Which of you voted for Prop D in SF?

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Nov 6 35 Comments

Congrats geniuses, you just raised the cost of your next Uber/Lyft.

Democrats are retar dad when it comes to money. Actually they should study physics instead, specifically Newton’s third law.

You can’t just regulate something and think it will magically cure the problem. There are always side effects these politicians don’t think of.

E.g.,
Raising minimum wage just means restaurants will fire more people or raise their prices to cover increasing costs of maintaing a staff. Let the free market determine a fair wage. Thats what happened to FANG and why SWE salaries are so high. You need to have a skill in demand and companies will pay you market value for that skill.

Having rent control actually increases the cost of housing because people in rent controlled buildings never want to leave, and landlords know their place is under rent control so once it is vacant they will jack up the price for sure.

Taxing uber/lyft just means they will pass on the cost to its customers.

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  • Google googa
    It's a 3 percent tax.. not rant worthy
    Nov 6 5
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      On top of all the other taxes? SF employee mandate at all restaurants since last year , etc. the restaurants just passed it on to the customer.
      These add up you know
      Nov 6
    • Google googa
      What's all the taxes on Uber rides?
      Nov 6
    • Amazon fakermayfd
      apparently it is given the setting.
      the hair [*straw] that broke the camel’s back wasn’t notable in a vacuum either
      Nov 6
    • Bloomberg
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      offByOmemore
      The ‘hair’ that broke the camels back? 😂 why do proverbs get butchered so?
      Nov 6
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      Lumped under totals surcharges and fees. Safety tax, airport tax, etc
      Nov 6
  • 23andMe LGDQ26
    Free market lmao. FANG is so far away from free market it's ridiculous.
    Nov 6 3
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      Great explanation. I’m still waiting for your rebuttal.
      FANG is paying higher salaries than ever before.
      Yes we’re still not getting what we’re worth, but it’s better than the 90s.
      CEOs are still making 200x the ave employee though. Is your CEO really worth that much?
      Nov 6
    • 23andMe LGDQ26
      FANG companies indulge in crazy levels of anticompetitive behavior. I'm saying they are able to pay tons of money because of monopolizing industries. It's bizarre to praise them for free market behavior
      Nov 6
    • Goldman Sachs bigtrex
      Yeah cause we all need 30 fb or google clones for social peace.. fuck are u on about, shit monopolizes naturally and it’s good for innovation
      Nov 6
  • Cruise Automation xqTJ65
    Ok boomer
    Nov 6 4
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      OP
      Who? Were you born in 1965? Hence your nickname
      Nov 6
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      “If you’re not a liberal when you’re 25, you have no heart. If you’re not a conservative by the time you’re 35, you have no brain.” -Falsely attributed to Winston Churchill

      I guess you’re under 25.
      Nov 6
    • WeWork bsa85
      @Conservatives getting mad about the results of a free market
      Nov 6
    • Cruise Automation xqTJ65
      @koala lol ok boomer
      Nov 6
  • Reddit ffffuuuuu
    SF progressives are incapable of thinking beyond stage one.
    Nov 6 0
  • Twitch yikesman
    I love the pseudoscience people in here citing Newton's third law and second-order effects. Were these buzzwords used on Fox recently?
    Nov 6 2
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      Don’t watch fox
      Nov 6
    • Clover Health sinkinship
      The first reasonable thing you've said.
      Nov 6
  • Microsoft Vbsm66
    @OP must think that roads and public infrastructure are magically created. In case you don't know, the government needs money to maintain roads and other forms of infrastructure 😂
    Nov 6 3
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      OP
      Yes it’s called property taxes
      Not consumer based taxes dummy
      Nov 6
    • Microsoft Vbsm66
      Why not both? Money is money, dummy 😂
      Nov 6
    • Salesforce baby J
      Gasoline taxes, tobacco and alcohol taxes are just a fee example of consumer taxes used to fund various initiatives. It’s nothing new
      Nov 7
  • Microsoft Vbsm66
    Oh no, a 3.25% tax on Uber/Lyft rides! Even if it is directly applied to the consumer, it's still a good thing. Maybe you should stop taking rideshare if you can't afford it 😂
    Nov 6 0
  • Amazon catowayne
    Of course the proponents know the taxes will raise prices on customers. The bill clearly states it’s intent is to reduce congestion. 3.25% tax on Uber/Lyft within SF. Less on pool. Funds go to public transportation, walkability, and bike lane improvements. Basically both sides to reduce traffic congestion: reduce solo ride feasibility, increase non-car feasibility.
    Nov 6 0
  • Salesforce 2d02d2
    It's possible people voted against their own interests because they thought it'd help others. It happens quite often when it comes to new taxes. Being charitable doesn't make them fools.
    Nov 6 0
  • Facebook bl@ckmamba
    Give a tl:dr on Prop D?
    Nov 6 3
    • OpenTable Meliodas
      It requires a 2/3 majority to pass and at this point is too close to call.

      OP is calling it anyway, and blaming Democrats, even though SF isn’t even 2/3 Democrats.
      Nov 6
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      SF is liberal. Like 70% according to these prop numbers
      Nov 6
    • Amazon catowayne
      3.25% tax on Uber/Lyft within SF. Less on pool. Funds go to public transportation, walkability, and bike lane improvements. Basically both sides to reduce traffic congestion: reduce solo ride feasibility, increase non-car feasibility.
      Nov 6
  • OpenTable Meliodas
    It’s politics, not science.

    Regulating food safety sure solved more problems than the free market system before it.

    If you can’t afford the tax, leave or take Muni.
    Nov 6 0
  • Microsoft Teslanos
    Democrats only think in first order effects. They don’t comprehend second and third order effects. Did you not know?
    Nov 6 0
  • Salesforce baby J
    “All of the major ride companies backed Prop. D, meaning that it had no real substantive opposition in campaigning ahead of the vote.”
    And it’s only 3.25%. Your ride from airport will cost you extra dollar
    Nov 6 0
  • Clover Health sinkinship
    But how do you feel?
    Nov 6 0
  • U.S. Dpt. of Veterans Affairs / Other zxcvbnx
    Higher paper revenue for uber and lyft
    Nov 6 0

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