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

    Quote Originally Posted by Gimmesometruth View Post
    Again, for hard of understanding, I never said a pie does not grow, I said at any point in time, there is a finite amount.
    Which is and entirely worthless observation.
    Give a man a fish and he eats for a day. Teach a man to fish and he stops voting for the Free Fish party.

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    Here's the thing. It doesn't really matter how much rich people own. It really doesn't. What matters is that there is a means for everyone else other than the rich to gain ownership of the things they need or want. And what's happening is, fewer and fewer people are controlling those means. And they aren't the best stewards, as was glaringly obvious in 2008. Their interests don't aline with the rest of ours. When they own the banks, and due to mismanagement, crash our entire economy, that's a problem. When they own the farms, and due to greed and further mismanagement, those farms close, that becomes a problem. When they own the stores and factories, and greed compels them to replace american workers with foreigners with no rights, or with robots, WITHOUT passing their savings from doing so onto the consumer, that becomes a MAJOR, CATASTROPHIC freaking problem.

    I could give two ****s about how many ferrarris one rich guy owns. What I care about is, when he owns so much within our economy that I personally need, and when his treatment of those things makes MY life demonstrably harder or worse. The wealthy are stacking the deck, because they have the MEANS to. Through both major parties, they are killing anything even remotely resembling a free economy, that is, one in which the might CAN fall, to be replaced by the next guy in line.

    ONE company owns about 50% of ALL of our potable water, and they are constantly buying more spring and aquafer land. ONE guy runs that company. If he runs that company into the ground, do you think failure will be an option?

    ONE company controls the bulk of all agriculture in this country. Do you think that's OK?
    Quote Originally Posted by calamity View Post
    Reports indicate that everyone knew he was hauling a bunch of guns up there. But, since you brought it up, there's something which should be illegal: guns that breakdown.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by jmotivator View Post
    Which is and entirely worthless observation.
    No it's not, because it debunks the myth that there is never "not enough" due to economic growth.

    The idea that there is infinite wealth, or resources, that our economy can just grow, flies in the face of science.
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    Reports indicate that everyone knew he was hauling a bunch of guns up there. But, since you brought it up, there's something which should be illegal: guns that breakdown.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Conservative View Post
    No, what I am trying to do is get you to think. There is nothing but the individual responsible for not achieving that upper class. It isn't nonsense at all because I am part of those graphs and part of the history of workers. Now tell me why you want to punish rich people for their success? Wealth is an individual thing and I know a lot of people who meet the definition of middle class that are very wealthy in so many things. There isn't a rich person out there that has any affect on my life whatsoever

    It's not about punishment. It's about making our society solvent, while improving our economy, and preparing for the future.


    Also, there are PLENTY of rich people who have an affect on your life, personally....you're just not thinking broadly enough.
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    Reports indicate that everyone knew he was hauling a bunch of guns up there. But, since you brought it up, there's something which should be illegal: guns that breakdown.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by SlevinKelevra View Post
    Nothing defines "american exceptionalism" better than prolonged economic stagnation for 95%
    yet another non-argument from you.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by KevinKohler View Post
    It's not about punishment. It's about making our society solvent, while improving our economy, and preparing for the future.
    IE isn't not fair that I don't have what they have.

    Also, there are PLENTY of rich people who have an affect on your life, personally....you're just not thinking broadly enough.
    ie the man is keeping me down by some hidden force that can't be seen or touched. yet they and all of the other evil rich people out there have this power.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Lord of Planar View Post
    OK, too many posts already.

    I responded to the first few, and didn't read the hundreds in between.

    I have a question. Why do people pose this as if the 1%'ers are the problem? This in my opinion is a very ignorant way to view things.

    People who squander they money will remain at the bottom no matter their income, unless they have a very large inheritance.

    Anyone can become a 1%'er with time, determination, and yes, a little luck.

    Luck runs both ways, and some people keep getting kicked down, but in general... It is the individual that makes their own future.
    Who gives a **** about making poor people rich, or middle class people rich, etc?

    This is not what this is about. What it's about, is making our economy viable.
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    Re: The 1% will own more than the 99% by 2016, report says

    Quote Originally Posted by ludin View Post
    yet another non-argument from you.
    yet another instance of you trotting out this type of nonsense when you can't refute the substance of my comment.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by ReverendHellh0und View Post
    Poor people pay very little in taxes and reap the rewards of a welfare state.


    why did you say this and then provide a graph that is not supporting your argument?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by SlevinKelevra View Post
    yet another instance of you trotting out this type of nonsense when you can't refute the substance of my comment.
    let me know when you actually have some substance to add. so far I haven't seen any.

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