putting money back into economy

If you give money to rich people, they will hold onto it because it has no meaning for them. They hoard it, they put it in their bank to make more money because it’s a number to them- it’s a status symbol. 

If you give money to poor people, they spend it. They put it back into the economy in one way or another. They have bills to pay. A person who couldn’t afford food last week can afford food this week. 

The two are fundamentally not the same. 

And I don’t care if not caring about investors or company owners makes me sound callous. I’d like to see them work my job for a day on the pay that I make and see how long it takes them to get fed up. They have less to lose from a company going under than I do from slowly circling the drain.  

The lives of human workers are more important than people’s portfolios. 

Raising the minimum wage gives the entire economy a stimulus. Also, the best way to lower unemployment is to raise wages. Econ 101.

People need to get over this notion that an isolated company who has to raise wages would be hurt. This is the entire economy. Raising the minimum wage puts money back into circulation. The economy sputters when monetary policy is tight.


If you are taking part in this #NotGoingToBrazl trend consider this: Stop.

This trend is bullshit, it is harmful. It will bring nothing good whatsoever. 

Any protest should have been made years ago when Brazil was chosen to host the World Cup. 

The money has already been spent (and stolen). It’s done. Now. Brazil really needs the tourists. Brazil needs the money they are going to put back into the economy. A shit ton of families will benefit from tourists. Not coming does more harm than good right now.

Next time, if you wanna protest, consider doing this before the stadiums have been built and families relocated. 

If you really wanna help, please come to Brazil.

Open Letter to Rajdeep Sardesai and to the Indian American Assholes

Fuck you guys.

I just saw this : Raw Unedited Footage of Rajdeep Incident at Madison Square

I am fucking appalled. 

You guys leave India, to fucking go work and earn money abroad so you can get a Green card or the European thing. And then you have the nerve to act like you are better Indians than an actual Indian who works in India?

Every fucking Indian who decided not to leave India is better than you lot. Indians who went to study and work there and decided to come back are better than you lot. But you, you’re a fucking bunch of selfish assholes who decided to fuck this country in the worst way possible. By abandoning it.

Yes whether or not you put money back here into the economy, you decided to practice law THERE, you decided to cure people THERE, you decided to teach THERE, you decided to fuck around THERE. 

While in a way it’s a good thing, because you’re pissing on the streets THERE instead of here, and you underarm smell is not longer within the borders of this nation, you have committed a crime that is not punishable by law. It’s that old term we heard back in school, “BRAIN DRAIN”.

If your aim is to learn something, then come back here and apply it, I have no problem with you. But enough of you fuckers just want to go there and hang out with white people. You want to have fancy-fuck accents and look down upon the people you grew up with.

If you want to get rich, do it. But don’t forget that there is an entire nation that you have abandoned because you want to be “cool”. So that your parents can tell their relatives that you’re now working abroad. “Mera Beta toh US mein settle ho gaya. Ab voh phone bhi nahi karta”, they’ll say proudly. Fuck you. 

I don’t love India, and I for one am no fucking patriot. But I am not in denial of the fact that this place needs help. Our country has always been run by the worst of people. We had an excuse for that earlier. We were helpless. But now we aren’t. Some of the best education is available here. Some of the worlds biggest companies are here. We are the worlds largest democracy. Our youth is very fucking enabled and very fucking connected. Then why the fuck would you “smart, bright” fucking idiots move to a different country to be treated like second class, pissed on, racially discriminated against citizens when the opportunities in our country increase everyday.

India has done nothing for me. Nothing at all. It has made my life harder. It has made me hate my existence and made me wish that I had grown up not looking at beggars, kids doing somersaults in the street, and the makeshift tents under every flyover I have ever crossed. But fuck, if I, and people like me, give up, who will help? Who the fuck is going to come down here and do something about it?

I went to Bombay recently, and I saw this one building that took a shit on all the hope I had in India. This really really rich guy, who’s dad once had nothing, instead of being humble and fucking good, decided to act on his inferiority complex and build a fucking house, 10,000 fucking stories tall. I’m not that rich. Nowhere close. But I’m pretty sure if I had that kind of money, I wouldn’t need to show it off because I’d be so full of myself anyway I wouldn’t give a fuck about what other people thought of me. But I digress, and if I go on about that guy, he’ll buy tumblr and shut down this blog. And he’ll say this : #FreeSpeechTereBaapKaHai ?

Back to Rajdeep Sardesai.

I don’t give a fuck about what shit you’ve been up to in your life. I don’t give a fuck if you’re corrupt OR if you’re a little fucking lamb. #RajdeepSardesaiIsALittleLamb (sorry). 

My point is this. You can say whatever the fuck you want. I’m not going to judge Modi here. But if you want to criticise the man go right ahead. He is the Prime Minister of this country, but he needs to be checked by the people as and when possible, as is our duty as citizens of this country. 

So please don’t stop. Not that I think you would. You have mighty big balls (Please don’t be offended ladies). You did not deserve to be abused in public and for what you went through I have tried my best to abuse everyone. You managed to keep your cool through most of it, except that bit in the middle but he had no business making it personal.

For you people specifically in the crowd that day and the faces we saw in the video. Boy oh boy, I hope you get struck by lightning. I didn’t understand the point of the “Modi Chants” while a live broadcast was going on. He wasn’t exactly playing cricket in front of you nor was he even there. I doubt he would’ve given a fuck that fifty people were calling out his name with twisted violent adoration. I mean why would he give a fuck you barely even fucking exist. Instead, you managed to become an angry mob, shout obscenities at a well respected journalist and then leaked partial videos of it online to ruin his reputation. 

I never had respect for people who decided to abandon this country and I never will, but you lot have managed to go a step further. You have set an example for people in this country who actually fall for your elitist “westernised” behaviour. And taught them that it is ok to take away whatever little freedom of speech we have left. Also you have taught them that your middle fucking finger should be stuck in front of every journalist’s face who’s opinion differs from yours. I think a deeper lesson that has been taught is that another person’s thoughts are never to be respected nor even heard. And narrow mindedness is something that we should strive towards.

I must end this, but I am a little sad that even when you fucktards left the country to go to a much more progressive and modern part of the world, you carry with you your old fucked up habits. And that you have learnt nothing there and you probably never will.

As I have said previously, Humanity is Fucked.

Thanks for listening.

If you share this Rajdeep Sardesai will aim for your nuts.

*I have the utmost respect for the US and Europe, this wasn’t directed at you guys in any way*

Jill’s Domestic Policy

* Under a Stein presidency, the military economy would transition to a green economy, with decreased dependence on fossil fuels, and an end to subsidies for military contractors. The U.S. makes more money from weapons sales than any other nation on the planet. This, of course, stimulates the economy, but a green alternative would also create jobs, and do so without causing the deaths of countless millions around the world. Additionally, the justified hatred that much of the world feels towards the U.S. would fade, as the U.S. becomes a more responsible player on the world stage.

* The minimum wage would immediately be raised to $15.00 an hour. As Dr. Stein pointed out, more money in the hands of workers will enable them to put more of that money back into the economy, by purchasing items that are currently out of their financial reach. So an increased minimum wage would not be a ‘job killer’, as the corporate-owned members of Congress continually claim.

* Today, tens of millions of U.S. citizens are burdened by crushing student loan debt. Dr. Stein would forgive that debt, again freeing those citizens to put more of their money back into the economy. It would have the additional benefit of showing the citizenry that the U.S. does, indeed, value education, and that the government sees higher education as something more than just another cash cow.

anonymous asked:

I miss your universe. I also miss Tony, especially Tony and little Darcy. I wonder if they (and Darcy's mom) have physical prints of pictures of Tony and Darcy. Or would that have been a security thing?

Hi Friend,

I promise I’m working on it. We’ll get back to it soonish. Next week, I hope. 

Yes, there are absolutely photographs of Tony and little Darcy. There’s a picture of the day they met, with Tony in his sunglasses and wearing Paul’s cap, and Darcy in her pretty sundress with his tie around her neck. 

Happy was the family photographer until Pepper came along. 

Here’s a little snippet from a post-BTR fic that’s somewhat related: 


“Is that you and Dum Dum Dugan?” Tony asked, dropping a picture in front of her.

She glanced down and grinned. “Yeah. Angie took that one, that’s why the top of his head’s cut off. It took her a while to get the hang of the camera. We went to Coney Island.”

“Looks cold.”

“Well, it was November. Most of the place was shut down, but we went down along the boardwalk. It was my birthday.”

“Wait, wait, wait, that means you’re going to get two birthdays in one year? That’s not fair. I’m not okay with that. How old does that make you?”

“Three months older? So would that mean we should move my birthday back to August? No, wait, how the hell would that work?”

“I think you should just skip this year and start again next year.”

“I’m not skipping my birthday. Besides, this is the year I come into my trust fund,” she said with a bright smile.

Tony snorted and reached for another piece of pizza. “I’m pretty sure you’ve got a lot more in your accounts now than what’s in your trust fund.”

“Still, though, mistress of my own destiny, at last,” she said, throwing her arms wide and basking in the glow of her trust fund.

“I guess that does mean I can finally cut you off. You can quit stealing my card for your second-hand thrift store shopping sprees. You’re gonna break the bank with those fifty dollar charges every six months.” He rolled his eyes and asked, exasperated, “You do know you’re rich, right? I mean, seriously, what?”

“Grandpa Jim says you don’t stay rich by wasting money,” she told him with a pious sniff.

“But as a caring, disgustingly wealthy person, you should help put some of that money back in the economy. There are places out there begging for your business. They’ve got kids to feed, too, and mortgages to pay. Do your part for the economy, Darce.”