Recent content by Buyetyen

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    Our Covid Response

    Student loans under the current system are an anchor around your neck.
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    Our Covid Response

    With what down payment, Andrew Carnegie?
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    Our Covid Response

    Then learn a new skill. Those give you a big hardon, right?
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    Our Covid Response

    We've already covered why shitty wages are not a good enough incentive to work during a disaster. Unsurprisingly, you don't appear to have kept up with the conversation.
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    Our Covid Response

    Nobody. So give them a fucking reason.
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    Our Covid Response

    I'm willing to be persuaded to some different numbers. But to answer your first question: because they want to. If I had a guaranteed income to cover my bills and essentials, I would still be doing what I do for a living because I'm good at it and enjoy it. Now about that income cap idea...
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    Our Covid Response

    Everyone. It's called a universal basic income.
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    So you agree there should be an income cap? About 45k annually. Enough to pay bills, necessities, and spend on all the other things that make an economy run besides just grocery stores.
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    Our Covid Response

    Now ask yourself why. You won't, so I'll do it for you. The answer is because so many people are now living below the poverty line and thus have NO TAXABLE INCOME. And they can still be taxed more. I say to restore the Eisenhower tax brackets. Even better, an income cap. All income past a...
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    Our Covid Response

    Tax the fucking rich. The top .1% control more wealth than the bottom 90%. They can afford it. There's also the idea of a sovereign wealth fund. On top of that, the UBI would allow us to consolidate most of our welfare programs under that umbrella, so a chunk of the money is already there.
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    Our Covid Response

    All the more reason to support a UBI. Corporations are going to automate whatever jobs they possibly can either way. And there's really no guarantee that the increase in profits will lead to a rise in wages throughout a company. More likely it will line the pockets of investors or...
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    Our Covid Response

    In other words, you don't respect entry-level workers. You don't believe people have an intrinsic value just by being human. No, success is measured in who you can step on and sneer at from a high horse. You're every asshole who never tipped while saying "Get a real job," back in my busking...
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    Our Covid Response

    If you're not going to engage with the substance of what anyone here is saying, then just shut up. Fractionally. It's not a 1:1 ratio, my dude. Why shouldn't they? This is among one of the more naive things you've ever said. What do you do for a living, if anything? Why? Because...
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    Gena Davis institute on Gender in media tries to link violent games to mass shootings and police violence

    Of which there are apparently 75 million. Not exactly a tiny number.
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    Our Covid Response

    $25 minimum sounds about right to cover cost of living and inject more cash into circulation. And I repeat, there is no such thing as unskilled work. Whoever told you that's a thing is going to Hell for lying. Nobody belittled them. You just made that shit up. If anything, I'd say the only...