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    Re: Census finds record gap between rich and poor

    Quote Originally Posted by Moot View Post
    So you don't think a man's labor is worth anything? Have you ever heard of slavery? Stealing another man's labor is by definition slavery.
    if you agree to work for 10 bucks an hour that is your right. no one is forcing you to work for the wages you get

    if you are not worth 10 bucks an hour how is it stealing to pay you 9?



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    Re: Census finds record gap between rich and poor

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Just like labor doesn't mind stealing money from the business operator. I've seen many's-a-worker screw, "the boss man", out of some wages. Let's don't pretend it don't happen.
    I spend a fair amount of my time in labor related areas. AFSCME or some of the other public sector unions are the pits when it comes to a fair wage for a fair days work



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    Re: Census finds record gap between rich and poor

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    screwing the wealthy won't change this. It might make you feel better though since you seethe in class envy apparently
    People who keep bringing up "class envy" are the ones most likely to be lacking in class....
    I don't know anybody wanting the headaches of being truly rich. The few I know worry about keeping their employees on the payroll. One in particular saw the recession coming, and he had to cut overtime. He didn't have to fire anybody. They aren't making as much but they are getting to keep their jobs and benefits. When good times return, the overtime returns.
    He could have used the recession as an excuse to cut wages, but he has too much class for that....
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    Re: Census finds record gap between rich and poor

    a party in open revolt---MORE THAN 100 HOUSE DEMS balk at backing michelle's food safety bill

    Michelle Obama in food fight with House - Abby Phillip and Carol E. Lee - POLITICO.com

    because michelle's food safety comes---like the teacher aid package which the nyt reported last week was being used to shore up bankrupt pensions instead of the HIRING that was promised---at the cost of CUTTING FOOD STAMPS

    they don't know what they're doing

    but stephen colbert does

    are you going to his and stewart's beckian rally?

    have fun, WE'RE going to the polls

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    Re: Census finds record gap between rich and poor

    Quote Originally Posted by UtahBill View Post
    People who keep bringing up "class envy" are the ones most likely to be lacking in class....
    I don't know anybody wanting the headaches of being truly rich. The few I know worry about keeping their employees on the payroll. One in particular saw the recession coming, and he had to cut overtime. He didn't have to fire anybody. They aren't making as much but they are getting to keep their jobs and benefits. When good times return, the overtime returns.
    He could have used the recession as an excuse to cut wages, but he has too much class for that....
    I guess you turn a blind eye to all the parasite types on these boards who whine about the rich. and I note that the obama administration loves talking about the uber wealthy while targeting people who make 200K-1 million a year (people who are well off but hardly robber-barons) with tax hikes

    the tax hikes actually help solidify the status of the uber wealthy



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    Re: Census finds record gap between rich and poor

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    I note that the obama administration loves talking about the uber wealthy while targeting people who make 200K-1 million a year (people who are well off but hardly robber-barons) with tax hikes
    I agree with you there, that's pretty messed up. We could pay off the national debt in its entirety if we slapped huge taxes the top .01%, and they'd still be the richest people in the country. What we need is to close the loopholes that allow such absurd amounts of wealth to collect is such a small number of people. It's unfortunate that people making 250K a year and supporting families get thrown under the bus, but it just goes to show the hypocrisy of the Democrats. But then again I can't imagine it would be better under Republicans.

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    Re: Census finds record gap between rich and poor

    Quote Originally Posted by UtahBill View Post
    People who keep bringing up "class envy" are the ones most likely to be lacking in class....
    I don't know anybody wanting the headaches of being truly rich. The few I know worry about keeping their employees on the payroll. One in particular saw the recession coming, and he had to cut overtime. He didn't have to fire anybody. They aren't making as much but they are getting to keep their jobs and benefits. When good times return, the overtime returns.
    He could have used the recession as an excuse to cut wages, but he has too much class for that....
    If overtime was cut, then wages were cut.
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    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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    Re: Census finds record gap between rich and poor

    Quote Originally Posted by Guy Incognito View Post
    I agree with you there, that's pretty messed up. We could pay off the national debt in its entirety if we slapped huge taxes the top .01%, and they'd still be the richest people in the country. What we need is to close the loopholes that allow such absurd amounts of wealth to collect is such a small number of people. It's unfortunate that people making 250K a year and supporting families get thrown under the bus, but it just goes to show the hypocrisy of the Democrats. But then again I can't imagine it would be better under Republicans.
    lots of people don't realize that while someone like Buffett can manipulate his compensation or even influence markets, the vast majority of the "rich" are people with high paying jobs or investments in companies they don't control or own small businesses. Yet these people are lumped into the same group as TEd Turner, Warren Buffett, Bill Gates or Donald Trump when it comes to tax rates

    and since most of the rich don't have the sort of control Buffett does they cannot avoid paying the 50% or more taxes on the next dollar they earn



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    Re: Census finds record gap between rich and poor

    These cities aren't giving in to America's high school dropout crisis -

    30% of american youth DROP OUT of hi school

    provided by their communities, their families, friends, neighbors, even themselves with 100,000 dollars of taxpayer provided education, they fail to avail

    how many of em are forced to abridge mr anson's algebra class cuz they gotta stay home to care for diabetic gramma

    how many, in your experience, of these 15 year olds play permanent hooky so as to be able to KICK IT with their homies, instead

    in chicago the DROP OUT rate is 50%

    which makes obnoxious obama's elevation of the windy city schools chief, arne duncan, to cabinet level ed secty all the odder

    not to mention the WAVE OF VIOLENCE that sees big shouldered public school youths murdered by other school youths, almost one a week

    google it, i dare you---wave of violence, chicago public schools (cnn and usa today do a story every couple months)

    are these the entitlement class you're attempting to represent here on this thread?

    get real
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    Re: Census finds record gap between rich and poor

    Kinda looks like the CBO is weighing in on the bush tax cuts.




    <A permanent extension of Bush-era tax cuts would provide a temporary boost to the U.S. economy and then become a drag on growth by pushing up interest rates, the head of the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office said. >

    <Over the long term, he said, the tax cuts would hurt the economy because the government would have to borrow so much money to finance them that it would begin competing with private companies seeking loans. That, in turn, would drive up interest rates, >



    CBO Chief Says Tax Cut Extension Would Hurt Economy - Bloomberg
    The haggardness of poverty is everywhere seen contrasted with the sleekness of wealth, the exhorted labor of some compensating for the idleness of others, wretched hovels by the side of stately colonnades, the rags of indigence blended with the ensigns of opulence; in a word, the most useless profusion in the midst of the most urgent wants.Jean-Baptiste Say

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