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

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    so what? winnners win and too many losers are content to whine and demand the government do something rather than getting off their asses and try to achieve
    You can't win a rigged game, that is what the protests are about.
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    Re: Does the GOP need to fear the 99% Movement?

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    The argument that the 50s-70s were some great time, is an appeal to tradition.
    Nothing but a red herring not really supported by any factual evidence.
    Well I lived through half of that period, so have some first-hand experience.

    And I notice you allowed the rest of my statement to stand.

    The reference to the 50s to 70s was speaking to the statistics pertaining to that period as the differ from those AFTER that period. They are different. Something substantial did happen at the end of the 70s.
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    Re: Does the GOP need to fear the 99% Movement?

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    You can't win a rigged game, that is what the protests are about.
    losers, failures and those too lazy to compete always make that pitiful excuse

    and those scumbags aren't just whining about the few uber rich who probably do rig the game

    most of us in the top one percent aren't responsible at all for their lack of success yet they blame all of us



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

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    btw your claim is a lie-stocks are not all the wealth-that ignores real estate and homes-your claim is misleading
    According to this it seems much of the real estate is controlled by the top ten %:

    Does the GOP need to fear the 99% Movement?-figure_2a-gif

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

    Quote Originally Posted by winston53660 View Post
    According to this it seems much of the real estate is controlled by the top ten %:

    Does the GOP need to fear the 99% Movement?-figure_2a-gif

    Who Rules America: Wealth, Income, and Power
    again, so what? what is your solution? punish the most successful people? redistribute wealth

    all of the solutions I have heard-other than taking away the incentives for the middle class to be slothful-are far worse than this supposed problem



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

    Quote Originally Posted by What if...? View Post
    Well I lived through half of that period, so have some first-hand experience.

    And I notice you allowed the rest of my statement to stand.

    The reference to the 50s to 70s was speaking to the statistics pertaining to that period as the differ from those AFTER that period. They are different. Something substantial did happen at the end of the 70s.
    What statistics?
    Please let me see them.

    Hope you have something better than statutory tax rates.
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    Re: Does the GOP need to fear the 99% Movement?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    again, so what? what is your solution? punish the most successful people? redistribute wealth

    all of the solutions I have heard-other than taking away the incentives for the middle class to be slothful-are far worse than this supposed problem
    I propose trickle up taxation.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    You can't win a rigged game, that is what the protests are about.
    Did you know US had nearly the same wealth inequity as Sweden? And Sweden has one of the lowest income inequalities in the world. Rich people are always going to control more wealth because they save more of what they earn.

    Does the GOP need to fear the 99% Movement?-usa_wealth_charts-jpg

    Does the GOP need to fear the 99% Movement?-sweden_wealth_charts-jpg

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

    Quote Originally Posted by winston53660 View Post
    According to this it seems much of the real estate is controlled by the top ten %:

    Does the GOP need to fear the 99% Movement?-figure_2a-gif

    Who Rules America: Wealth, Income, and Power
    Your chart fails to include institutions, like mutual funds and pensions, which own a large shares of stock, which is further owned by people of all stripes.
    Is the chart also including shares float, as being "controlled" by the top 10% too?
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    Re: Does the GOP need to fear the 99% Movement?

    Guys guys guys all this talk about "incentives" i mean throughout our whole history we have had incentives...


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