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

    Obviously it did bother you. My definition of rich is about $100M at the bottom end and about $1T at the top end.

    The only whining I see here is you moaning about my post. What I posted was actually kind of amusing. Some people got it.


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    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 specklebang View Post
    Obviously it did bother you. My definition of rich is about $100M at the bottom end and about $1T at the top end.

    The only whining I see here is you moaning about my post. What I posted was actually kind of amusing. Some people got it.
    What individual or corporation has accumulated $1T in wealth?
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    Re: The divide between the rich and the rest

    Quote Originally Posted by specklebang View Post
    Obviously it did bother you. My definition of rich is about $100M at the bottom end and about $1T at the top end.

    The only whining I see here is you moaning about my post. What I posted was actually kind of amusing. Some people got it.

    do you think you actually benefit by making the silly claim that your stupid post bothered me?

    I love it when people post idiotic leftwing drivel that is easily defeated

    get over yourself-your post was not original and contains much of the anti rich drivel that the jealous leftwingers have been spewing for months. the nonsense you posted sounded like most of the stuff the Romney haters were slinging about half a year ago



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    Re: The divide between the rich and the rest

    Quote Originally Posted by specklebang View Post
    Obviously it did bother you. My definition of rich is about $100M at the bottom end and about $1T at the top end.

    The only whining I see here is you moaning about my post. What I posted was actually kind of amusing. Some people got it.

    well that's a rather worthless definition-how many people does it accompany?

    ARe you now mad that only like minded found your stuff funny

    do you need my approval of mirth to make your day?



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    Re: The divide between the rich and the rest

    It's a serious problem for the rich.

    They have to worry if their money is earning enough return. The have to keep up appearances. They have to make sure the Maybach and the Lear jet have leather that matches and isn't a different dye lot. They have to hire people to hire people to hire people to maintain multiple homes. They can't have real friends or trust anyone. No matter how many people the screw over they still can't be as rich as Carlos Slim, a Mexican.

    I feel sorry for them. Their only real use is to keep all this excess money from causing inflation.


    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    well that's a rather worthless definition-how many people does it accompany?

    ARe you now mad that only like minded found your stuff funny

    do you need my approval of mirth to make your day?

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    Re: The divide between the rich and the rest

    t's a serious problem for the rich.

    They have to worry if their money is earning enough return. The have to keep up appearances. They have to make sure the Maybach and the Lear jet have leather that matches and isn't a different dye lot. They have to hire people to hire people to hire people to maintain multiple homes. They can't have real friends or trust anyone. No matter how many people the screw over they still can't be as rich as Carlos Slim, a Mexican.

    I feel sorry for them. Their only real use is to keep all this excess money from causing inflation.

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    do you think you actually benefit by making the silly claim that your stupid post bothered me?

    I love it when people post idiotic leftwing drivel that is easily defeated

    get over yourself-your post was not original and contains much of the anti rich drivel that the jealous leftwingers have been spewing for months. the nonsense you posted sounded like most of the stuff the Romney haters were slinging about half a year ago

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    Re: The divide between the rich and the rest

    Quote Originally Posted by AlabamaPaul View Post
    What individual or corporation has accumulated $1T in wealth?
    Good evening, AP.

    One of the major oil companies? I'd be interested in hearing the answer, if anyone managed that!

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    Re: The divide between the rich and the rest

    Quote Originally Posted by polgara View Post
    Good evening, AP.

    One of the major oil companies? I'd be interested in hearing the answer, if anyone managed that!

    Did you have fun today? I hope someone did...I didn't even get to ride today, and it was a beautiful day for it. ...sigh...
    The answer is none. Good evening pg. My wife is thinking of selling her half of the twins...
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    Re: The divide between the rich and the rest

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post

    Russia!? Home of the oligachs!?
    Yet it is still better off then the Soviet Union. A few of us being unequally rich is better then all of us being equally poor.

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    Re: The divide between the rich and the rest

    I don't think it's a problem at all. I think entitlements are the problem. The wealthy people who were once looked at as industrious people often inclined to philanthropy are now looked at as greedy pigs who need to fork over more $ immediately. And many of the people who are accepting the entitlements, payed for in large part by the wealthy, not only aren't living to nearly their potential, but become bitter and envious of success. Entitlements suck all around.

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