View Poll Results: Should the GOP should fear the 99% movement

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  • Absolutely should fear it

    33 31.13%
  • Somewhat fear it

    9 8.49%
  • Fear it a little bit

    3 2.83%
  • Fear it a tiny bit

    3 2.83%
  • Absolutely nothing to fear

    47 44.34%
  • Don't know

    1 0.94%
  • Don't care

    6 5.66%
  • Other (explian)

    4 3.77%
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Thread: Does the GOP need to fear the 99% Movement?

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    Re: Does the GOP need to fear the 99% Movement?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    More dishonesty

    the vast vast majority of those deemed rich cannot afford yachts.

    secondly you completely ignore the problems that come from a huge number of people who don't pay income taxes yet clamor for higher rates on those who do.

    Your crap about the military is rather telling--you completely ignore the fact that it is entitlements and handouts that are costing us the most
    The millionaires and billionaires can afford yachtss, yet you complain about those who can only barely afford second hand items from the thrift store.

    I am talking about those that don't pay their fair share of taxes, the rich, clamoring for increased spending for the last 30 years.

    Welfare prevents revolution. Most would prefer we simply provide people with a living wage as an alternative to welfare, but hey, the choice is yours. Military spending that almost equals the rest of the world combined and our optional wars are the most wasteful and help our citizens the least.
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    Re: Does the GOP need to fear the 99% Movement?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    More dishonesty

    the vast vast majority of those deemed rich cannot afford yachts.

    secondly you completely ignore the problems that come from a huge number of people who don't pay income taxes yet clamor for higher rates on those who do.

    Your crap about the military is rather telling--you completely ignore the fact that it is entitlements and handouts that are costing us the most
    I actually support highly progressive taxation to discourage over accumulation of wealth.

    I think after a point, taxes should render acquiring more money a waste of effort. Leaving fruit on the tree for the next guy.

    I think ten millionaires are better for the economy than one guy with ten million. I think a thousand millionaires is WAY better for the economy than one billionaire.

    But thats just me. Hell, I think ypu should be able to own your home and one commercial/income property, and after that property taxes go up steeply to return homes to being residences instead of assets.
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    Re: Does the GOP need to fear the 99% Movement?

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    What exactly do you find unrealistic about expectations for a roof over peoples heads, food on the table, and the dignity of an honest paycheck?
    The idea that this condition affects 99% of the population.

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    Re: Does the GOP need to fear the 99% Movement?

    Quote Originally Posted by Councilman View Post
    This about . 001 % not 99% and they are goof and have no clue about what drives the economy or creates jobs.

    The are headed into a situation they will never win.

    Most of them can't even articulate why they are there or what they want.

    They are products of Obama's class Warfare messages.


    This will end in disaster and they will cause it because they are stupid spoiled idiots, who need to get a job sit down and shut the hell up.
    I thought it was pretty clear they want the US Government to take care of them at taxpayer expense.
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    Re: Does the GOP need to fear the 99% Movement?

    Quote Originally Posted by jambalaya View Post
    The idea that this condition affects 99% of the population.
    Than you have failed at understanding the lessons of the Great Depression, that too much wealth concentration at the top cannot sustain our country's economy which affects 99% of the population.
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    Re: Does the GOP need to fear the 99% Movement?

    Quote Originally Posted by jambalaya View Post
    The idea that this condition affects 99% of the population.
    It's actually the direct opposite. The OWS type protester is a 1% of the 1% of anti-capitalists, professional protester, mixed with some genuine people who have legit grievances. The latter I'm afraid will be eaten by the two former - which is sad.
    I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on whats being proposed here, hed agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute. - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.


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    Re: Does the GOP need to fear the 99% Movement?

    Quote Originally Posted by What if...? View Post
    I actually support highly progressive taxation to discourage over accumulation of wealth.

    I think after a point, taxes should render acquiring more money a waste of effort. Leaving fruit on the tree for the next guy.
    Thats not how money works. There isn't some fixed supply to be divided up like a pie, to some at the expense of others. A productive person ceasing to work helps no one, and costs many people jobs.

    Quote Originally Posted by What if...? View Post
    I think ten millionaires are better for the economy than one guy with ten million. I think a thousand millionaires is WAY better for the economy than one billionaire.
    Well you're wrong, that Billionaire can do more for the economy than 10 millionaires can.

    Quote Originally Posted by What if...? View Post
    But thats just me. Hell, I think ypu should be able to own your home and one commercial/income property, and after that property taxes go up steeply to return homes to being residences instead of assets.
    I'm glad yours is not the majority position, what an awful country that would be. I'm glad Richard Branson can have so many businesses and employ others. What troubles me about you is that you're the type who would keep the poor poorer so long as the rich don't get any richer. No matter how well the rich have done these past decades, the poor are better off too.
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    no. You cannot lose rights you do not have in the first place. There is no such thing as the right to have any weapon of your choice regardless of any other consideration. It simply does not exist.

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    Re: Does the GOP need to fear the 99% Movement?

    Quote Originally Posted by What if...? View Post
    I actually support highly progressive taxation to discourage over accumulation of wealth.

    I think after a point, taxes should render acquiring more money a waste of effort. Leaving fruit on the tree for the next guy.

    I think ten millionaires are better for the economy than one guy with ten million. I think a thousand millionaires is WAY better for the economy than one billionaire.

    But thats just me. Hell, I think ypu should be able to own your home and one commercial/income property, and after that property taxes go up steeply to return homes to being residences instead of assets.
    The best thing parents can do for their children is prepare them for life, which is not easy for most people. It's a lot of work and sacrifice to varying degrees.

    If you want to work hard and get a good education there's plenty of fruit to go around. The other part of the equation to creating jobs is rescinding restrictions and regulations on business that stifle the private sector. In other words, firing Obama in 2012.

    There's plenty of fruit out there, the liberal mindset just wants the low hanging fruit.
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    Re: Does the GOP need to fear the 99% Movement?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    You pretend the wealth is something owned collectively and If i "take" more wealth I take from you and others

    and one of the main reasons why corporations and individuals are storing wealth is because the idiot in the white house has no clear clue on how to run things. smart people are guarding against massive tax hikes and other schemes that asswipe may spring on us
    Not taking it from others, taking it before others can get to it.

    Picking all the apples. FAR more than they could ever use before spoilage. Then charging others extra due to the apple shortage.
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    Re: Does the GOP need to fear the 99% Movement?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    You pretend the wealth is something owned collectively and If i "take" more wealth I take from you and others

    and one of the main reasons why corporations and individuals are storing wealth is because the idiot in the white house has no clear clue on how to run things. smart people are guarding against massive tax hikes and other schemes that asswipe may spring on us
    Also, wealth at its source comes from the Commons, which according to the Founders and Lockean Liberalism, is everybodys gift from god.
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