Hmm … after Rep. Nancy Pelosi described the GOP’s tax cut plan as “the end of the world” and “Armageddon,” we remember writing a few posts reminding rich celebrities who didn’t want the tax cuts that they could always just cut a check to the Treasury and pay whatever they wanted.
So it’s always fun when liberals, like Clara Jeffery, editor-in-chief of Mother Jones, fantasize about what it would be like to be really, really rich; i.e., “billionaire rich.” First of all, scale back those fantasies a bit, because the government is going to be taking a big chunk of that money, every year, forever.
But what would liberals do with the leftover money that government decided they could keep?
Do you ever think about what you'd support if you were really really rich? I think I'd:
Buy a regional newspaper or two
Fund programs in low income schools
A big ass plot of forest to a conservation group.
— Clara Jeffery (@ClaraJeffery) March 17, 2018
Buying a regional newspaper or two would be a great way to rid yourself of a lot of that burdensome income — or you could just burn the money to heat the schools in Baltimore, speaking of low-income schools.
1. Fund abortions for those unable to afford them. Free abortions for everyone!
2. Fund IUDs/other BC for those unable to afford them.
3. Throw a lot of money toward good porn (diverse, queer, feminist, ethical) so that this type of porn becomes the mainstream. https://t.co/2CfEpQW9Bb
— alt_splicing (@alt_splicing) March 17, 2018
Yes, abortions and porn. You expected something else? Guns, maybe?
Buy food and hire aid workers. Build a private army. Have said private army escort said food and aid workers into Yemen, ignoring whatever any belligerents said. https://t.co/evpcCsivvb
— Luke Brown (@lukeisaacbrown) March 17, 2018
Pay traffic fines for those who can’t.
Improve public school food.
Build libraries and pay for music teachers in schools.
Work to ban plastic bottles.
— Sujatha Shenoy (@sujatha_shenoy) March 17, 2018
Yes buy out tickets and bail and lobby to get rid of balancing the books on the back of the poor https://t.co/yaKLJh9qxz
— Clara Jeffery (@ClaraJeffery) March 17, 2018
Restore oyster reefs.
— russchoma (@russchoma) March 17, 2018
I’d build playgrounds & stock libraries for public schools, put green parks in places they’re desperately needed, start free daycare centers in low income areas, start rehabs in rural areas where they don’t have access to good care, fund Planned Parenthoods in TX & red states.
— Michelle Elizabeth (@MichelleResists) March 17, 2018
We all know how Planned Parenthood is hurting for money.
I'd fund an affordable housing shelter/complex for low-income women and kids. And provide them with free health care, no questions asked. https://t.co/GraQT7cU0O
— Laura Chapin (@LauraChapin) March 17, 2018
Sorry, low-income men. Get jobs or something.
Hey, we’re not knocking all of these ideas, but notice how many billionaires would just make things (daycare, tuition, abortions, health care) free for everyone — that’s gonna add up quickly: doctors and professors like to get paid too.
I’d build, state of the art, free community clinics and pay college tuitions and student loans
— Melinda 🐿 (@mavisbagadonuts) March 17, 2018
Definitely some animal shelters, and I like the conservation idea.
But I'd love to have a tiny house and a reliable, comfortable truck, and travel the country just throwing money where it might be needed. https://t.co/oOxWJsE0YP
— Toni T (@ToniTagliarino) March 17, 2018
Finnish-style baby boxes for low-income women.
— Leslie Galen (@galen_leslie) March 17, 2018
Finland gives every pregnant woman a free baby box containing clothes and other newborn necessities, and the cardboard box also doubles as the baby’s first bed. Of course a company in California is already rolling out the idea here.
directly funding the gay agenda ofc https://t.co/JbSjZ2HN5O
— ellen teapot 🏳️🌈 (@asmallteapot) March 17, 2018
Buy out and bankrupt the Mercers and the Kochs.
— Odette Roulette (@odetteroulette) March 17, 2018
We believe you could do that.
I’d do three things simultaneously:
I’d buy Faux News and take them off the air because they poison the minds of millions daily
I’d restore clean drinking water to Flint MI so that thousands could have it again, and
I’d restore power and water to all of PR. Just cuz.
— Yvonne Caruthers (@resuitener) March 17, 2018
Call us crazy, but isn’t the government supposed to be using tax money to do things like provide clean drinking water to cities?
This tweet isnthe ultimate in virtue signaling. "In a scenario that will never happen, and thus cannot be tested, look how awesome I would be!" https://t.co/QJAUkFgWvl
— Mike Miller/Lake Madness Tourney (@mmiller404) March 17, 2018
How did these people become billionaires anyway? We’re guessing capitalism, so it’s funny how many would try to rid themselves of their money as quickly as possible rather than start businesses and provide jobs.
Hey conservatives, what would you do if you were really, really rich?
I’d support the yacht industry. And no one would ever hear from me again. But I’ll send you a bunch of money to do this stuff. 😂 https://t.co/cgkQHfVjki
— Ben (@BenHowe) March 17, 2018