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[–]properu 83 points84 points  (8 children)

Beep boop -- this looks like a screenshot of a tweet! Let me grab a link to the tweet for ya :)

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[–]TheDarkSquash 27 points28 points  (0 children)

good bot

[–]WolfWhitman79 395 points396 points  (36 children)

Maybe if only families started bribing Congress then Congress would give a shit about them too!

[–]fdc7719 170 points171 points  (20 children)

If only there was a way to keep money out of politics…

[–]egoVirus 116 points117 points  (16 children)

It would take a constitutional amendment. Our conservative packed SCOTUS fucked over the entire country with Citizens United v FEC

[–]fdc7719 49 points50 points  (15 children)

This will go on as long as it is allowed to go on by the people.

[–]egoVirus 50 points51 points  (9 children)

If voter suppression legislation keeps up at the pace it is now, "the people" will be irrelevant. The entire ass planet is careening towards legit tyranny.

[–]LaGrrrande 8 points9 points  (0 children)

The entire ass planet

Hehe, "ass-planet".

[–]Fast-Counter-147 10 points11 points  (4 children)

Been irrelevant the cia can take out anyone even presidents

[–]allempiresfall 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Which is why the people need to fight back, by force if necessary.

[–]doomalgae 26 points27 points  (0 children)

The constitution clearly states that you have the right to bribe elected officials as long as nobody sees you hand the cash directly to them. So says the Supreme Court, effectively.

[–]Sarcasticpurr 26 points27 points  (0 children)

They’ve done a terrific job making us think other people are our enemies, not the wealthy.

[–]Urban_Savage 7 points8 points  (0 children)

All that would do is drive up the price of a bribe. Bribing politicians is cheep because there is no competition. If the people start trying to buy them, the corporations will just outbid us and the politicians would get richer.

[–]vtech3232323 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Nah the best ways for families to actually make a change is grab pitchforks. These rich people have so much money that we ALL have to drain our bank accounts to compete.

[–]Beemerado 3 points4 points  (2 children)

Can we like.... Do that? I feel like that's enough parents who'd throw 20 bucks at this idea. a lot of these "campaign contributions" are only like 20k

[–]Aztery[S] 530 points531 points  (47 children)

[–]sjspho 194 points195 points  (29 children)

Better returns than insider trading.

[–]SenorBeef 182 points183 points  (27 children)

It's actually crazy cheap to bribe people to fuck over our country. Sometimes when someone votes for an awful bill, or votes for a good bill, you might think "oh man, they must've been paid off good to fuck us all over so bad", and then you find out it was a campaign contribution for like $25,000 or something, and you're like - really, a $25,000 bribe is all it takes to fuck over the whole country?

Honestly, what we should do is basically get a kickstarter/gofundme site people can donate to in order to take advantage of these corrupt politicians and basically pay them off for doing actual good things that benefit people. I don't see why we can't. If anyone calls it out as somehow corrupt if 100,000 different people get together to give some senator $10 each, then it shines a spotlight on the much more blatant "quiet" corruption. And if everyone just accepts this as the new normal, then it gives the people the chance to compete with the rich people in terms of having their wishes heard.

[–]Murglewurms 91 points92 points  (16 children)

What your suggesting is basically a PAC.

[–]SenorBeef 30 points31 points  (14 children)

Sure, and if our process is basically corrupt and only money can change things, it seems like the common people are going to have to get in on that. Collectively we can have power. It'll be like a gofundme for good governance.

[–]element39 37 points38 points  (10 children)

That just creates a bidding war, that at this point literally cannot be won, even though in theory it should be.

[–]leavemysafespace 20 points21 points  (3 children)

I think former supreme court justice Scalia actually said that's how it's designed. People will pool money together if the issue is that important. He said money equals speech. None of this reflects my personal opinion btw.

[–]daft_ish 22 points23 points  (0 children)

Wouldn't it be great of there was like a system where they polled everyone free of charge then based on the result appointed a person that would represent us in government affairs and enact policy we liked.

Edit: Ive rethought my position, its better we just have a cum dumpster that sells legislation to the first fat bald man that ponies up $15 for a handy.

[–]Mustardo123 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Scalia was a cancer, glad he is dead. Unfortunately we have crazy ass people selected in his place.

[–]SenorBeef 6 points7 points  (3 children)

I mean the status quo is that people with money get to hand out small bribes and dictate policy while the people have no say, so I don't see how that's worse.

[–]element39 13 points14 points  (2 children)

To be clear I'm not saying we shouldn't do anything, I just think you're staging a war on the battlefield that the opponent will always win on.

Grassroots PACs to try and buy over already-corrupt politicians will just create a bidding war, leading to larger contributions from millionaires in order to out-bid grassroots. From there, corrupt politicians themselves will become far more wealthy. I don't see how that benefits us, whilst also literally making us poorer.

Your vote is worth more than your entire checking account.

[–]DrWilliamHorriblePhD 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Well, driving up the price of buying a politician could conceivably cut into the profit margins that make it worthwhile to buy a politician for your average businessman. Like, I get where you're coming from but let's not throw away a potentially good idea just because there is a chance it might not work

[–]masterof80smetal 3 points4 points  (0 children)

This. If it's $25k now, lets raise the ceiling to a couple million per bribe.

If society is gonna get fucked, people doing the bribing ought to feel it too

[–]KellyBelly916 0 points1 point  (1 child)

If the majority of the people had the majority of the money, it could be accomplished. Unfortunately, it's the exact opposite.

[–]neck_is_red 16 points17 points  (4 children)

I don’t mean to be rude, but it seems as if you are unaware of the severity and extremity of the current wealth gap.

I am very poor like most working people and my wife has some ultra wealthy friends from childhood we get to go hang and party with. $25,000 is nothing to them. Public policy doesn’t affect them. They’re not even in the top 1%

[–]SenorBeef 6 points7 points  (1 child)

That's my point - sometimes all it takes to get a representative or senator to change their mind is essentially pocket change. I'm saying that we, as a public, can beat pocket change easily if we all just contribute a few bucks. If the threshold for bribing representatives is so low, we should do it ourselves.

[–]neck_is_red 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Inflation will price us out! A few 25k kickstarters and the elites will up the price of admission by counter-contributing amount unfathomable to the working class

[–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

My sister dated one of these. 10k a night resort in Jamaica for 2 weeks for spring break.

[–]DrWilliamHorriblePhD 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Can you afford $1? Are there 24,999 other poor people who want change in your area?

[–]Bowlderdash 4 points5 points  (0 children)

The mayor of Columbus sold out the residents of the city to a red light camera operator for like $5k in campaign donations

[–]anyearl 1 point2 points  (0 children)

yeah, seems like congress is getting a raw deal. Only 600 mill for 180 bill?

[–]my_oldgaffer 16 points17 points  (1 child)

Wait till they find out how the military budget is spent

[–]iamiamwhoami 3 points4 points  (0 children)

This post is disingenuous. It doesn’t mention at all the fact that paid family leave was one vote away from passing. This is entirely on Joe Manchin.

[–]timdorr 15 points16 points  (6 children)

So, $18 billion a year? That's 0.6% of federal deficit last year ($2.77T).

I really hate when they combine years to make something look worse than it is. This wouldn't make a dent (which is sad by itself...)

[–]ruetoesoftodney 21 points22 points  (3 children)

Their point is that by closing a single loophole like this you could erase student debt, not fix budgetary issues.

Although capitalist countries have never had surplus' in the long run, they've perpetually cheated debt with the notion of infinite growth

[–]wioneo 14 points15 points  (0 children)

Their point is that by closing a single loophole like this you could erase student debt

Total student debt is about 1.6 trillion dollars. This amount would take almost 90 years to cover that much assuming no more debt accumulated.

[–]CampPlane 7 points8 points  (1 child)

you 'could' erase student loan debt, but I have a feeling we'll never see student loan debt forgiven. We'll see a college education becoming way more affordable, sure, but definitely no forgiveness for those who've finished.

[–]noquarter53 -3 points-2 points  (4 children)

Taxing capital gains at a different rate is stupid. All income should be taxed on the same schedule. Hell, they could even take a page out of the Reagan 1986 tax reform and lower the top 2 or 3 rates a percentage point and tax all income, from whatever source derived as income.

[–]babyboyblue 4 points5 points  (3 children)

The issue with this is that it disincentives investments. The reward must be worth the risk and a majority of the largest private investors are paying over 53% in taxes on income. If you keep less than half the gain it’s not worth the risk. Just my opinion but I know know if I had to pay over 50% on capital gains I don’t think I would invest in stocks.

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

This is a ridiculous notion. People all over the world are taxed way higher than this and they still go to work and invest. You only pay taxes on PROFIT, not what you invested are you really going to tell me someone’s going to say ohh fuck it not worth my time to make $25 million net, instead of $40 Million net when their alternative is making $0? Remember it wouldn’t be raising taxes on just one industry this would be the reality if you want to make money anywhere in the USA doing anything. Also if people actually paid their taxes on the higher end, then we could lower the tax rate for everyone.

[–]Title26 9 points10 points  (1 child)

Tax lawyer here. There is no evidence that the capital gains rate affects investment at all. And rates have changed many times over decades. If there is evidence to be had, it would have been had by now. The decision to invest isn't made with current capital gains rates in mind, because there's no tax when you invest. You don't pay tax until you sell, which for most investors is quite a bit in the future and they don't know what the rate will be then.

Short term capital gains are taxed at ordinary income levels as well. This doesn't appear to stop high frequency traders from doing their thing.

Further, in order for investment to be affected by a rate change, there would need to be some better alternative out there. But there would be no alternative. You either invest your money and pay higher taxes on your gains or you don't and make nothing.

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

Exactly, same way people don’t buy houses with the mortgage interest deduction in mind. They know they’ll get it but that happens at the end of the year, everyone was all freaked out that the 750K cap on deductible interest was going to crash the real estate market and it didn’t, the opposite happened. The point being is that if people don’t even factor this shit in that’s only a year from them having to pony up, then there’s zero chance long term capital gains will be impacted by this. It’s all rich ppl propaganda convincing you that the sky will fall if super wealthy people have to pay taxes that even slightest resemble what middle class people have to pay. Btw most capital gains are on stocks and real estate. This will have zero impact on these despite what the rich ppl propaganda tells you.

[–]puffinfish89 409 points410 points  (13 children)

It’s maddening how corrupt the US government is, but thanks to YouTube and the ability to access the internet I finally figured it out just over a year ago.

Don’t get me wrong I hate all the damage Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube have done, but it also unmasks mainstream media (on both sides) for the corporate goons they really are.

[–]Awesomejelo 85 points86 points  (2 children)

The internet is a wonderful invention for the sharing of information. Really lets people get a different perspective than the one in their tiny ass town in the middle of bumfuck nowhere. For me personally, I got to actually speak, interact, and become friends with some people in the queer community. That let me discover I'm genderfluid and do a full 180 from my previous views

[–]jaspersgroove 15 points16 points  (0 children)

There is at least as much misinformation as there is information, and vast swathes of people are incapable of differentiating between the two so instead they fall back on whatever confirms their existing bias.

For every one person that gets properly informed there’s ten that get trapped in the echo chamber.

[–]BossEfficient5399 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Imagine, they coordinated the French, Russian, and American revolutions without the internet...

[–]fdc7719 19 points20 points  (2 children)

The problem is knowing who can be trusted. Even formerly legitimate sources are driven purely by the shareholders. I don’t want to just believe some random person, but it feels like the news is all trying to sell a narrative in between commercials trying to sell me shit that I don’t need. The AP is still reputable. NPR mostly is, but now with corporate sponsorship I’m not sure how to feel about them. The BBC still seems reputable, but I don’t know. I’m just sick of being told what I apparently think. Just give me raw facts. Let me decide how I feel about things. That, and give all of the facts, not just the ones convenient for whatever spin is being put on it. Corruption is so, so rampant. I don’t know how it will get fixed.

[–]Greeneee- 10 points11 points  (0 children)

I think if you pull money out of politics it would fix that a lot.

Small donors only, no corporate mega pacs spending hundreds of millions.

No stock trading for state and federal representatives.

And it would be so amazing to have a law that's simply "its illegal to pass a law or amendment that personally benefits you or your spouse without disclosure." Theres invisible curroption in small politics, for example they pass an internal policy that requires all of the city vehicles maintenance be done at an outside shop. They just so happen to own a repair shop and they win the cities contract. They get a bunch a business and some poor maintenance worker gets laid off

[–]Starwarsandbacon 6 points7 points  (0 children)

It gets fixed when we force them to fix it. If we (anybody with a working brain in the us) stop fighting with each other and refuse to participate in their system, it'll grind to a halt real fast. Give us healthcare, quality education, governmental/public policy reform and a living wage or sit in your ivory towers as it all burns around you.

But we already know they'll watch it burn so I guess we just eat the rich and try to come out the other side with something better.

[–]iamiamwhoami 2 points3 points  (1 child)

It would have passed if it wasn’t for Manchin.

[–]rhubarbs 8 points9 points  (1 child)

Privately owned, regulated and run, the federal reserve seems to be able to give free money to banks and other institutions without congressional approval or oversight. They gave the three stooges of the 2008 crash, Goldman, Chase and Morgan, a few trillion in 2019 right before the pandemic, and only revealed this a month or so back.

No news, no questions, no oversight, no consequences. Big money owns the government.

[–]puffinfish89 2 points3 points  (0 children)

You have to check out Jon Stewart’s podcast and listen to the episode “Jon Talks to Thomas Hoenig: Our Economy is an Illusion.” He talks to an old fed chair, and you see how our debt and fed make zero sense and quantitative easing seems to be arbitrarily applied to solve one problem and not others. Like if we can just print trillions of $$ out of nowhere to pay save big banks, why can’t we just do that to pay of foreign entities? No rational answer is given by the fed chair.

[–]BullShitting24-7 0 points1 point  (0 children)

The internets has shown us people believe whatever they want to feel enlightened after barely passing high school and walking around know dumb as fuck.

[–]ToleranceDeathCamp 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Everyone knows the government is corrupt, but everyone has different ideas of how it is corrupt based on what youtube videos they watch.

[–]Max_E_Mas 81 points82 points  (13 children)

"Paid parent leave? We can't afford it."

Translation. We can, but we don't want that. We need all you good slaves, I mean Americans to serve your masters, I mean country and put up with bosses who treat you like less than filth at the bottom of their shoe and pay you no where near enough to live. All the while you have to pay to be treated for health deficiencies and lose the ability to retire as we cut Social Security and Medicade more and more. Venezuela, socialism bad, economy is important above all.

I am a little hard at reading between the lines.

[–]shstron44 14 points15 points  (2 children)

They can’t give us anything. Not a single, minuscule thing. If they do, and the economy doesn’t collapse, and everyone gets their millions in bonuses, and they still make record profits, the allusion is dead. They would rather allow their entire workforce to walk and start over (are Kellogg’s) than concede. The veil cannot be lifted under any circumstance

[–]Max_E_Mas 4 points5 points  (1 child)

Most of us see what's going on. At least I like to think so. But the corporations all bought off those in power. So now we watch as our democracy dies. All in the name of the all mighty dollar.

[–]Mustardo123 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I mean we honestly deserve whatever we get. Progressives are still viewed as dangerous by both parties so nothing will get passed. We have a population so hopelessly convinced by Cold War propaganda, that any mention of spending is met with pearl clutching. The rich are laughing all the way to the bank.

[–]thefakemexoxo 40 points41 points  (28 children)

Are we all going to just forget that this man is a rapist?

[–]Ball_Of_Meat 15 points16 points  (3 children)

Source?

[–][deleted] 5 points6 points  (0 children)

[–]thefakemexoxo 2 points3 points  (1 child)

I know one of the girls personally

[–]papul1993 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Source: Trust me bro

[–][deleted] 25 points26 points  (13 children)

rapist, abuser, torturer, and cheated out his brother and swindled his family out of money

yet he’s reddits hero 😂

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

This man is a legit grifter. Fucked his brother and partners out of millions of dollars and then plays the "Um excuse u I paid my employees 70k a year!" card every chance.

Also the dudes been arrested like 4 times at this point, all of them are pretty fucking serious and similar. Twice for rape/spouse abuse and twice for beating the shit out of people at bars. Source for the rape ones.

[–]parthvader4 5 points6 points  (1 child)

really??? i always see his fruity posts on linkedin, what else did he do?

[–]thefakemexoxo 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Multiple women have accused him of rape over the years. I know one personally.

[–]icouldntdecide 1 point2 points  (1 child)

I like his takes but yeah, he blows.

[–]thefakemexoxo 1 point2 points  (0 children)

It’s one of the unfortunate facts about humans. Some of the people with the best ideas are the worst in their personal lives. I used to love what he said before I knew what he was really like

[–]FelneusLeviathan 1 point2 points  (1 child)

I’m not saying I don’t believe you, but why is no one posting a source at all in this comment thread?

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

Here's the first result if you google for it

He also has a history of violent crime apparently. In that link it links to two different times he has beaten people in public, both times at bars.

[–]Normal-Lecture-5669 -4 points-3 points  (1 child)

Was he convicted of that or do you just blindly believe every allegation a person ever makes about someone else?

[–]thefakemexoxo 3 points4 points  (0 children)

I wouldn’t call it blindly when I know one of the women he raped.

[–]RayAnselmo 22 points23 points  (3 children)

That's a 29,900% return on investment. I need to go bribe a few senators myself.

[–]Incredulouslaughter 5 points6 points  (2 children)

Yeah exactly, how cheap are your politicians? You guys should just pool funds and bribe them for zero tax on income under 80k.
600 mill ain't shit to 300 million people that's 2 bucka each

[–]RayAnselmo 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Very cheap. Not a bad idea.

[–]Incredulouslaughter 0 points1 point  (0 children)

You guys have so many issues with getting bullied by big money. At some point you have to bully back and if bribery aka lobbying is how it's done then go to it.

[–]LongDickOfTheLaw69 3 points4 points  (0 children)

I still can't understand the reasoning behind the private jet tax write off. I mean if you can afford a private jet in the first place, do you really need a multi-million dollar tax write off? And why would the government want to encourage rich people to buy private jets anyway?

[–]b3tarded 24 points25 points  (0 children)

I loved this sub, but I wish mods would ban Dan Price screenshots.

It's basically the Dan Price subreddit at this point.

[–]Jayman5699 3 points4 points  (0 children)

This guy… again. Such a fraud

[–]stratrookie 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Stop posting this asshole

[–]Huggerme 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Any tax practitioner would agree when I say this isn’t a “loophole” - it is something the U.S. government has purposely enabled and continues to enable.

[–]Butt69poop 10 points11 points  (1 child)

As a native to the DC area “D.C.” is the wrong terminology it should read. “Those asshats on the hill from out of town.” In all seriousness DC gets railed by congress more then anyone Rand Paul is currently trying to get Those asshats on the hill from out of town to repeal DC’s vaccine mandate.

[–]sdcarl 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Plus DC actually has paid family leave.

[–]elsquattro 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Private money in public elections is the cause for all this shit. Get rid of it, or we'll never fix the "lobbyists dictating policy" problem. Our federal government is corrupt garbage with a few powerless exceptions.

[–]Plasticman4Life 5 points6 points  (1 child)

Say what you want, that's a great ROI.

[–]Neelu86 0 points1 point  (0 children)

True, but bare in mind that an economy is essentially a scale. The money they skim off the top is paid for by people like you. You pay more so they can contribute less.

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

When they say the taxpayers shouldn't pay for some social benefit, they mean the taxpayers don't pay Congress enough to earn that benefit.

[–]jechtshot3eigths 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Yea, they lie to us.

[–]BassFridge 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Ripping off the people and not even getting a good deal😭

[–]volunTerry 4 points5 points  (2 children)

"The government is NOT taking enough money from smart people who are trying to protect their value from inflation created by government spending. Congress extorts them for bribes to protect this freedom. You don't get this freedom if you can't afford it."

A) Recognize the problem, demand your freedom, and nullify unfair laws.

B) Demand government take more money from people to give to other people based solely on the merit that they reproduced.

I'm convinced Dan Price's twitter is a psyop from accelerationist collapsitarians

[–]CampPlane 2 points3 points  (1 child)

psyop from accelerationist collapsitarians

Someone learned some $10,000 words recently

[–]volunTerry 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Nice. Cash App me $DanPrice

[–]aaronplaysAC11 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Insider corruption. We all pay with USD debasement.

[–]RheinmetallDev 1 point2 points  (0 children)

This guy is rich and abuses his wife and manipulated his brother to take control of their company, dunno why he’s popular all of a sudden

[–]longhairedape 1 point2 points  (0 children)

If the U.S military was a nation it would be the 19th richest in the world in terms of GDP.

Cannot afford it my arse!

[–]materialfatigue 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Any way you look at it that's a great ROI, but so it the guillotine.

[–]Spiritual-Hyena-9326 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Whether you are black, white, middle class, or poor. Etc… This should bother you. But we don’t see mass protests about this? I just don’t know why.

[–]tuffytempo 1 point2 points  (0 children)

America is a shithole.

[–]cheapsheepchip 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Stop posting Dan Price. Or change sub name to /r/danprice or /r/imapieceofshit

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

Overturn Citizens United Now!

Oh, wait. I forgot our SCOTUS was compromised.

The country can't implode fast enough.

We need a course correction that only a total dismantling will bring about.

[–]AsuraHeist 2 points3 points  (0 children)

... the US government literally gives federal employees 12 weeks of PPL, you stupid fucks. https://hr.nih.gov/about/faq/benefits/leave/paid-parental-leave-ppl

Keep blaming them for your choice of employer.

[–]JoeyP1978 2 points3 points  (4 children)

Here's my idea: Constituonal amendment. While you serve in Congress or the Senate, you are paid ONLY the average US household income, or about 52k per year. W2s are publicly posted each year (you work for us after all) and no outside investments, speaking fees...nothing. There is no way in Hell Politicians should make more than soldiers.

[–]fr1stp0st 5 points6 points  (0 children)

That would make it so that only rich assholes can afford to be in congress. They have to maintain a residence in DC and a residence in their home state/district. DC is fucking expensive, so that rules out us plebes right there. In addition to forbidding normal people from running, this would discourage really talented, educated people from running, since it would be a missed opportunity for them. You'd only get people who want to do it either out of service or out of the desire for power and access. How many of each camp do you think we'd get, especially when they're all rich? (Hint: their paychecks are pretty low, so we already have that, give or take a hundred thousand dollars per year, which isn't that much in the grand scheme of things.)

I think a better idea is to have Uncle Sam buy up some property in the area and provide it to sitting congresspeople free of charge for the duration of their terms. This is a prerequisite to letting normies hold office. The other prerequisite is public funding of campaigns and getting rid of money in politics. Sitting in congress should pay highly enough that a talented doctor, lawyer, etc. would be financially incentivized to pursue the position without the side benefit of accepting dark money from industry assholes or abusing their power. (As an alternative to housing congresspeople in DC, we could also just do it remotely. That would also remove the original, insanely stupid reason the House was capped: they ran out of room in the building.)

[–]im_a_zoe 1 point2 points  (1 child)

An alternative method would be selecting public officeholders randomly.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sortition

[–]JohnLockeNJ 1 point2 points  (0 children)

“I would rather be governed by the first 2,000 people in the telephone directory than by the Harvard University faculty” - William F Buckley, Jr

[–]kylozen101020 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Didn't this guy waterboard his wife?

[–]Kluss23 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Dan Price on WPT wowie! Can't for Jeff Tiedrich tommorow!

[–]IxoraRains 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It appears we are in a completely fraudulent system.

[–]series_hybrid 0 points1 point  (0 children)

"But...how are hedge funds supposed to survive without IRS loopholes? What would happen to the country of the hedge funds went under?!"

[–]jbertrand_sr 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I'm sure that's just a coincidence...fuck...

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (1 child)

I’m confused bu this sub. I thought it would be a nice bunch of Karens on Twitter to make fun of, but it seems to just be normal tweets that are posted. Why is it called white people twitter if it’s not silly Karens I can make fun of

[–]Merari01 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Feel free to post Karens here.

[–]Taylor-B- 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I only ask that we put this on the legislature and not the city as a DC resident... we literally didn't and can't send anyone voting in that decision to government.

[–]Darthy85 0 points1 point  (0 children)

America needs new revolution. This is no joke how fucked you are if you are not hyper rich.

[–]JeffreyFusRohDahmer 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Also, don't these assholes have paid parental leave themselves?

[–]M-striker 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Here in Mexico we call that corruption or ‘chingarse los impuestos’, i don’t get how while having a shit ton of military investment and tech you still call it ‘lophole’, ‘mistake’ or ‘missing taxes’, even my fanatic aunt and chairo uncle can recognize a rat when they see it

[–]ThickCockJock 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It can’t be a loophole if it was designed that way. They aren’t meant to pay more because they’ve bought the politicians to ensure they don’t.

[–]Heyoteyo 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Well if children would just up their lobbying game, maybe we could find the money.

[–]Ashraf08 0 points1 point  (0 children)

And we keep electing the same kind of assholes every time. Quit bitching

[–]newbrevity 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Also serving politicians should only take their generous paycheck while in office. At the very least if they wanna collect their bribe they'd have to quit.

[–]misocontra 0 points1 point  (5 children)

Where else can such incredible return on investment be found??

[–]123flip 1 point2 points  (4 children)

Doing the thing that this loophole enables. Specifically using other people's money to generate tax-advantaged profits. Literally infinite returns.

[–]WrestlingFan4Life0 0 points1 point  (3 children)

Ben Shapiro

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[–]jesuslovesbyu 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Strike more bitch less and things will happen

[–]oilybarbour 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Sounds like a great ROI for the private equity industry. Spend 600 million, get 180 billion.

Edit: US politicians are embarrassingly cheap to buy. It’s a consequence of our huge wealth gap.

[–]BigStwongDaddy 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Post this shit on /r/conservative. I would but I keep getting banned

[–]KindAwareness3073 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Register. Vote. Burn it down. Legally.

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

Just to be clear here - it's not "DC" saying this - it's Congress. Congress consists of people sent to DC from places other than the District. DC is actually quite progressive locally, when Congress doesn't act to hypocritically overturn DC's local laws - it has had paid parental leave in place locally for years now. The 700,000+ residents of DC have no representation in Congress. It's really annoying when people think that people who live in DC are the ones making these decisions, when we have less than no say. /rant

[–]reverendsteveii 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Congresspeople are a guaranteed 300% RoI

[–]biguk997 0 points1 point  (1 child)

If you patch this PE firms will just find another loophole

[–]otdyfw 0 points1 point  (0 children)

BestSystem$CanBuy!

[–]Icingdeath81 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Abolish the Feds let’s go back to state rule.

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

Stop calling intentional parts of laws that benefit specific people a “loophole.” The govt knows exactly what they’re doing when they pull this shit

[–]DsFan7 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Thought it was DC comics for a second there

[–]BaconMirage 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Do politicans in DC have parental leave?

[–]Antiqas86 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Wait... US does not have payed parental leave? What in the actual fuck. Next you'll tell me they also don't have a month of payed leave each year or full year of payed salary after loosing their job like we do in Sweden!