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Old 01-12-2014, 11:00 AM
 
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If it's a policy that benefits the rich, then it doesn't have to be paid for, should last forever and is good for America," Stewart summed up.
"But if it benefits the poor, we can't afford it, should end it as soon as possible and it will destroy our nation from within. Because if you give money to people who don't have it, it corrupts them. But if you give it to people who are already rich, they have a money immunity built up already. Handouts don't hurt them. Money is the root of all evil for people who don't have any already -- just like smallpox is for the Native American community," he said.


That about sums it up right there
Sums it up big time in devastating fashion.

Of course, I'm reading the opposing comments on here and it's quite apparent how hardheaded some of them are.
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Old 01-12-2014, 11:15 AM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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It wouldn't matter what Republicans suggested. Nothing would get past the Senate, and Obama wouldn't sign it anyway.
Depends on what Republicans offered. If it is a bill that is designed to eliminate ACA and replace it with our old system, it will never make it through the Senate.
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Old 01-12-2014, 11:28 AM
 
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Depends on what Republicans offered. If it is a bill that is designed to eliminate ACA and replace it with our old system, it will never make it through the Senate.
Yeah, because screwing the middle class is the Dems' goal, right?
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Old 01-12-2014, 12:28 PM
 
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If it's a policy that benefits the rich, then it doesn't have to be paid for, should last forever and is good for America," Stewart summed up.
"But if it benefits the poor, we can't afford it, should end it as soon as possible and it will destroy our nation from within. Because if you give money to people who don't have it, it corrupts them. But if you give it to people who are already rich, they have a money immunity built up already. Handouts don't hurt them. Money is the root of all evil for people who don't have any already -- just like smallpox is for the Native American community," he said.


That about sums it up right there

For years I've been saying that regressive soak-the-poor taxes are sustainable, because poverty never goes away.
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Old 01-12-2014, 12:31 PM
 
Location: Upstate NY 🇺🇸
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Whoops! Sorry! I thought this was a thread about Jon Stewart delivering a rant on Hollywood's "income inequality" problem.

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Old 01-12-2014, 12:34 PM
 
Location: Wisconsin
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Which has already been proven wrong..

Making you less informed than many who actually knew it was proven wrong..
Oh really? Link?

And again, you all ignored my point earlier to fixate on something stupid.
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Old 01-12-2014, 04:01 PM
 
Location: New Mexico
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Which has already been proven wrong..
Prove it.
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Old 01-12-2014, 04:09 PM
 
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Jon Stewart earns about 400 times what the highest-paid TV cameramen earn. Limosine Liberals only care about absurd, bloated salaries when it's not their own. Singers, actors and athletes are fairly compensated, while the people who run businesses that manufacture medicine, create energy and distribute our food are greedy, evil opportunists.
Left wing hypocrisy to the max.
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Old 01-12-2014, 04:09 PM
 
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Prove it.
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Oh really? Link?

And again, you all ignored my point earlier to fixate on something stupid.
There have been MULTIPLE threads on the subject..

//www.city-data.com/forum/polit...sinformed.html

And since you didnt know that, it indeed validates who is the least informed..
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Old 01-12-2014, 05:01 PM
 
Location: Ohio
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Every form of government tends to perish by excess of its basic principle.


Aristocracy ruins itself by limiting too narrowly the circle within which power is confined; oligarchy ruins itself by the incautious scramble for immediate wealth. In either case the end is revolution. When revolution comes it may seem to arise from little causes and petty whims; but though it may spring from slight occasions it is the precipitate result of grave and accumulated wrongs; when a body is weakened by neglected ills, the merest exposure may bring serious disease.

'Then democracy comes: the poor overcome their opponents, slaughtering some and banishing the rest; and give to the people an equal share of freedom and power.'

But even democracy ruins itself by excess–of democracy. Its basic principle is the equal right of all to hold office and determine public policy. This is at first glance a delightful arrangement; it becomes disastrous because the people are not properly equipped by education to select the best rulers and the wisest courses.


'As to the people they have no understanding, and only repeat what their rulers are pleased to tell them' (quoting Protagoras); to get a doctrine accepted or rejected it is only necessary to have it praised or ridiculed in the Media by people like Jon Stewart, Pink, Bjork, Sting, Bono, or the Kardashian Witches.


Mob-rule is a rough sea for the ship of state to ride; every wind of oratory stirs up the waters and deflects the course. The upshot of such a democracy is tyranny or autocracy; the crowd so loves flattery, it is so 'hungry for honey,' that at last the wiliest and most unscrupulous flatterer, calling himself the 'protector of the people' rises to supreme power.


Quoting Plato with some poetic license...


Mircea
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