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Old 03-05-2011, 12:20 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas
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They don'y know any better, so they must be right.

Gosh can't argue with that logic chain

The rest of your post is the usual class warfare gibberish, unworthy of comment.
Are you being facetious or do you actually think it's better to be in poverty in America than middle class in Europe? Do you have some naive vision that poverty in America is really "free?"
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Old 03-05-2011, 12:23 PM
 
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Are you being facetious or do you actually think it's better to be in poverty in America than middle class in Europe? Do you have some naive vision that poverty in America is really "free?"
I have been poor and am now well off, if that makes it any clearer for you.
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Old 03-05-2011, 12:41 PM
 
Location: too far from the sea
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I'd rather be poor and free in America than be part of Britain's middle class.
When you're poor, you are not really free. You have few, if any choices. You have nothing. You can't choose what car to buy, what level of cable tv, where to travel, what to eat, where to live, what to wear.
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Old 03-05-2011, 12:47 PM
 
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When you're poor, you are not really free. You have few, if any choices. You have nothing. You can't choose what car to buy, what level of cable tv, where to travel, what to eat, where to live, what to wear.
You are aware the government steals more of your paycheck in Britian than our gov here in the states, which means they have less freedom of choice than we do here.
Thanks for making my point.
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Old 03-05-2011, 12:48 PM
 
Location: Prepperland
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raping the middle and upper middle class with inflated food, gas, clothes and energy prices
AHEM . . . WHO do you think debased the money?
GOVERNMENT.
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Old 03-05-2011, 12:51 PM
 
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than we do
This writer for UK papers sees the same thing that many middle class American do but which the Republicans refuse to acknowledge in the never-ending coverup for why wealthy pay shrinking portion of the tax bill

How the rich soaked the rest of us | Richard Wolff | Comment is free | guardian.co.uk

there are no so blind as those who WILL NOT see
The republican party is going extinct. It's being usurped by anarchro totalitarianism. Anyone who dares to be a sincere republican with fair minded sensibilities is targeted by the Tea party as failing to live up to Koch standards of avarice.
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Old 03-05-2011, 12:54 PM
 
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AHEM . . . WHO do you think debased the money?
GOVERNMENT.
Government that could govern, or a government controlled by special interest?

Our monetary policy started getting compromised during civil war. Look at it. Just look.
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Old 03-05-2011, 12:57 PM
 
Location: Illinois Delta
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When you're poor, you are not really free. You have few, if any choices. You have nothing. You can't choose what car to buy, what level of cable tv, where to travel, what to eat, where to live, what to wear.

Exactly. And you can't afford health care or a decent education so that you can rise above poverty. People don't grasp that spending in those two areas alone help cut the deficit.
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Old 03-05-2011, 01:01 PM
 
Location: Portland, OR
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Actually Britain itself is about to enter a protracted period of class warfare as the Conservatives have recently taken over administration of the Gross Domestic Product and are bringing on the austerity like House Republicans are gearing up to do. The student revolts are but one obvious example of how well that is going down with the middle class. The only difference between GB and the USA: when the elite come for the GB middle class they take to the streets and fight it out. In this country we hand it over to them and beat anyone who objects about the head, neck and shoulders. Even if that 'beating' is only figurative it still smacks of sell out to me. Make them fight for it.

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Old 03-05-2011, 01:23 PM
 
Location: Illinois Delta
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Excellent post! ^ Happily, the British are far too civilized to suggest the use of live ammunition on protesters, like Walker and Jeff Cox have done.
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