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    Re: Adam Carolla: OWS Movement "Self-entitled monsters"

    Quote Originally Posted by Josie View Post
    [url=http://www.theblaze.com/stories/adam-carolla-breaks-down-occupy-movement-fking-self-entitled-monsters/]
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    Among the many highlights in Carolla’s rant, he asks why the top “1 percent” of America paying 50 percent of all income tax in the country is not good enough for the Occupiers. He also observes how “envy” never before existed among Americans the way it does now, and that it, along with “shame” plays a crucial role in the Occupiers’ motivation and self-justification.
    This section is particularly interesting to me. It's fairly common knowledge that income tax rates have dropped considerably for those at the top of the brackets in the last few decades. So if they're actually paying "50%" of the total amount of income tax money in the country based off of substantially lower rates than they used to pay, doesn't that mean that their overall income has ballooned significantly in comparison to the income of virtually everyone else? So the very, very wealthy are making quite a lot more money than they used to (compared to everyone else), and many of them suck entirely at doing their jobs (which is fairly clearly demonstrated by, e.g., TARP). This is the free market that libertarians are so fond of?

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    Re: Adam Carolla: OWS Movement "Self-entitled monsters"

    Quote Originally Posted by Josie View Post
    No, I'm not. You are adding your own thoughts about what you think I'm saying. I wasn't even mentioning the positives or negatives of Communists in the movement. Somehow you got that I suddenly don't care about it anymore. Oy.
    The main point is that there aren't enough communist in the movement to even mention it.
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    Re: Adam Carolla: OWS Movement "Self-entitled monsters"

    Quote Originally Posted by Your Star View Post
    The main point is that there aren't enough communist in the movement to even mention it.
    I would say that's true if they were just Joe Schmos. Some are in forms of leadership in the movement, so it makes it more important.


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    Re: Adam Carolla: OWS Movement "Self-entitled monsters"

    Quote Originally Posted by Aderleth View Post
    I wouldn't wait for a rational response to this post from conservatives/libertarians. It ain't gonna happen.
    So far they're running and hiding from post #38.

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    Re: Adam Carolla: OWS Movement "Self-entitled monsters"

    Quote Originally Posted by theplaydrive View Post
    So do you think it's a good thing that Communists are part of the OWS movement or do you still, as you always have, think it's a bad thing? If it's the latter, then my comments were dead on. If it's the former, why the sudden change of heart?
    It's a bad thing that Communists are in leadership in the OWS movement. I don't care if the regular ole peasant commie is part of it. You have to watch who has the power and the biggest voice.


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    Re: Adam Carolla: OWS Movement "Self-entitled monsters"

    Quote Originally Posted by Josie View Post
    It's a bad thing that Communists are in leadership in the OWS movement. I don't care if the regular ole peasant commie is part of it. You have to watch who has the power and the biggest voice.
    Okay, so then my original post was spot on.

    Quote Originally Posted by theplaydrive View Post
    A lot of people in the Civil Rights movement were communists and socialists too. Your point?

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    Re: Adam Carolla: OWS Movement "Self-entitled monsters"

    Quote Originally Posted by theplaydrive View Post
    A lot of people in the Civil Rights movement were communists and socialists too. Your point?
    that's true, there were Commies in the CRM... and they sucked then too.

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    Re: Adam Carolla: OWS Movement "Self-entitled monsters"

    Quote Originally Posted by Josie View Post
    It's a bad thing that Communists are in leadership in the OWS movement. I don't care if the regular ole peasant commie is part of it. You have to watch who has the power and the biggest voice.
    The thing about OWS is there is no "big" voice, so that dog doesn't really bark.
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    Re: Adam Carolla: OWS Movement "Self-entitled monsters"

    Quote Originally Posted by Your Star View Post
    The thing about OWS is there is no "big" voice, so that dog doesn't really bark.
    Lies! They have a human megaphone!
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    Re: Adam Carolla: OWS Movement "Self-entitled monsters"

    Quote Originally Posted by theplaydrive View Post
    Oh look another pat ourselves on the back thread for conservatives and libertarians to congratulate each other on having the same opinion about a strawman.
    I look forward to seeing you come forward with this opinion when the shoe is on the other foot.....I'm sure i'll see it happen, right?


    I don't think he is absolutely correct, but he does raise some decent points.. in a humorous fashion

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