Jeff Bezos currently has $150 Billion dollars. Thats $150,000,000,000

The US has an estimated 1.56 million homeless people. Thats 1,560,000.

You know those little tiny homes that cost like $10,000? Jeff Bezos could buy a tiny home for every single homeless person in America for 15.6 Billion dollars. He would still have 134.4 BILLION dollars left.

He could single handedly end homelessness in America 9 times and still be a billionaire.

But the only thing he can think of to use his money for is “Trying to get into space, maybe?”

He could buy real homes for a dollar apiece through HUD and spent $10 k on average renovating them which would also help employment as well as giving people a real home.

https://www.hud.gov/program_offices/housing/sfh/reo/goodn/dhmabout

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Anyone gots stats on other good things Jeff’s cash could fund?

Well, on average, the tuition for 4 years of college to a public university is around $40,000.

So for 1 billion dollars you could send 25,000 students to university for 4 years.

Bezos has 150 billion. Lets let him keep 10 billion. For $140 billion, he could send 3,500,000 students to college for a bachelor’s.

About 43 million Americans have some kind of medical debt, with the average amount being about $2,000 dollars. Thats $86 billion.

Bezos could pay off ALL the medical debt in the US and still have like more than $60 billion dollars left. (Enough to end homelessness!)

Jeff Bezos currently has $150 Billion dollars. Thats $150,000,000,000

The US has an estimated 1.56 million homeless people. Thats 1,560,000.

You know those little tiny homes that cost like $10,000? Jeff Bezos could buy a tiny home for every single homeless person in America for 15.6 Billion dollars. He would still have 134.4 BILLION dollars left.

He could single handedly end homelessness in America 9 times and still be a billionaire.

But the only thing he can think of to use his money for is “Trying to get into space, maybe?”

He could buy real homes for a dollar apiece through HUD and spent $10 k on average renovating them which would also help employment as well as giving people a real home.

https://www.hud.gov/program_offices/housing/sfh/reo/goodn/dhmabout

^^^^^

Anyone gots stats on other good things Jeff’s cash could fund?

Well, on average, the tuition for 4 years of college to a public university is around $40,000.

So for 1 billion dollars you could send 25,000 students to university for 4 years.

Bezos has 150 billion. Lets let him keep 10 billion. For $140 billion, he could send 3,500,000 students to college for a bachelor’s.

Jeff Bezos currently has $150 Billion dollars. Thats $150,000,000,000

The US has an estimated 1.56 million homeless people. Thats 1,560,000.

You know those little tiny homes that cost like $10,000? Jeff Bezos could buy a tiny home for every single homeless person in America for 15.6 Billion dollars. He would still have 134.4 BILLION dollars left.

He could single handedly end homelessness in America 9 times and still be a billionaire.

But the only thing he can think of to use his money for is “Trying to get into space, maybe?”

He could buy real homes for a dollar apiece through HUD and spent $10 k on average renovating them which would also help employment as well as giving people a real home.

https://www.hud.gov/program_offices/housing/sfh/reo/goodn/dhmabout

^^^^^

Billionaires are WORTH billions. They don’t HAVE billions IN their bank account. If they did, they wouldn’t be billionaires for long because having money sitting in the bank is considered wasteful. They invest in businesses and have assets that are worth a lot of money, which gets taken into account when you see their net worth. Their money helps run other businesses literally this is what investing is, this is how rich people stay rich and whether you like it or not, you’re reaping the benefits of their money circulating and paying for the advancement of whatever business they decide to invest in. And that money usually STAYS IN THE BUSINESS cause liquidating assets means paying tax for earning that realized income, and the higher revenue you get, the more tax you pay. These people can’t just buy houses left and right, literally every business connected with them would suffer if they just gave away money like that. They use credit cards and pocket change like normal people, except their credit cards have no limit because the bank knows they can trust that they’ll get their money at the end of the day despite these billionaires not having them in the bank.

And buying houses for homeless people is like putting a bandaid on a broken leg like, it’s not gonna do much to fix the homelessness problem, there’s many reason why people end up homeless, maybe they were irresponsible, addicted to drugs, or just unlucky. You can’t be sure how many of these people you “give free houses” to will make use of the opportunity to get themselves out of the hole they’ve been stuck in, or if they even can if you consider each of their circumstances and environment. A better use of money is to give to a charity that helps homeless people get back on their feet, teaches them about being frugal, teaches them how to make a good impression in interviews and highlight their skills so that they can get jobs and keep them, charities that help feed and house the homeless until they can find their footing and become productive members of society, etc. Not only does this increase the chance that your money won’t be going to waste, it’s also a charity, so you get taxed less for the amount of money you give.

And even this isn’t enough to fix the homeless problem??? Charity is a short term solution for this particular problem. There are systems in place in our society right now that are forcing people into the streets. No amount of charity or free houses will fucking fix it, this shit is complex. If you REALLY want to help make a long term difference and not just feel good about sharing your money blindly and thinking you made a difference, go study political science and law and shit, and be a politician and fight against the people who are taking advantage of these systems and change it. It will take YEARS and probably generations to do it, but someone has to take the step and do it or else it’ll never be done.

And like holy shit, charity isn’t the only way to help people in need, like, you can either donate to like idk a cancer society so that they can pay for ONE person to get chemo and that person may or may not get better, or you can invest your money into a pharmaceutical/medical company who want to make medical advancements so that they can eradicate cancer in the future. Which choice do you think is better? Maybe save one person a year, or save everyone else in the future ever from having cancer.

Stop saying billionaires should give their money away, it’s not realistic and it’s such a shallow view of what’s happening in the world and society. More often than not, these billionaires are for sure doing more with their money than any middle class person does with theirs. Their money doesn’t just sit in the bank, it’s circulated, and just cause they’re not giving to charity do esn’t mean they’re not finding some other means of being altruistic in a way that doesn’t waste the money that they have.

I need people to reblog this for the shit I wrote. I’m so done with this, a lot of people here talk shit about how school doesn’t “teach them anything that they’ll use in real life like taxes” and all that stupid shit. Well here’s your lesson. There’s no excuse to being ignorant with how the world works. You millennials have the internet on your hands you can literally learn anything you fucking want. If you think “why don’t billionaires just buy people houses”, fucking Google it and you’ll figure out exactly WHY they don’t. And it’s not because they’re evil or they’re greedy. Charity is nice and all, but it is ultimately a short term solution for this particular problem that is a consequence of long term, corrupted policies.

And btw tax deductions people get by giving to charity isn’t worth it at the end of the year (Google it). There are better ways to not p ay taxes, legally, but rich people still give to charities. They literally do it for the same reasons as middle class people giving to charity, which is, to fucking give to a cause they believe in.

You know, if you want to be persuasive, try giving your own sources. And begging people to reblog your rant when it didnt get the attention you wanted is….funny.

A few things:

1. Nonliquid assets are still assets. They can become liquid. They arent less rich because their money is in nonliquid assets.

2. Giving homes to homeless people actually DOES help and HAS BEEN DONE IN REAL LIFE. ( https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/inspired-life/wp/2015/04/17/the-surprisingly-simple-way-u tah-solved-chronic-homelessness-and-saved-millions/ )

3. The idea that billionaires are doing more good for the economy because they have more money isnt true. ( https://www.forbes.com/sites/kenrapoza/2016/02/21/if-the-meek-shall-inherit-the-earth-they-have-a-long-way-to-go/ )

4. Do you like the taste of boots?

Jeff Bezos currently has $150 Billion dollars. Thats $150,000,000,000

The US has an estimated 1.56 million homeless people. Thats 1,560,000.

You know those little tiny homes that cost like $10,000? Jeff Bezos could buy a tiny home for every single homeless person in America for 15.6 Billion dollars. He would still have 134.4 BILLION dollars left.

He could single handedly end homelessness in America 9 times and still be a billionaire.

But the only thing he can think of to use his money for is “Trying to get into space, maybe?”

He could buy real homes for a dollar apiece through HUD and spent $10 k on average renovating them which would also help employment as well as giving people a real home.

https://www.hud.gov/program_offices/housing/sfh/reo/goodn/dhmabout

^^^^^

fromacomrade:
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Jeff Bezos currently has $150 Billion dollars. Thats $150,000,000,000

The US has an estimated 1.56 million homeless people. Thats 1,560,000.

You know those little tiny homes that cost like $10,000? Jeff Bezos could buy a tiny home for every single homeless person in America for 15.6 Billion dollars. He would still have 134.4 BILLION dollars left.

He could single handedly end homelessness in America 9 times and still be a billionaire.

The Onion’s review of Mamma Mia 2 is the only one I need

I feel like this is directed at a specific person. I don’t know who but I hope they got the message.

It’s directed at Jeremy from CinemaSins and we all fucking know it

spookyjupiter

don’t date someone who doesn’t put the grocery cart back in the cart return

somesleeze

It’s called creating jobs

actually its called ‘not being rude and making someone’s job easier’

*pours box of cornflakes directly onto the floor of Aisle 7* it’s called creating jobs sweetie ;)

jessedragon

Oh boo, fucking , hoo. You work in an air conditioned environment, and going outside for 10 minutes is hard? Try working with sweat streaming into your eyes and being blinded for 12 hours every day of the week.

Ahh yes. Because long houred min wage labor, occasionally pushing several hundred pounds in whatever weather there is is justified because they have to put up with abusive shitheads like you in air conditioning and they could be illegally tortured instead.

jessedragon

I can barely understand this fucking garbage you wrote. Explain how, in every circumstance involving people retrieving shopping carts, it ends in them going out into a tornado. Robots could easily replace these people. Hmm maybe pushing 50 carts at once isn’t a smart idea.

They didnt say EVERY instance involved a tornado. They said they work in whatever weather. Which is true.

And whether or not you THINK its a good idea, thats what they are being asked to do. I WISH they would make a robot to do it, so those employees could focus on stocking and cashiering and working the floor like they do when they arent tagged by management to be on fucking cart duty for a few hours.

I honestly always find the term ‘spinster’ as referring to an elderly, never-married woman as funny because you know what?

Wool was a huge industry in Europe in the middle ages. It was hugely in demand, particularly broadcloth, and was a valuable trade good. A great deal of wool was owned by monasteries and landed gentry who owned the land. 

And, well, the only way to spin wool into yarn to make broadcloth was by hand. 

This was viewed as a feminine occupation, and below the dignity of the monks and male gentry that largely ran the trade. 

So what did they do?

They hired women to spin it. And, turns out, this was a stable job that paid very well. Well enough that it was one of the few viable economic options considered ‘respectable’ outside of marriage for a woman. A spinster could earn quite a tidy salary for her art, and maintain full control over her own money, no husband r equired. 

So, naturally, women who had little interest in marriage or men? Grabbed this opportunity with both hands and ran with it. Of course, most people didn’t get this, because All Women Want Is Husbands, Right?

So when people say ‘spinster’ as in ‘spinster aunt’, they are TRYING to conjure up an image of a little old lady who is lonely and bitter. 

But what I HEAR are the smiles and laughter of a million women as they earned their own money in their own homes and controlled their own fortunes and lived life on their own terms, and damn what society expected of them. 

I hope this a shit post cause that’s not even close to being true.

I saw this spinster post and regretted not reblogging it, only to find this one that’s like ten times better with amazing sources and a hot’n’fresh moider for me <3

spookyjupiter

don’t date someone who doesn’t put the grocery cart back in the cart return

somesleeze

It’s called creating jobs

actually its called ‘not being rude and making someone’s job easier’

*pours box of cornflakes directly onto the floor of Aisle 7* it’s called creating jobs sweetie ;)

People who gather carts? Their job is to go to the cart returns and bring the carts back to the front of the store. Their job is NOT to run around after all the carts fucking left laying around, blocking parking spots and shoved on grass medians.


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featheredvelociraptor asked: You may have this somewhere but I was just curious about your Hogwarts house? Just because you were discussing Gohan’s house and as a bibliophilic Hufflepuff, I feel Ravenclaw could have been a contender if other traits were not stronger than the passion of knowledge.

I’m def a Hufflepuff myself. Though a Ravenclaw second. A ravenpuff, even. Lol. Huffleclaw?

f1rstperson:
“ This is my issue with people who are like “but she gave up important military secrets and put soldiers at risk!!”
And it’s like, that’s a really nice propaganda-y way to say she exposed the military committing crimes and cruel acts...

This is my issue with people who are like “but she gave up important military secrets and put soldiers at risk!!”

And it’s like, that’s a really nice propaganda-y way to say she exposed the military committing crimes and cruel acts that should not be allowed, but that active members literally aren’t given the choice to say anything against, because “it compromises our safety everyoen″. That’s a really fucking convenient excuse imo. 


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anti-mattering asked: Controversial opinion: Gohan is a Hufflepuff.

anti-mattering:

fandomsandfeminism:

Hmmmmmmmm but bookwormy Gohan seems so Ravenclaw…..

Gohan might be intelligent, but his kindness and gentle nature are his defining character traits. 16 had a whole speech about it before he died. He got to be as smart as he is through constant hard work and dedication, which could also apply to his resolve to become strong again in Super. And if sticking by Goku after everything he’s done over the years isn’t loyalty, I don’t know what is.

That is a good point. I’ll take it!


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anti-mattering asked: Controversial opinion: Gohan is a Hufflepuff.

Hmmmmmmmm but bookwormy Gohan seems so Ravenclaw…..


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heatth asked: Death and Rebirth + End of Evangelion. It is the "proper" ending of the original series. I mean, there is debate about that part, but it is a direct follow up/ replacement for the last 2 episodes. The Rebuild movies came much latter and are pretty much optional (though I do recommend them).

Good deal.

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