View Poll Results: How serious a problem is the divide between the wealthy and the rest of us?

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  • Not a problem at all.

    35 28.46%
  • A problem, but not a serious one.

    8 6.50%
  • A fairly serious problem.

    42 34.15%
  • It's not just a "problem." It's a catastrophe that is only getting worse.

    38 30.89%
  • This divide does not exist.

    0 0%
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    Re: The divide between the rich and the rest

    Quote Originally Posted by Mathematician View Post
    Jealousy is the only real issue. A spotlight shined upon it in the last election; some were against Mitt simply for being rich.
    probably because he was against half of the population for being poor ...

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    Re: The divide between the rich and the rest

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    I think what you ignore is that even if there is a problem, a government solution is worse
    I fail to see the relevance of this response to what I said.

    perhaps this is part of the problem.

    you rely on your own overactive imagination to fill in the blanks.

    kind of like a kid who thinks there are monsters under the bed because he doesn't know what is there.
    Every political good carried to the extreme must be productive of evil.

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    Re: The divide between the rich and the rest

    Quote Originally Posted by Rocketman View Post
    states the confused ^
    you are the one relying on mythology.
    Every political good carried to the extreme must be productive of evil.

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    Re: The divide between the rich and the rest

    Quote Originally Posted by marywollstonecraft View Post
    you are the one relying on mythology.
    no you are, go away programmed one

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    Re: The divide between the rich and the rest

    Quote Originally Posted by marywollstonecraft View Post
    I fail to see the relevance of this response to what I said.

    perhaps this is part of the problem.

    you rely on your own overactive imagination to fill in the blanks.

    kind of like a kid who thinks there are monsters under the bed because he doesn't know what is there.
    condescending sanctimony really doesn't work unless you can prove you are more intelligent and more educated than the target of the snarkiness. I suspect you would fail dramatically if you tried and once again, foreigners' opinions on America don't rate much merit with me.

    The fact is, the hand wringing ninnies who whine that there is a widening gap almost always demand the government do something about it without contemplating that government solutions may well be the sloth inducing problem that has led to the gap increasing



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    Re: The divide between the rich and the rest

    Quote Originally Posted by windowdressing View Post
    probably because he was against half of the population for being poor ...
    Where did you pull that out of?
    "With me everything turns into mathematics."
    "It is not enough to have a good mind. The main thing is to use it well."
    "It is truth very certain that, when it is not in one's power to determine what is true, we ought to follow what is more probable." -- Rene Descartes

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    Re: The divide between the rich and the rest

    Quote Originally Posted by Dapper Andy View Post
    Have you taken 30 seconds to consider all the highly paid jobs that revolve around technology?
    Of course i have.

    Is there one of those jobs for everybody?

    Can everybody do those jobs, even if they try as hard as they can?

    Are there enough to replace labor with a growing population?

    Bit more than 30 seconds there.
    Anyone wondering what I'm talking about start here:
    The Psychology of Persuasion

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    Re: The divide between the rich and the rest

    Quote Originally Posted by Mathematician View Post
    Where did you pull that out of?
    not where you think

    tell me ... do you think that the perception that Romney did not really care about the poor or middle class, and certainly didn't understand their world, the 47% comment had no bearing on the election?

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    Re: The divide between the rich and the rest

    Quote Originally Posted by What if...? View Post
    Of course i have.

    Is there one of those jobs for everybody?

    Can everybody do those jobs, even if they try as hard as they can?

    Are there enough to replace labor with a growing population?

    Bit more than 30 seconds there.
    Sure, if they have the right skill set.

    How many labors went out and got degrees in computer science?

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    Re: The divide between the rich and the rest

    Quote Originally Posted by Rocketman View Post
    no you are, go away programmed one
    why is it right whingers are so anti education and anti fact?

    why are they so prone to conspiracy theories?
    Every political good carried to the extreme must be productive of evil.

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