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Old 01-10-2014, 02:48 PM
 
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LOL, I love Stewart. I love how he calls out the hypocrisies of the right so eloquently.
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Old 01-10-2014, 02:53 PM
 
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LOL.

The crew is fine, they're probably very highly paid. People don't have a problem with some inequality, they have a problem when almost ALL of the gains go to the top. They have a problem when inequality becomes too extreme.
No, they have a problem when inequality happens in a business, but have NO problem when inequality happens in Hollywood.

I guess you either think that Stewart making $30 million, while his crew makes much less is not "extreme". I sincerely doubt his crew makes anywhere near what he makes.
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Old 01-10-2014, 02:55 PM
 
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No, they have a problem when inequality happens in a business, but have NO problem when inequality happens in Hollywood.

I guess you either think that Stewart making $30 million, while his crew makes much less is not "extreme". I sincerely doubt his crew makes anywhere near what he makes.
So your outraged at this, but just fine with the difference between what the Walton family is worth and the average wage at Wal-Mart? Pretty much sums up your crowd.
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Old 01-10-2014, 03:00 PM
 
Location: Prepperland
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The "Left" embraces slavery and theft by government : "compulsory charity" - "compulsory labor for the benefit of another" - "expropriation of property for the benefit of another."

The "Right" embraces abominable usury ("interest"), limited liability (corporations), gambling (insurance and speculation), money madness (indoctrinated insanity), defense of international financial powers, and any scheme to rob other people of their property.

And the sheeple are caught in the middle, getting skinned alive. Worse, they are to be grateful that they're allowed to regrow their skin, for a repeat performance.
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What a choice - slavery to a collectivist state or submission to a police state.
Or worse, a collectivist police state.
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Old 01-10-2014, 03:02 PM
 
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The "Left" embraces slavery and theft by government : "compulsory charity" - "compulsory labor for the benefit of another" - "expropriation of property for the benefit of another."

The "Right" embraces abominable usury ("interest"), limited liability (corporations), gambling (insurance and speculation), money madness (indoctrinated insanity), defense of international financial powers, and any scheme to rob other people of their property.

And the sheeple are caught in the middle, getting skinned alive. Worse, they are to be grateful that they're allowed to regrow their skin, for a repeat performance.
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What a choice - slavery to a collectivist state or submission to a police state.
Or worse, a collectivist police state.

Sadly, this is pretty close to the truth.
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Old 01-10-2014, 03:15 PM
 
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So your outraged at this, but just fine with the difference between what the Walton family is worth and the average wage at Wal-Mart? Pretty much sums up your crowd.
Wow, you just can't get this can you?

Nobody on the right is outraged that Jon Stewart is ultra-wealthy and makes hundreds of times more than those who crew on his show. We are just pointing out that ultra-wealthy liberals throw tantrums about wealth inequality while the rich left are practicing what they preach against. If Jon Stewart cared about income inequality, he'd be making double what the least paid person who works on his show makes, but that isn't the case. It's like when people such as Leonardo DiCaprio rails on about the environment but then purchases the first ride into space which will produce probably a thousand times more pollution than the average American. He puts on his show by buying a Prius while he takes private jets and cruises on mega-yachts. Apparently, the left is so fascinated with entertainment royalty, they feel the rules they want to push on all the lowly business owners and other members of the wretched citizenry shouldn't apply to stars.

At the coffee shop, "It's not fair that some fat cat business owner makes so much more than his employees. If I were a rich Hollywood star, I'd have one of my assistants find out the next time they charter a jet and then hours before I'd pay double for it and leave them stranded at the airport."
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Old 01-10-2014, 03:24 PM
 
Location: Area 51.5
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No, they have a problem when inequality happens in a business, but have NO problem when inequality happens in Hollywood.

I guess you either think that Stewart making $30 million, while his crew makes much less is not "extreme". I sincerely doubt his crew makes anywhere near what he makes.
Nor do his writers who write all the silly stuff that dribbles from his mouth.
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Old 01-10-2014, 03:34 PM
 
Location: Central Maine
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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.

John...Money isn't the root of all evil. It's the L-O-V-E of money that's the root of all evil. And it's NOT like smallpox for the American Indian (Native American) community but liquor for the American Indian community. Get your rants staight.
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Old 01-10-2014, 03:40 PM
 
Location: Central Texas
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Look, the gap between rich and poor isn't as great as many people think. Especially in regards to real income, not wealth(wealth is sort of a useless number).


When liberals talk about the gap between rich and poor, they usually break out the chart with CEO pay being so many multiples of the average worker. But that chart they are talking about, if you read the fine print, it only refers to the S&P 500, not to all CEO's. Even more its only 327 of the 500 companies in the S&P 500 There are about 6 million businesses in America with employees. The companies on the CEO pay ratio chart, represents about .0005% of all businesses with employees.

CEO-to-Worker Pay Ratios Around the World

Secondly, even if you go by their number. Of these 327 companies, the average total compensation is $12.25 million a year. There were about 75 actors/actresses/musicians who made that much last year. And there are at least 100 athletes who made that much as well.

The Celebrity 100 - Forbes.com

The 100th highest paid athlete made 16.4 million. It is likely that as many as 200 athletes made more than 12.25 million last year.

The World's Highest-Paid Athletes - Forbes

That means about as many "entertainers" were paid the same as the average of the highest paid CEO's in the country.

Someone needs a reality check.
Excellent post. Facts are facts!
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Old 01-10-2014, 04:06 PM
 
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Liberals are a bunch of hypocrites. Ranting for the sake of ranting. Income inequality? Please. Jon Lebowitz sure as hell doesnt take a pay cut. Please let me know when he starts passing most of his salary down to the crew who work behind the scenes.

Income inequality is bs for the most part. Sure, sometimes there are those who arent paid what they should be. But the liberal arguments are idiotic. Certain jobs are low skill, basic. Hence the low wage. Nearly anyone can do those jobs. Why the hell should those people get some huge increase, just to be "fair"? And think about the results of that. Higher prices for customers? Other more skilled people would want more money to set them further apart from the low skilled people.
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