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    Re: Silicon Valley billionaire compares treatment of America's rich to Nazi persecuti

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Until it goes off anyway.



    Forgive me if I observe that you are making my point here.
    If your point is that we should feel sorry for billionaires and the horrible burden of having so much, then I'm hardly making your point.
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    Re: Silicon Valley billionaire compares treatment of America's rich to Nazi persecuti

    Mr. Perkins is a brilliant venture capitalist and a terrible political analyst. He should probably stick to what he's good at and we should stop entertaining him.
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    Re: Silicon Valley billionaire compares treatment of America's rich to Nazi persecuti

    Quote Originally Posted by Helix View Post
    comparing marginal tax rates to Nazi Germany won't prevent anything but a cogent argument.
    I've said it three times now....I don't believe he is talking about taxation policy....Can we get past that into the demonization going on please?
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    Re: Silicon Valley billionaire compares treatment of America's rich to Nazi persecuti

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    I don't think he is talking about taxation policy directly, but really more the drone on of people like OWS, and liberal news outlets like SFChron, that do their best to spew the 'eat the rich' line.
    When the rich are being dragged out into the streets, being sent to death camps, or being subject to, you know, actual persecution, I will agree.

    Until then, this guy's comparisons are self serving and pathetic.

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    Re: Silicon Valley billionaire compares treatment of America's rich to Nazi persecuti

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    I've said it three times now....I don't believe he is talking about taxation policy....Can we get past that into the demonization going on please?
    eh, people are jealous of the rich, big deal. they get the consolation prize of being rich. if a paper pisses them off, they could buy it and shut it down if it bothers them so much.

    also, the rich have it pretty good. if we were monkeys and two monkeys had a corner on the banana market in the jungle, those two monkeys would get straight up killed and eaten by the rest. America's rich only have to endure jealousy. i'd be enduring that jealousy in my vintage XKE while flipping toggle switches that must do something or other. i'm sure it's still good to be king.

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    Re: Silicon Valley billionaire compares treatment of America's rich to Nazi persecuti

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    Can you post an example of this radical hate speech?
    Not quite sure what you are looking for here, but consider this...

    A survey by Democratic pollster Douglas Schoen of OWS protesters in Zucotti Park showed 31 percent "would support violence to advance their agenda." That figure is incorrect; it is closer to 100 percent. Never mind the occasional guillotine poster, this week's rioting in Oakland, or the sometime enthusiasm for mass-murdering Bolsheviks. OWS demands more government redistribution of wealth—a process entirely dependent on the use of force. (Just ask actor Wesley Snipes, currently doing a three-year stretch in the federal pen for tax evasion.)

    Then there is the hatred of capitalism ("DEATH TO CAPITALISM"; "CAPITALISM DOESN'T WORK"; etc.). The alternative to a free market is, of course, an unfree one, requiring that somebody make sure people do not go around exchanging goods and services through mutual consent. How do you stop consensual activity? Take a wild guess.

    The Disturbing Agenda of Occupy Wall Street - Reason.com
    During protests at Zucoti park, many were heard chanting "Jump you bastards"....and worse...What is it you are looking for?
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    Re: Silicon Valley billionaire compares treatment of America's rich to Nazi persecuti

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    I've said it three times now....I don't believe he is talking about taxation policy....Can we get past that into the demonization going on please?
    Well, how else could you pick on the rich? Perhaps that lobotomy wasn't as successful as you had hoped. Although

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    Re: Silicon Valley billionaire compares treatment of America's rich to Nazi persecuti

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    If your point is that we should feel sorry for billionaires and the horrible burden of having so much, then I'm hardly making your point.
    "Feel Sorry"? no...But clearly you have some sort of animosity toward those better off than you, otherwise you'd not be mocking them.
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    Re: Silicon Valley billionaire compares treatment of America's rich to Nazi persecuti

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    I've said it three times now....I don't believe he is talking about taxation policy....Can we get past that into the demonization going on please?
    I tried but you wont post an example of this radical hate speech.

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    "Feel Sorry"? no...But clearly you have some sort of animosity toward those better off than you, otherwise you'd not be mocking them.

    Wait, now it's just "animosity?"
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    Re: Silicon Valley billionaire compares treatment of America's rich to Nazi persecuti

    Quote Originally Posted by tacomancer View Post
    When the rich are being dragged out into the streets, being sent to death camps, or being subject to, you know, actual persecution, I will agree.

    Until then, this guy's comparisons are self serving and pathetic.
    Too late by then...Would you enjoy seeing that take place?
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