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

    Quote Originally Posted by KevinKohler View Post
    Yes. Publicly funding political campaigns, with NO private funding.
    How does that work? How do we determine who gets the money or do we just write checks for anyone that says they're running for office?
    You can't reason anyone out of a position they didn't reason themselves into in the first place.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by KevinKohler View Post
    50 years ago, hell, even 30 years ago, I would have agreed with you 100%.

    Times have changed, and you seem oblivious to that change. Our markets are regulated, causing entry barriers to would be start ups, reducing competition for the established. Since creating ones own business is more and more a risky bet with increasingly bad returns, this creates more surpluses in labor, which decreases the bargaining power, no matter HOW good of an employee one might be. And then, of course, there are the robots, ever more ready and willing to take those jobs and do them for free.

    We are slowly, and soon to be PAINFULLY, transitioning into a dramatically reduced labor society. We either accept that certain things will need to be done in order to preserve our way of life, or we change our way of life...namely, no more consumer culture, but a simpler, less materialistic existence. Or we accept that consumerism requires consumers, and acknowledge that robots and poor people don't consume. Not as much as is needed to afford me my corvette, anyway, at least.

    As has been pointed out here the answer is reducing the size of govt. and their influence not allowing it to get bigger by creating more dependence. Businesses are run by individuals with survival instincts, they are going to respond to govt. policies and some are going to be hurt. Don't blame the owner blame the govt.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by whysoserious View Post
    Exactly, so it is available to him. He can get Medicaid, he just doesn't qualify for it.
    only liberal logic can come up with this disaster of a statement.
    no it isn't available to him. if it was then he would be able to sign up for it.

    It's such an egotistical viewpoint. "OMG they want my money because they are so poor and lazy". Man, just pay your taxes and quite down like the rest of us. No one gives a ****.
    then why are you so up in arms that they have more than you?
    actually I try to pay as little in tax as possible. I work hard for my money to provide for my family not give it to the government.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    We know exactly what 7 years of Romney would do. Neigh the exact same things that 7 years of Obama did.
    Really? how exactly do you know? What is it in the Romney Record that says that, his balanced budget in MA? His job creation? His implementation of a state run and state approved healthcare program? Don't know about you but sounds like a states' rights guy to me and a smart business person. Works for me

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

    Quote Originally Posted by ReverendHellh0und View Post
    I don't debate speculationg. if you have proof of this, feel free to share. I've shone 65% home ownership where close to 50% of the NJ population is middle class.
    If YOU have proof, feel free to share it. All sorts of people, organizations, and corporations can buy property. If you want to assert the reason is that a healthy middle class exists that is buying it up, you need to prove that.


    Quote Originally Posted by ReverendHellh0und View Post
    This I don't disagree with./
    Don't agree with it all you want, then look up the numbers and come back.
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    Re: The 1% will own more than the 99% by 2016, report says

    Quote Originally Posted by ludin View Post
    nope not at all. it was the government that did it. not those evil rich people. they were just as much a victum of that fraud as everyone else.
    maybe more so because some were talked into actually buying those securities as investments.

    again the fact is if you don't like what you make then do something to make more. stop complaining about other people and their success.
    Uh, no, the person who COMMITS the fraud, IE, cooks their books, and then bribes ratings agencies to LIE for them...are NOT victims, genius.


    Can I call you genius? I'm gonna call you genius form now on.
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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 ludin View Post
    then quit complaining that someone else has more and you don't.
    I have no issues I am not the one complaining about rich people you are.

    if you are happy with your life then good for you. stop getting mad that someone has more than you do.
    What post did I express a complaint about someone else having more than me?


    Can you find it, and show me, genius?
    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 Conservative View Post
    Really? how exactly do you know? What is it in the Romney Record that says that, his balanced budget in MA? His job creation? His implementation of a state run and state approved healthcare program? Don't know about you but sounds like a states' rights guy to me and a smart business person. Works for me
    Republocrats haven't, on whole, been significantly different for quite some time. How is Obama different than Bush? There's some difference, but on whole they do the same thing.
    You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo

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

    Quote Originally Posted by KevinKohler View Post
    Uh, no, the person who COMMITS the fraud, IE, cooks their books, and then bribes ratings agencies to LIE for them...are NOT victims, genius.


    Can I call you genius? I'm gonna call you genius form now on.
    yep it was the government that was overseeing the selling and it was Freddie and fannie that were selling the bundled securities to investment banks.
    the fact that I know more about it than you do yea I am a genius.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by ReverendHellh0und View Post
    I don't debate speculationg. if you have proof of this, feel free to share. I've shone 65% home ownership where close to 50% of the NJ population is middle class.




    This I don't disagree with./
    You have shown ONLY that there are a lot of people who own houses in NJ. Take a minute to understand what is meant by this.

    A person who rents out their house.....is a part of that 65%.
    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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