We Can Do This! (lemmy.world)
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[-] hperrin 124 points 3 weeks ago

Way too many people are absolutely appalled when I say I don’t care if some of my taxes go to keeping lazy people alive, inside, fed, and warm. I don’t care if someone is not working because they’re disabled, being educated, looking for a job, or just lazy, no one should live without basic human dignity.

[-] [email protected] 30 points 3 weeks ago

I mean at this point scarcity is artificial

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[-] Godnroc 24 points 3 weeks ago

What else is labor good for if not making things better? I want to chase improvement, not profit.

[-] [email protected] 19 points 3 weeks ago

FR FR, defrauding the system should be punished, not prevented, because right now preventative measures are very obviously doing jack shit in actual service to the public

[-] hperrin 9 points 3 weeks ago* (last edited 3 weeks ago)

I’m not even talking about fraud. I think someone should still be entitled to a basic existence even if they don’t want to work. Like sure, don’t give them an Xbox Series X, but, give them food and heat. Maybe even an Xbox 360. What are those, like $30?

[-] [email protected] 10 points 3 weeks ago

My point is that the argument for not doing that derives from paranoia about the system being defrauded by the unscrupulous poor or whatever

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[-] [email protected] 17 points 3 weeks ago

Laziness is NOT an existential threat.

[-] [email protected] 12 points 3 weeks ago

I will gladly accept if my taxes go to someone lazy if it means people that need it are getting the assistance they need. It'll happen anyways may as well help people who need it. That said I don't condone people scamming the system but it's either very high administration costs or people that need it don't get it usually. I went on assistance once, needed it short term, recall some dude talking about how it was his weekend spending money. Annoying to hear but I got the assistance I needed for that short time till I got a job. Always felt my attitude would fit better in some European or Scandinavian countries but I'm older now and don't speak anything other than English.

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[-] [email protected] 43 points 3 weeks ago* (last edited 3 weeks ago)

Minor nitpick: if it's snowing outside (and you can do so), then wear a fucking sweater inside! Heating a whole room by a few degrees when you could just not run around with a T-shirt is just so wasteful.

If you can't wear one, because you're disabled, then ignore my rant, please.

[-] azenyr 16 points 3 weeks ago

Electricity companies hate this trick!

For real I dont understand why people forget that they can just wear thicker clothes even at home. And they complain the electricity is expensive

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[-] Iceblade02 8 points 3 weeks ago

Significantly lowering indoors temperatures can have detrimental effects on health, particularly for elderly people. Also, electricity should be sufficiently accessible and cheap that I don't need to freeze my butt off in my home in order to pay the bills.

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[-] FlyingSquid 6 points 3 weeks ago

Ah, to be young again and not have your hands and feed start freezing indoors when it starts getting chilly outside...

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[-] SatansMaggotyCumFart 37 points 3 weeks ago

If everyone has a home how can I look down on the homeless and drug addicted while I drink cheap bourbon?

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[-] TropicalDingdong 28 points 3 weeks ago

If only we could codify these 'rights' into some kind of a 'bill'...

[-] [email protected] 27 points 3 weeks ago

Everyone is talking about the politics, but there's that symbol in the bottom right that drew my attention. Is it some encoded data?

[-] The_Tired_Horizon 9 points 3 weeks ago

Wondering the same

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[-] [email protected] 17 points 3 weeks ago

Honestly if we just tax the rich and start distributing government surplus we probably wouldn't even need to mandate most of this list.

[-] Leviathan 7 points 3 weeks ago

I think you could mandate the things you mentioned and the list.

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[-] [email protected] 16 points 3 weeks ago

UBI, single payer, and free college for all. Yes we can, and absolutely should!

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[-] ummthatguy 14 points 3 weeks ago
[-] TastehWaffleZ 8 points 3 weeks ago

I'm a simple man. I see Eddie Izzard, I upvote

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[-] LemmyKnowsBest 12 points 3 weeks ago* (last edited 3 weeks ago)

Heck, if we could have all that for free, what's the point of working?

[-] nUbee 16 points 3 weeks ago

I'd continue working if it meant I could afford more luxury in life.

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[-] toxicbubble 12 points 3 weeks ago

civlized countries are starting to realize it's cheaper to help people than keep them in poverty

[-] WraithGear 8 points 3 weeks ago

You are promising a lot from an institution that is corrupt to its core and has a vested interest in denying you these things in order to extract the most out of you and hoping you die before society has to support you

[-] [email protected] 7 points 3 weeks ago

No! We can't do this! That's communism!

[-] WaxedWookie 7 points 3 weeks ago

So what if now hear me out we do none of that, and do number go up instead - you know - for the shareholders?

[-] [email protected] 6 points 3 weeks ago

What does owning adequate clothing even mean?

Here in California, I can go to a local shelter right now and get all of these things. Except adequate clothing because I don't know what that even means.

[-] evergreen 15 points 3 weeks ago

I'd assume adequate clothing means clothing that fits properly, and is appropriate for the climate and weather.

Sometimes I see homeless people wearing shoes that look way to big for them and I'm guessing it's because that was the closest they could find that fit on their feet so they just had to go with that. It's really not adequate though because it could be a tripping hazard.

[-] [email protected] 5 points 3 weeks ago

Additionally, facilities to wash clothing. This was one of the biggest struggles when I was homeless.

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