[-] [email protected] 5 points 1 month ago

Because he's arguing the work is happening, just slowly and is not just a way to funnel and steal money? The opposite of the comment he's replying to?

[-] [email protected] 28 points 2 months ago

The entire web is built on standardized e2e encryption schemes fought for by techie nerds so that we don't have these problems there.

[-] [email protected] 1 points 2 months ago* (last edited 2 months ago)

I don't understand why you'd use GDP here. Is the assumption that, normalized for currency differences, all countries have the same gdp? That's not true.

I think argued earlier that tue money goes less far in the us because the cost of living is higher, so then normalize by cost or standard of living? But even that would assume that the average wage in the country is supporting the same lifestyle in both Russia and the us. Which it isn't. Some countries live "better" than others.

I think raw numbers are probably best here. 100 trillion in military spending is 100 trillion.

[-] [email protected] 7 points 2 months ago

I think they're probably more worried about the us invading them. We're the ones who've been invading countries most in the past 100 years, not china.

[-] [email protected] 4 points 2 months ago

This is exactly what he was saying though, isn't it? Biden literally used the sotu a few weeks ago to publically call them clowns and you just ignored it. You have a narrative in your head you want to be true, so you'll seek out whatever you need to make it that way. It's a waste of time to pursue your vote. It's already decided.

[-] [email protected] 3 points 2 months ago

The line "Prohibiting trust fund assets from being used for non-trust fund programs" just cracks me up. "People should be able to spend money how they want! Except like that or on things I don't like".

[-] [email protected] 3 points 2 months ago

Thi budget has the word "Biiden" in it more times than it does budget. I also includes the words "woke ideology". Definitely a very serious attempt to look at our spending and not just political bullshit.

[-] [email protected] 2 points 2 months ago

My anti abortion friends will say "the problem is they don't care about the children after they're born" and then happily go vote for trump again this Nov because their church told them joe Biden is the devil.

[-] [email protected] 1 points 2 months ago* (last edited 2 months ago)

You don't want to invest in stopping fraud here. The investment costs more than you'd get back, no one is making bank stealing free school lunch. We conceded this before and made life worse for millions of people.

You do want to invest in stopping corporate fraud, because the investments pay off there.

[-] [email protected] 7 points 2 months ago

Fun fact, some places do force inmates to pay for their own incarceration and will hand you a bill when you leave https://www.npr.org/2022/03/04/1084452251/the-vast-majority-of-states-allow-people-to-be-charged-for-time-behind-bars

[-] [email protected] 13 points 2 months ago

All those people who told me they voted for him because he was rich and therefore couldn't be bought seem to have gone very quiet.

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