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Old 06-29-2011, 11:51 AM
 
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I can't say it better than the video.............


YouTube - ‪Hartmann: Corporate CEOs have a secret they don't want you to know about...‬‏
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Old 06-29-2011, 11:54 AM
 
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more propaganda.
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Old 06-29-2011, 12:04 PM
 
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more propaganda.
Please quantify your response with data that proves the video is propaganda.

Me thinks you know not of what you speak.............
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Old 06-29-2011, 12:19 PM
 
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Please quantify your response with data that proves the video is propaganda.

Me thinks you know not of what you speak.............
Did you watch the video? It's one sided. They didn't provide any perspectives from CEOs, businesses, republicans and economic theorists. The entire video is just a guy pushing numbers to support his theory.

Me thinks you know not the definition of propaganda.

Also, how would I "quantify" such a response? You want numerical representation of how much propaganda the video is?

Me thinks you know not the definition of quantify.

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Old 06-29-2011, 12:42 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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OK, let's say we're talking about 500 executives, each of which has an income bloated by 50-million (although the average is probably way less, those were just extreme examples he gave). That's 25-billion. The GDP is 15-trillion, so completely eliminating all those executive salaries would redistribute only 1/60 of the national wealth. Maybe $500 to the average household.

First of all, how would you distribute that money so the poor would get most of it? It would simply almost all go to the upper and upper-middle class, and have no effect on poverty.

All reform would do, would push 25-billion from the super-rich down to the fairly rich. Until you create an economic society mindset with a commitment to reducing or eliminating poverty, the wealth will still all just be passed around among the people who are far above the poverty level, no matter how vigorously you tried to apply reform. Everything else is just Volvo-Liberal talk.

Besides, I bet the guy in the video is making 6-figures and has a net wroth of 7, and I didn't see that disclosure there.

As for "propaganda", It can be propaganda, even if everything he says is verifiably true. Propaganda (and lying in general) comes in the form of preselecting truths and presenting them in an incomplete context.

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Old 06-29-2011, 01:23 PM
 
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more propaganda.
I can't say it better than that.

Republicans, democrats, two sides of the same coin. The common man is master of no one, nor even an influence. They are 21st century serfs.
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Old 06-29-2011, 01:31 PM
 
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I can't say it better than the video.............
This is easy to believe, as you generally just spam links without saying much of anything or offering any of your own insight.
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Old 06-29-2011, 03:48 PM
 
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Did you watch the video? It's one sided. They didn't provide any perspectives from CEOs, businesses, republicans and economic theorists. The entire video is just a guy pushing numbers to support his theory.
I really can't wrap my mind around the fact that you champion the very corrupt people that the story is about !!

We know that you hold the right wing in great esteem for sure now.........
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Old 06-29-2011, 03:50 PM
 
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This is easy to believe, as you generally just spam links without saying much of anything or offering any of your own insight.
In case you missed the point, which always do by the way, the posting and the video ARE my comment.
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Old 06-29-2011, 03:52 PM
 
Location: Pacific Northwest
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I don't know the exact answer to the question, but I can say that cutting unenjoyment to someone the SECOND they graduate college or another training program, as if they are going to be hired instantaneously (in this economy ??? seriously !) doesn't help. But that's exactly what the Man did to me.

But because I'm not a minority with a litter of brats, I apparently don't count.
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