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

    Quote Originally Posted by fmw View Post
    I don't think it would be that hard but I'm too lazy to play the internet quote game. If you disagree then you disagree. It is OK with me.
    Good.

    I do tend to disagree with statements I know to be false, but that's just me.
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    Re: The 1% will own more than the 99% by 2016, report says

    Quote Originally Posted by Conservative View Post
    So now you are an expert on society and what people do to others? What makes you that expert? Do you know everyone else's situation or economic status, education, profit demand?
    Wait, you don't care about anyone elses situation....ergo you don't care if anyone else is an expert on the economic conditions of US workers....so why are you here at all?
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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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    Re: The 1% will own more than the 99% by 2016, report says

    Quote Originally Posted by Gimmesometruth View Post
    Because the debate is about how to have an economic system that is merit based. If you don't care about what other workers earn, then there is no point in involving yourself in debate about inequality.
    The economy we have is indeed merit based, you want to destroy that by penalizing those who earned the money. Why is that and what good will it do? Merit doesn't mean taking from someone else to give to another, it means earning it thus the term merit.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    Absolutely.

    Do you think there's a way to make the voters ignore the ads that feed them half truths and outright lies while appealing to emotions?
    Just turn off the TV and do your own research. I learned to trust but verify but guess that comes from 35 years experience. I don't buy media spin from either side, I verify the rhetoric by looking at the data, data like I pointed out in Obama cutting the deficit in half, what deficit was never asked. I don't see a lot of value in cutting the deficit from 1 trillion to 500 billion as it still adds to the growing debt. I see no benefit in touting Clinton balancing the budget but adding 1.4 trillion to the debt. I see no value in giving Obama credit for great job creation when the numbers are just back to pre recession levels and all those job gains are compared against a very low base all caused by Obama leadership failures.

    I am waiting for the liberal here to post the Reagan spending proposals in his 1981 stimulus package?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by KevinKohler View Post
    Are you suggesting that some sort of "peasant" revolt would take place? Of course it would, if things got bad enough. I would like for things to not get so bad. Lots of people die in peasant uprisings. Lots of people get poor. I don't want that.


    Our government already heavily regulates our market. They do things i am sure you agree with. The problem with you is, you're OK with regulations, as longs as it's for things YOU want.



    No, a "peasant revolt" will never happen as long as there is walmart, mtv, and 200 channels on your tv.
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    Re: The 1% will own more than the 99% by 2016, report says

    Quote Originally Posted by KevinKohler View Post
    I agree. But that coming about is about as viable as Ron Paul getting elected for president, sadly.

    What we NEED, is election reform. Everything else will work itself out through that.


    Wont ever happen. we vote the very people in who have no motivation for any such reform and every reason against it. When has any politician voted himself LESS power?
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    Re: The 1% will own more than the 99% by 2016, report says

    Quote Originally Posted by Conservative View Post
    Just turn off the TV and do your own research. I learned to trust but verify but guess that comes from 35 years experience. I don't buy media spin from either side, I verify the rhetoric by looking at the data, data like I pointed out in Obama cutting the deficit in half, what deficit was never asked. I don't see a lot of value in cutting the deficit from 1 trillion to 500 billion as it still adds to the growing debt. I see no benefit in touting Clinton balancing the budget but adding 1.4 trillion to the debt. I see no value in giving Obama credit for great job creation when the numbers are just back to pre recession levels and all those job gains are compared against a very low base all caused by Obama leadership failures.

    I am waiting for the liberal here to post the Reagan spending proposals in his 1981 stimulus package?
    OK, if you really do all of that, it puts you in the 1%, maybe even the 0.1%

    of voters who actually understand the issues, that is.

    Meanwhile, the vast majority swallow the ads whole, which is why money is what it takes to get elected.

    Money is what buys elections, not facts, not issues, not ideology (at least, not mostly), but money.

    Which is why people with real money have real power.

    I'm not talking about the guy who had a successful career or business and is now worth a few measly million and lives comfortably. I'm talking about the people with real wealth, the kind measured in the billions, the kind that comes from and then produces power.

    And, power concentrated in only a few people is dangerous. It feeds on itself and grows even bigger and more powerful. That's true whether the power comes from government or from great wealth, or as is generally the case, from both.
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    Re: The 1% will own more than the 99% by 2016, report says

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    OK, if you really do all of that, it puts you in the 1%, maybe even the 0.1%

    of voters who actually understand the issues, that is.

    Meanwhile, the vast majority swallow the ads whole, which is why money is what it takes to get elected.

    Money is what buys elections, not facts, not issues, not ideology (at least, not mostly), but money.

    Which is why people with real money have real power.

    I'm not talking about the guy who had a successful career or business and is now worth a few measly million and lives comfortably. I'm talking about the people with real wealth, the kind measured in the billions, the kind that comes from and then produces power.

    And, power concentrated in only a few people is dangerous. It feeds on itself and grows even bigger and more powerful. That's true whether the power comes from government or from great wealth, or as is generally the case, from both.
    Funny, I live in a state with a lot of rich oil people yet it is a state with boundless opportunities which is why millions have moved here. I don't see the affects of money here like you do in California and especially San Francisco. TX is an incredible state with low cost of living and low taxes depending on where you choose to live. Money doesn't seem to buy a lot of votes here as Wendy Davis can attest or many other liberals who have moved here from California and are trying to change this state into the one they left.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Conservative View Post
    Funny, I live in a state with a lot of rich oil people yet it is a state with boundless opportunities which is why millions have moved here. I don't see the affects of money here like you do in California and especially San Francisco. TX is an incredible state with low cost of living and low taxes depending on where you choose to live. Money doesn't seem to buy a lot of votes here as Wendy Davis can attest or many other liberals who have moved here from California and are trying to change this state into the one they left.
    Well, good for you. Maybe the billionaires of Texas use their power more benignly than do the ones here.

    And, if you're lucky, they'll continue.

    Or not. They're the ones with the power, after all, not you.
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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
    That's pretty common knowledge you can look up.

    so you're saying the hellound lacks common knowledge or how to find it?

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