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    Re: Does the average citizen harbor envy/jealousy, hatred for the extremely wealthy?

    Quote Originally Posted by MusicAdventurer View Post
    If we could become self-sufficient, we could avoid all this mess ... however, we seem to have an unhealthy addiction to foreign oil ..

    I made a poll that is somewhat related to your post asking what we can do to lower poverty levels: http://www.debatepolitics.com/polls/...dle-class.html
    Thanks! I'll check it out.
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    Re: Does the average citizen harbor envy/jealousy, hatred for the extremely wealthy?

    Quote Originally Posted by LesGovt View Post
    Can you provide any evidence of when and where those pictures were taken? For example, could the top one be from Joplin, MO in 2011 or New Orleans in 2005?
    I do not know as I did not post the picture ... would it really matter though? are you that far disconnect LesGovt, that you can't believe that poverty exists? In the town I live in, charities cannot get enough help to provide food, shelter, guidance etc. to the poor. It seems like you want to pretend that our country doesn't have suffering?

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    Re: Does the average citizen harbor envy/jealousy, hatred for the extremely wealthy?

    Quote Originally Posted by MusicAdventurer View Post
    I do not know as I did not post the picture ... would it really matter though? are you that far disconnect LesGovt, that you can't believe that poverty exists? In the town I live in, charities cannot get enough help to provide food, shelter, guidance etc. to the poor. It seems like you want to pretend that our country doesn't have suffering?
    Sorry, you are correct. You did not post them, Catawba did. I will ask Catawba. And, yes, it could be important to know the origin of the pictures. Does poverty exist in the U.S.? Of course it does to the extent that it is poverty. There are many places around the world that are far worse and far more widespread than our poorest areas.

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    Re: Does the average citizen harbor envy/jealousy, hatred for the extremely wealthy?

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    So we are not as poor as we should be yet????? Quite the idealist aren't you?
    Please do not embarrass yourself by asking such silly questions. Where in anything that I said could you get the idea that I thought "we are not as poor as we should be?" That was truly disgraceful.

    Now, I mistakenly asked MusicAdventurer a question that should have come to you. Can you please tell us when and where the pictures were taken that you posted? Thanks.

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    Re: Does the average citizen harbor envy/jealousy, hatred for the extremely wealthy?

    Quote Originally Posted by LesGovt View Post
    Sorry, you are correct. You did not post them, Catawba did. I will ask Catawba. And, yes, it could be important to know the origin of the pictures. Does poverty exist in the U.S.? Of course it does to the extent that it is poverty. There are many places around the world that are far worse and far more widespread than our poorest areas.
    Are you saying you want to see the worse off in the world helped before those suffering in the U.S. are helped?

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    Re: Does the average citizen harbor envy/jealousy, hatred for the extremely wealthy?

    Quote Originally Posted by LesGovt View Post

    Now, I mistakenly asked MusicAdventurer a question that should have come to you. Can you please tell us when and where the pictures were taken that you posted? Thanks.
    Did you notice the blue font with a line under it on the post. That is called a hyperlink. You will need to click on it. Hope this helps!
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    Re: Does the average citizen harbor envy/jealousy, hatred for the extremely wealthy?

    Quote Originally Posted by LesGovt View Post
    Please do not embarrass yourself by asking such silly questions. Where in anything that I said could you get the idea that I thought "we are not as poor as we should be?" That was truly disgraceful.

    Now, I mistakenly asked MusicAdventurer a question that should have come to you. Can you please tell us when and where the pictures were taken that you posted? Thanks.
    Did you see that link and web page LesGovt ... its really shameful, Americans should be ashamed ... we were the country that was supposed to rise above all this. Here it is (the one Catawba posted) again for your reference: http://ivarfjeld.wordpress.com/2010/...n-north-korea/

    Its funny, I was traveling across state the other day in my car the other day, I am among the lucky few who can (at the moment) afford a good one, and I was in aw of how much land there is just sitting with nothing being done to better the land. Some land owner is just letting it sit there. There are plenty of people who would love the chance to have land, plant crops, raise animals etc ... but .. as poor stewards of this earth, property owners cling onto and hoard their land, letting it's potential go to waste while others suffer. So sad to see the land go to waste. It really made me realize just how ethical and intelligent land owners and for a government and its people that would allow such things
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    Re: Does the average citizen harbor envy/jealousy, hatred for the extremely wealthy?

    Quote Originally Posted by MusicAdventurer View Post
    Did you see that link and web page LesGovt ... its really shameful, Americans should be ashamed ... we were the country that was supposed to rise above all this. Here it is (the one Catawba posted) again for your reference: Poverty in the US almost as bad as in North Korea News that matters

    Its funny, I was traveling across state the other day in my car the other day, I am among the lucky few who can (at the moment) afford a good one, and I was in aw of how much land there is just sitting with nothing being done to better the land. Some land owner is just letting it sit there. There are plenty of people who would love the chance to have land, plant crops, raise animals etc ... but .. as poor stewards of this earth, property owners cling onto and hoard their land, letting it's potential go to waste while others suffer. So sad to see the land go to waste. It really made me realize just how ethical and intelligent land owners and for a government and its people that would allow such things
    Not that surprising, considering:

    "the top 10% of families owns over 71%, and the bottom 40% of the population owns way less than 1%."

    Wealth Distribution

    If our tax system was fair and just, taxes would be proportioned the same way.
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    Re: Does the average citizen harbor envy/jealousy, hatred for the extremely wealthy?

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    Not that surprising, considering:

    "the top 10% of families owns over 71%, and the bottom 40% of the population owns way less than 1%."

    Wealth Distribution

    If our tax system was fair and just, taxes would be proportioned the same way.
    Could not agree more ..

    Here's that graph so everyone can see it



    Wealth Distribution

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    Re: Does the average citizen harbor envy/jealousy, hatred for the extremely wealthy?

    Quote Originally Posted by MusicAdventurer View Post
    Could not agree more ..

    Here's that graph so everyone can see it



    Wealth Distribution

    Thanks for posting up the graph!
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