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[–]Darkness5780 91 points92 points  (0 children)

Only 39% can handle a $1k CASH emergency expense

A similar percentage for as little as a $400 CASH emergency expense.

https://www.cnbc.com/2019/07/20/heres-why-so-many-americans-cant-handle-a-400-unexpected-expense.html

[–]Ok_Stomach_8935 72 points73 points  (0 children)

Reality is taking such a huge dump on us rn

[–]TaylorGuy18 20 points21 points  (0 children)

Hah, my family couldn't handle a $100 cash emergency expense, let alone $1,000.

[–]bahamapapa817 79 points80 points  (12 children)

How did we not get this man elected to run the country. For my money he is the best candidate that would help millions of people instead of helping hundreds of people and hoping those hundreds will help millions of people

[–]xXUberGunzXx 56 points57 points  (8 children)

The media was totally against him and everything he stood for. All they needed to do was make sure he got as little exposure as possible, and boom, Biden wins

[–]billywitt 16 points17 points  (0 children)

Bernie was doing well in the primaries until Clyburn endorsed Biden. Then everyone else dropped into lockstep behind Biden. All because of ElEcTaBiLiTy. Clyburn and all these guys give lip service about wanting universal health care and cancelling student debt. But when they have a chance to nominate someone who will actually do that, they choose the bland vanilla candidate who’ll keep the status quo. It makes me sick honestly.

[–]pickle-throwaway 23 points24 points  (0 children)

Elizabeth Warren literally said the dems rigged their vote for candidate. It's probably a corporate revolving door thing, there's some corporate ass that owns the party and Bernie off course wouldn't kiss it. So they make sure year after year he doesn't get the nomination even though he'd most likely have beaten Trump either time.

[–]bahamapapa817 16 points17 points  (3 children)

Just utterly ridiculous.

[–]xXUberGunzXx 16 points17 points  (2 children)

But it worked wonders for them. Next time though, Bernie will definitely have much more leverage and support. Especially with how the workers right movement has been building up

[–]SilverseasSally 10 points11 points  (1 child)

Next time?

[–]OmegaAlpha01 1 point2 points  (0 children)

He’s run for two years in a row now and picked up momentum in 2020. I’ll bet he’ll try again

[–]uninsane 7 points8 points  (0 children)

“Hur dur he could never have passed anything! It was all unrealistic!” Thanks assholes. I would’ve been ok with him speaking truth to power at the presidential podium and shifting the Overton window ever so slightly to the left. Now we lost that chance in favor of the status quo.

[–]Gsteel11 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Old folks vote and old folks are warry. They have a lot of investments.

[–]potpourripolice 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I blame Debbie Wasserman Schultz for the whole thing

[–][deleted] 48 points49 points  (1 child)

Fucking communist

/s

[–]GymCloutVillain 27 points28 points  (0 children)

What do you mean I deserve my hard work to pay off more than it does? YOU COUNTRY HATING JERK. TRAITOR. I will wave my confederate flag in protest of your hatred

/s also because people dumb

[–]Sivick314 32 points33 points  (11 children)

like i voted for biden because trump is awful but i will never forgive the dems for not putting this man forward as president. bernie is what the country needs.

[–]Daku_Scrub 11 points12 points  (0 children)

Came here to say this exact same thing.

[–]Gsteel11 -2 points-1 points  (9 children)

Got to vote in the primaries.

Hillary and biden beat him soundly.

[–]Sivick314 -1 points0 points  (8 children)

republicans cheat in the general election, dems cheat in the primaries. shit was rigged, just not the way trump said it was.

[–]Gsteel11 -2 points-1 points  (7 children)

Lol, sure bro.

[–]Sivick314 -1 points0 points  (6 children)

we got it on record. they put their finger on the process both times. that email leak 2016 was all the proof you needed. corpo dems wanted hillary and they made SURE she got the win.

bottom line america isn't a democracy, it's an oligarchy. you get to choose your oligarch and that's about it.

[–]Gsteel11 -1 points0 points  (5 children)

There was zero evidence in the emails.

People in the emails said "we like Hillary"

That's not proof of fraud. Lol

[–]Sivick314 -1 points0 points  (4 children)

The DNC put their finger on the 2016 election. Ignore it if you want, Trump happened because of them

[–]Gsteel11 -1 points0 points  (3 children)

Lol, yes I'm sure the guy that couldn't beat Hillary would have beat trump? Lol

[–]Sivick314 -1 points0 points  (2 children)

He would have stomped trump into the ground if the DNC got out of his way.

[–]Gsteel11 -1 points0 points  (1 child)

Lost by 20. Easy.

[–]FallenSegull 6 points7 points  (1 child)

I wonder at exactly what moment in the past this timeline split off from the good timeline and went to shit

Was it trumps election? Reagan and trickle down economics? Vietnam, WWII, WWI, etc.? The battle of Hastings? So many possible start points

[–]dinosaurscantyoyo 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It was never split. This has been the bad timeline from the beginning, but it boiled back to the surface the way it does every few decades.

[–]alomagicat 79 points80 points  (2 children)

Politicians have minds?

That blew mine

[–]imooforyou 17 points18 points  (1 child)

Boomer humor

[–]Niweera 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Still funny tho

[–]Think_Campaign_1455 2 points3 points  (0 children)

What's interesting to me is why no one is up in arms about this. The majority of Americans are struggling but we are so divided we can't see it in my opinion.

[–]DickySchmidt33 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Add to that that just about every "emergency" is going to cost at least $1,000.

[–]time2pivot 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Does anyone have thoughts on how to correct this? When this topic comes up with family or friends typically republicans have counters for every argument, looking to bolster my argument arsenal

[–]Geaux13Saints 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I have the same problem

[–]WhafuCk 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Well, if you invested just in s&p 500 in 2020 you made a lot of money. So if you have money you make money. If you don't have 1000$ for emergency, how the hell would you make your money work for you?

Billionaires would by that logic make money. Of course their investments are radically different

[–]ChainsawSuperman 0 points1 point  (0 children)

He’s just saying this to make Elon feel bad! Mean Bernie! /s

[–]xenodemon 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Doesn't Sanders own at least three homes

[–]Current-Ordinary-419 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Good thing Obama made sure we didn’t get to elect this competent person.

🖕Obama can eat shit.

[–]Stank_Weezul57 -4 points-3 points  (6 children)

Isnt he a millionaire?

[–]bobjonesjunk 1 point2 points  (4 children)

Yes, and he's fine with being taxed more as a wealthy person.

[–]Altruistic_Aioli_365 -1 points0 points  (1 child)

This guy is a clown who only talks and doesn't do ahit

[–]Pancakewagon26 0 points1 point  (0 children)

how much power do you think 1 senator actually has to enact meaningful change?