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posted on Mar, 5 2013 @ 11:29 PM
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The rich has always been rich from old money. That's what makes America great. Leveling off the rich in America will not solve anything except make it more poorer. What liberals don't comprehand is that Obama wants to eliminate wealth in America but not the wealth of the globalist who are exempt from taxes. U eliminate wealth, then there would be no one left to challenge the old rich oligarchy that runs America. U only would be left with the extreme rich and powerful elites who are exempt from taxes and law and the poor class. Basically communist socialism, in China people are either dirt poor or they are billionaire insiders. If you are a outsider u can forget trying to get rich.




posted on Mar, 5 2013 @ 11:37 PM
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Originally posted by 200Plus
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and MANY will find a way to sleep all day and live off the free minimum salary.


So what? What is the source of talking down to those who wish to lead a simple life? Jealousy? If you want to be lazy, go ahead. Are we free persons or not? There are plenty of hard working people who are currently being exploited or wasting away in this economy who will gladly fill your position.



posted on Mar, 5 2013 @ 11:47 PM
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Simple way to fix this as the wealth of the 1% is contextual...

whatever the 1% are selling...people need to stop buying.

The problem is these jack-wagons have cornered the "necessities" market and people aren't ready to start providing their own necessities yet...Wall-mart is still far to easy.

In fact the problem is so incredibly complicated its almost impossible to simplify. Everything in this modern world that people think they NEED is provided to them by the 1%...not in the sense that they are actually doing the work but in the sense they are running these companies that provide people with these necessities...

Having said that the biggest blow to the 1% would be off the grid completely independent and sustainable living. Minimize and simplify what the daily life of a family needs. Become as completely independent for all necessities as possible.

The hard part is trying to do the above without breaking laws that don't land you in prison or dead.

property tax is the progenitor of everyone's participation in this system...without property tax people could live completely off the grid utilizing own their own land and skills to survive without having EVER earned/spent a dollar that will be taxed to fuel the "machine" we feel is necessary due to our fears.

we need to stop buying what the top 1% are selling.



posted on Mar, 5 2013 @ 11:58 PM
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Originally posted by Dfairlite
And again to the lazy whiners: yes you can work your way up.

a thousand NEW millionaires are made each day. Why aren't you one of them? Simple, you would rather bitch and moan that you're not rich while others are. YOU ARE THE PROBLEM, not the system, YOU. That's not to say the system is anywhere near perfect, but that it's not as flawed as you want it to be to satisfy your ego.

www.businessinsider.com...


No, it's the system. New millionaires are made by marriage and heritage - simple as that. I wonder how many really new millionaires there are made - of course that number is a lot lower.
It's no socialism if systemic flaws and market failures are fixed. It's an oligarchy when they are left in place.



posted on Mar, 6 2013 @ 12:20 AM
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This video shows how the middle class is being crushed, and the rich are laughing all the way to the bank.
My question is, historically this type of disparity eventually fails, so when?
And will government slow it's development or speed it up?

They could issue a flat tax, no deductions for family incomes over $250,000 at 12%.
Any family income under 36K a year no tax, build the middle class back up. And encourage families to raise there kids instead of working. Then build a flat tax system tiered, 50K at 3% for example this would include state and federal taxes. Simple solutions to create equality that will never be adopted.



posted on Mar, 6 2013 @ 12:40 AM
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Originally posted by evictiongnostic

Originally posted by boymonkey74
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Scary vid I reckon the stats are more or less the same in the UK.
So what do we do about it?


Raise the minimum wage,

tax investments at higher rates (30-35%) if they aren't with companies that are creating jobs at home and lower taxes substantially (5-8%) for investments that create jobs,

bailout struggling homeowners whose house is worth less than they owe for it (which could have been done for much less than the banks got),

give tax subsidies to companies that pay their workers well above minimum wage and provide benefits,

reinstate Glass-Steagal and break up the big banks,

put an annual tax on wealth held over 100 million dollars and even more at 1 billion dollars if it's not being invested or used for any purchases that put money back in the economy.

You have to legislate against greed. I'd be fine with the church helping out with that one.

Every extravagance has a price. Every yacht is robbing a child somewhere of food. We don't need everyone being rich, but we can afford a baseline of food, medical care and shelter for people who work hard, which is most people. We could feed everyone. We choose not to.



thank you for being you



posted on Mar, 6 2013 @ 12:47 AM
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Originally posted by Sly1one
Simple way to fix this as the wealth of the 1% is contextual...

whatever the 1% are selling...people need to stop buying.


It's a bit hard for many people to stop buying gas for their cars and stuff. Also many 1%'s make money on stuff we don't buy ourselves - like half of all US taxes go to the military industrial complex.


Originally posted by Sly1one
Having said that the biggest blow to the 1% would be off the grid completely independent and sustainable living. Minimize and simplify what the daily life of a family needs. Become as completely independent for all necessities as possible.


This is why they use the state to attack people who do this, as you said they send the cops in and try to trump up some charges to bring them back into the system.

But can 300 million Americans feasibly live off the grid? Or moreso why should they? We should be allowed to use a grid in this day and age, it makes life easier. What we don't need is parasitic leaches sucking off all our hard work. I say get rid of the parasites.

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posted on Mar, 6 2013 @ 12:57 AM
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Originally posted by polarwarrior

Originally posted by Sly1one
Simple way to fix this as the wealth of the 1% is contextual...

whatever the 1% are selling...people need to stop buying.


It's a bit hard for many people to stop buying gas for their cars and stuff. Also many 1%'s make money on stuff we don't buy ourselves - like half of all US taxes go to the military industrial complex.


Originally posted by Sly1one
Having said that the biggest blow to the 1% would be off the grid completely independent and sustainable living. Minimize and simplify what the daily life of a family needs. Become as completely independent for all necessities as possible.


This is why they use the state to attack people who do this, as you said they send the cops in and try to trump up some charges to bring them back into the system.

But can 300 million Americans feasibly live off the grid? Or moreso why should they? We should be allowed to use a grid in this day and age, it makes life easier. What we don't need is parasitic leaches sucking off all our hard work. I say get rid of the parasites.

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vote out all republican you mean?
lol, yes!
well there are a few good ones, but most are crazy( not really, they know exactly what they are doing) or trapped in some kind of 1950's delusion...



posted on Mar, 6 2013 @ 12:58 AM
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PROVE IT.

Show me the metrics that allow marrying into money is counted as a "new millionaire".

"The number of new US millionaires fell following the financial crisis. At the end of 2011 there were just over 5.1m millionaires in the United States – 165,360 fewer than in 2007, before Obama's election and the worst of the financial crisis."

They stopped getting married because of the financial crisis?

You're going to have to do better than that.... your ego demands it of you. It's someone else's fault dammit! It couldn't possibly be that you're not as smart as you think you are... your ego says so!

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Man those millionaires get married fast! in 5 years the number of them is expected to raise by 50%. Let's see, married in 2009-2012, and marrying off their kids in 2017... 8-year olds are getting married now?

c'mon.

www.cnbc.com...
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2nd EDIT:
Heritage? really? that causes an increase? let's see, husband and wife (2 people) die. child and spouse (2 people) get the money. nope doesn't look like it increases. NTM those kids are already 'well connected' which means they were already millionaires right?

New millionaires are not trust fund babies (they'd already be included in the millionaire metric, since their net worth is over the million mark due to their trust fund). They're inventors, business owners, and investors.

dammit, ego is getting pissed at reality!
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posted on Mar, 6 2013 @ 01:02 AM
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Originally posted by bigwig22
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It seems like the current USA


Peace out.


True, but picture a large plantation, where the slaves simply build and make and produce whatever the owners want. it could get a lot worse.



posted on Mar, 6 2013 @ 01:09 AM
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Originally posted by cornucopia

vote out all republican you mean?
lol, yes!
well there are a few good ones, but most are crazy( not really, they know exactly what they are doing) or trapped in some kind of 1950's delusion...


Actually I'm not a reformist, I'm a revolutionary. We have tried voting people out and it never works, the next guy ends up being just as bad. My idea to remove TPTB would be armed uprising of the masses - the elite don't hear our pleas for justice and equality, they must be forced to give up their rule.

Revolutions happen all throughout history, they are practically inevitable. Whenever there is a ruling elite suppressing the masses of working class people, and they push too far, eventually the people rise up and liberate themselves.

They've called themselves, noble men, pharaohs, kings, queens, and now the 1% - it's been the same situation all through history, so we must think very carefully about how to replace them for good.



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posted on Mar, 6 2013 @ 01:12 AM
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last time i checked when russia was a commie nation, there were a lot of people in power, and since the end game is control not wealth, i think they could live w/out all that 'wealth' just for a chance to control the whole world.

but what do i know, i'm just an ignorant mexican, picking cherries



posted on Mar, 6 2013 @ 02:32 AM
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Not sure who this video is supposed to represent, but if you are dumb and can't come to peace with the facts...leave America.

You like your cheap big screen TVs, your child labor clothes that your offspring wear, your not made in America cars.....and you find the video unfair... YOU caused/enabled the top 1% to keep/get their wealth.

Get a job, chase the American dream & stop blaming others for your mistakes.



posted on Mar, 6 2013 @ 02:38 AM
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Originally posted by Ghost375
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So the big corporations are going to ruin their comfy lifestyle to install communism?
You realize they'd have to give up their wealth, right?
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Do you people know what communism is?


communism on paper maybe. True communism did not even exist in russia, owners of big factories,industry and politicians still got rich. They would love to have that right now and tbh they are not far off.



posted on Mar, 6 2013 @ 03:02 AM
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Originally posted by NorEaster
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This is the rightwing group that created "Groupsnoops.com"

It's an agenda driven "snopes" site, (like conservapedia.com) so that kills the credibility of the rest of your post as any sort of "truth exposure".
Sorry.


What are you pontificating about?

I too looked into groupsnoop, and will discount their factual report for sake of argument.
Now let’s look into MotherJones. The following is an example of their lies and fictions reporting.
Of the plethoria of MJ’s report’s that echo the nefarious agendas of their beloved regime, this one strikes at the very heart of The U.S.A.
States Motherjones.com,
“we set out to track mass shootings in the United States over the last 30 years… In not a single case was the killing stopped by a civilian using a gun.” www.motherjones.com...

A lie perpetrated by Motherjones.com.

It took Google less than a second to compile enough evidence against Motherjones to send her back to her closet to change her underwear.
Here is an account by a hero civilian armed with a gun.
deadlinelive.info...

www.youtube.com...

Another,
Clackamas mall shooter faced man with concealed weapon www.kgw.com...
Much to the chagrin of MJ, these armed civilians stopped the murdering from getting worse!
Another,
How Armed Civilians Have Helped Stop School Massacres frontpagemag.com...
You want more proof that MJ’s reporting is as fictious as CNN? OK!
Another, How an Assistant Principal With a Gun Stopped a School Shooter frontpagemag.com... and this is the gutless CNN report that says nothing about the Principal stopping the mass murder in his school. www.cnn.com...
Your hallow accusations are no different than CNN, or the other "sources" indicated at the end of this bogus video.
Keep drinking your Kool-aid.
No flag and no star.
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posted on Mar, 6 2013 @ 03:07 AM
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This is socialism. They complain about the 1%. They pay most of the taxes in this country. Where there are almost 50% of Americans pay no taxes and most of the 11 Million Illegals pay no taxes.

So now you have someone who makes up a chart to complain about how much the 1% makes in this country.

Does the top 1% or even the top 10% hire people? Did they work as hard as the bottom 50%? I would suggest they worked harder than the bottom 70%. They now are at a point they can enjoy what they made, and people like this one wants to demonize them.

Why is the bottom 20% so far down? Did they go to College? Did they work hard, or are they sitting at home playing video games wishing they had more money?

They BOZO talks about how unfair it is that the top 1% rakes in 40% of what the nation produces. But they also worked for that 40%. True some of them were born into money, some actually MADE the money. They worked 18 hours a day, 7 days a week for years to get where they are today, and this guy wants to rant and rave on how unfair it is that the 1% has so much of the money.

It's called Capitalism, where the harder you work, the more you make and the higher up the ladder you go. If you are one of the few that makes an object everyone wants, and you are able to make it for $0.02 and sell it for $19.99 and millions want it. Guess what you could move from the bottom of the pay scale to the upper middle class.

If you bitch about it, and do nothing but create a chart that shows how much the top 1% makes over the bottom 20% does not help your cause. It just shows how much of a socialist you really are.

This is what propaganda media pumps out each and everyday. This is what government schools teach nowadays. How to be a victim instead of how to be the top 1%. We have no respect in America. We have an America that can't read, can't do math, can't do any critical thinking. Because Schools no longer teach that.

The schools today, put out little propaganda books that these students have to read, take a 5 question test on it and then every year say how much better our students are performing.

Have you ever seen inside your teachers class? I mean really watched what they do each and everyday?

I have. Not a pretty sight. They complain everyday about having to be in school with these kids. If they spend actual 4 hours a day teaching it would be something. But in that 4 hour period, they take kids to potty break about 5 times, they take them to recess twice, lunch and have snack with them. Taking up the better part of 2 hours. But complain that they are spending too much time with them. Now remember your child goes to school 7 hours a day. Now out of that 7 hours your teacher sends them to activity, for about 2 hours a day and the other time left is actual time they are at recess and lunch.

Teachers say this is their only break during the day. But wait, they have no kids for an average of 3 hours a day, and out of the remaining 4 hours they are out of the classroom going to potty, and break or other classes.

Then the actual time they do spend with the kids are putting a movie on the smart board. They say we need technology to teach better. NO!!! I disagree. Before computers kids graduated being able to read, write, do math. science, government, history. today teach to the test. If they test. There are many lower grade schools that do not test.

You have to remember, Schools are no longer a place to learn, they are just a high priced baby sitting service.
There are a few teachers who actually work, and want to teach kids. Most are there for a year round paycheck for working 9 months out of the year.

Next time you have questions about what your child does all day. Ask if you can visit your childs class. You won't, because they will not allow you to see behind the curtain. They will say it disrupts the class.



posted on Mar, 6 2013 @ 03:10 AM
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All I'm saying is that this number also includes new millionaires through heritage and marriage. And your logic is flawd. New doesnt ncessarily mean more, just new. Say if there are 10 millionaires and they go bankrupt, and you have 10 new millionaires: that doesnt equal 0 millionaires in that statistic but 10 new ones. Hence if my son in law gets my wealth and i die that is one new millionair in that statistic. Hence your argumentation is flawed.
Also i wanted to add that a million really isnt that much, im talking about people with 8 digit wealth. If you dont have wealthy friends or family, you want belong to that exclusive club ever. Except under very unlikely circumstances maybe.



posted on Mar, 6 2013 @ 03:18 AM
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It's about time MSM reported such things.

It is also a global phenomena. I made a thread about Oxfam addressing a global meeting about ways of reconstructing the system because of this 1% but it was mostly ignored or even argued. Seems like people don't seem to care much about it. Ironically.

www.abovetopsecret.com...


Oxfam highlights that the World Economic Forum's own Global Risk Report identifies inequality as one of the top global risks of 2013

The 100 richest people in the world earned enough last year to end extreme poverty suffered by the poorest on the planet four times over, Oxfam has said.

Ahead of next week's World Economic Forum in Switzerland, the charity urged world leaders to tackle inequality.

Extreme wealth was "economically inefficient, politically corrosive, socially divisive", the report said.

The global economic system required reform so that it worked "in the interests of the whole of humanity".

A four-day summit involving political and economic leaders runs in Davos from next Wednesday.

In its report entitled The Cost Of Inequality: How Wealth And Income Extremes Hurt Us All, the UK charity said that efforts to tackle poverty were being hindered by an "explosion in extreme wealth".

The richest one per cent of the world's population had increased its income by 60% in the last 20 years, Oxfam said.

It reported that while the world's 100 richest people enjoyed a net income of $240bn (£150bn) last year, people in "extreme poverty" lived on less than $1.25 (78p) a day.



posted on Mar, 6 2013 @ 03:28 AM
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Your version of armchair economics doesn't tie with the World Economic Forum's own Global Risk Report that states that this 1% wealth phenomena is one of the TOP risks of 2013. Perhaps you should give them a call from your armchair and let them know how you think they are ''bozo's'', you did do your own research on Global Economics to reach this conclusion didn't you?

www.abovetopsecret.com...



Oxfam highlights that the World Economic Forum's own Global Risk Report identifies inequality as one of the top global risks of 2013.

The 100 richest people in the world earned enough last year to end extreme poverty suffered by the poorest on the planet four times over, Oxfam has said.


Ahead of next week's World Economic Forum in Switzerland, the charity urged world leaders to tackle inequality.

Extreme wealth was "economically inefficient, politically corrosive, socially divisive", the report said.

The global economic system required reform so that it worked "in the interests of the whole of humanity".

A four-day summit involving political and economic leaders runs in Davos from next Wednesday.

In its report entitled The Cost Of Inequality: How Wealth And Income Extremes Hurt Us All, the UK charity said that efforts to tackle poverty were being hindered by an "explosion in extreme wealth".

The richest one per cent of the world's population had increased its income by 60% in the last 20 years, Oxfam said.

It reported that while the world's 100 richest people enjoyed a net income of $240bn (£150bn) last year, people in "extreme poverty" lived on less than $1.25 (78p) a day.
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posted on Mar, 6 2013 @ 03:41 AM
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Yes, my argument was flawed. Using absurdity to illustrate absurdity they say. The point is, a 29% increase over 3 years and a 50% increase over the coming 5 years is not inheritance. Inheritance is probably 20% of that, at most.

A million dollars sure is a lot. It's 25 years of work at 40k/year (about the average american income). Of course it's nothing compared to 8 digit earners. just like 5 digits is nothing compared to 7, and 8 is nothing compared to 9 or 10. Those 8 digit+ earners are even fewer than the top .01%. there are only 1.4M people in america with incomes over 350k/yr that's the top .007%, which means that these 8 digit earners are probably the top .000001%. So yes, it's difficult to become one of them. Just like it's difficult to be one of the best basketball players of your generation or the like

People here are getting mad at a number of people that is so few it's absurd. Most of them will never meet a person that makes that much money in their lifetime. Yet they spend hours/days/weeks of their life angry and envious of these people. Get a life of your own and quit worrying about a group of people so small.

Why aren't you demanding kobe bryant give more of his skills to the rest of us? Why aren't you demanding kate upton share some of those gorgeous genes with the rest of us. I'll take one of her legs. Afterall, it's unfair kobe is so much better than the rest of us, and that kate is so much more gorgeous than most.
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