• @cultsuperstar
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    Big fucking duh. Trump has already told all the millionaires and billionaires that if they get him re-elected, he’ll cut taxes for them. You cant cut their taxes without raising them somewhere else.

    • @WhatAmLemmy
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      You mean the rich would prefer to implement fascism than be less wealthy. Who could’ve possibly seen this coming?

      • @rayyy
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        111 day ago

        The rich have been trying to install fascism since the 1930s. They have been trying ever since.

      • @Wogi
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        82 days ago

        I am in possession of a modicum of alarm.

        Not about this, about something else. But I still have it

  • @[email protected]
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    712 days ago

    Yeah cause he’s more or less going to give them shitloads of money by lowering their taxes. Hell, he might invent some sort of grant and literally give them our taxpayer dollars.

  • @slurpinderpin
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    572 days ago

    This just in: richest people in the US are greedy cocksuckers who will do anything to avoid paying taxes, including backing a convicted felon for president

    Shameful. Bring out the guillotines

  • @Paragone
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    Either you systemically enforce the evisceration, & prevention, of kleptarchy…

    XOR kleptarchy highacks your country, permanently.


    There isn’t even a single photon of “middle ground” in that process.

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  • @[email protected]
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    Of course they do.

    That’s the central reason that bribes need to be kept out of politics (and don’t feed me any of that shit about lobbying as speech - they’re bribes obviously). It’s not simply that it’s dishonorable or dishonest to base government policy on bribes paid - much more importantly it’s that allowing bribes rewards and thus selects for people who are vile, self-serving scumbags.

    It’s not an accident that the billionaires and the politicians are almost entirely foul pieces of shit - it’s because our corrupt political system actually rewards foul pieces of shit and penalizes anyone with actual morals or integrity. It’s not just that politicians can take bribes, but that they essentially have to, just to keep up with the other candidates who do. And similarly it’s not that the wealthy and the corporations can pay bribes, but that they essentially have to, just to compete against the other wealthy people and corporations who do.

    Allowing bribes just creates a political system that’s effectively gatekept - “You have to be this corrupt to take part in this system.” And the people who aren’t that corrupt are locked out.

    Trump is certainly the most foul, loathsome, corrupt piece of shit in this election (not that Biden isn’t one too - just that Trump has achieved depths virtually unheard of, even in the cesspool of US politics). So Trump is naturally the one who’s going to get the lion’s share of bribes from the foul, loathsome pieces of shit who pay the most and biggest ones.

    • @Scotty_Trees
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      31 day ago

      Remember this simple fact: in the US we call it lobbying, but every other country calls is corruption.

    • @Sanctus
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      And it is extremely effective. How many generations in are we on “money is free speech” before we are literally combating fascism aided by the entire machine itself? If democracy survived this election, and our country thereafter it’s pillaged, we need to move with the speed of gods to fix our system.

  • @madeinthebackseat
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    202 days ago

    Power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely.

  • @555
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    There really should be a cap of like $500

  • @[email protected]
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    The bourgeoisie and the wealthy are evil AF. Capitalism rewards it. We need to bring down the walls and get these fucks up against those that remain.

  • ChihuahuaOfDoom
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    102 days ago

    If anyone is surprised by that I just want to point out that the person starting at you through the glass in the bathroom is you, it’s called a reflection.

    • @grue
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      92 days ago

      Because guillotines aren’t.