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Old 12-07-2015, 03:45 PM
 
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The OP said this was good for our economy? I missed that.
I responded to the OP? I missed that.
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Old 12-07-2015, 03:46 PM
 
Location: Iowa, USA
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Liberals keep parroting meaningless statistics like "The X richest people own Y% of the wealth". My question is, why do you consider this an issue?

Are you saying that you're poor because someone else is rich? Did you ever consider that all the extra wealth they have is wealth that was produced by them or their company? Them generating wealth doesn't somehow make you less wealthy.

Maybe it's time to get over your envy of others' success. It sounds like babies crying about how other children have more toys than them.
The issues isn't really an issue of someone having more. But does it not bother you that 1% can own that much wealthy? It's not that someone has more, it's the sheer amount more. And how? What are they doing?

You say it's because they worked, but not always. Being on a board of directors isn't exactly hard work. Having large sums of shares of a given company someone else is running isn't work at all. Neither is inheriting wealthy and an already successful company. Obviously, working to get more isn't the issue.

It's also worth noting that the wealth of the top 1% grows faster than the wealth of the bottom. Trickle down economics, as it's called, is supposed to not do that. Yet, here we are.
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Old 12-07-2015, 04:04 PM
 
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I responded to the OP? I missed that.
You responded to the other user saying that he should address things that were on topic, but I didn't remember seeing anything in the OP alluding to him believing that a widening wealth gap is good for the economy. Interesting how that works.
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Old 12-07-2015, 04:04 PM
 
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60% of ER patients are referred to a physician. You know...the ones that wont see you.

The idea that ER care is some replacement for a Dr is amazing.
As is you changing the discussion. Any illegal can walk into an E.R. and get medical treatment.
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Old 12-07-2015, 04:16 PM
 
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Liberals keep parroting meaningless statistics like "The X richest people own Y% of the wealth". My question is, why do you consider this an issue?

Are you saying that you're poor because someone else is rich?
Did you ever consider that all the extra wealth they have is wealth that was produced by them or their company? Them generating wealth doesn't somehow make you less wealthy.

Maybe it's time to get over your envy of others' success. It sounds like babies crying about how other children have more toys than them.

Isn't the traditional landlord-tenant relationship a zero-sum exercise?
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Old 12-07-2015, 04:24 PM
 
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No its not, its a attempt to derail the conversation to a different topic that we have a ENTIRE sub forum for.
Sorry, no. Lower incomes don't exist in isolation. Illegal immigrants and refugees, lower-income earners the liberals/Dems embrace, are VERY relevant to this discussion.
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Old 12-07-2015, 04:32 PM
Status: "Nevertheless, America's baseball team -- Roar, Tigers, ROAR!" (set 28 days ago)
 
Location: Nescopeck, Penna. (birthplace)
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The issues isn't really an issue of someone having more. But does it not bother you that 1% can own that much wealthy? It's not that someone has more, it's the sheer amount more. And how? What are they doing?

It's not the 1% who cause the skewing of wealth; it's the 80% in the middle who allow themselves to be led around by the nose (courtesy of the schlockmeisters of Madison Avenue and Hollywood) all in order to be "trendy".

The prime target of the "consumerist culture" is a teenaged female; Need we say more?
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Old 12-07-2015, 04:43 PM
 
Location: Portland, OR
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It's not the 1% who cause the skewing of wealth; it's the 80% in the middle who allow themselves to be led around by the nose (courtesy of the schlockmeisters of Madison Avenue and Hollywood) all in order to be "trendy".

The prime target of the "consumerist culture" is a teenaged female; Need we say more?
The wealth gap is measured in the Trillions of dollars. Just how many American teen-aged females do you think there are?
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Old 12-07-2015, 04:52 PM
Status: "Nevertheless, America's baseball team -- Roar, Tigers, ROAR!" (set 28 days ago)
 
Location: Nescopeck, Penna. (birthplace)
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The wealth gap is measured in the Trillions of dollars. Just how many American teen-aged females do you think there are?
I guess we will have to say more, because some of the "consumerist robots" obviously don't (or can't) grasp it.

When they're no longer teenagers, they turn into suburban "trend-setters" who continue to spend every bit of their disposable income -- every bit as quickly. It's the inability of (most of) the public to say "no" to mindless fashion and conformity that enriches the savvy few.

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Old 12-07-2015, 05:00 PM
 
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When they're no longer teenagers, they turn into suburban "trend-setters" who spend every bit of their disposable income -- every bit as quickly. It's the inability of the public to say "no" to mindless fashion and conformity that enriches the savvy few.
Exactly. Let's stop making excuses for peoples' poor spending habits that get them in the spot they're in.
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