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Reminder that a bank that got caught laundering money and loaned $350 million the outgoing USA president would like people who work at home to foot the bill for the less fortunate workers who have to go into work.

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@craigmaloney
I saw that the other day. No words, just angry incoherent noises.

deutsche bank, uspol 

@craigmaloney Better idea: Severe taxes for Douche Bank top brass.

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@craigmaloney (And yes, that was an autocorrect typo that actually worked out, so I left it in. :blobcheeky: )

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@craigmaloney I was just talking to Carrie about that this morning.

"How about we just ensure real social safety nets instead?" is never an option, I guess.

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@craigmaloney and yes, that requires tax money, but it should be just based on income level, not where you sit your butt when working.

The location of the economy is always changing, but there's always a constant of income stratification. That's the best we have to determine who can pay more taxes.

I say as a well paid remote worker for the past 3/4 of a decade.

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@Greg @craigmaloney I feel like this particular observation should be explored some more:

"That means remote workers are contributing less to the infrastructure of the economy whilst still receiving its benefits"

You could replace "remote workers" with certain people who don't work for a living and don't contribute any more than any other people to the "infrastructure of the economy while still receiving its benefits."

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@cstanhope @craigmaloney yeah, that was my wife's point too. What about mothers raising children? They don't go to an office and all that.

And isn't the free market stance one where we shouldn't prop up old inefficient markets when change comes along? I'm fine with that as long as we have a robust social safety net (including healthcare).

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@Greg I haven't read the report, but the article gave me this feeling like, "We know in this time we need to pay lower income people more to entice them to come in to work, but we don't want to do that. So we propose taxing higher income earners to pay for 'grants' to lower income workers. This way we aren't the ones cutting the pay of high income workers, and there is nothing new on our balance sheets."

Anyway...

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@craigmaloney true about what they did but there is a certain logic to it

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