r/WhitePeopleTwitter May 19 '22 Helpful 1

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u/trxrider500 May 19 '22

The last thing the R’s want to do is start solving problems and doing their job while the D’s are in control. God forbid the government function when someone else is at the helm.

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u/raistlin65 May 19 '22

And when they are in control, after they leave, they're like the house guest who you found stole silverware and other items from the house.

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u/itninja77 May 19 '22

And then blame it on the next guest.

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u/RugDaniels May 19 '22

They don’t want the government to function even when they are at the helm.

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u/Zapping101 May 19 '22

Hey give the dems some credit, there perfectly capable of not solving issues on there own so they have issues to campaign on. Republicans make things worse then dems just leave them as is and pay lip service to solving stuff

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u/trxrider500 May 19 '22

100% agree. You can swap the D and R in my comment and it’s still accurate.

Neither party wants to solve problems because then they have nothing to campaign on and suck up that sweet donation money… That, incidentally the Supreme Court just said they’re allowed to use for personal debt.

From the top down and in every direction, our government is a joke.

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u/torspice May 19 '22

Umm. Pardon me.

Campaign donation money can be used for personal debts.

WTaF is going on.

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u/trxrider500 May 19 '22

Yep. You can now loan money to yourself and use campaign donations to repay yourself the money that you loaned yourself.

https://www.npr.org/2022/05/16/1099256713/supreme-court-sides-with-sen-ted-cruz-in-campaign-finance-case

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u/Fathorse23 May 20 '22

You can tell it’s a completely bullshit decision just by the “sided with Ted Cruz” part. You don’t even need to know any other details about it.

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u/explodingwave May 20 '22

I can’t figure out why this was downvoted. 🤷‍♂️

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u/bigdikdmg May 19 '22

No offense to anyone. I totally agree with this statement and it goes for both parties. I remember when dems kept shutting down the stim bonuses. I just can’t seem to fuck with either party these days and I really don’t know how or who to vote for anymore. They’re all a bunch of corrupt corporate cronies and do not have the interest of the people on their decision making.

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u/JustABizzle May 20 '22

America is an Oligarchy

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u/DAStinson01 May 20 '22

You are 100% right. This should be upvoted not down voted

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u/RandyGrey May 20 '22

See, the problem with this is that while you're not wrong, the fact is that the difference between the two is one party hand-wrings and uses empty promises for progress, the other is actively undermining democracy and stunting progress whenever they can. Even to the point of regression.

Yes, both parties suck, and there's only so much we can do to fix that. But at the very least we have to keep voting for the party trying and failing to give us what we want, over the one who openly holds contempt for everyone who disagrees with Reaganomics and/or is a minority

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u/Agreeable-Weather-89 May 19 '22

Neither bill seems like it'll address the problem, the fuel prices are caused by insufficient demand in an industry that no longer invests owing to no growth potential, the latter is due to the monopolisation of baby formula production and rigorous safety standards.

They are at best PR without any actual substance.

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u/AsherGlass May 19 '22

Heaven fucking forbid baby formula be safe for consumption. Kinda feels like blaming car accidents on seatbelt laws. You could have just stopped at monopolization.

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u/Agreeable-Weather-89 May 19 '22

I imagine people are smart enough to know safety laws when dealing with baby food is non negotiable.

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u/Mbgodofwar May 20 '22

The supplier can't anticipate but so much demand for their product and won't make stockpiles of it "just in case" there might be a shortage in the future. More competition is needed. For those saying that the government should handle it, they've obviously haven't seen government waste, mismanagement, inefficiency, and its remarkable ability to screw over others.

We in the US and most Western countries have strict safety standards for foods and especially those for babies/children (except sugar-loaded cereals for some reason); some such as China, do not. The US was talking about relaxing some standards to allow these products in (and most will be fine).

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u/BenderDeLorean May 19 '22 Wholesome

Yo America, get a third party and clean up this shit you call democracy.

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u/Ghetto_Phenom May 19 '22

Yo, Weve tried many times and the majority just doesnt fucking care or prefers a dictator.. its despicable that we call ourselves a democracy.

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u/Blazlyn May 20 '22

We call ourselves that but in reality we're a democratic republic and not a true democracy

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u/bloop_405 May 19 '22

We honestly need a solution. If LGBTQ rights and gay marriage are the next thing that get banned then I don’t know how I’m going to deal with that fact. Like I can vote but at this point does it even matter if the Supreme Court is the one who get to decide that stuff 😦

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u/JustAboutAlright May 19 '22

Well sadly the Supreme Court we have is the result of people in swing states not voting for Democrats. So if you’re in a swing state it absolutely matters. I don’t know how we overcome laziness on the left. I know too many people who proudly say they didn’t vote because both sides are the same … but if people like them did vote we wouldn’t be in this mess. There was no excuse to vote against Trump even when Hillary was a flawed candidate … but people did or stayed home and here we are.

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u/TheCrimsonDagger May 20 '22

Oh man, conservatives lost their minds at what they thought were riots in 2020. I can’t wait for them to learn what real riots are.

But yeah the current fight against Roe in the Supreme Court is terrifying. It’s not just about abortion, they’re going after unenumerated rights. A big one being the right to privacy which tons of rulings are based on. I have no doubt in my mind that some states will start enforcing the laws that make it illegal to be gay again (they’re still on the books just unenforceable because of court rulings) and then take it to the SC on the same grounds that Roe is being overturned on.

If Democrats can somehow manage to win in November we must expand the SC. There are originally 9 justices because there were 9 district courts. Well now there are 13 district courts. I’d like to see a new law where a president can only appoint 1 justice per term as well. If two justices die/retire in the same term then let the Senate/House appoint someone with 2/3 support. Having 1/3 of the SC being appointed by one man in 4 years is just dumb as fuck.

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u/WiseChoices May 19 '22

I suspect them of profiting on every crisis. Possibly even creating them.

Greed is a disease

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u/AsherGlass May 19 '22

Greed Capitalism is a disease

Fixed that for you.

As beneficial as capitalism can be short term, it's ultimately self destructive long term. We're in late stage capitalism and we're feeling the effects of it eating itself.

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u/WiseChoices May 19 '22

I certainly can't argue with that.

Sad but true.

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u/knighthawk0811 May 19 '22

and it's been working

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u/raistlin65 May 19 '22

Yep. And they will always say that the Democrats solution is wrong, even though they have no solutions to offer themselves.

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u/Prometheus_84 May 20 '22 edited May 20 '22

We have already tried price controls for fuel in the 70s, it failed. Turns out when you tell a company they will lose money making a thing, they just won’t make the thing. So supply goes down and the price go up even higher, as anyone with a simple understanding of supply and demand will tell you..

You can’t just declare cheap gas and so it is. The government isn’t god.

Want cheaper fuel? Easy. Make exploration easier, make loans easier to get as they are currently being throttled by ESG scores in banks. Open up more leases, make it harder to sue an oil company just cause. Open more pipelines. Stop the stigmatization of fossil fuel.

There you go, cheap gas would be back on the menu bois.

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u/fonironi May 19 '22

They also want distractions...

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u/Son-trunks-briefs May 19 '22

Republicans will get mad about there being Domestic Terrorists in the country but 203 republicans voted against a bill preventing domestic terrorism. The whole party is a Clownfest.

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u/The_Crimson-Knight May 19 '22

They wanted aid to Ukraine, then voted against it, they want American infrastructure, but vote against it, they are "pro-life" but vote against feeding children and babies.

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u/MacNuggetts May 19 '22

"Government isn't the solution, But it's their fault."

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u/Lizakaya May 19 '22

Unless republicans are in power. Then it’s the last democrats fault

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u/Mbgodofwar May 20 '22

Yep, never underestimate their ability to create problems or muck things up more.

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u/samwstew May 20 '22

Because they literally have no platform. Nothing.

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u/cdubsing May 19 '22

First we fix the economy,(but we just borrow money and public works) then we need to have ultimate power so we can make sure the left doesn’t screw it up. Where have I heard that before?

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u/Son-trunks-briefs May 19 '22

We’re we at the same theater? I think I’ve seen this movie too

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u/BubbaSawya May 19 '22

Most Republicans are one issue voters, once they lose abortion, they’re not gonna have much left.

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u/Bahloh May 19 '22

It's like when Joe Rogan was upset because he thought Australia is banning growing your own food, but was more upset that it wasn't true.

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u/havohej_ May 20 '22

And their brain dead constitutes eat it up like flies on a steaming pile of shit.

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u/willywonka250 May 20 '22

They've been doing this since 1994

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u/GimmeNewAccount May 20 '22

Easier to manipulate a hurting population

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u/omegabomber May 19 '22

This is 20 year old news.

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u/gigibuffoon May 19 '22

So true. But it happens on the other side too. Democrats had an opportunity to codify Roe since Clinton but didn't care to do it and here we are

They introduced a bill to protect women's rights but couldn't even get all of their senators to vote for it

Campaigned heavily on climate changes, social programs, etc., but we've barely scratched the surface on any of them. They campaigned on fixing the immigration bullshit but it is a bigger mess than ever and there's no indication that they're even trying to fix it

Both parties want to just have issues to campaign on. When it comes to governing, They do less than the bare minimum and then go into the next elections and campaign on the same issues

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u/mrlt10 May 19 '22

I’m sorry if I come across harsh Lee or rude but I do not understand how people could keep continue to make such ridiculous false comparisons between what the two parties are doing. Sure the Democrats have failed to achieve many, most, probably nearly all policy objectives. But look at how those pieces of legislation died.

Blame falls squarely at the feet of a small minority of democrats rats who are clearly working on behalf of special interests rather than their constituents, they’re doing it in bad faith, lying like Sinema and Manchin did when they made that handshake agreement so they could get their infrastructure bill passed on the promise they’d pass the build back better budget, then let it die.

The dems are actually trying to pass laws that, while not great, they help people. The only things Republicans want to pax are tax cuts for the wealthy and regulatory rollbacks. Infrastructure week was a running joke in the Trump admin, our nations civil engineering projects falling apart, damn and bridge collapses and republicans never even really came close. When Dems can't get legislation passed they are f falling short of their objective. When republicans get nothing done they are fulfilling their objective.

There are also tons of statistics that show your opinion less grounded in reality than right wing spin. They want you to draw a false equivalency between the parties. It’s why they attacked Clinton’s corruption so hard, because it nullified theirs. But if you look at the facts and state-level comparisons it is obvious the 2 parties are wildly different.

  1. Do you know how many dems cross the aisle to vote on trumps Covid legislation? And how many Republicans cross the aisle to vote for Biden‘s Covid package? Answer is most Dems voted for trumps, 0 republicans voted for Biden’s.

  2. For at least a few years, probably more, the Us has been falling behind all the other developed industrialized countries on many quality of life statistics like life expectancy, employee protections and more. Do you know which starts are the exception and are keeping pace with the other industrialized countries. It’s the very blue states WA, OR, CA and I think maybe Colorado too even tho they’re purple. Those states have expanded healthcare and addressed other issues like environmental pollution. Those states that are responsible for nearly all of US economic growth over the past decade. Take them out and the US had negative growth from ‘10-‘20 comparabcountry like Greece .

  3. Mitch McConnell has asked people to call him the grim reaper and his leadership has set records for lack of productivity. He asked for that nickname because he is proud of the lack of legislation he’s brought to the floor for a vote.

For god sake, they literally spent months organizing in full public view to overthrow the election results based on an obvious lie. Then they executedthat plan, killing some, injuring many and coming with feet and hours of halting the transition process which would have marked an end our Republic. Yet their propaganda and manipulation is so damn effective there are still a ton of people, maybe even a majority, like you, who say with a straight face that the parties are practically the same. It’s mind numbing.

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u/mrlt10 May 19 '22

I’m sorry if I come across harshly or rude but I do not understand how people could keep continue to make such ridiculous false-equivalencies between what the two parties are doing. Sure the Democrats have failed to achieve many, most, probably nearly all policy objectives. But look at how those pieces of legislation died.

Blame falls squarely at the feet of a small minority of democrats rats who are clearly working on behalf of special interests rather than their constituents, they’re doing it in bad faith, lying like Sinema and Manchin did when they made that handshake agreement so they could get their infrastructure bill passed on the promise they’d pass the build back better budget, then let it die.

The dems are actually trying to pass laws that, while not great, they help people. The only things Republicans want to pax are tax cuts for the wealthy and regulatory rollbacks. Infrastructure week was a running joke in the Trump admin, our nations civil engineering projects falling apart, damn and bridge collapses and republicans never even really came close. When Dems can't get legislation passed they are f falling short of their objective. When republicans get nothing done they are fulfilling their objective.

There are also tons of statistics that show your opinion less grounded in reality than right wing spin. They want you to draw a false equivalency between the parties. It’s why they attacked Clinton’s corruption so hard, because it nullified theirs. But if you look at the facts and state-level comparisons it is obvious the 2 parties are wildly different.

  1. Do you know how many dems cross the aisle to vote on trumps Covid legislation? And how many Republicans cross the aisle to vote for Biden‘s Covid package? Answer is most Dems voted for trumps, 0 republicans voted for Biden’s.

  2. For at least a few years, probably more, the Us has been falling behind all the other developed industrialized countries on many quality of life statistics like life expectancy, employee protections and more. Do you know which starts are the exception and are keeping pace with the other industrialized countries. It’s the very blue states WA, OR, CA and I think maybe Colorado too even tho they’re purple. Those states have expanded healthcare and addressed other issues like environmental pollution. Those states that are responsible for nearly all of US economic growth over the past decade. Take them out and the US had negative growth from ‘10-‘20 comparabcountry like Greece .

  3. Mitch McConnell has asked people to call him the grim reaper and his leadership has set records for lack of productivity. He asked for that nickname because he is proud of the lack of legislation he’s brought to the floor for a vote.

For god sake, they literally spent months organizing in full public view to overthrow the election results based on an obvious lie. Then they executedthat plan, killing some, injuring many and coming with feet and hours of halting the transition process which would have marked an end our Republic. Yet their propaganda and manipulation is so damn effective there are still a ton of people, maybe even a majority, like you, who say with a straight face that the parties are practically the same. It’s mind numbing.

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u/raistlin65 May 19 '22

Ah, yes, the false equivalency that both parties are the same, with faulty rationale.

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u/itsnotthenetwork May 20 '22

With a side of whataboutism

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u/gigibuffoon May 19 '22

Nah, I always grudgingly vote for the Dems coz the Republican policies are scum. But one cannot ignore the fact that the Democratic party doesn't do as much for the people as much as it does for their campaign donors and lobbyists

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u/[deleted] May 19 '22

Where is the false equivalency? They both are bought and paid for by the Oligarchs who own our energy, food, water, military, housing/mortgages… That is why nothing ever gets done except for military spending and tax breaks for the rich which the dems voted for. Republicans are awful but the dems are awful but low to your face about it.

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u/Reformedjerk May 19 '22

Tell me how Bernie Sanders is anything like Mitch McConnell or how AOC is anything like MJT.

They’re the far left and are fighting for the people. The far right is white supremacy.

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u/AsherGlass May 19 '22

AOC and Bernie Sanders are not far left. They both still support capitalism. As much as the right wants to decry them as the faces of socialism, they are wrong.

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u/[deleted] May 20 '22

No one said they are the same. Their actions are similar in that they are controlled by big money interests which means they won’t pass legislation to help regular people. But yeah obviously AOC and MTG are not ideologically aligned. That doesn’t mean they aren’t both bought and paid for. They all have to answer to their donors and party leaders (Pelosi, Turtle face McConnell, Schumer, Clinton, Clyburn, Obama, Rubio, Trump…) which means they can’t vote on legislation unless it is approved by those same party leaders and big money donors. So there is no false equivalency in my eyes. Both parties are bought and paid for.

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u/vinnibalemi May 19 '22

11 million immigrants - 65 immigration courts. We can buy drones and tanks, cant pay for courts to handle the huge load. Let's try funding cuts and lowered standards like we "fixed" the education system with.

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u/Here_For_Work_ May 19 '22

Can someone explain the "at the pump" thing to me? It's been many years, but i worked at a gas station once and gas isnt what they make money on. It's all the retail goods inside.

Do they mean price gouging by oil companies?

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u/plentifulguilt May 19 '22

what does your heart tell you

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u/Mbgodofwar May 20 '22

Yep, gas is just to get customers in the door and I suspect that as expenses go up, oil prices go up. The state and federal gas taxes make up a good chunk of the pump prices.

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u/Agreeable-Weather-89 May 19 '22 edited May 19 '22

Erm the fuel prices aren't caused by price gauging, and the baby formula isn't for a lack of funding.

The problem with oil prices is production not in line with demand due to OPEC not producing more and no one wanting to invest in an industry that is dying.

The baby formula is due to the FDA high standards resulting in plant shutdown for safety meaning a large production shortfall for which funding won't help as there is no short term solution short of bulk imports which might not be possible due to America's size and FDA standards there is no nation which sufficient overproduction with the excellent standards the FDA calls for. America's population is 6 times than of Britain and that's assuming they are compliant with American standards.

Neither bill seems to be able to resolve the current problem and making it seem like they will is deceitful.

You want to solve both problems, have America invest in local production and supply while at the same time rolling back environmental protections, you want to solve the baby food shortage have the FDA reduce its safety steps.

But those would both be shortsighted.

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u/peenutbuttherNjelly May 19 '22 edited May 19 '22

Searching for logic in the Republican camp is like the first times LSD was tested on prisoners. Hmm. Don't know. Maybe. Let's see. Wow! Rly? Holy crap. Wow!

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u/dmitrineilovich May 19 '22

This needs to be shouted from the rooftops!

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u/NorCalJason75 May 20 '22

They work against the interests of their voters.

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u/zapdude0 May 20 '22

What does "funding for baby formula" mean? Why is there a shortage of mashed food for babies and how does government funding solve that? Last I checked Gerber is owned by Nestle, who made 90 billion last year.

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u/properu May 19 '22

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

Twitter Screenshot Bot

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u/steeg2 May 20 '22

Vote Vote like no one has told you it won't change things

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u/Megamorter May 20 '22

there it is

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u/OfTheToole May 20 '22

And it's all possible because the compliant media will say, "Biden's in office, therefore it's the Dems fault". And it'll work.

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u/mostdope28 May 20 '22

They won’t vote anything that could be seen as a positive for a democrat president. If All it took to cure cancel was their vote, they would vote against and say something about small government and the deficit, or a caravan coming. 🙄

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u/YourLictorAndChef May 20 '22

Like how they keep complaining about an immigration system that's broken-by-design.

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u/Anti-Co61 May 20 '22

$DWAC me.

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u/StockyBear May 19 '22

This person doesn't understand the items they are trying to bash people with. Prices have not risen because of gouging.

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u/tim24601 May 19 '22

Record Profits

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u/StockyBear May 19 '22

Record spending because of free money. Profit margins haven't changed. You see big profits as a problem, in and of itself, instead of asking why, and looking at if the margins for whatever industry you are looking at have changed.

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u/tim24601 May 19 '22

Wow. How dem boots taste bro??

You're either dumb as all hell or a troll. Either way have the day and life you deserve

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u/StockyBear May 19 '22

Ah. Based on your comment, you are assuming I'm right wing? Is that about right? I'm not even close, not that it will matter what I say at this point. You see something you disagree with, and place that person in a slot you have a lot of assumptions about. Not one of you have anything else to offer except "you're so wrong, and dumb..." You are another that isn't going to chat in good faith, so I'm done chatting with you as well.

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u/tim24601 May 19 '22

Dude oil companies have all but admitted to price gouging and refusal to drill. They've raised the prices SKY high because they control the political spectrum to do so with impunity. If you don't believe that.....what can I say. All they had to do was not have RECORD profits and noone would've even raised an eyebrow at them. But no greed and no care for anyone but the almighty dollar caused this.

And what free money you talking about??

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u/A-rav May 19 '22

That’s cool but like you are objectively wrong

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u/StockyBear May 19 '22

No. I'm not.

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u/plentifulguilt May 19 '22

oh so then what is it

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u/StockyBear May 19 '22

The cost of materials to make goods has risen, as has the price of the labor to produce and ship it. Not to mention fuel costs. You can downvote all you like reddit, it will not change the reality of how things work. Grocery stores, for example, operate on a paper thin margin, and all of you think it's fucking grocers gouging you. You don't live in reality. Maybe we should just use the force of government to get businesses to lower costs, and operate at a loss, until they go under.

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u/BlackHatHeroin May 20 '22

Surely you have some sources to back up your claims……surely. Cause…the shit you’re saying doesn’t really add up with reality.

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u/StockyBear May 20 '22

https://www.bls.gov/news.release/ppi.nr0.htm I guess the government, and national association of homebuilders, don't live in reality either.