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    Re: The 1% will own more than the 99% by 2016, report says

    Quote Originally Posted by ocean515 View Post
    So it would seem the Progressive Machine has got some soldiers pushing press releases.

    Is the expectation people won't realize these studies are funded by the likes of George Soros' Open Society Institute, and thus have an extreme bias and agenda attached to them, or are they purely for the consumption of the Progressive Believers, and are talking points to fuel the propaganda effort?


    I got tired of this propaganda about 25 years ago. It was bogus then, it is more bogus now.

    In fact, this has been the mantra of Communists, socialists, social democrats and the entire left side of the spectrum since the first lazy bastard decided he shouldn't have to work.

    What they don't tell you is the numbers are skewed all over the place, there is no agreed on definition of what constitutes "poor" and they usually compare wealth with income, ignore the fact the mysterious 1% pay 90% of the tax burden, and that today's poor have 50" screens.

    Look, one way this number almost goes away is a simple thing. Stop the flow of 1,300 a day or so of "poor" illegals from flooding the low end of the job pool. Incomes for the lowest end will rise as will wages.
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    Re: The 1% will own more than the 99% by 2016, report says

    Quote Originally Posted by iguanaman View Post
    Actually right now we just want employers to give their employees more raises. Right now they are socking away their increased profits because the tax laws allow are so favorable that they can't resist it. It is unsustainable.

    One every two months, or is once a year good enough?

    And why?

    Why the **** should ANY employer give people raises when he can draft from the millions of illegals? Why should any employer hand out raises while the city, county, state and especially federal governments rape his pockets with garbage like Obamacare?

    Why should any employer give out raises when production by American workers is falling? Why should an employer give out raises when his profits are tanking.

    Why SHOULDN'T an employer simply close the doors, sell the assets and customer list and retire?

    Or would you pass a law making him stay on the job?
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    Re: The 1% will own more than the 99% by 2016, report says

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hays View Post
    Economic growth. The Reagan and Clinton booms.
    Clinton raised taxes on the wealthy, no Republican voted for it and they said it would ruin the economy.


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    Re: The 1% will own more than the 99% by 2016, report says

    Continue standing with the 0.000 001 % and the tax loopholes for the uber rich that Sen. Coburn tried to do away with in 2011.

    Why do you think half of Republicans favor a 50 % tax on all income over one million dollars ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Fenton View Post
    No, just another Progressive moron.

    The World is filled with them for some reason. The increased disparity shows that pretty clearly.
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    Re: The 1% will own more than the 99% by 2016, report says

    Quote Originally Posted by ludin View Post
    yea because we all know that the economy is a zero sum game....
    The economy isn't a zero sum game, but distribution from a pool (regardless if the size of the pool can change), as stated as a percentage of the pool, is zero sum.
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    Re: The 1% will own more than the 99% by 2016, report says

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    Clinton raised taxes on the wealthy, no Republican voted for it and they said it would ruin the economy.
    So what?
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    Re: The 1% will own more than the 99% by 2016, report says

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hays View Post
    I'm afraid you don't get it. The "pool of available money to be made" is never dwindling.
    Money isn't wealth.
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    Re: The 1% will own more than the 99% by 2016, report says

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Ok, tell us how many times a poor person gave you job.
    Every consumer, rich or poor, is in part responsible for creating jobs......
    No rich person ever gave me a job, except my Uncle Sam.....
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    Re: The 1% will own more than the 99% by 2016, report says

    Quote Originally Posted by Fearandloathing View Post
    I got tired of this propaganda about 25 years ago. It was bogus then, it is more bogus now.

    In fact, this has been the mantra of Communists, socialists, social democrats and the entire left side of the spectrum since the first lazy bastard decided he shouldn't have to work.

    What they don't tell you is the numbers are skewed all over the place, there is no agreed on definition of what constitutes "poor" and they usually compare wealth with income, ignore the fact the mysterious 1% pay 90% of the tax burden, and that today's poor have 50" screens.

    Look, one way this number almost goes away is a simple thing. Stop the flow of 1,300 a day or so of "poor" illegals from flooding the low end of the job pool. Incomes for the lowest end will rise as will wages.


    oh wait--- this isn't satire?

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    Re: The 1% will own more than the 99% by 2016, report says

    Quote Originally Posted by SlevinKelevra View Post
    oh wait--- this isn't satire?
    No...
    I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on whats being proposed here, hed agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute. - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.


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