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

    What I continue to see here is class envy and jealousy about what someone else has. What has this country come to? I never cared about what someone else had or paid in taxes for that never affected me and my family in anyway. In fact it in some ways motivated me to do better and become part of that group. Doesn't seem to be that way today as so many want to take from those who produced and give it to others which in some way is supposed to motivate them to better themselves and not expect continued handouts. Talk about being nave

    I have also heard that the Middle class is shrinking. Question, where are they going? Wonder if any of them have moved up to the upper class by taking advantages of the opportunities that they have in this country. Naw, that couldn't be it, they just dropped off the face of the earth.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Conservative View Post
    What I continue to see here is class envy and jealousy about what someone else has. What has this country come to? I never cared about what someone else had or paid in taxes for that never affected me and my family in anyway. In fact it in some ways motivated me to do better and become part of that group. Doesn't seem to be that way today as so many want to take from those who produced and give it to others which in some way is supposed to motivate them to better themselves and not expect continued handouts. Talk about being nave

    I have also heard that the Middle class is shrinking. Question, where are they going? Wonder if any of them have moved up to the upper class by taking advantages of the opportunities that they have in this country. Naw, that couldn't be it, they just dropped off the face of the earth.
    I'm so jealous. You got me. I'm basically like Gollum.

    FYI, I call bs on the part I quoted in bold.
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    Re: The 1% will own more than the 99% by 2016, report says

    Quote Originally Posted by whysoserious View Post
    I'm so jealous. You got me. I'm basically like Gollum.

    FYI, I call bs on the part I quoted in bold.
    Then explain it to me, how does what someone else makes or pays in taxes affect you or your family?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Conservative View Post
    Then explain it to me, how does what someone else makes or pays in taxes affect you or your family?
    I'm not sure what you mean. We all live in a society and have entered into a social contract within that society. We have elected officials who make decisions and policies for us. Our elected officials and its constituents have, for the time being, decided that a progressive tax bracket makes the most sense and is the most beneficial.

    Why does what someone else makes or pays in taxes matter to you? You argue it more passionately than most.
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    Re: The 1% will own more than the 99% by 2016, report says

    Quote Originally Posted by whysoserious View Post
    I'm not sure what you mean. We all live in a society and have entered into a social contract within that society. We have elected officials who make decisions and policies for us. Our elected officials and its constituents have, for the time being, decided that a progressive tax bracket makes the most sense and is the most beneficial.

    Why does what someone else makes or pays in taxes matter to you? You argue it more passionately than most.
    It means nothing to me as I control my own destiny and always did. That social contract you are talking about means exactly what and isn't it different for everyone. I don't care what someone else makes, someone else has, or what someone else pays in taxes. I do care how much our Federal Govt. spends and more importantly their over reach and what they waste. The question is why don't you? Why would you throw more money into a bloated Federal Bureaucracy that has yet to solve a social problem and was never charged with that responsibility?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by whysoserious View Post
    Not a problem with me. There is nothing worse than when I am debating a topic and I am getting attacked by four or five different posters, and that seems to happen a lot on this board.
    Oh, the victimhood....Everyone in here has at one time or another had to deal with 4 or 5 posters that disagree with them arguing at the same time...your experiences are nothing special, in fact you yourself have been in on a group going after other posters in this fashion...So...Don't whine.
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    Re: The 1% will own more than the 99% by 2016, report says

    Quote Originally Posted by Conservative View Post
    It means nothing to me as I control my own destiny and always did. That social contract you are talking about means exactly what and isn't it different for everyone. I don't care what someone else makes, someone else has, or what someone else pays in taxes. I do care how much our Federal Govt. spends and more importantly their over reach and what they waste. The question is why don't you? Why would you throw more money into a bloated Federal Bureaucracy that has yet to solve a social problem and was never charged with that responsibility?
    Of course I care about that. That's not a language you often choose to talk in. It "liberals this" and "liberals that", cut this, cut that, and socialism. This side of the table is always going to be open to talk about efficiency.
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    Re: The 1% will own more than the 99% by 2016, report says

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Oh, the victimhood....Everyone in here has at one time or another had to deal with 4 or 5 posters that disagree with them arguing at the same time...your experiences are nothing special, in fact you yourself have been in on a group going after other posters in this fashion...So...Don't whine.
    Where did I whine? I was simply stating that I'd much prefer have at least a person agreeing with me than getting ganged up on by multiple people.
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    Re: The 1% will own more than the 99% by 2016, report says

    Quote Originally Posted by whysoserious View Post
    Not a problem with me. There is nothing worse than when I am debating a topic and I am getting attacked by four or five different posters, and that seems to happen a lot on this board.
    You could pick to focus your debate with one of the 4 or 5 and not feel a need to respond to all of them. It isn't like we debate much--we just yell at each other to pass the time mostly.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by whysoserious View Post
    Of course I care about that. That's not a language you often choose to talk in. It "liberals this" and "liberals that", cut this, cut that, and socialism. This side of the table is always going to be open to talk about efficiency.
    Show me a conservative who cares about what someone else makes, someone else has, or what someone else pays in taxes. If you are ashamed of your leaning change it, if not defend it. You telling me that it isn't liberals who are obsessed with what people make and pay in taxes?

    LOL, you want to talk about efficiency and you support a President who proposed a 3.9 trillion dollar budget? Where can you show me an example of liberal efficiency/

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