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Old 10-12-2011, 07:32 PM
 
Location: Staten Island, NY
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How much of the disposable income do the 1% have?
It's none of your business.
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Old 10-12-2011, 07:54 PM
 
Location: Austin
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Read Post #1 again. And tell me that the entire point of "We are the 53%" isn't an assertion that 53% of the population are better than 47%, by virtue of being responsible and contributing members of society, which implies that the 47% are irresponsible, non-contributing whiners (aka, free-loaders).

Read it again. It still doesn't say all of the 47% are freeloaders as you assert.
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Old 10-12-2011, 08:03 PM
 
Location: Austin
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If not most, then by reason, what you are saying is the majority cannot get ahead. Read you own words.
Having an able body and intelligence does little for you when there are no jobs.
Maybe you cannot read. There were 3.1 million job openings in August. There are jobs. Only the losers cannot find them. This is no different than the past 50 years.



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It is painfully obvious that you do not know enough of the facts and figures to have a realistic comprehensive view of the economic situation.
Just because it has not personally affected you, does not mean it will not.
The problems caused by the hundreds of trillions of derivatives created by the banking industry are not only still out there waiting to cause the worst depression you could imagine, they are still growing!
Get a job. Live within your means. You will be fine. Millions and millions of Americans are doing quite fine.



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The steak you paid $4 a pound for 3 years ago is now $8 and in 3 more years it will be $12.
Actually, I prefer fillets and they are $28 per pound. So what's your point?


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our electric bills will be 50% higher in 5 years, and your local and state governments are working daily to raise taxes and fees to make up for the income and property taxes they are not able to collect.
No they wont. My electric bills are no higher today than they were 8 years ago. My property taxes are actually lower.


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The closer you get to retirement the faster inflation will escalate until you realize you cannot take the chance to quit work and risk poverty.
At that point, you will wake up one day and realize what it was those people who were out in the streets, were trying to tell you and the throngs of others, who cannot see the forest for the trees.
Inflation is quite low and has been for quite some time.

Nobody can predict future inflation.

The people in the streets need to take responsibility for their actions. Stop buying Starbucks coffee and Iphones... that would be a good start.
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Old 10-12-2011, 08:04 PM
 
Location: Austin
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Exactly, working for minimum wage a person would have to save 100% of their pre-tax income for 66 years to become a millionaire.

Then don't work for minimum wage. Make yourself valuable like millions of us have done for quite some time.
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Old 10-12-2011, 08:05 PM
 
Location: Austin
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The really funny thing is that a lot of the 53% whiners admit that they are unemployed or making a very low income and are not even really part of the 53% club.

The 53% are very much employed. That's why they pay income taxes.

And they are whining because they have to pay to support the leeches.
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Old 10-12-2011, 09:49 PM
 
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You can slice it and dice it any way you want ... if you're not in the top 1%, you're in the 99%, just like the rest of us.
Those in the upper 2-5% are part of the 99%.

How many of them are at these OWS parties? Scant few I would suspect.

That's what makes the whole 99% figure silly and worthless.
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Old 10-12-2011, 09:52 PM
 
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The "99%" cannot really be 99% of the population. Most of us take showers regularly, go to work, pay taxes, and like America.
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Old 10-12-2011, 10:16 PM
 
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What about people who pay property taxes? I have a friend who pays probably doesn't pay much in federal taxes but pays about $8,000 in property taxes. He also bought a car last year and paid almost $2,500 in taxes and fees. Why are those taxes less relevant?
They aren't. Property taxes have been addressed in other threads on here. I don't think they should exist.
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Old 10-12-2011, 10:26 PM
 
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Maybe you cannot read. There were 3.1 million job openings in August. There are jobs. Only the losers cannot find them. This is no different than the past 50 years.
They can find them, but run away from them.


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The people in the streets need to take responsibility for their actions. Stop buying Starbucks coffee and Iphones... that would be a good start.
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Old 10-12-2011, 10:34 PM
 
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ugh face palming is not enough.

Wall street took our bailout money and payed them their CEo's pocketed the damn money and did not do jack squat with it, they along with big banks increase fee's screwing all citizens out of every little penny. Questioning about the billions of tax payer dollars we gave them does not makes us lazy or not hardworking.

All this i have two jobs and bust my ass is irrelevant to what is going on
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