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    Re: Czar to substantially cut pay: Summers

    I think Obama should start applying these same standards to the Executive branch, Congress, and Federal Reserve.
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    Re: Czar to substantially cut pay: Summers

    Quote Originally Posted by RightinNYC View Post
    Freakin law types...

    Can we at least agree that subsidizing bad business practices with public monies may not be promoting the general welfare?
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    Re: Czar to substantially cut pay: Summers

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Several reasons. There aren't as many rich Libbos. What rich Libbos there are probably feel guilty for being rich. The list goes on.
    so funny. see ya.

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    Re: Czar to substantially cut pay: Summers

    Quote Originally Posted by Goldenboy219 View Post
    This:

    "We find that income matters more in 'red' America than in 'blue' America," the researchers explain. "In poor states, rich people are much more likely than poor people to vote for the Republican presidential candidate, but in rich states (such as Connecticut), income has a very low correlation with vote preference."

    In Connecticut, one of the nation's richer states, researchers found little difference between the voting patterns of the state's richest and poorest residents. In Mississippi, the nation's poorest state, they found dramatic income-related differences, with rich voters twice as likely as poor to vote Republican.
    is incredibly interesting.

    Based on absolutely nothing other than anecdotal experiences, I'll offer a possible explanation.

    The majority of fervent liberals that I've met came from wealthy New England families. They grew up in their nice little Boston/Westchester/Bergen County suburb, attended their wikipedia page'd prep school, and moved on to college/grad school in Manhattan. These people have had little to no daily interaction with anyone below the middle class. To them, the poor are almost an abstract concept - something that they read about and walk past as they go to class, but not something they've ever experienced or lived near. From that perspective, the expansion of social programs generally seems like a logical idea. They have a hard time understanding why anyone would oppose these things, and accordingly become more and more liberal as they grow older.

    In contrast, those who have either grown up in places with poverty or who have lived it themselves are much more familiar with what that life is like. They see all the good that social programs can do, but they also see all of the bad, the things that aren't immediately apparent to the first group of people. They shop next to the people buying food with their EBT and cigarettes/beer with cash, they're neighbors with the people working under the table, and their kids attend school with the 15 year-olds getting pregnant so that they can get government benefits. They have friends who complain about being broke but have huge TVs and new cars, and they listen to people complain about not having health insurance while eating McDonalds and smoking Marlboro Reds.

    Could be completely wrong, but that's been my experience.
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    Re: Czar to substantially cut pay: Summers

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Libbos hate people that make money. That's no secret. It's why PBO got the Libbos vote with his wealth redistribution, tax the rich and give to the poor, mantra.
    You really should stop talking about what "Libbos" do and don't do, like and don't like. You are so consistently wrong you have become a parody.
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    Re: Czar to substantially cut pay: Summers

    Quote Originally Posted by Phoenix View Post
    Freakin law types...

    Can we at least agree that subsidizing bad business practices with public monies may not be promoting the general welfare?
    Oh, of course. Unfortunately, "the general welfare" usually means "what we think is a good idea" nowadays.

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    You really should stop talking about what "Libbos" do and don't do, like and don't like. You are so consistently wrong you have become a parody.
    Only a true Libbo would say something like this.
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    Re: Czar to substantially cut pay: Summers

    Quote Originally Posted by Agent Ferris View Post
    Well then you must likewise oppose Social Security, Medicaid, Medicare, Food Stamps, Welfare, and of course the proposed health care reform agenda with the public option, amongst every other single entitlement program that there is.
    Opposed on all the aforementioned items.

    Quote Originally Posted by Agent Ferris View Post
    Ya and a great way to get them back on their feet so they can pay back that money is to cut the pay to their most talented employees so they quit and go find employment elsewhere. Brilliant.
    So let me get this straight. I shouldn't care if they go under before they get the bailout but now that they have the bailout money I should care if they go under? No Thanks. I didn't think they should have gotten the bailout money and I didn't care if they folded because of it. Likewise I don't care if they go under now. I actually think we may be better off if they do.
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    Re: Czar to substantially cut pay: Summers

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    You really should stop talking about what "Libbos" do and don't do, like and don't like. You are so consistently wrong you have become a parody.
    Prove me wrong. Or, are we supposed to take your word for everythin just because you consider yourself to be superior to the rest of us?

    It's obvious that you're afraid to admit the truth.
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    Re: Czar to substantially cut pay: Summers

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Prove me wrong. Or, are we supposed to take your word for everythin just because you consider yourself to be superior to the rest of us?

    It's obvious that you're afraid to admit the truth.
    I am a liberal. I have no problem with people making money. There, you are proven wrong, man up and admit it. Hell, prove your claim about us liberals. Oh wait, you don't do that.
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    Re: Czar to substantially cut pay: Summers

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    I am a liberal. I have no problem with people making money. There, you are proven wrong, man up and admit it. Hell, prove your claim about us liberals. Oh wait, you don't do that.
    You're an exception to the rule. Why did you vote for PBO's wealth redistribution plan? Why do you support someone who pushes, "economic justice"?
    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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