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northsider87

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first off, I really hope this protest works out. I hope it catches a lot of attention and something good comes out of it. But I don’t think it’s as effective as other protest ideas. Especially something we can easily execute.

Check this out. Multiple drivers plan to hold several slow-rolls.

You have a protest week. You have multiple drivers in multiple areas. The more pedestrians, the better.

You don’t need that many drivers to do this. It could happen anytime.

The trick is that a lot of riders have to find out. The more people know what the purpose of a slow-roll protest (when Uber drivers do it), the better! This is important.

The more drivers that know what’s going on, the better. Like, if a driver on a ride see other Uber drivers doing a slow-roll together in protest, that Uber driver can explain it to their rider what it is.

The more protests like this that can happen, the more often, the better. You have a thousands of drivers in a city at any given hour. Imagine the congestion we could cause. We have power in numbers, guys! Come on!

Sitting out? So that the MAJORITY of drivers who won’t have a clue why it’s so much busier on Wednesday can reap the benefits? They’ll constantly be getting pings. Drivers from the burbs are gonna come to the city to cash in on the surges and ping frequency.

One day?? Come on guys. So, rider’s will have to use Lyft that day and pay a surge for one day... you think that’s gonna really hurt Chicagoans to really worry about how much we get paid?

You think chicago riders give a crap what we make? Seriously? They know if we get a rate increase, that means their ride is going to get more expensive. They think we get a big chunk of what they’re paying. Ask them! They don’t know uber takes about a 40-45% cut. They think if the ride is more expensive, that we will be getting more for that ride.

No matter what you say, riders are majority younger than 40.... I’d say maybe even younger than 35! Millennials. The one generation after the Cold War that is greatly (and foolishly) endorsing socialism as a method to solve inequities. They don’t care that Uber takes a 40% cut. Are you kidding? They want uber to offer insurance and make us employees. That’s so dumb. If they begin offering insurance, do you think that 40% cut is gonna increase or decrease??

The media isn’t gonna push this. theyre In the pockets of the politicians like A Beale, who does take taxi cab lobby money. They push laws to hurt us. Why? Uber came around and made a lot of pockets lighter so those lighter pockets aren’t giving up without a fight. Lobbying to increase regulations on Uber to hurt it will not stop.

Y’all don’t understand? We have the wrong guy. There more to this than just “Uber is bad because they’re so rich and the drivers aren’t making more than $100K/year for a low-skilled job.”

It’s not us vs uber... it’s us against the government.

The more people driving Uber (a job with no growth opportunity) as a side gig or full-time job, the less politicians have to worry about bringing jobs here and cutting costs on everyday people. The more they have people distracted, the better.

If we all held a rally or signed a petition where we pledged our votes in response to a candidate’s promises or held a politician responsible, I PROMISE YOU THINGS WOULD CHANGE TOMORROW.

Way better chance of changing things that way. That’s just how it is. They’re after power. You dangle your vote in front of their faces and they’ll drown in their friggin saliva!!
 

veblenrules

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first off, I really hope this protest works out. I hope it catches a lot of attention and something good comes out of it. But I don’t think it’s as effective as other protest ideas. Especially something we can easily execute.

Check this out. Multiple drivers plan to hold several slow-rolls.

You have a protest week. You have multiple drivers in multiple areas. The more pedestrians, the better.

You don’t need that many drivers to do this. It could happen anytime.

The trick is that a lot of riders have to find out. The more people know what the purpose of a slow-roll protest (when Uber drivers do it), the better! This is important.

The more drivers that know what’s going on, the better. Like, if a driver on a ride see other Uber drivers doing a slow-roll together in protest, that Uber driver can explain it to their rider what it is.

The more protests like this that can happen, the more often, the better. You have a thousands of drivers in a city at any given hour. Imagine the congestion we could cause. We have power in numbers, guys! Come on!

Sitting out? So that the MAJORITY of drivers who won’t have a clue why it’s so much busier on Wednesday can reap the benefits? They’ll constantly be getting pings. Drivers from the burbs are gonna come to the city to cash in on the surges and ping frequency.

One day?? Come on guys. So, rider’s will have to use Lyft that day and pay a surge for one day... you think that’s gonna really hurt Chicagoans to really worry about how much we get paid?

You think chicago riders give a crap what we make? Seriously? They know if we get a rate increase, that means their ride is going to get more expensive. They think we get a big chunk of what they’re paying. Ask them! They don’t know uber takes about a 40-45% cut. They think if the ride is more expensive, that we will be getting more for that ride.

No matter what you say, riders are majority younger than 40.... I’d say maybe even younger than 35! Millennials. The one generation after the Cold War that is greatly (and foolishly) endorsing socialism as a method to solve inequities. They don’t care that Uber takes a 40% cut. Are you kidding? They want uber to offer insurance and make us employees. That’s so dumb. If they begin offering insurance, do you think that 40% cut is gonna increase or decrease??

The media isn’t gonna push this. theyre In the pockets of the politicians like A Beale, who does take taxi cab lobby money. They push laws to hurt us. Why? Uber came around and made a lot of pockets lighter so those lighter pockets aren’t giving up without a fight. Lobbying to increase regulations on Uber to hurt it will not stop.

Y’all don’t understand? We have the wrong guy. There more to this than just “Uber is bad because they’re so rich and the drivers aren’t making more than $100K/year for a low-skilled job.”

It’s not us vs uber... it’s us against the government.

The more people driving Uber (a job with no growth opportunity) as a side gig or full-time job, the less politicians have to worry about bringing jobs here and cutting costs on everyday people. The more they have people distracted, the better.

If we all held a rally or signed a petition where we pledged our votes in response to a candidate’s promises or held a politician responsible, I PROMISE YOU THINGS WOULD CHANGE TOMORROW.

Way better chance of changing things that way. That’s just how it is. They’re after power. You dangle your vote in front of their faces and they’ll drown in their friggin saliva!!
The Donald doesn't really believe in government and we'll be lucky if we have a functioning democracy when he's gone and in the slammer. It is us against Uber and the politics of selfishness. How can you have a decent civilization without some kind of accountable government? The real problem is that folks don't want to do the hard work of becoming really informed citizens. Any clown with a slogan and a hot wife is likely to get elected. It also helps if he appeals to peoples' fears and bigotry against folks whom they likely have never met.
 

radikia

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You don't like it ? I hear Putin is offering all expenses paid one-way trips to Russia .
 

northsider87

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The Donald doesn't really believe in government and we'll be lucky if we have a functioning democracy when he's gone and in the slammer. It is us against Uber and the politics of selfishness. How can you have a decent civilization without some kind of accountable government? The real problem is that folks don't want to do the hard work of becoming really informed citizens. Any clown with a slogan and a hot wife is likely to get elected. It also helps if he appeals to peoples' fears and bigotry against folks whom they likely have never met.
The fact that Trump got elected is proof that our democracy works. You should be proud of that if you like democracy.

If you like socialism so bad, go live in Russia. They’ve been trying to install socialism here’s for decades. They know it would collapse our economy.

Only morons are in favor of an economic system that has never worked. Especially with a population like ours.

But because one old man from Vermont talks smooth, has created a cult following. It’s not our fault he has brainwashed a bunch of gullible folks that socialism is good. You’ll be paying almost twice as much as you are now in taxes.

Your life won’t get easier with the government twice as powerful. Those are the kinds of things he doesn’t want to tell you.

So if you’re for socialism and would elect a socialist like Bernie, you’re helping Russia install socialism. You’re doing more for Putin than Trump.
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You don't like it ? I hear Putin is offering all expenses paid one-way trips to Russia .
I love it here. I’m not part of the brainwashed liberals who want to change the good parts of America. If you hate capitalism, you should take Putin up on that offer. Have you been brainwashed to believe socialism is good? You’d love it in Russia, then. They got all the socialism you need. Lol
 

Funkeetooown

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The fact that Trump got elected is proof that our democracy works. You should be proud of that if you like democracy.

If you like socialism so bad, go live in Russia. They’ve been trying to install socialism here’s for decades. They know it would collapse our economy.

Only morons are in favor of an economic system that has never worked. Especially with a population like ours.

But because one old man from Vermont talks smooth, has created a cult following. It’s not our fault he has brainwashed a bunch of gullible folks that socialism is good. You’ll be paying almost twice as much as you are now in taxes.

Your life won’t get easier with the government twice as powerful. Those are the kinds of things he doesn’t want to tell you.

So if you’re for socialism and would elect a socialist like Bernie, you’re helping Russia install socialism. You’re doing more for Putin than Trump.
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I love it here. I’m not part of the brainwashed liberals who want to change the good parts of America. If you hate capitalism, you should take Putin up on that offer. Have you been brainwashed to believe socialism is good? You’d love it in Russia, then. They got all the socialism you need. Lol
You are a lib you dink. Leftists are not liberals, stop equating the two. Bernie is not a socialist, AOC is not a socialist, they are social democrats. Social democrats want to prop up capitalism by making it "more friendly" and increasing the welfare state. Real socialists want to eliminate private property (no, not personal property, we don't all have to share a toothbrush) and transfer the means of production to the masses. Personally, if you like capitalism, you should probably support Bernie, because you're really not going to like what comes next if we continue on the present course of wild inequality (hint, it involves a slicey boi).
 

veblenrules

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The fact that Trump got elected is proof that our democracy works. You should be proud of that if you like democracy.

If you like socialism so bad, go live in Russia. They’ve been trying to install socialism here’s for decades. They know it would collapse our economy.

Only morons are in favor of an economic system that has never worked. Especially with a population like ours.

But because one old man from Vermont talks smooth, has created a cult following. It’s not our fault he has brainwashed a bunch of gullible folks that socialism is good. You’ll be paying almost twice as much as you are now in taxes.

Your life won’t get easier with the government twice as powerful. Those are the kinds of things he doesn’t want to tell you.

So if you’re for socialism and would elect a socialist like Bernie, you’re helping Russia install socialism. You’re doing more for Putin than Trump.
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I love it here. I’m not part of the brainwashed liberals who want to change the good parts of America. If you hate capitalism, you should take Putin up on that offer. Have you been brainwashed to believe socialism is good? You’d love it in Russia, then. They got all the socialism you need. Lol
The fact that Trump got elected shows how fragile democracy can be, especially if people won't do the hard work of informed citizenship and accept slogans and hate filled easy answers to nonexistant problems. Would that life was as simple as you think it is. The choice isn't between us and living in Russia, which is no longer even pretending to be socialist by the way. Before you get your panties in a bunch over socialism, check out Canada, Denmark, Sweden, and in some ways, even Costa Rica. Bernie Sanders never had enough time to brainwash all these places. And Denmark has Carlsberg Beer!
 

northsider87

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You are a lib you dink. Leftists are not liberals, stop equating the two. Bernie is not a socialist, AOC is not a socialist, they are social democrats. Social democrats want to prop up capitalism by making it "more friendly" and increasing the welfare state. Real socialists want to eliminate private property (no, not personal property, we don't all have to share a toothbrush) and transfer the means of production to the masses. Personally, if you like capitalism, you should probably support Bernie, because you're really not going to like what comes next if we continue on the present course of wild inequality (hint, it involves a slicey boi).
Social democrats?
The fact that Trump got elected shows how fragile democracy can be, especially if people won't do the hard work of informed citizenship and accept slogans and hate filled easy answers to nonexistant problems. Would that life was as simple as you think it is. The choice isn't between us and living in Russia, which is no longer even pretending to be socialist by the way. Before you get your panties in a bunch over socialism, check out Canada, Denmark, Sweden, and in some ways, even Costa Rica. Bernie Sanders never had enough time to brainwash all these places. And Denmark has Carlsberg Beer!
Those countries aren’t examples of socialism! They don’t become considered socialist countries just because you say they are! Lol! Socialism is not the abolition of private property. It’s the government being in charge of the markets and redistribution of wealth.

Bernie is a socialist. This is irrefutable. You don’t know what the heck you’re talking about. Why didn’t you use actual socialist countries like Venezuela or Cuba?
 

veblenrules

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Social democrats?


Those countries aren’t examples of socialism! They don’t become considered socialist countries just because you say they are! Lol! Socialism is not the abolition of private property. It’s the government being in charge of the markets and redistribution of wealth.

Bernie is a socialist. This is irrefutable. You don’t know what the heck you’re talking about. Why didn’t you use actual socialist countries like Venezuela or Cuba?
Because I don't see Cuba and Venezuela as models but I don't see Denmark or Canada becoming tyrannies any time soon and what's your problem with them? Let's have an argument about who's actually socialist enough for you at another time. We can figure out the appropriate labels after we restore our democratic institutions. Stay home tomorrow and think about it. Really hard. Think about it really hard.
 

EddieG

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"The real problem is that folks don't want to do the hard work of becoming really informed citizens."


BINGO Veblen!!!!!
 

thepeach

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Socialism did not work in Venezuela. Hugo Chavez held power one. Was voted out two. And then was reelected three, because the people wanted bread. Now that socialism has failed there, the people lack bread
 

veblenrules

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Socialism did not work in Venezuela. Hugo Chavez held power one. Was voted out two. And then was reelected three, because the people wanted bread. Now that socialism has failed there, the people lack bread
Which still begs the question of Denmark, Canada, The Netherlands, etc. And The Netherlands has Amstel Beer. Wait a minute. I'm starting to see a pattern here. Follow the beer!!!!
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Social democrats?


Those countries aren’t examples of socialism! They don’t become considered socialist countries just because you say they are! Lol! Socialism is not the abolition of private property. It’s the government being in charge of the markets and redistribution of wealth.

Bernie is a socialist. This is irrefutable. You don’t know what the heck you’re talking about. Why didn’t you use actual socialist countries like Venezuela or Cuba?
They don't become considered not socialist countries just because you say they're not either.
 
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Halfmybrain

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You literally have an eight year old's understanding of Marxism.
I know liberals/progressives/socialists (same ducks, different season) like every square inch of my glorious naked body--not just the back of my hand.
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The fact that Trump got elected shows how fragile democracy can be . . .
Obama (lefty) blamed the previous administration a bad economy, wallowed in 8 years of economic impotence, then claim credit for Trump's successes.

Only part of the democracy is fragile--the intelligence community. Obama harnessed the powers of the CIA, FBI, NSA and even the IRS for political power. DC ain't Chicago and Trump doesn't pay to play--he pays back.

slogans and hate filled easy answers to nonexistant problems.
Lefties quack about dog whistles, hate and intolerance. "Great again" is necessary after the previous chief exec bowed to foreign leaders in his Holy Cause to make America Equal With The Rest Of The World. "Great again" is necessary after the previous chief exec sowed social and racial discord.

What's the last town set afire and looted when conservatives protested? When's the last time you saw someone in a MAGA hat throw a drink at Obama kid or grab their Obama hat? When's the last time a bunch of campus right wingers disrupted a liberal speaker, set fires, broke windows of the university? What libs have been kicked out of restaurants, or gotten shouted at and spit in the face while in line for a movie? Name a few lefties banned by Twitter or Facebook. Puh-lease.
 
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veblenrules

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I know liberals/progressives/socialists (same ducks, different season) like every square inch of my glorious naked body--not just the back of my hand.
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Obama (lefty) blamed the previous administration a bad economy, wallowed in 8 years of economic impotence, then claim credit for Trump's successes.

Only part of the democracy is fragile--the intelligence community. Obama harnessed the powers of the CIA, FBI, NSA and even the IRS for political power. DC ain't Chicago and Trump doesn't pay to play--he pays back.



Lefties quack about dog whistles, hate and intolerance. "Great again" is necessary after the previous chief exec bowed to foreign leaders in his Holy Cause to make America Equal With The Rest Of The World. "Great again" is necessary after the previous chief exec sowed social and racial discord.

What's the last town set afire and looted when conservatives protested? When's the last time you saw someone in a MAGA hat throw a drink at Obama kid or grab their Obama hat? When's the last time a bunch of campus right wingers disrupted a liberal speaker, set fires, broke windows of the university? What libs have been kicked out of restaurants, or gotten shouted at and spit in the face while in line for a movie? Name a few lefties banned by Twitter or Facebook. Puh-lease.
Charlottesville, anyone?
 

EddieG

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Charlottesville, anyone?
Charlottesville was a shit show, but leftists are much more oppressive regarding free speech. It seems college students don't want conversations these days, they prefer to lecture everyone else and if one disagrees, well.....then you must be silenced because reason has gone out the window on college campuses. This video from Yale is #%#!#^ hilarious. Students are actually crying over an email sent about Halloween costumes:


To think 18 year olds 2 to 5 generations ago were dodging bullets and just trying to stay alive and today 18 year olds need "safe space" from those who don't think like them, look like them, act like them or have the same political ideology. This is a problem of a first world privileged society. 99% of the planet wishes their biggest problems for high school and college students was "safe space".
 

UberBeemer

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first off, I really hope this protest works out. I hope it catches a lot of attention and something good comes out of it. But I don’t think it’s as effective as other protest ideas. Especially something we can easily execute.

Check this out. Multiple drivers plan to hold several slow-rolls.

You have a protest week. You have multiple drivers in multiple areas. The more pedestrians, the better.

You don’t need that many drivers to do this. It could happen anytime.

The trick is that a lot of riders have to find out. The more people know what the purpose of a slow-roll protest (when Uber drivers do it), the better! This is important.

The more drivers that know what’s going on, the better. Like, if a driver on a ride see other Uber drivers doing a slow-roll together in protest, that Uber driver can explain it to their rider what it is.

The more protests like this that can happen, the more often, the better. You have a thousands of drivers in a city at any given hour. Imagine the congestion we could cause. We have power in numbers, guys! Come on!

Sitting out? So that the MAJORITY of drivers who won’t have a clue why it’s so much busier on Wednesday can reap the benefits? They’ll constantly be getting pings. Drivers from the burbs are gonna come to the city to cash in on the surges and ping frequency.

One day?? Come on guys. So, rider’s will have to use Lyft that day and pay a surge for one day... you think that’s gonna really hurt Chicagoans to really worry about how much we get paid?

You think chicago riders give a crap what we make? Seriously? They know if we get a rate increase, that means their ride is going to get more expensive. They think we get a big chunk of what they’re paying. Ask them! They don’t know uber takes about a 40-45% cut. They think if the ride is more expensive, that we will be getting more for that ride.

No matter what you say, riders are majority younger than 40.... I’d say maybe even younger than 35! Millennials. The one generation after the Cold War that is greatly (and foolishly) endorsing socialism as a method to solve inequities. They don’t care that Uber takes a 40% cut. Are you kidding? They want uber to offer insurance and make us employees. That’s so dumb. If they begin offering insurance, do you think that 40% cut is gonna increase or decrease??

The media isn’t gonna push this. theyre In the pockets of the politicians like A Beale, who does take taxi cab lobby money. They push laws to hurt us. Why? Uber came around and made a lot of pockets lighter so those lighter pockets aren’t giving up without a fight. Lobbying to increase regulations on Uber to hurt it will not stop.

Y’all don’t understand? We have the wrong guy. There more to this than just “Uber is bad because they’re so rich and the drivers aren’t making more than $100K/year for a low-skilled job.”

It’s not us vs uber... it’s us against the government.

The more people driving Uber (a job with no growth opportunity) as a side gig or full-time job, the less politicians have to worry about bringing jobs here and cutting costs on everyday people. The more they have people distracted, the better.

If we all held a rally or signed a petition where we pledged our votes in response to a candidate’s promises or held a politician responsible, I PROMISE YOU THINGS WOULD CHANGE TOMORROW.

Way better chance of changing things that way. That’s just how it is. They’re after power. You dangle your vote in front of their faces and they’ll drown in their friggin saliva!!
For what it is worth, several riders over the past couple of days have asked me about the strike. I would say it's made the news well enough to get people talking. This is very good news. Uber is no longer able to quietly stick it to drivers.
 

northsider87

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Obama was one of the WORST presidents that we have had in modern history... talking the last 20-30 years.

There is absolutely no way Obama was better than Trump. It’s so obvious.
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Which still begs the question of Denmark, Canada, The Netherlands, etc. And The Netherlands has Amstel Beer. Wait a minute. I'm starting to see a pattern here. Follow the beer!!!!
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They don't become considered not socialist countries just because you say they're not either.
They’re mixed markets. Their governments invest in their corporations.

Single payer is a socialist idea. You’re allowing the government to take control of the health care industry.

Also, Venezuela is a democracy. Maduro is a Democratic socialist. He got elected via popular vote. They don’t have an electoral over there. How did he become a dictator?

Because he passed gun control (a part of the Democratic Party platform). Fiddled with the markets, healthcare, and the food distribution. Venezuela has twice as much oil as Saudi Arabia bro. They got money.

Liberals like you love ignoring venezuela cuz it hurts your point but it is undeniably the endgame of socialism. The people in Venezuela aren’t starving and broke because of a dictator. That’s what you’ve been brainwashed to believe.

Venezuelans are broke and starving because they realized that if you take the resources and equally distribute them, the ones on the bottom get the same amount they would have gotten, but now, the middle class is non-existent. They redistributed food and there was food shortages. Surprise! People are getting arrested by their government for smuggling baby formula. They increased minimum wage to an astronomical level and their inflation has made their currency absolutely worthless! You have their money on the streets like trash.

“But their literacy rate is great!”

You people that don’t know crap about what’s going on in other countries sure have some nerve trying to implement policies here you don’t fully understand.

Sure those things you want sound nice and will work for a couple years until the country’s economy goes belly-up, and then what?

If single payer was implemented here, the stock market would crash, our economy would be destroyed, and you would be dying for a happy meal, but at least you have your free health insurance!!!

You lefties are something else.
 
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quesie

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Obama was one of the WORST presidents that we have had in modern history... talking the last 20-30 years.

There is absolutely no way Obama was better than Trump. It’s so obvious.
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They’re mixed markets. Their governments invest in their corporations.

Single payer is a socialist idea. You’re allowing the government to take control of the health care industry.

Also, Venezuela is a democracy. Maduro is a Democratic socialist. He got elected via popular vote. They don’t have an electoral over there. How did he become a dictator?

Because he passed gun control (a part of the Democratic Party platform). Fiddled with the markets, healthcare, and the food distribution. Venezuela has twice as much oil as Saudi Arabia bro. They got money.

Liberals like you love ignoring venezuela cuz it hurts your point but it is undeniably the endgame of socialism. The people in Venezuela aren’t starving and broke because of a dictator. That’s what you’ve been brainwashed to believe.

Venezuelans are broke and starving because they realized that if you take the resources and equally distribute them, the ones on the bottom get the same amount they would have gotten, but now, the middle class is non-existent. They redistributed food and there was food shortages. Surprise! People are getting arrested by their government for smuggling baby formula. They increased minimum wage to an astronomical level and their inflation has made their currency absolutely worthless! You have their money on the streets like trash.

“But their literacy rate is great!”

You people that don’t know crap about what’s going on in other countries sure have some nerve trying to implement policies here you don’t fully understand.

Sure those things you want sound nice and will work for a couple years until the country’s economy goes belly-up, and then what?

If single payer was implemented here, the stock market would crash, our economy would be destroyed, and you would be dying for a happy meal, but at least you have your free health insurance!!!

You lefties are something else.
These are the TERRIBLE things Obama did to this country. I can't take credit for writing this, however i can tell you that anyone who thinks Trump is actually a good at this isnt paying attention.

"The sentence I hear most from well-meaning, conservative friends since President Trump’s election is this: “We suffered 8 years under Barack Obama.”

Fair enough. Let’s take a look.

The day Obama took office, the Dow closed at 7,949 points. Eight years later, the Dow had almost tripled.

General Motors and Chrysler were on the brink of bankruptcy, with Ford not far behind, and their failure, along with their supply chains, would have meant the loss of millions of jobs. Obama pushed through a controversial, $8o billion bailout to save the car industry. The U.S. car industry survived, started making money again, and the entire $80 billion was paid back, with interest.

While we remain vulnerable to lone-wolf attacks, no foreign terrorist organization has successfully executed a mass attack here since 9/11.

Obama ordered the raid that killed Osama Bin Laden.

He drew down the number of troops from 180,000 in Iraq and Afghanistan to just 15,000, and increased funding for the Department of Veterans Affairs.

He launched a program called Opening Doors which, since 2010, has led to a 47 percent decline in the number of homeless veterans.

He set a record 73 straight months of private-sector job growth.

Due to Obama’s regulatory policies, greenhouse gas emissions decreased by 12%, production of renewable energy more than doubled, and our dependence on foreign oil was cut in half.

He signed The Lilly Ledbetter Act, making it easier for women to sue employers for unequal pay.

His Omnibus Public Lands Management Act designated more than 2 million acres as wilderness, creating thousands of miles of trails and protecting over 1,000 miles of rivers.

He reduced the federal deficit from 9.8 percent of GDP in 2009 to 3.2 percent in 2016.

For all the inadequacies of the Affordable Care Act, we seem to have forgotten that, before the ACA, you could be denied coverage for a pre-existing condition and kids could not stay on their parents’ policies up to age 26.

Obama approved a $14.5 billion system to rebuild the levees in New Orleans.

All this, even as our own Mitch McConnell famously asserted that his singular mission would be to block anything President Obama tried to do.

While Obama failed on his campaign pledge to close the prison at Guantanamo Bay, that prison’s population decreased from 242 to around 50.

He expanded funding for embryonic stem cell research, supporting groundbreaking advancement in areas like spinal injury treatment and cancer.

Credit card companies can no longer charge hidden fees or raise interest rates without advance notice.

Most years, Obama threw a 4th of July party for military families. He held babies, played games with children, served barbecue, and led the singing of “Happy Birthday” to his daughter Malia, who was born on July 4.

Welfare spending is down: for every 100 poor families, just 24 receive cash assistance, compared with 64 in 1996.

Obama comforted families and communities following more than a dozen mass shootings. After Sandy Hook, he said, “The majority of those who died today were children, beautiful little kids between the ages of 5 and 10 years old.”

Yet, he never took away anyone’s guns.

He sang Amazing Grace, spontaneously, at the altar.

He was the first president since Eisenhower to serve two terms without personal or political scandal.

He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.

President Obama was not perfect, as no man and no president is, and you can certainly disagree with his political ideologies. But to say we suffered? If that’s the argument, if this is how we suffered for 8 years under Barack Obama, I have one wish: may we be so fortunate as to suffer 8 more."
 

northsider87

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For what it is worth, several riders over the past couple of days have asked me about the strike. I would say it's made the news well enough to get people talking. This is very good news. Uber is no longer able to quietly stick it to drivers.
Sure. What are three things the protest/strike aims to accomplish? I’d like to know. I have to work tomorrow because I have bills that don’t give a crap about Uber/Lyft driver pay.

I’ll tell all the riders about it... as I already talk about how uber and Lyft take a 40% cut... I’ve been informing riders on a regular basis on their treatment of drivers.

When the riders ask me what the strike is about, what do I tell them?
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These are the TERRIBLE things Obama did to this country. I can't take credit for writing this, however i can tell you that anyone who thinks Trump is actually a good at this isnt paying attention.

"The sentence I hear most from well-meaning, conservative friends since President Trump’s election is this: “We suffered 8 years under Barack Obama.”

Fair enough. Let’s take a look.

The day Obama took office, the Dow closed at 7,949 points. Eight years later, the Dow had almost tripled.

General Motors and Chrysler were on the brink of bankruptcy, with Ford not far behind, and their failure, along with their supply chains, would have meant the loss of millions of jobs. Obama pushed through a controversial, $8o billion bailout to save the car industry. The U.S. car industry survived, started making money again, and the entire $80 billion was paid back, with interest.

While we remain vulnerable to lone-wolf attacks, no foreign terrorist organization has successfully executed a mass attack here since 9/11.

Obama ordered the raid that killed Osama Bin Laden.

He drew down the number of troops from 180,000 in Iraq and Afghanistan to just 15,000, and increased funding for the Department of Veterans Affairs.

He launched a program called Opening Doors which, since 2010, has led to a 47 percent decline in the number of homeless veterans.

He set a record 73 straight months of private-sector job growth.

Due to Obama’s regulatory policies, greenhouse gas emissions decreased by 12%, production of renewable energy more than doubled, and our dependence on foreign oil was cut in half.

He signed The Lilly Ledbetter Act, making it easier for women to sue employers for unequal pay.

His Omnibus Public Lands Management Act designated more than 2 million acres as wilderness, creating thousands of miles of trails and protecting over 1,000 miles of rivers.

He reduced the federal deficit from 9.8 percent of GDP in 2009 to 3.2 percent in 2016.

For all the inadequacies of the Affordable Care Act, we seem to have forgotten that, before the ACA, you could be denied coverage for a pre-existing condition and kids could not stay on their parents’ policies up to age 26.

Obama approved a $14.5 billion system to rebuild the levees in New Orleans.

All this, even as our own Mitch McConnell famously asserted that his singular mission would be to block anything President Obama tried to do.

While Obama failed on his campaign pledge to close the prison at Guantanamo Bay, that prison’s population decreased from 242 to around 50.

He expanded funding for embryonic stem cell research, supporting groundbreaking advancement in areas like spinal injury treatment and cancer.

Credit card companies can no longer charge hidden fees or raise interest rates without advance notice.

Most years, Obama threw a 4th of July party for military families. He held babies, played games with children, served barbecue, and led the singing of “Happy Birthday” to his daughter Malia, who was born on July 4.

Welfare spending is down: for every 100 poor families, just 24 receive cash assistance, compared with 64 in 1996.

Obama comforted families and communities following more than a dozen mass shootings. After Sandy Hook, he said, “The majority of those who died today were children, beautiful little kids between the ages of 5 and 10 years old.”

Yet, he never took away anyone’s guns.

He sang Amazing Grace, spontaneously, at the altar.

He was the first president since Eisenhower to serve two terms without personal or political scandal.

He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.

President Obama was not perfect, as no man and no president is, and you can certainly disagree with his political ideologies. But to say we suffered? If that’s the argument, if this is how we suffered for 8 years under Barack Obama, I have one wish: may we be so fortunate as to suffer 8 more."

Ok, so you were obviously too lazy to type it all. You have a copy-n-paste essay on Obama’s accomplishments.

I’m not gonna go after each one, but maybe I could do multiple at a time. Cool? Let’s go!

Slowest recovery of one of the largest economies since WW2... we would have gotten out of the recession faster if he didn’t spend like crazy.

Lol! People keep saying Obama ordered the raid. It’s not like he strategized the raid. The secretary of defense came to him and said we know were Bin Laden is... should we take him out, and Obama said yes. That easy. Lol Seal Team 6 killed Bin Laden. Not Obama.

So, because of the 20 million that had to just pay a little bit more because they had a pre-existing condition, the ACA has officially wrecked our healthcare industry. But at least Obama hooked up Big Pharma... which has gotten insanely rich because of it. That helped big Pharma more than anyone! Lol!

Yeah we all know he let out many hardened criminals who have been reported to be highly likely to commit another act of terror. Released into the wild. That’s an accomplishment?

Since we’re kinda on foreign policy, let’s talk about how he STARTED WARS IN 5 OTHER COUNTRIES but yet still won the Nobel Peace Prize?? Wow. Do you even know which 5 countries our soldiers are in now? Oh, but he cut the amount of troops in Afghanistan and Iraq. Lol!

His singing of Amazing Grace was absolutely horrible. He has no business singing. Lol! I remember that.

He didn’t take away guns? You mean, he didn’t trample on the constitution? Kind of a low standard, no?

No massive terror attacks on our soil since 9/11... how is that Obama? Obama bombed the crap out of Syria. Over 26,000 bombs in one year (2016) to Syria alone. Fact check me bruh!

So, what has he really done? What has he done that no other president could have done?

Does it bother you that his Secretary of State caused a mess in Libya? His foreign policy left Syria and the world with this refugee crisis?

Bro just because you weren’t informed of his bad mistakes doesn’t make him perfect. You just brought up the most petty accomplishments ever for a President who served 2 terms.

I voted for Obama for his first term. He ended up being one of the biggest let-downs in this century. But the media will have you believe he’s one of the greatest presidents.

What has he done EXCLUSIVELY for black people? Nothing. What has he done EXCLUSIVELY for his corrupt hometown, Chicago? Nothing. Oh, but he legalized gay marriage. Personally, I don’t care about gay marriage and I think they should have always been allowed to get married. It was messed up that it took this long for them to be able to get married. I have nothing against gay people.

Oops! I forgot. He let those dudes who pretend to be women to use the women’s restroom. Big accomplishment, bruh!

One more thing... we are finding out, day by day, that Obama actually DID spy on Trump’s campaign. They inserted undercover agents to infiltrate his campaign.

His former Secretary of State, Clinton, paid for the Steele dossier which was used to obtain the FISA warrant to spy on Trump. The truth is coming. The dossier turned out to be fake and everyone involved (up to Obama) is being investigated. It sucks when the tables turn, huh!

Maybe they shouldn’t have been spying on their political opponent using the Justice Department. That’s kind of a no-no, huh! Lol!

That’s all he’s done? He had 2 years with a majority in Congress and didn’t do crap. He was a failed President who we will forget.
 
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