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 pbrauer View Post
    That has to be the best post of the day.
    that says loads about your perspective-or lack thereof



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    Re: The divide between the rich and the rest

    Quote Originally Posted by Fisher View Post
    Except none of that is true. The rich aren't getting richer. They usually lose their wealth within 3 generations. Most of today's wealthy did not start off that way. IT is just the same old myth the democrats have been peddling since Andrew Jackson.

    Gee, I wonder why so many who actually study these matters say the rich ARE getting richer.
    While the top 1 percent of income earners took home 93 percent of the growth in incomes in 2010, the households in the middle — who are most likely to spend their incomes rather than save them and who are, in a sense, the true job creators — have lower household incomes, adjusted for inflation, than they did in 1996.
    At this time the US has the greatest income inequality since the 1920s, you know, that period just before the Great Depression - when things were going so great.
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    Re: The divide between the rich and the rest

    Well, I completely agree. So far, it has only bothered one person who thinks he is rich but I think it's safe to say that the Forbes 100 list members don't hang out on DP.


    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    That has to be the best post of the day.

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    Re: The divide between the rich and the rest

    Quote Originally Posted by Somerville View Post
    Gee, I wonder why so many who actually study these matters say the rich ARE getting richer.


    At this time the US has the greatest income inequality since the 1920s, you know, that period just before the Great Depression - when things were going so great.
    It might be more informative to see your reasoning as to why this might be...
    I don't often change my signature, but this was just too over the top to let anyone forget with what this country is up against...
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    Re: The divide between the rich and the rest

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    that says loads about your perspective-or lack thereof
    Come on TD, that was a funny and creative post, its all right if you just admit it. Where is you sense of humor??


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    Re: The divide between the rich and the rest

    Quote Originally Posted by specklebang View Post
    Well, I completely agree. So far, it has only bothered one person who thinks he is rich but I think it's safe to say that the Forbes 100 list members don't hang out on DP.

    silly stereotypes don't bother me

    I just like pointing out the stupidity in silly posts

    and why don't you tell us what your definition of rich is

    if its the Forbes few than the gap you whine about means nothing



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    Re: The divide between the rich and the rest

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    Come on TD, that was a funny and creative post, its all right if you just admit it. Where is you sense of humor??
    I admit its funny. I find really idiotic stereotypes hilarious

    I also am laughing over your claims

    its tenor is something that is consistent with how you believe



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    Re: The divide between the rich and the rest

    Quote Originally Posted by Somerville View Post
    Gee, I wonder why so many who actually study these matters say the rich ARE getting richer.


    At this time the US has the greatest income inequality since the 1920s, you know, that period just before the Great Depression - when things were going so great.
    Because the argument is they are the same people getting richer--they are not. Bill Gates' great grandkids will be middle class and some working class dumbass will become a billionaire by creating an app that allows you to plagiarize your term paper without getting caught by re-writing your cut and paste job for you to get past the online plagiarism checkers. Get training for a STEM-H job, or work at the Gap. That has nothing to do with government policy. It has to do with the world being filled with Communications and History majors when none are needed.

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    Re: The divide between the rich and the rest

    Quote Originally Posted by samsmart View Post
    Dude, it's not the masses who pressure the government for that stuff. Rather, it's corporate executives and people of wealth who bribe Representatives and Senators with campaign donations in order to get taxpayer money in subsidies, contracts, or bail-outs. And because they can bribe Congressmen, they get their way.
    true, but congress applies handouts the nanny state... to the masses, and unions, planned-parenthood, environmentalist, and other special interest groups besiege congress for favors and money also.

    our government is bought by faction/special interest, because the checks and balances to stop that special interest are gone, removed by the government, allowing them more power, and more opportunity for corruption.

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    Re: The divide between the rich and the rest

    Quote Originally Posted by DVSentinel View Post
    Or the volunteer firefighters who may have used water on a fire in an industrial facility, possibly causing the release of explosive gases when water hit some of the otherwise stable chemicals. Since all is not know, why don't we wait and find out what really happened before deciding to blame anyone. BTW, Texas towns do have zoning codes. Whether the town of West had any or not, due to it's small size, I cannot say. Also, the facility was first built in 1962. How many of those people are still alive anyways and exactly what was next to it at the time it was built? Were the residences, middle school and high school there in 1962 or were they build across the street from the Fertilizer plant. Also, if people don't own fertilizer plants, how would farmers get fertilizer to grow your food?

    While your busy fuming about how many people died in an industrial accident you want to blame on capitalism, perhaps you should use that time to look up the number of people that have died or were harmed by industrial complexes in socialist countries. Maybe start with Chernobyl.
    okay

    socialism is beaten by capitalism in every round

    happy ?
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