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Old 10-13-2011, 02:11 PM
 
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Originally Posted by dunks_galore View Post
I'm not a communist, and neither are most of the people participating in Occupy Wall Street. You made up a blatant lie, are unable to defend it, and are now resorting to goofy attacks.
Yes you are.

We, as American citizens, have a Constitution as the law of the land.

If you want another system, it's socialism.

Capitalism is boss. Never forget that!

 
Old 10-13-2011, 02:13 PM
 
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What is their demand. Tax those who have more and give it to me so I have more. Isn't that their demand led by the class warfare agenda of the left? Yes I think it is. When will it end? That is the question. Maybe you can poll your buddies and get back to me since you seem to have the pulse of the protesters in your palm. When will it be enough? When you you deem it's now fair? Never of course. Like I said right over your head.
What a sad, ranting response. Now you've moved from "they want to make everyone equal," to just general blather about class warfare. Get a grip. You're not going over anyone's head. This is watered down Glenn Beck material, and I've heard it before from 17 year old counter protesters who had smarter arguments than you.
 
Old 10-13-2011, 02:14 PM
 
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Yes you are.

We, as American citizens, have a Constitution as the law of the land.

If you want another system, it's socialism.

Capitalism is boss. Never forget that!
Wait, so am I a socialist or a communist? Do you realize there's a difference between the two? You realize that Social Democracy is still fundamentally capitalist? You realize that most of the protesters are reformists rather than revolutionaries? Of course you don't.
 
Old 10-13-2011, 02:14 PM
 
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Not big on statistics, are you?

there will always be a top 1%
There will always be a bottom 20% as well.
 
Old 10-13-2011, 02:14 PM
 
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Quoted from KUCHIEF: (Sorry, this is going really fast)
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"What is their demand. Tax those who have more and give it to me so I have more. Isn't that their demand led by the class warfare agenda of the left? Yes I think it is. When will it end? That is the question. Maybe you can poll your buddies and get back to me since you seem to have the pulse of the protesters in your palm. When will it be enough? When you you deem it's now fair? Never of course. Like I said right over your head."
So... wanting any amount of something automatically means that you want as much of it as possible, then?

PS: Also, putting a "me" in someone else's argument is a good tactic for making it sound more unsympathetic than it would otherwise. If you put something in the abstract, say... like "tax those who have more and give it to those who have less" then it sounds waaay cooler and has more of a nice Robin Hood appeal to it. Plus, it's usually a more accurate description of the position, since the speaker usually wouldn't be the primary beneficiary of whatever policy he's talking about.

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Old 10-13-2011, 02:15 PM
 
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What a sad, ranting response. Now you've moved from "they want to make everyone equal," to just general blather about class warfare. Get a grip. You're not going over anyone's head. This is watered down Glenn Beck material, and I've heard it before from 17 year old counter protesters who had smarter arguments than you.
LOL. Your claim to fame is yelling at 17yo counter protestors. Congrats.
 
Old 10-13-2011, 02:15 PM
 
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The 1%ers didn't gain their wealth honestly, deceptively for 100 years now. Oh we would be so much better without them, the land, resources, and wars would end. The wealth stolen from We The People rightfully back to us, I'm not talking about the 350k a year false 1%ers, I'm talking about the hidden 1% Trillionaires who have legally scammed every single American through our not necessary Federal Reserve system. If you want to know the truth it's out there, you must look. The real way the Fed operates and who owns and controls it, will blow your mind away.
Nah.
 
Old 10-13-2011, 02:17 PM
 
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First of all, you made up a blatant lie, that's not an example. Now that your B.S. is obvious, you're backpeddling.

Second of all, no one is asking for everyone to be taxed down to the same level. That's why I asked whether you understand how marginal tax rates work. Raising the taxes on the wealthy won't bring them down to the middle class, it just will make them less exorbitantly wealthy.

Making our society more equitable does not equal complete equality.
Asking the poorest 47% to pay SOMETHING will not make them any more poor.

Take $5 dollars a week.
 
Old 10-13-2011, 02:18 PM
 
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LOL. Your claim to fame is yelling at 17yo counter protestors. Congrats.
Who said anything about yelling at anyone? I didn't shout at anyone, and we actually ended the conversation by recognizing that we had common ground, and that maybe the Occupy movement was more sensible than he thought, since conversations in person tend to be more amicable than the flame-fests we have here on the internet.

So basically, another fabrication from KUChief. Good stuff.
 
Old 10-13-2011, 02:19 PM
 
Location: Southcentral Kansas
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There will always be a 1%, it's just that, hopefully, they will only own 20% of the Country, instead of 40%.
Yeah, bob, once we kill off the top 1% we just step down to the group just below them and so on down the line.
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