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    Re: Rich-Poor gap widening

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    Data doesn't speak for itself, someone has to interpret it, and that leads us in subjective analysis.
    exactly

    and that's why we all turn to JON STEWART!

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    Re: Rich-Poor gap widening

    Quote Originally Posted by justabubba View Post
    you prove it with almost every post you make
    I agree-i do tend to demonstrate which posts are rather stupid I am glad that I can englighten those who did not benefit from attending one of the best prep schools in the nation and then two of the finest universities in the world.



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    Re: Rich-Poor gap widening

    Quote Originally Posted by Troubadour View Post
    Right, it's totally baseless to say that a Party which does everything to make the rich richer and the poor poorer wants rich people to be richer and poor people to be poorer. How could I possibly have thought that?
    if you understand that the uber rich tend to be dems its easy to understand why welfare socialism actually helps the ultra rich and that is why people like Buffett, Gates Soros, and ted turner like the current tax system

    I will explain it to you later tonight



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    Re: Rich-Poor gap widening

    Quote Originally Posted by phattonez View Post
    Actually I didn't claim that.
    It's been awhile so I went back See post 132. I respond to Erod who says:

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod
    The gap is widening because a significant percentage of people in this country have no work ethic whatsoever, and no money-management plan beyond buying flat screens and XBoxes with every nickel they get their hands on.

    1/3 of this country is beyond stupid, lazy, and irresponsible. They bring the averages down across the board.
    I said:

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo
    I think that is BS. It makes those who believe it feel better, seeing themselves in the upper 1/3. But most people have a fine work ethic. Of all our problems related to this gap, this is by far the least.
    You respond in post 138 with:

    Actually it is a problem.
    Not sure I have your claim wrong. Not by much anyway.

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    Re: Rich-Poor gap widening

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    Of all our problems related to this gap, this is by far the least.
    oh, and who told you that?

    JON STEWART?

    or DAVID VINES?

    LOL!

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    Re: Rich-Poor gap widening

    Quote Originally Posted by Troubadour View Post
    Right, it's totally baseless to say that a Party which does everything to make the rich richer and the poor poorer wants rich people to be richer and poor people to be poorer. How could I possibly have thought that?
    I'm making a helluva lot less money since the Dems started running the show. You can't kill jobs, raise payroll taxes and claim to be a working man's hero.
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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: Rich-Poor gap widening

    Yes, welfare does keep the poor poor.


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    Re: Rich-Poor gap widening

    Quote Originally Posted by Mellie View Post
    Yes, welfare does keep the poor poor.
    It can. But it can also give a needed hand up. The devil is always in the details.

    AUSTAN GOOLSBEE: I think the world vests too much power, certainly in the president, probably in Washington in general for its influence on the economy, because most all of the economy has nothing to do with the government.

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    Re: Rich-Poor gap widening

    Quote Originally Posted by Mellie View Post
    Yes, welfare does keep the poor poor.
    tends to also keep them alive
    i can smell your disappointment
    we are negotiating about dividing a pizza and in the meantime israel is eating it
    once you're over the hill you begin to pick up speed

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    Re: Rich-Poor gap widening

    "Much is regularly said about the ever-widening gap between the rich and poor, the haves and have-nots. Such a topic is reg u larly heard in likely places such as cap i tal ist Amer ica, where the rich seem ingly get richer, the poor poorer, and its once vaunted middle-class might be get ting smaller. Even in “com mu nist” China, the eco nomic reforms of the past few decades have changed mod ern China from a nation where every one was more or less equally butt-ass poor to a nation where there are stag ger*ing dif fer ences of wealth between the urban and rural, gov ern ment offi cials and laobaix ing (the com mon ers), Shaanxi coal mine bosses and their dis pos able min ers. Yes, sev eral hun*dred mil lion pre vi ously butt-ass poor Chi nese have been lifted out of poverty (as defined by the UN), but China’s gov ern ment lead ers cer*tainly rec og nize how the grow ing income gap may threaten Chi nese social stability."
    Relative Inequality Is The Source Of All Of Society’s Ills | china/divide

    Is creating income inequality how we are to compete with China's wages for its working class? I am hoping someone can explain to me, why in a country where the middle class has a clear majority over the super rich upper class, that is not yet ruled by a dictatorship, that some continue to vote for those who do not represent the middle class interest?

    It is way past time to eliminate the tax breaks and loopholes for the super rich, if our middle class is to recover.
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