I think the worst phrase I've read today is "like Netflix, but for democracy"
@starwall it was discussing how AOC receives small monthly donations from people which is actually pretty cool BUT STILL what a terrible phrase
@Spacedrake what does that even mean? Is it a cheap date that you can also binge watch alone? Like what
@gazelle sending money monthly to politicians, like a netflix sub essentially. what a terrible way to say it though
@chillgamesh by "special interest groups" I primarily mean lobbyists for corporations since they're the ones putting the most money into politics, by far. you're right though, it's a phrase with a really broad meaning and I probably should have been more specific
@nuttgodd that's already happening though. there's already tons of money being poured into politics in lump sums. the difference here is that people who can't afford to give a bunch of money at once can give a little, over time. the awful phrase was actually in reference to a dishwasher giving AOC's campaign $1/month. I do agree that money should be taken out of politics completely, but repealing citizens united isn't happening anytime soon so we have to find alternative ways to fight back
@Spacedrake I know it's already happening, I don't see how it would change anything though. At the end of the day, the tiny amount of money that leftists will be able to give over time won't outbid the massive amount of money that fascist capitalists give over the same amount of time.
@nuttgodd I mean, yeah. but it's something at least. if you're gonna be working within the electoral system it's an improvement imo
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