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Old 06-15-2018, 03:57 AM
 
Location: Oregon Coast
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We're all poor compared to someone else.

This notion that every American needs a McMansion, 2 Ferraris, and a private jet or the world is unfair is hilarious.
The problem is the rich getting richer and the poor getting poorer. Nobody needs to have McMansions, Ferraris, and a private jets. Nobody. That includes the 1%. Everybody needs to have a roof over their head, and opportunity. An ever increasing number of people are not getting that. Education is becoming unaffordable. Housing is becoming unaffordable. Healthcare is becoming unaffordable. But I think it's good. I think you should keep on stealing from the poor, and stealing more and more of their wealth, until the 99% get fed up with it, rise up and overthrow this lousy capitalist system that is screwing them over, and it will happen. It is happening. Capitalism has already failed.
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Old 08-09-2018, 08:04 PM
 
Location: Sierra Vista, AZ
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How did they exploit the poor? You don’t become Bill Gates or Jeff Bezos by making a chain of rent to own furniture stores
You have no idea who John Madden is, do you?
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Old 08-09-2018, 11:46 PM
 
Location: Honolulu, HI
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You have no idea who John Madden is, do you?
You have no idea who Barack Obama is, do you? Grew up in poverty, went to Harvard, and later became the first black POTUS.

Hard work pays off, imagine that. I guess you just prefer to be a victim.

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The problem is the rich getting richer and the poor getting poorer..
According to who? You? What kind of poor person has an iPhone, iPad, section 8 housing vouchers, food stamps, WIC, EBT cards, rent controlled housing, flat screen TVs, apple laptops, new sneakers, Air conditioning, and used European luxury cars.

America's poor, that's who. How tragic, they have to settle for an iPhone 7 instead of an iPhone X.

We're all poor compared to someone else. And that someone else does not owe me or you a dime.

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Old 08-10-2018, 07:04 PM
 
Location: New York
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Jeez, I can't believe this thread is still going on.
I guess it's time to repeat my original reply to the OP.

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Lol that felt good. What a bunch of crock.
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Old 08-10-2018, 08:26 PM
 
Location: Oregon Coast
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According to who? You?
Read the tread. I'm not going to go through it again.
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Old 08-10-2018, 09:29 PM
 
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Fake news. This type of liberal agenda nonsense is going to have the rich people in this country packing up and taking their businesses with them to a another country who will appreciate their job openings and economic opportunity.
This has already happened. These big rich companies like General Electric, Ford, Apple, Nike and the like have all moved out several years ago. These companies outsource the work to other countries including communist China. Unions are declining. The big companies, which are run by rich human beings, didn't blink an eye to stick it to the American workers did they?
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Old 08-10-2018, 09:44 PM
 
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USA needs a salary cap... not a minimum wage
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Old 08-10-2018, 11:23 PM
 
Location: Oregon Coast
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USA needs a salary cap... not a minimum wage
That's a good idea. It should be 10 times that of the lowest paid workers. Do you want to make a bet that the wages for low income workers would start improving really fast if that happened?
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Old 08-11-2018, 10:08 AM
 
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That's a good idea. It should be 10 times that of the lowest paid workers. Do you want to make a bet that the wages for low income workers would start improving really fast if that happened?



Bingo
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Old 08-11-2018, 12:38 PM
 
Location: Ohio
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The problem is the rich getting richer and the poor getting poorer.

That's not a problem, except for those who are insanely jealous.


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USA needs a salary cap... not a minimum wage

The average CEO pay in the US is $231,080.


https://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes111011.htm


What do you want the cap to be, $200,000?
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