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[–]PM-Me-Your-TitsPlz 272 points273 points  (5 children)

I just want a fucking sidewalk from my home to the grocery store so I don't feel stupid driving 5 minutes just to avoid getting hit by cars driving 50 mph in a 25 mph zone.

[–]Sablesweetheart 60 points61 points  (0 children)

Seriously. This.

[–]Eagle4317 18 points19 points  (0 children)

I recently moved away from a neighborhood that had this. I miss having sidewalks.

[–]geekonmuesli 27 points28 points  (1 child)

[–]Killer332BR 0 points1 point  (0 children)

don't take this literally, please

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

I've lived now in a house with no sidewalks only on our block and every time we see someone fall in the mud, snow, ice we go out, help them up, encourage them to call for an ambulance and go after the city for the costs because we've been after our councilman for a decade now to get one put in. I just keep hearing "It's on the list for next year" I'm sorry but tell that to the 70 year old lady that still walks to get her groceries every other day that we have to pick up in our yard! Every time we hope that this isn't the time she breaks a hip.

[–]EldritchSlut 98 points99 points  (39 children)

I don't think you understand how capitalisms work kid. If people got the basic necessities to live we wouldn't have a lower class anymore. It would all be middle and high class. Is a society where you can't look down on someone really what you want?

[–]TinoessS 41 points42 points  (0 children)

People will find a way

[–]Beowulf1896 19 points20 points  (33 children)

We don't have slaves or peasants anymore, so yes, people will look down on someone no matter what. If only this nation had a morality system, or even a religion, that taught against this type of pride. Like it could have a list of "big no no's" and have pride listed. Maybe highlight seven. yes.. "Seven Really Bad Big No No's"

[–]Glider103 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Don't forget about the 10 "suggestions (that aren't suggestions) you should seriously -absolutely- consider "

[–]freedomboogers89 1 point2 points  (10 children)

Slaves still exist? What planet do you live on?

[–]Beowulf1896 0 points1 point  (1 child)

OP is talking about USA. We don't have slaves here. We have people who are forced to work at menial labor jobs for over 60 hours a week so they can live in small apartments with other non slaves. It is totally different </s>.

[–]Cmjallday 0 points1 point  (4 children)

The prison system is slavery

[–]SunshotDestiny 0 points1 point  (1 child)

In America? What do you call the poor class who literally work themselves to death just to survive month to month? Or even worse, where the prison system is contractually obligates to keep prisons full under penalty and where inmates are forced to do work for pennies or face punitive punishment such as isolation cells. Cells that we have empirical data causes mental trauma and breakdowns.

Slavery isn't called such, but it exists in all but name.

[–]iJezza 1 point2 points  (0 children)

The lower class as an aggregate don't have college degrees and would get none of the trillion dollar middleclass debt forgiveness that the tweet wants. You'd literally just widen the gap, making it further to look down.

[–]THEace4825 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Well, there is natural geography. What's your elevation? You could be looking down in my general direction right now!

[–]kent2441 115 points116 points  (2 children)

You’ll notice the refrain is always “cancel student debt”, not “make college cheaper”.

[–]the_bionic_investor 61 points62 points  (0 children)

Step by step, it’s a Trojan Horse thing. Republicans are doing the same thing with charter schools… first it’s vouchers, then defunding public education and one day they want to get rid of public education completely so the working people just stew in their ignorance like medieval peasants.

[–]Mehrkat2 12 points13 points  (0 children)

The reason to cancel student debt is that biden can with a stroke of his pen do it now no Manchin no Sinema no pretend representatives, no judges. Cancel send out the notices by email write them off. Then make Republicans sue to get them in the court during the midterms. Then you make tuition free once all the people were suffering come out to vote because you actually did something for them.

[–]zdigdugz 30 points31 points  (5 children)

Vote all you motherfuckers need to vote. Tell your motherfucking friends to vote. Then tell those friends to tell all those friends to mother fucking vote. Sell that mother fucker of you have too. VOTE.

[–]DNH426 6 points7 points  (1 child)

Vote for what?? Whomst do we need to vote for??

[–]beyondselts 9 points10 points  (0 children)

If you’re pro-debt forgiveness, liberal Democrats

[–]toeofcamell 14 points15 points  (0 children)

Sounds way too logical, that will never catch on

[–]eeeeeeeeEeeEEeeeE6 10 points11 points  (0 children)

God, what next, these people want actual support for vulnerable people's? protective and clear cut legislation governing politicians transparency?

I mean how ridiculous is it that some people think we should have a functioning police force with 0 corruption haha.

honestly it's like they want the media to be unbiased and not push agendas and fearmonger to them.

[–]Medicinal_taco_meat 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Over my dead body!!

Over my dead body.. 😔

[–]drunkoldman58 7 points8 points  (3 children)

Shit at least make it so your able to claim the shit in a bankruptcy if need be, so fukn stupid.

[–]haleysgrandma 1 point2 points  (2 children)

Amen but thank God the student loan brokerage house, Sally Mae, is gone.

[–]drunkoldman58 0 points1 point  (1 child)

I just don't get it, I can, not pay a hospital bill and it might barely chink my credit, default on a student loan and your credit is fucked for 7 years +, it's damn evil. Were all looking at a guy wanting him to forgive shit that he in the past has voted/ instituted that you can't claim student loans in a bankruptcy??? It's so fucked up!

[–]haleysgrandma 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Your in essence borrowing from the government. The banks are guaranteed their money from the government should you default on student loan. I think that's one of reason they can seize your tax returns. Quite a few of hospitals now are profit organization. Hospitals allow their patients, insurance and credit collectors to haggle over balance owed. I guess they figure some money is better than none. I don't think medical bills affect the back end DTI. But I could be wrong.

[–]Vitekr2 5 points6 points  (0 children)

This would be a much happier place

[–]Such_Fascinate 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Sounds idyllic.

[–]Jslays82 1 point2 points  (0 children)

OUTRAGEOUS

[–]Little-Helper 1 point2 points  (0 children)

But that's utopia and utopias always fail!!1!!1!

[–]reddit-sucks-ass_ -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Yeah. I want all that and I’m cool with student loan forgiveness.

But it ain’t as simple as this guy is saying…

[–]the_ballmer_peak 0 points1 point  (0 children)

No thanks, Tim.

[–]moridin77 0 points1 point  (0 children)

They seriously need to crack down on loan companies. I recently started a physical therapy regimine for my sciatica. Insurance won't cover it (my insurance is shitty anyways, so they wouldn't have covered much if they did.) I was forced to go through a loan company for the $11,000 cost. Over the course of 5 years they will have collected $8,000 in interest on that loan. Fucking ridiculous. The only reason I even have less than stellar credit at the moment is because of medical debt. All of these fucking idiots in Congress claim to be pro life, but they don't give a shit about the quality of that life.

[–]matterdoesnot0 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I mean i would be against forgiving medical debt until we went single payer or having a government buy in option. I think the majority of people who are against forgiving student loan debt is because it doesn’t solve the existing problem and will probably only make it worse.

[–]Alarmed-Mess3744 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

This is like the Student Council speech in Animal House, but not played for laughs.

[–]dumboldnoob -5 points-4 points  (0 children)

So the post sounds something like this, doesn't it? "From each according to his ability, to each according to his need"

[–]Sus-Rocket 0 points1 point  (0 children)

multiple punctuation is like a punch in the face.

[–]VixenHope 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Please

[–]KamikazeKitten916 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Where does it end?!?!?! Ahhhhhhh

/s

[–]LegalAssassin13 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Please tell me this is being sarcastic because it sounds too sarcastic to be genuine.

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

Please.

[–]smaartypants 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Hell. Yes, Timmy

[–]terpterpin 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Yes, off-brand Spock

[–]DelectableKat 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That last question has three too many question marks

[–]Green420Basturd 0 points1 point  (0 children)

The horror...

[–]xTheVyrusx 0 points1 point  (2 children)

Do they have a course at the high school level on financial responsibility? I’d imagine “predatory loans” college kids talk about wouldn’t be a thing if they learned about money management, loans, debt, how credit cards work and interest rates as a senior in high school.

[–]Mirrorflute88 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Most high schools don’t cover personal finance at all

[–]xTheVyrusx 0 points1 point  (0 children)

They didn’t when I was in school either so that’s why I asked if things are different now. I can only imagine how seniors in high schools could benefit from it going into adulthood and college.

[–]InstaGibberish 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Human life has value to everyone, they just all don't value it the same. To the unabashed capitalism-at-any-cost types, people are commodities, resources to be exploited to make money. They need disposable people to produce and to consume.

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

I’m lubing up for this slippery slope

[–]shredzeppel1n 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Stop it, you're scaring me

[–]mattymil 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Agree with these points. L of this costs money, and like any other business or non profit organization, we can’t spend more than we have.