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The One-Percenters

Post by mistermunster on Mon Apr 11, 2011 12:27 pm

http://blogs.suntimes.com/ebert/2011/04/the_one-percenters.html

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Re: The One-Percenters

Post by gettheminNOVEMBER on Mon Apr 11, 2011 12:34 pm

What puzzles me is why there isn't more indignation. The Tea Party is the most indignant domestic political movement since Norman Thomas's Socialist Party, but its wrath is turned in the wrong direction. It favors policies that are favorable to corporations and unfavorable to individuals. Its opposition to Obamacare is a textbook example. Insurance companies and the health care industry finance a "populist" movement that is manipulated to oppose its own interests. The billionaire Koch brothers payroll right wing front organizations that oppose labor unions and financial reform. The patriots wave their flags and don't realize they're being duped

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Re: The One-Percenters

Post by mistermunster on Mon Apr 11, 2011 12:38 pm

gettheminNOVEMBER wrote:What puzzles me is why there isn't more indignation. The Tea Party is the most indignant domestic political movement since Norman Thomas's Socialist Party, but its wrath is turned in the wrong direction. It favors policies that are favorable to corporations and unfavorable to individuals. Its opposition to Obamacare is a textbook example. Insurance companies and the health care industry finance a "populist" movement that is manipulated to oppose its own interests. The billionaire Koch brothers payroll right wing front organizations that oppose labor unions and financial reform. The patriots wave their flags and don't realize they're being duped

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Man said it like it is. Not a PEEP OUT there, the SILENCE IS DEAFENING.

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Re: The One-Percenters

Post by mistermunster on Mon Apr 11, 2011 12:41 pm

If it is "socialist" to believe in a more equal distribution of income, what is the word for the system we now live under? A system under which the very rich have doubled their share of the nation's income in 25 years? I believe in a fair day's work for a fair day's pay. Isn't that an American credo? How did it get twisted around into an obscene wage for shameless plunder?

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Re: The One-Percenters

Post by Guest on Mon Apr 11, 2011 1:51 pm

mistermunster wrote:If it is "socialist" to believe in a more equal distribution of income, what is the word for the system we now live under? A system under which the very rich have doubled their share of the nation's income in 25 years? I believe in a fair day's work for a fair day's pay. Isn't that an American credo? How did it get twisted around into an obscene wage for shameless plunder?

I believe the United States is no longer a Capitalist Democracy. We have unfortunately turned in to an Aristocracy. In this country now we have the rich who rule, by either being in politics or buying a politician and we have the poor. If this country keeps going as it is, the remainder of the middle-class will not be in existence much longer. By then, it will be too late.

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Post by JoanB on Mon Apr 11, 2011 2:11 pm

DesperateInRI wrote:
mistermunster wrote:If it is "socialist" to believe in a more equal distribution of income, what is the word for the system we now live under? A system under which the very rich have doubled their share of the nation's income in 25 years? I believe in a fair day's work for a fair day's pay. Isn't that an American credo? How did it get twisted around into an obscene wage for shameless plunder?

I believe the United States is no longer a Capitalist Democracy. We have unfortunately turned in to an Aristocracy. In this country now we have the rich who rule, by either being in politics or buying a politician and we have the poor. If this country keeps going as it is, the remainder of the middle-class will not be in existence much longer. By then, it will be too late.

A lot a people believe that the guy you quote in your sig line saved capitalism by curbing its excesses, Desperate. I believe that too...capitalism is great, as long as it is heavily regulated. But Republicans have been busy tearing all of the safeguards down for the last 30 years and now were seeing what comes of that.

The question is how bad does it have to get before we (collectively) understand what's happening really start to fight back. I dunno.

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Re: The One-Percenters

Post by Brain Droppings on Mon Apr 11, 2011 3:20 pm

Very strange time. We need to resurrect Teddy Roosevelt.

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Re: The One-Percenters

Post by Falcon7 on Mon Apr 11, 2011 3:22 pm

I think it would take nothing short of a revolution, to change the direction of this Country!!!! I'm sorry, but sadly, that's how I feel. Evil or Very Mad

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Re: The One-Percenters

Post by Springflowers on Fri Apr 15, 2011 10:50 am

gettheminNOVEMBER wrote:What puzzles me is why there isn't more indignation. The Tea Party is the most indignant domestic political movement since Norman Thomas's Socialist Party, but its wrath is turned in the wrong direction. It favors policies that are favorable to corporations and unfavorable to individuals. Its opposition to Obamacare is a textbook example. Insurance companies and the health care industry finance a "populist" movement that is manipulated to oppose its own interests. The billionaire Koch brothers payroll right wing front organizations that oppose labor unions and financial reform. The patriots wave their flags and don't realize they're being duped

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I think both the left and and right as a lie, but see the Tea Party which had a few good ideas in the beginning, I remember when they wanted to the wars ended, well that went poof didnt it, but it got co-opted and is just being used as a way to influence Americans to say yes for all the safety nets being dismantled now and more money for bankers/corporations/robber barons. I don't know anyone poor who can be a supporter of the Tea Party in good conscience. What I don't get is the Tea Party people who are disability and social security, why aren't they adding it all up? They are being duped. Both the left and right are nothing but dupes now. Obamacare is never going to work either as this country is on the verge of total economic collapse. You know if Obama care was really about helping poor or financing free clinics nationwide instead of helping to enrich insurance companies, I would think that was something, but its not.

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