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    Re: Do the wealthy have too much power in the United States?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dovkan View Post
    Anyone who actually believes someone on wall street works harder then a diamond miner in Africa or a sweatshop worker, they are delusional.
    True why should they be worth anymore. They sure as hell couldn't dig a ditch.

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    Re: Do the wealthy have too much power in the United States?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dovkan View Post
    Yes. /thread
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    Re: Do the wealthy have too much power in the United States?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    and the guy playing tennis on the satellite tour might well train as hard as Rafa Nadal. But Nadal makes more money in prizes and certainly endorsements than all the players combined ranked 250-1000. Is that fair? of course it is.
    You actually think the CEO of goldman's sachs is a hard working individual who cares about other human beings in any sort of way?

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    Re: Do the wealthy have too much power in the United States?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dovkan View Post
    Oh, I'm not talking about doctors, I'm talking about looking at excel spreadsheets, making money off of people's debt, stocks, planning corporate meetings.. You call it grunt labor, have you worked in a sweatshop? A diamond mine? What do you do?
    Me, I am a retired federal attorney who is now a full time coach of an Olympic sport-training would be olympians and world team members. I am also a partner in two investment holding companies and a partner in a rather profitable farming operation in Illinois.
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    Re: Do the wealthy have too much power in the United States?

    Quote Originally Posted by kjwins View Post
    True why should they be worth anymore. They sure as hell couldn't dig a ditch.
    Let alone swelter in the sun for 10 hours a day to provide for a family, I love the argument of "They need to work harder"

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    Re: Do the wealthy have too much power in the United States?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    Much envy I sense in this one Master Yoda

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    Much envy here too. what makes them
    "scum" I love watching people impotently rant about corporations.
    So what's your position on those that are wealthier than you but believe the wealthy hold too much power?
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    Re: Do the wealthy have too much power in the United States?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    Me, I am a retired federal attorney who is now a full time coach of an Olympic sport-training would be olympians and world team members. I am also a partner in two investment holding companies and a partner in a rather profitable farming operation in Illinois.
    So, you're hard work, since you insulted the hard work of most laborers around the world, consists of coaching, with access to water and food whenever you want, safe conditions, your own decisions on breaks, etc.. A partner in investment holding companies.. Ah yes, the hard labor that must require. "Partner" obviously means you go to the farm and actually do the farm work. Just saying.

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    Re: Do the wealthy have too much power in the United States?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dovkan View Post
    You actually think the CEO of goldman's sachs is a hard working individual who cares about other human beings in any sort of way?
    actually my former law school girlfriend is a top executive at Goldman Sachs. I saw her last at our 25th College reunion (we went to the same College and the same Law school). We had a friday night dinner where most of us were wearing tee shirts, shorts or jeans etc. She was in a silk blouse, business suit, hose and heels. I said WTF and she said after dinner she was catching a train from New Haven down to her office in NYC to finish up some report she was working on. I saw her the next day wearing the same suit. She admitted she got 1.5 hours of sleep on the train coming back. Yeah she made about 2.5 Million that year in bonuses. She works hours most people have no clue about. and if she screws up, it costs lost of people Millions upon millions in dollars; what people working menial jobs don't have is worries about consequences that effect thousands.

    and claiming someone like her doesn't care for people is just specious garbage
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    Re: Do the wealthy have too much power in the United States?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dovkan View Post
    So, you're hard work, since you insulted the hard work of most laborers around the world, consists of coaching, with access to water and food whenever you want, safe conditions, your own decisions on breaks, etc.. A partner in investment holding companies.. Ah yes, the hard labor that must require. "Partner" obviously means you go to the farm and actually do the farm work. Just saying.
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    Re: Do the wealthy have too much power in the United States?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lutherf View Post
    Absolutely we do!

    We have the opportunity to use secret banks that pay us 1500% interest on our money without even having to deposit it. We have lunch with politicians who do our every bidding. If we want wages to go down we just drop a hint and BINGO, they secretly reduce wages by creating mysterious tax changes that only help us while screwing the poor. We have a secret internet that we use to communicate and we get emails every time some poor person gets a little uppity. It's a pretty cool gig when you get right down to it.
    Greetings, Lutherf.

    Well, you're in hot water now, mister! You were never to tell those secrets! If you're lucky, most people will think you were just using a bit of sarcasm to make a point, and you may not be penalized except for paying a huge fine to those who run everything around here. I hope for your sake that's the case! :

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