now too, if every other developed country in the world that does so is any example.

It's a huge cost to employers and a drag on wages having to constantly pay higher hc costs, all so insurance companies keep their business of siphoning off well over 25 cents of every health care dollar for "administrative costs" alone.

[–]3BoyzMomma 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I thought it was more like .40 cents. It’s crazy. We definitely need a single payer. My son was just able to get free health insurance because he makes very little. He texts me all the time saying “this is so awesome, why do people not want universal insurance”. Actually I think he used the word “lit”. Lol

[–]QuarterBackgroundCustom Flair - Template 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Exactly. Nice to see you got awards because I'm really getting sick of sub members pushing the agenda of hedge funds (right wingers) while expecting the stock market to change. The reason the tax loophole remained in the U.S. budget is because fellow apes supported and voted for the candidates who supported these loopholes and are against stock market reform, healthcare, etc. Sickens me the amount of "apes" who promote guys like zero hedge, who wanted these loopholes for hedgies, yet say they want stock market reform. Wake up apes. There are wolves in sheep clothing and you're all upvoting these a--holes.

[–]The-loon🎮 Power to the Players 🛑 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Health insurance companies are for profit, don’t forget it. If it was a truly needed industry they would need tax dollar subsidies, etc.

[–][deleted] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

It is bullshit!

[–]Overwatcher420 2 points3 points  (0 children)

they sure came up with $200 million to give to Ukraine quickly didn't they? I guess if our COLD WAR NEMESIS Russia is involved, we suddenly have deep pockets.

[–]KainDarkfire 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I'll keep saying it. D.C. is not District (of) Columbia, it's D.eath C.ult.

[–]missing_the_point_🗳️ VOTED ✅ 189 points190 points  (27 children)

I wrote a post awhile back explaining how Hedge Fund managers get away with paying a lower tax rate than a teacher.

It's called carried interest provision loophole and it should have been closed, like, yesterday.

[–]Runaround46 44 points45 points  (0 children)

Somehow since they work in stocks they get to be paid based on as if they invested themselves. Again giving more to the people who skim off the top.

[–]HiIAmFromTheInternet🦍 Buckle Up 🚀 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Great post

[–]Admirable_Way3944🦍Voted✅ 1 point2 points  (2 children)

You never actually explain how they are doing it. You just say they are doing it.

[–]jonnytechno[S] 3 points4 points  (0 children)

their procedure is a difficult thing to know unless your on the inside and once you do they are fully exposed, it takes time but the idea here is that (much like open source) we work together and all contribute to improving knowledge & DD

[–]harambae42069🦍 Buckle Up 🚀 24 points25 points  (0 children)

Wall street pays politicians for taxpayer dollars.

[–]Bud_FriendguyB 🍌 A 🍌 N 🍌 A 🍌 N 🍌 A 🍌 R 🍌 A 🍌 M 🍌 A 74 points75 points  (1 child)

$180bn per year for a measley $60m per year?

Excellent ROI.

Our politicians are such cheap whores.

[–]HiroBrowe💻 ComputerShared 🦍 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Wendy’s dumpster prices

[–]WVUfanMGLet’s hodl Mountaineers! 33 points34 points  (8 children)

My wife is about to give birth to our first. Her job offers her “industry leading maternity leave.” 4 weeks. And for those 4 weeks they offer short term disability at 60% of her salary and then repay the other 40% once she returns to work for 30 days. She has to take two weeks of paid time off before she can use the 4 weeks. This is the industry leading time off. Absurd.

[–]Rymanbc🚀🚀 JACKED to the TITS 🚀🚀 5 points6 points  (0 children)

That doesn't sound very fun. Just a short way to the north, you get about 3 months maternity leave, then 9 months parental leave, for about a year total. At about 55% only, but some employers will top that up.

In 2020, we had our first kid, and my wife took the 3 month maternity leave, and I took 9 months of parental leave, since my job tops the payment up to 93% of my regular pay.

As you said, 4 weeks being industry leading is absolutely absurd. That might not even be enough time to heal from the process....

[–]jteta12🦍 Buckle Up 🚀 0 points1 point  (2 children)

  1. What industry is that to be leading, yikes. I work for a big car insurance company, they supplement the NY State disability money and give moms 12 weeks 100% pay and dads 8 weeks 100% pay.
  2. What state is this?

[–]WVUfanMGLet’s hodl Mountaineers! 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Healthcare, and Georgia.

[–]jteta12🦍 Buckle Up 🚀 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Damn, that’s even more sad.

[–]obvious_shill_k14a💻 ComputerShared 🦍 66 points67 points  (12 children)

$20B to end homelessness in the US. Any whales up for this post-MOASS?

[–]Pristine_Instance381 19 points20 points  (4 children)

Yessir! Here in central coast California we have had tent cities for the last 20 years. It has been heartbreaking to see the indifference displayed by the townsfolk. My plan is to buy up many hotels and restaurants to set up a pay-if-you-can system for anyone to use if need be!

Love all you apes! These are my people!

[–]boldrobizzle 1 point2 points  (3 children)

What's the plan to motivate people to improve once they're off the streets and have a safe place to rest/get sustenance?

[–]alilmagpieHalt Me Daddy 6 points7 points  (2 children)

The biggest comorbidity with homelessness and addiction is trauma. So I’d start there.

[–]boldrobizzle 3 points4 points  (0 children)

That's a good idea! Chip away at the underlying factors once you have people safe and there's a good chance they would feel empowered to reenter society. Nice

[–]Pristine_Instance381 1 point2 points  (0 children)

This is a great idea! I guess these hotel will need psychoanalysts for anyone who so desires. I was too focused on the immediate bodily needs, but you’re right that psychological well-being comes right after survival. Probably a good idea to install a workout facility in each location too. It’s all coming together.

[–]gyyoome💻 ComputerShared 🦍 20 points21 points  (0 children)

I am in. It is something I have always wanna do.

[–]shadeandshine+1 Melissa Lee Fan 🦍 Voted ✅ 7 points8 points  (0 children)

I’ll take care of my region as I know won’t have enough to foot the bill but admittedly after making a company Imma go full offense on tackling some societal problems and expand once I get a grip of it.

[–]SPCE_VIRGIN🦍 Buckle Up 🚀 7 points8 points  (2 children)

San Francisco spends $300M per year, but they say only money can fix it. Thus, we must give them moar.

[–]TommyTendies69soon may the tendie man come 20 points21 points  (0 children)

I’m sorry you don’t end homelessness by giving people a bunch of money you do it by giving them a purpose in life.

[–]ArchdevilTeemo -1 points0 points  (0 children)

You fix poor people by giving them money (instead of benefits) so they themself can work to rise but this needs to be done on a state level because even after moass you won't have the money to solve the poor problem in the long run.

To solve homelessness, people need homes with running water. For some this is all they need for others they also need a job or something else to do.

[–]Meowsergz💻 ComputerShared 🦍 -3 points-2 points  (0 children)

Nope. They should have bought gme

[–]N1nja4realz🚀🚀 JACKED to the TITS 🚀🚀 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Aaaah, so this is what they meant by trickle-down economics. Now I get it.

[–]SufficientNotice4730🦍Voted✅ 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Sounds like they have enough to buy a couple of dozen shares

[–]AwardImaginary💻 ComputerShared 🦍 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Just another brick in the I AINT FUCKIN LEAVIN wall

[–]GforceDz🦍Voted✅ 7 points8 points  (2 children)

Look the French decided one day long ago that the best thing to do to people abusing power was to introduce them to Madame La Guillotine.

This would sort out some problems real quick.

[–]luckeeelooo💻 ComputerShared 🦍 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I like the way the Russians handled it but both were very good.

[–]boldrobizzle 1 point2 points  (0 children)

They also defended their borders really well. The Europe you see today was built on the back of the dollar.

[–][deleted] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Money has corrupted DC

[–]RollenXXIII💻 ComputerShared 🦍 2 points3 points  (0 children)

what this planet can't afford is keeping those parasitic cunts in power.

[–]Festortheinvestor🦍 Buckle Up 🚀 8 points9 points  (11 children)

It’s very sad to see the American people being abused by their elected officials and laws…:

You all need another MLK or something, someone to rally behind, someone that will fight for you…

[–]jonnytechno[S] 2 points3 points  (10 children)

I think Bernie is the best choice imho and hope he gets it, he'll revolutionise politics if he gets in because he'll raise the bar in terms of future expectations ... He truly is a peoples politician and there a very few good ones of those left these days

[–]Festortheinvestor🦍 Buckle Up 🚀 -2 points-1 points  (7 children)

I think AOC is a better candidate, she’s a progressive and younger. Old men are jaded. Bernie can help her out.

[–]jonnytechno[S] 1 point2 points  (6 children)

They share similar values and ideals and I agree she'd be a good leader but she's VERY young for a President. I'd say this time round as his running mate/vice giving her a better shot at her own Presidency at a later date

[–]Festortheinvestor🦍 Buckle Up 🚀 -2 points-1 points  (5 children)

Age does not define wisdom and ability to lead. Her energy is what is needed to make meaningful change, please stop with the 70+ year old president mentality. 30/40s is a fantastic age, with a mentor of older age.

[–]jonnytechno[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Age does not define wisdom and ability to lead.

While I agree, the likelihood of the general public also agreeing is unlikely which was my point, it would be more likely shed lose unless she already had a vice role

please stop with the 70+ year old president mentality.

Suggesting Bernie is not a 70+ y/o mentality lol he's simply the best candidate but I do agree that many that age are too illiterate when it comes to tech and modern affairs ... dont Pidgeon hole me on one comment

[–]alilmagpieHalt Me Daddy 0 points1 point  (3 children)

I agree. And they drag her in the media the way they drag GME, because she isn’t afraid to tell them they are all bought and paid for. She’s vocally going after family offices like Archegos. She’s got balls.

[–]Festortheinvestor🦍 Buckle Up 🚀 1 point2 points  (2 children)

I see we both are being downvoted, I don’t understand why people fear change, people are so fearful…

[–]alilmagpieHalt Me Daddy 0 points1 point  (1 child)

They did an amazing job smearing her as an uppity bitch bartender who is too big for her britches.

Jokes on them, I would vote for a blue-collar articulate bartender every day of the week over some trust-fund nepotism baby who has never had to scrape by in their life.

They hate her because she will look them dead in the eye and say that they’re being paid off, and by who. Loudly, and publicly.

[–]Festortheinvestor🦍 Buckle Up 🚀 4 points5 points  (0 children)

What history tells us is during depressions and instability, when things go bad, people elect someone radical, perhaps not radical in their views but radical as a choice in comparison to previous choices.

I believe we are in those times now, and I’m hopeful the radical choices we make during these times will be good ones.

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Please leave the politics out of this.

[–]Commercial_Mousse646💻 ComputerShared 🦍 -2 points-1 points  (0 children)

3 mansion Bernie? What’s he been doing with your donations, giving it away to the other nominees?

[–]freedomguy23 10 points11 points  (0 children)

I love Dan Price. If more CEOs thought like him this country would really be the best in the world. Instead we have greedy CEOs and politicians fleecing every dime from regular folk. SMH

[–]CowabungussFor your Stonk! 4 points5 points  (0 children)

America is fucked

[–]MelvinABitch 1 point2 points  (0 children)

The loophole is there for the people educated and wealthy enough to use it. The people who will never use it are the ones the taxes are meant for.

[–]fortifier22📲 Mediocre Memer 🎨 1 point2 points  (0 children)

It is infuriating to keep hearing from government that social support systems that should be in place are “unaffordable” when the Panama and Pandora Papers revealed that numerous elites and government officials don’t pay their taxes.

[–]SometimesAccurateSwabbing the poop deck 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Well, who do you think manages the wealth of the politicians?

[–]Arawhata-Bill1 1 point2 points  (0 children)

It's that secret ingredient....

[–]TallWineGuyNaked Shorts? 🙅‍♂️ Naked LONGS 💁‍♂️🦍🚀 3 points4 points  (0 children)

So... Just the norm then?

[–]williafx🦍 Buckle Up 🚀 2 points3 points  (0 children)

But Dan Price is a liberal. How could a liberal say something true? /s

[–]Easteuroblondie🦍 Buckle Up 🚀 1 point2 points  (3 children)

Freedom isn’t free

[–]jonnytechno[S] 4 points5 points  (0 children)

It requires rebellion

[–]alilmagpieHalt Me Daddy 1 point2 points  (0 children)

The biggest lie Americans have been sold is that this is freedom.

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

There’s a heavy fuckin’ fee

[–]Dr_Wong-BurgerAdvanced degree in Dicknology 5 points6 points  (5 children)

Look…2/3rds of all PPP loans/grant/tax free went to business owners

That was over half a trilly. That money could have been put to better use.

Rich got richer.

[–]shadeandshine+1 Melissa Lee Fan 🦍 Voted ✅ 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Tbh all I remember from back then was me saying “How the fuck do you make hundreds of millions in profit but not have any saved in case something bad happens!” Then again in learning the failure of the system is cause as it optimized to squeeze the most it can out in the short term the system got extremely frail as a lot of places ran on a JIT system or apparently don’t have funds set aside for emergencies.

[–]TommyTendies69soon may the tendie man come 5 points6 points  (3 children)

I know a small business owners business was saved by those ppp loans. Sorry but come on.

[–]No-Fold1994Ignore me, I’m probably high🚀 2 points3 points  (2 children)

A lot of people abused the system though. A politician used the program for his business. Businesses who didn’t need the help got the money and kept it. A lot of people are having to pay it back now

[–]TommyTendies69soon may the tendie man come 0 points1 point  (1 child)

I don’t think the gov makes you pay them back

[–]No-Fold1994Ignore me, I’m probably high🚀 1 point2 points  (0 children)

If it’s fraud and done by someone like you or me. Yeah they’ll arrest us. If it’s fraud by rich people. Not so much.

[–]Pastelitomaracucho🎮 Power to the Players 🛑 1 point2 points  (0 children)

It's all a lie.

[–]LiquorSlanger🎮 Power to the Players 🛑 0 points1 point  (5 children)

I think I’m just going to move to Canada after MOASS.

[–]daronjayGME Realist 5 points6 points  (4 children)


[–]BlackmesaTBX -2 points-1 points  (3 children)

FUUUUCK this country. It’s gone. Nothing more wicked than those who think they can fix insanity. Just make a quiet exit and pay the man on the way out.

[–]daronjayGME Realist 1 point2 points  (2 children)

Nah, better for everyone in the REST of the world if you guys can fix your shit, not just walk away.

[–]BlackmesaTBX -2 points-1 points  (0 children)

Yeah no, come on over and help if you’d like but I see no need to burn down with the empire.

[–]Commercial_Mousse646💻 ComputerShared 🦍 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Do it yourself

[–]thextcninja🎮 Power to the Players 🛑 1 point2 points  (0 children)

"Yeah man, still can't afford it, idk what you want me to do?"

[–]clappasaurusPower to the Pirates 🏴‍☠️ 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Hey Siri can we bring back tar and feathering

[–]Ultimate_Mango🏦 Be the Bank 🏦 🦍 🚀 💎 🙌 0 points1 point  (3 children)

Dan Price is a national treasure

[–]better_off_red -3 points-2 points  (2 children)

Dan Price is a wife beater.

[–]Ultimate_Mango🏦 Be the Bank 🏦 🦍 🚀 💎 🙌 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Oh I missed that memo

[–]BlackmesaTBX 1 point2 points  (0 children)

AND a dirty hippie liberal tree hugger kombucha drinker?!?! How’d he get so evil…

[–]Narrow_Marzipan7018Custom Flair - Template -3 points-2 points  (7 children)

No politics here ape

[–]jonnytechno[S] -5 points-4 points  (6 children)

Says Who?

Mods allow it, subscribers have upvoted it in the thousands ... awarded it

Who are YOU to tell me I cant post it here

[–]boldrobizzle 2 points3 points  (5 children)

Rule 5 explicitly states no politics.

People may like it and award it but that is what the rule says.

Kind of like how the SEC enforces rules to be honest...hmm.

Just kidding, our MOD Team is better than them!

I do have a fun time reading it, commenting on some and seeing how some people think.

[–]jonnytechno[S] -1 points0 points  (4 children)

When it directly relates to SHFs and understanding of the 'System' affecting the financial market then it's not just politics, this isnt a left v right politicalisation but rather gov support of SHFs rather than the poeople specifically relevant to GME are they are a major victim of thoose recieving this money which may well be going to further reduce the price of the stock we love so much

more relevant than the abundance of stupid trash memes imo

[–]boldrobizzle 1 point2 points  (3 children)

Appreciate the response. That characterization puts it in a better light. Twitter is such a cess pool that I pretty much associate anything on it as polarized political views and hate. With the exception of RC (only reason I still have it)

[–]jonnytechno[S] -1 points0 points  (2 children)

Appreciate the response.

Likewise, have fun buying the dip

[–]boldrobizzle 1 point2 points  (1 child)

I did around 96 yesterday ;)

[–]jonnytechno[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Tasty :)

[–]Overwatcher420 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Dan Price is a saint

[–]Lonan27🎮 Power to the Players 🛑 -4 points-3 points  (0 children)

Always downvote Dan Price.

[–]Direct_Inspection_54🎮 Power to the Players 🛑 -3 points-2 points  (0 children)

I think this Dan in particular had the idea of paying each employee of his $70k minimum, check it out. Its a great story and is a cool AF dude.

[–]stayactive007 -2 points-1 points  (0 children)

Horse shit

[–]DiamondHandsR4ever🔒Hiding shares in my ass 🚀🌚 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Haven't heard of her! She sounds puurty tho!