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

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    For that why do you care? You never answer the question as to why what someone else makes or pays in taxes is so important to you? Keep running and dodging
    Only the mind of a conservative does nothing else matter but themselves. We are all effected by our economy and we all are involved in making sure it works.

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

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    So you believe there are 60 million people in the top 1% wealthiest individuals in the world? 60 MILLION?? Sounds like a lot of taxpayers and a lot of spending to me so what is your problem?
    So you do accept that 1% of 7B is 70M?
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    Re: The 1% will own more than the 99% by 2016, report says

    Quote Originally Posted by ocean515 View Post
    Indeed. It's a fascinating study of propaganda and societal manipulation in the modern age. The front and center groups make claims about the evils of the rich, or whatever the bright shiny object is, and then surround the claim with learned research from thoughtful sounding groups like the Center for Budget and Policy Priorities. Not mentioned is they own them. On and on it goes. And the target audience laps it up, and carries the torch, oblivious to how they've been played.

    That's what they've done to California, and the blind gleefully assist in the dismantling of a once mighty economic powerhouse.


    I had forgotten the ubiquitous use of the word "policy", and add "center", they all follow a well trod path.

    In thinking about this post-60's trend, I wonder if this is results from an honest attempt to bring politicians into account in the infamous "peace" demonstrations, often a front for hedonism run amok with really cool colors. As we have "progressed", an we have, we in the west have become more comfortable, with, at one time more disposable income than any generation in history. Built into that, is human nature to absolve our wealth guilt with "causes", from strapping on waders to clean cooking oil off sea urchins, to throwing money at annoying inventions like "I'm a Girl", whatever the **** that is with it's shiny-skinned, perma-smile geeks clogging the streets.

    Simply put, there is more money available now. And it's easy to raise if you're not a church.

    I have often wanted to get a bumper sticker that read "Your cause here - cash only", or even better, a serious bit of provocation like "Drill now, then the moon" or start a cause to reduce the threat to the Sevengill Shark a la global warming. No one needs to know that the more familiar "Broadnose" Shark is not threatened in any way and probably wouldn't be as it is the most adaptable shark known and in far too great abundance.

    I bet, in today's climate, we could score a fortune just for the ever necessary "awareness campaign".
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    Re: The 1% will own more than the 99% by 2016, report says

    Quote Originally Posted by Gimmesometruth View Post
    Actually, it is closer to 7B people in the world, so yes, 1% would be 70 million.

    Math is hard, huh Barbie?
    Yep, very hard for people like you, so what you are saying is that most of the wealth in the world is held by 70 MILLION People? That is a lot of tax revenue and spending isn't it

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

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    Yes, only in America are there no top limits on what people can earn and many at the bottom have risen to the top through hard work, risk taking and no whining
    Actually that's kind of standard for any country that wants a decent hockey team.

    Look at Switzerland, all that snow and they can't even skate. they have a wealth tax.

    I mean, there are goalies making millions per year...not a measly $700K. FFS, you can't even get a spare part 4th liner or that.
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    Re: The 1% will own more than the 99% by 2016, report says

    Quote Originally Posted by iguanaman View Post
    Only the mind of a conservative does nothing else matter but themselves. We are all effected by our economy and we all are involved in making sure it works.
    Yes, we are affected by the economy and that is why there are 7 million part time workers today who want full time jobs, high numbers of people dropping out of the labor force, 11.2% total unemployment(17.6 million). In the mind of a liberal just throw more money at the problem and since the debt doesn't affect you or so you think, just because you have a job, just because there is a D in the WH nothing else really matters. I call that the real selfishness. You don't see Conservatives complaining about what someone else earns or pays in taxes. You don't see conservatives demonizing individual wealth creation. You don't see conservatives calling for more social spending which is a state not a federal responsibility. It really is sad that we have people like you. Gruber has to be smiling when he reads your posts.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Conservative View Post
    Yep, very hard for people like you, so what you are saying is that most of the wealth in the world is held by 70 MILLION People? That is a lot of tax revenue and spending isn't it
    Relative to what? To those who have a higher propensity to spend? Er....no.

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    If you wanna know why Trumpsters are ignoring you its for the same reason you ignored the KKKs complaints about Obama.
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    When it comes down to it, all facts are cherry picked.
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    He didn't say it didn't make sense. He said it is complete nonsense.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Conservative View Post
    Yep, very hard for people like you, so what you are saying is that most of the wealth in the world is held by 70 MILLION People? That is a lot of tax revenue and spending isn't it
    Not nearly as much spending as there would be if that number was 700 million. That's what you always forget.

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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 had forgotten the ubiquitous use of the word "policy", and add "center", they all follow a well trod path.

    In thinking about this post-60's trend, I wonder if this is results from an honest attempt to bring politicians into account in the infamous "peace" demonstrations, often a front for hedonism run amok with really cool colors. As we have "progressed", an we have, we in the west have become more comfortable, with, at one time more disposable income than any generation in history. Built into that, is human nature to absolve our wealth guilt with "causes", from strapping on waders to clean cooking oil off sea urchins, to throwing money at annoying inventions like "I'm a Girl", whatever the **** that is with it's shiny-skinned, perma-smile geeks clogging the streets.

    Simply put, there is more money available now. And it's easy to raise if you're not a church.

    I have often wanted to get a bumper sticker that read "Your cause here - cash only", or even better, a serious bit of provocation like "Drill now, then the moon" or start a cause to reduce the threat to the Sevengill Shark a la global warming. No one needs to know that the more familiar "Broadnose" Shark is not threatened in any way and probably wouldn't be as it is the most adaptable shark known and in far too great abundance.

    I bet, in today's climate, we could score a fortune just for the ever necessary "awareness campaign".

    LOL. You reminded me of something.

    Many years ago, fresh from college, I printed a bumper sticker to sell at swap meets. I thought it covered a lot of ground, and had a wide appeal. I pitched it as four causes for the price of one.

    "NUKE GAY WHALES FOR JESUS".

    If I didn't have a habit of buying beer with the profits, I might have made a few bucks.

    It's all quite the circus, and yes, today, there is quite an alarming bit of well thought out bait for the gullible and easily influenced.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by ocean515 View Post

    "NUKE GAY WHALES FOR JESUS". .......


    .... well thought out bait for the gullible and easily influenced.
    Wow, he doesn't even see the irony.
    Quote Originally Posted by trouble13 View Post
    If you wanna know why Trumpsters are ignoring you its for the same reason you ignored the KKKs complaints about Obama.
    Quote Originally Posted by Moderate Right View Post
    When it comes down to it, all facts are cherry picked.
    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    He didn't say it didn't make sense. He said it is complete nonsense.

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