Monday, May 4, 2020

Healing the Unfortunate

Universal Healthcare isn't a good idea. We shouldn't have to pay for other people's poor choices. If someone overeats and gets Type 2 Diabetes or if they ride a bicycle and break their collar bone in a fall, we shouldn't nationalize that cost. Doing so creates moral hazard. We should all protect ourselves as much as possible. But what happens when you can catch something just from breathing the air?

Tax Payer Funded Care for Airborne Ailments makes sense.

If someone contracts COVID-19, we should pay for that treatment because some people can't afford it. By one person going without treating their symptoms, they can infect countless others who may suffer much worse consequences.

Financially, it's better to stop it as soon as possible as well, maybe not for health care providers who make money per patient. But for the nation, the healthier we are, the more productive we can be.



Thursday, April 23, 2020

What's The Outcome?

Cash is king.

Bonuses aren't paid in stock.

So while we buy their "dip" in stocks, Corporate Executives (CEs) get cash. CEs pay their Elected Official's off in CASH.

We buy low, while the monied interests expect to sell at lower.

Stock buybacks aren't embezzled in the shadows, they're paraded on conference calls and letters to their investors. Legal means disclosed. By the time we vote with our dollars, they've been made more worthless. Inflation isn't magic, it's designed and created by the financial elite to ensure that their assets increase in value while the time you trade for income continues to decrease in cost to them.



Savings? Fuck Yourself.


A corporation should keep 3-6 months of expenses saved, just in case.

Fuck you! How about you bail me out when I overstep?

No way. Fuck that!

Here's reality: Corps borrow money to make sure they can buy enough shares to hit their target price (bonus to owners). Over time, trillions of dollars go to the pockets executives and owners, not you or I.

So why are we subsidizing their income? Because they've purchased congressional and senatorial influence.

Sunlight, meet bacteria.

Time to disinfect.


Bailing Out Embezzlers


Embezzlement is using company money for personal gain.

The elected representatives, CCC, seem to be using government dollars for their personal gain.

160M workers splitting $2.2T is $13,750 each. Where’s the other $11,750 per worker going?

Mostly to the corporate executives who just showed us that they are not to be trusted with money.

What the fuck are we doing?



Monday, April 20, 2020

Conniving Corporate Confederates

The Conniving Corporate Confederates AKA Our Elected Officials passed a 1000 page bill that was seemingly written in a week. No lawmaker read it. Corporations benefiting from the bill likely wrote some, if not most of it. When our elected representatives betray their allegiance to our nation, they should be removed from power, all of their assets seized, and be incarcerated for life. I don't know why what they're doing isn't considered treason. Defrauding the populace, enriching themselves and their conspirators, and it's getting worse. The good news is, we can change every single CCC within four years, so let's get to it.


$1200 > $6500, Trust Us

If $2,200,000,000,000 was divided amongst the 330,000,000 or so citizens, we would each receive just over $6500. That’s $6500 for the newborns, $6500 for the centenarians, and $6500 for every citizen in between. Instead, non-dependent adults max out at $1200 and will also get $500 per dependent child under the age of 17, but $0 if they're 17-24 years old. Instead of treating Americans equally, our elected representatives have shown us who they prefer to support. This is the best division of resources according to our representatives. How many of us feel represented at all?


Sunday, April 19, 2020

You’re Fired

‪No Senator should be re-elected. Replace every single one of them with an adult that understands a penny of prevention is worth a dollar in treatment. In this case, ~$7B could have been 20 N95 masks per American. I’ll be shocked if we keep the financial cost under $7T. As far as the cost of lives lost, that price will go unpaid if we allow the same people that failed at their post to remain. 10 years ago experts said that this is coming and preparing isn’t difficult. If one thing had been different, masks. If we all had them from day one we would have saved tens of thousands of lives, thousands of businesses, and incalculable, irreparable damage to our society. If an elected official shows their incompetence or willful ignorance, believe them.


Saturday, April 11, 2020

Wage Gouge Now

When minimum wage has increased historically, the middle class boomed, and the wealthiest were rich, but not 10% of people own 80% of all stocks rich. In 20 years Minimum Wage has increased $2.10 per hour. In that same time the top 10% went from owning 71% to 80%+. After this financial meltdown and SECOND bailout of the wealthiest among us, how can those numbers reverse? Undoubtedly the poor are even poorer. $15 an hour would drive innovation, sure we’d lose jobs but most employees are dissatisfied with their position so the sooner we can liberate them, the better for all.


Saturday, March 28, 2020

Where Government Dollars Go

In 2007 the national debt was $9 trillion, today it’s $23 trillion. Where did all of that money go? To the top 10% of course. As time goes on they get richer and richer.

These investors/gamblers took a chance, they were wrong, but will still win. This could be a great time for people who have been shut out of the investment world to be able to buy into companies they believe in. But the wealthy aren’t fans of that idea at all. So the wealthy get their friends in government to borrow money on all of our behalf’s, cut small checks for the masses and practically blank checks for the wealthy and try to get things back to how they were as fast as possible. Instead of letting stock prices drop and allow more people access to investing, the wealthy are capitalizing on the opportunity to take even more for themselves at the expense of everyone else.

Part of the solution is to get every senator and house representative that voted yes to the bailout out of office. They’ve shown us who their allegiance is to. 


Friday, March 20, 2020

When Money Meets Politics

10% of Americans own 80% of US stocks. The same people that oppose the $68B we give citizens annually for food are clamoring for the $700B+ made available by their friends in public office. It’s not that the 10% need 10 times as much food, they need yachts, mansions, servants, jets, etc. The bailout bill was turned into law within 24 hours of being introduced. 60% of Americans have wanted legal cannabis for years and it’s still a Schedule I drug. 10% of the population sees their wealth drop by 20% and within days, they’re having the rest of the nation pay for their losses. In 2030, when they own 90% of all stocks and prices drop, let them. If they aren’t sharing the profit, then let them keep the losses. Refuse to re-elect any politician that voted to give your future earnings to the wealthiest among us.


Thursday, March 19, 2020

Bailing Out Selfish Failures

Executives and board members chose bonuses and stock options vs. building emergency funds. Over the last 10 years, they gambled with the businesses they were entrusted to run, they took trillions of dollars off the table, and now want to keep their positions of power as taxpayers cover their losses. Executives should have to use their own money before taking ours. If they refuse to pay for their own mistakes, then why should we? The people running these corporations have failed their shareholders. Letting them keep their money and jobs validates, condones and applauds their selfish behavior. 


Necessary Purchases

Before putting that item in your grocery cart make sure that it’s out of necessity and not an emotion, like fear, uncertainty, or panic. When you do the right thing, it gives other people the opportunity to follow your lead.

Regarding people overbuying to the point where they’re throwing away large amounts of spoiled food, I’m just glad I don’t suffer from whatever it is that they do.