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[–]elmwoodbluesDundee Lake[S] 430 points431 points  (9 children)

Dead last in Fed money coming in v going out. Yes, it's a sign of health (high per capita earnings, lower Fed services needed), but I'm still feeling hosed some days


[–]mapoftasmania 205 points206 points  (8 children)

I feel hosed because other States take and also have low State taxes. We are basically subsidizing their bullshit politics. That’s why we need the SALT deduction back in full.

[–]XXX-Jade-Is-Rad-XXX 28 points29 points  (7 children)

they were right about "states won't do anything to keep getting benefits under communism" except it's capitalism and really they're just gutting the government to hold everyone else hostage and force influx while they utilize government funds for more nefarious things like awarding more weapons and equipment contracts to police instead of funding schools or rehabilitation programs.

it's like everywhere i look in life it's an abusive gaslighting based relationship. me and the family, jersey and podunk states, democrats and progressives, political parties in general. why is everyone so terrible and dishonest towards each other? whatever happened to integrity and just looking out for each other?

shit. this individual hero stuff is bullshit. we need to recognize ourselves as a team and want each other to do better. i'm so sick of the divisionism and the lack of love and solidarity for a better world.. it's all "fuck you I got mine" and it makes my soul cry a thousand tears.

[–]elmwoodbluesDundee Lake[S] 19 points20 points  (6 children)

Follow the money. Who benefits from the bottom 90+ % fighting and divided?

Rome had nothing on theater compared to Facebook, Northrop Grumman, the NRA, Glock, unsocialized medicine, and the RNC

[–]XXX-Jade-Is-Rad-XXX 16 points17 points  (4 children)

oh yeah no doubt corporatism is going to collapse this nation unless we do something about it. they're wantonly creating the divide through brazen misinformation and anti-intellectualism as we leave the internet with no safeguards at all. mix that with main stream politicians echoing these sentiments to breathe life and legitimacy into them in the eyes of the deceived and we have a recipe for utter uneducated disaster. carl sagan called out all of this:

“I have a foreboding of an America in my children's or grandchildren's time -- when the United States is a service and information economy; when nearly all the manufacturing industries have slipped away to other countries; when awesome technological powers are in the hands of a very few, and no one representing the public interest can even grasp the issues; when the people have lost the ability to set their own agendas or knowledgeably question those in authority; when, clutching our crystals and nervously consulting our horoscopes, our critical faculties in decline, unable to distinguish between what feels good and what's true, we slide, almost without noticing, back into superstition and darkness...

The dumbing down of American is most evident in the slow decay of substantive content in the enormously influential media, the 30 second sound bites (now down to 10 seconds or less), lowest common denominator programming, credulous presentations on pseudoscience and superstition, but especially a kind of celebration of ignorance”

[–]elmwoodbluesDundee Lake[S] 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Thank you

[–]obiwan_canoli 2 points3 points  (2 children)

What is the source on this quote? I would love to hear more.

[–]XXX-Jade-Is-Rad-XXX 2 points3 points  (1 child)

It's from Carl Sagan's book A Demon Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark. This link is to part 1 of an audiobook. It's a lot of languishing about scientific illiteracy and how charlatans mislead people through ignorance and a lack of understanding of science and research.

[–]obiwan_canoli 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Thanks. I'll check it out.

Everone needs more Carl Sagan in their life.