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

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    Money is power. Money corrupts. You put the dots together.
    A rich person might have a Picasso hanging on the wall at whatever million dollars he paid for it and I have a print of a fox hunt I bought at an estate sale for $40.00. We both have something to look at when we are taking a dump. Dots connected.

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

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    Well you know what then? Get rich!! Don't snivel about other people getting rich, you get rich yourself.

    There will always be poor, middle and rich. That's real life. Crying about it is just pathetic.

    If I am happy and I like my home and my job, why the hell should I care if Bill Gates is a billionaire? That's just Commie thinking. Bill Gates can be a trillionaire for all I care. As long as I like my life I won't envy others theirs.

    Grow up for Pete's sake. Live your life and stop sweating other peoples' lives.

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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?
    Greetings, ocean515.

    So Soros is in the news again, causing trouble as usual. What else is new? Has the man ever done one good thing in his life that anyone knows about? While I understand why a billionaire like Soros would spend $33 million dollars to agitate low income people on wealth inequality - it does cause envy, anger, and riots by those people who don't know what his goal is or how much money he personally has - he is 84 years old and maybe he feels it's just taking too long to get it done, so he's decided to step things up a bit? Whatever. If they're counting on him to improve their lives, though....

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

    I do not understand how anyone thinks that this kind of stagnant, concentrated wealth is sustainable. What exactly will all these piggies do when the rest of us are too poor to maintain an economy?
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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 will do that. "Majorly?"
    Right. Perfect example is between 1962 and 1983. How do you explain the doubling since 1983?
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    Re: The 1% will own more than the 99% by 2016, report says

    Quote Originally Posted by Sietske22 View Post
    I personally don't care about the dynamics of wealthy distribution, as long as all citizens get their basic needs taken care of.

    If it wasn't for our hyper-consumerist, greedy, hyper-materialistic society, folks would be much more content with what they had and wouldn't give a **** what rich people possess.
    Then maybe we should have a fairly large tax exempt amount of income, and an exceptionally steep income tax on all income over that, so that no one would be so "hyper-consumerist, greedy, hyper-materialistic".

    In all honestly, I don't think that the masses really care how rich the rich are, all they care about is themselves. And I really don't understand why anyone who believes that the masses are overly greedy and or materialistic, wouldn't also feel the same about the rich. Maybe we should all just be poor.
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    Re: The 1% will own more than the 99% by 2016, report says

    Quote Originally Posted by Middleground View Post
    Right. Perfect example is between 1962 and 1983. How do you explain the doubling since 1983?
    Who cares! Sheese!!

    I say it again:

    Get rich!! Don't snivel about other people getting rich, you get rich yourself.

    There will always be poor, middle and rich. That's real life. Crying about it is just pathetic.

    If I am happy and I like my home and my job, why the hell should I care if Bill Gates is a billionaire? That's just Commie thinking. Bill Gates can be a trillionaire for all I care. As long as I like my life I won't envy others theirs.

    Grow up for Pete's sake. Live your life and stop sweating other peoples' lives.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by UtahBill View Post
    Divide it all up and give everybody an equal share.....
    In 2 or 3 generations, the situation will be as tho it never happened.
    That's absolutely true that the distribution scheme would be roughly the same, but it's not likely that it would be the exact same people who are rich or poor.

    Anyhow, that's the reason why we shouldn't have sudden massive redistribution. Redistribution should be done at about the same rate that income and wealth pool, annually (or monthly or weekly). In other words, our current system seems to be working fairly well, just needs some fine tuning.
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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
    To which the appropriate response is: So what?
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    Re: The 1% will own more than the 99% by 2016, report says

    Quote Originally Posted by Fenton View Post
    Gotten much worse in the last 6 years.
    Ya gotta be loving Obama then!
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    I see a big problem with the idea that whatever the majority wants is OK.

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