Real Question: What do Bernie Sanders supporters think about YouTube millionaires?

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I recently came across this article: "YouTuber has been lying about her life." TLDR: It's about a YouTuber amassing a multi-million-dollar fortune, no longer relating to poor viewers, and why we should feel bad for her.

I have been thinking a lot (probably way too much) about people who have become extremely wealthy from YouTube. And, in all honesty, it sickens me.

In general, I am sick of the 1% – but somewhere in my head I can rationalize a person becoming wealthy by putting in a great number of years of effort in their life – starting a business or inventing something useful, for example. (Of course, that's hardly the case for many wealthy people, as I'm sure you're aware.) But something about a casual amateur, like the one in the article, who puts on makeup in front of a camera and now owns a mansion with built-in arcade, a Porsche, and $ 5,000 handbags makes my brain melt.

I could go on and on about how ad revenue effects everyone not just that channel's subscribers and how a YouTubers really shouldn't earn more money than teachers, firefighters, nurses, (and even most doctors). So let me cut this short here.

From people who call themselves Democratic-Socialists, what is your opinion on YouTube born one-percenters? And if Bernie Sanders becomes President, what do you believe he can do to change this seemingly-insignificant issue.

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The Media is the Real Obstacle

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The Media is the biggest obstacle we face folks. This much we knew. This is why we cannot let it do our work for us. This is the ONLY campaign where ground game will matter a lot. We need to do phone calls and face-to-face conversations. Go to communities we have great connections with and bring people over to our side. It's easier said than done. But people see the media and believe it so they get reluctant. We have to push through the narrative. Smear campaigns work, otherwise the media wouldn't spend that much money to do them. It is in their best interests to keep Bernie or Warren out of the White House because they actually believe in antitrust legislation and regulating the fact that 6 major corporations own all the media firms in the country. We have to keep informing people about this! How it's in the media's best interest to smear Bernie. Cite these:

CNN – owned by Time Warner, a cable provider that shows its own network!

MSNBC and NBC – owned by Comcast, a cable provider that also shows its own networks!

ABC – owned by Disney, the largest media firm in the world

Fox News – owned by NewsCorp, actually one of the more favorable coverage toward Bernie.

Here's a good resource: https://medium.com/@anandbalar/be-wary-of-the-disney-fox-merger-608ae2743955?fbclid=IwAR2L3t31Uodv0mRRdh0D_IhDmU7wWINnbWpCCwCC7Bo_H-9OfXglZ05k9NA

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Square deal, New deal, Real deal.

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Square deal, New deal, Real deal.

Can someone take these concepts and create some more content? They do a great job of pointing to historic, cultural connections of Bernie's ideas in a gutteral?, intuitive way. I think using 1940's to 1950's design elements does this also. These are the kinds of connections we need to make to win over the kinds of voters we need. This is part of Bernie's strength with people who might also like Donald Trump. History. Americana. Etc. We need some more art and media like it.

The design of the second two are far better , but the idea of the first is fantastic and really exceptional.

https://i.redd.it/ncnaigqfugi21.png

https://i.redd.it/ho5diq2augi21.jpg

https://i.redd.it/ulxc6886ugi21.jpg

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Co-Determination, the Real Solution to America’s Worker Power Problem

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Co-determination

I'm surprised that I haven't heard about this in all of the union discussion I see across Reddit. Whenever I hear "America needs to bring unions back", it always feels like a band-aid on a festering wound to me, and so I posit this real solution that already works wonders in many countries, especially Germany.

It's called Co-determination, and it means half of the board of directors for a large company is made up of workers. Workers get half the say in how the company completes its mission, and perhaps most critically, if the company breaks the law, the workers have real authority to ensure the lawbreakers actually get prosecuted by the legal system. In turn, this is why the companies listen to the workers, creating a healthy cycle where leadership remains clean and workers get the benefits/compensation they desire, all while healthy profits are still made.

This is what needs to be on the tongue of every American worker. Co-determination is the solution to corporate corruption, workers' rights, possible union corruption, and a good swathe of our myriad other problems. We settle for less and let the Right determine where we start our bargaining, but it really should start and end here, at the only real and sensible solution to America's runaway Capitalism.

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Opportunity to get real estate flipping onto Dem agendas?

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I just read a 2012 Yahoo news article about Warren's house-flipping in the 90s (below) and I wonder if questions about that form an opportunity to get the Dems talking about the incredible damage done to communities across America from house flipping, renovictions, lack of rent control – the general fact that profits from buying and selling of real estate are directly linked to homelessness, housing insecurity, inequality, and general poor quality of life for working people. If Warren is made to speak to these choices, other Dems might be forced to weigh in on developers, their influence on policy, etc etc. I'd love to see some tangible promises around housing added to all Dem platforms.

"Elizabeth Warren, who has railed against predatory banks and heartless foreclosures, took part in about a dozen Oklahoma real estate deals that netted her and her family hefty profits through maneuvers such as “flipping” properties, records show.

A Herald review has found that the Democratic U.S. Senate candidate rapidly bought and sold homes herself, loaned money at high interest rates to relatives and purchased foreclosed properties at bargain prices.

Land records from Warren’s native Oklahoma City show the Harvard professor was active in the often topsy-turvy real estate market in the 1990s, including:

• Purchasing a foreclosed home at 2725 West Wilshire Boulevard from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for $ 61,000 in June 1993, then selling it in December 1994 for $ 95,000 — a 56 percent mark-up in just 18 months.

• Buying a house at 200 NW 16th St. for $ 30,000 in August 1993, then flipping it for $ 145,000 — a 383 percent gain after just five months.

• Lending one of her brothers money at 9.5 percent interest to buy a home at 1425 Classen Drive for $ 35,000 in August 2000. He sold the place three months later for $ 38,500 — a 10 percent gain in 75 days.

• Providing her brother with financing to buy a $ 25,000 house at 4301 NW 16th St. in 1994. He sold the property four years later for $ 42,000, a 68 percent increase.

• Giving her sister-in-law a mortgage in 1996 to buy a $ 31,000 home at 2621 NW 13th St. Three years later, the sister-in-law sold the place for $ 45,000 — a 45 percent boost in three years."

https://www.yahoo.com/news/harsh-foreclosure-critic-elizabeth-warren-reportedly-made-fortune-050708111.html

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