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I am working for myself and do have my own business and again, I am making less than I was twenty years ago and I'm the CEO!
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I met a guy who worked for Pfizer years ago....made $450,000+ a year. He was determined to start his own pharmaceutical company five years ago. He has struggled from the beginning...still is. Last time I talked with him, he had to sell his home and move in with his step-son.
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Oh, that's so sad. I hate hearing stories like that! I honestly believe it can be done, or it least it could have been done a few years ago but it's different today. I hope he holds on and things turn around for him. It's hard when you're whole life and future are wrapped up in a business that you're trying to make work.
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He was in his late 50's while trying to make it work. I would hear him on the phone asking his co-workers to hang on...that things would get better.
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More class warfare yay.

Okay, I get that the distribution of wealth in the country is skewed heavily in favor of the wealthy. And I get that the authors of that video think that this is a bad thing (else why the lugubrious/menacing music).

Here's the fundamental question, however: Does a skewed distribution of wealth make me any less of a person or make my life any less worth living?

I would submit that, so long as I can supply myself with the necessities of life and some quantum of the things that I might not need but want, then, no, it does not.

Bill Gates has many, many times more money than I have. Does it make him happier than I am? More of a person than I am? Does it have any real impact on me whatsoever? Not really.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 33751951


This isn't matter of emotions or happiness (though I suppose you can relate it to the state of your well-being), but much more of...how do you say...the problems stemming from a a fucked-up economic system that's a run-down version of its somewhat-better form a few decades ago.

It's good that you don't let this affect you personally. Admirable, even. However, your situation isn't the same as those on the far side of the poverty line. The problems with the current U.S. economic system make it harder for those already at rock bottom to attempt to live better lives or get them selves back up again. Keep in mind that it provides more slippery slopes to those in the middle.

And not to mention all of the economic debt (-$19.3 billion more, just this December?)

I went to the YouTube page and in the video description there were links to Mother Jones and Think Progress.

I think I'll stop talking now.

Oh, and if you think you are the 99% and are living in poverty, you don't know what poor is.

In fact, I think we'll start by eliminating all those tax credits and benefits you receive each year.
 Quoting: Astral Goat



shutup asshat, we are the ones working our asses off, we are the ones who built a society that makes money, we are the workers shaping this earth, we deserve our payoff for everything we've done your a total asshat for saying something like, "I read the descrip and saw so and so so ima not watch it" learn to critical think you dont judge that kind of shit you judge the message.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 28903961


Hey, I watched it. Just giving my opinion lol.
 Quoting: Astral Goat


My same response here. It frightens me to see how personal things get in economic discussions. It's not a matter of your opponent's life and if you or she (or even you) don't understand the life of one in extreme poverty. Knowledge doesn't have to be experienced.

Anonymous: While it's true that the middle class is, mainly, the primary source of money for the the top class(es), "payoff" in retributive thought isn't the issue here, but rather, fixing the problems with such great divides between the top and the middle/lower ends.

This is the internet. Aren't we supposed to keep things civil? tounge
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The video is towards the bottom.

Prepare to have your minds blown.
 Quoting: awe 1008941


1,000,000 views. People waking up!
 Quoting: Renegade (Me too)



No... just looking for another excuse..
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 34814481


shill it is no excuse, you sound like a sick fruitcake to be saying something like that, you really think 1% of the population owning 80% of the nations wealth is really no big deal, and you think the 99% who get ass wipes from the 1% are the jealous type looking for excuses!??!? lmao what are the excuses!?!? it doesn't say anywhere to give free money away it simply says to higher the wages for EVERYONE WHO DOES WORK, SO THAT WORKING IS ACTUALLY A DECENT OPTION IN THIS SHIT ECONOMY, what don't you understand!?!? people like you will try to give this video a bad name and I won't stand it, you need to wake up! slap your self in the face son! your being blind as fuck!
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 28903961


I think it's funny how these shills keep saying just start a business! Pretty funny when you think that they are telling people who have been without funds or a job for 2-5 years, to just start a business.

LMAO They have been looking for a job just to buy food, yet these simple minded fucks think it's oh so easy for them just to work harder and start a business on NOTHING!

some of these people need some common sense!
Just Youtube search "Obama Lies, (Enter name here)LIES to get a good handle on everyone. Don't trust liars for they are only there to deceive.
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UH OH!

[link to www.csmonitor.com]

Tax revenue to hit record this year. So is spending 'the problem'?

Federal tax revenue is forecast to hit a record $2.7 trillion this year, according to the Congressional Budget Office (CBO
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But we thought higher taxes were the solution!?

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shutup asshat, we are the ones working our asses off, we are the ones who built a society that makes money, we are the workers shaping this earth, we deserve our payoff for everything we've done your a total asshat for saying something like, "I read the descrip and saw so and so so ima not watch it" learn to critical think you dont judge that kind of shit you judge the message.


Hey, I watched it. Just giving my opinion lol.


My same response here. It frightens me to see how personal things get in economic discussions. It's not a matter of your opponent's life and if you or she (or even you) don't understand the life of one in extreme poverty. Knowledge doesn't have to be experienced.

Anonymous: While it's true that the middle class is, mainly, the primary source of money for the the top class(es), "payoff" in retributive thought isn't the issue here, but rather, fixing the problems with such great divides between the top and the middle/lower ends.

This is the internet. Aren't we supposed to keep things civil? tounge


as a matter of fact you are correct the solution is fixing that curve! I never said that wasn't the solution and I think we need to fix that curve ASAP!
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1,000,000 views. People waking up!
 Quoting: Renegade (Me too)



No... just looking for another excuse..
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 34814481


shill it is no excuse, you sound like a sick fruitcake to be saying something like that, you really think 1% of the population owning 80% of the nations wealth is really no big deal, and you think the 99% who get ass wipes from the 1% are the jealous type looking for excuses!??!? lmao what are the excuses!?!? it doesn't say anywhere to give free money away it simply says to higher the wages for EVERYONE WHO DOES WORK, SO THAT WORKING IS ACTUALLY A DECENT OPTION IN THIS SHIT ECONOMY, what don't you understand!?!? people like you will try to give this video a bad name and I won't stand it, you need to wake up! slap your self in the face son! your being blind as fuck!
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 28903961


I think it's funny how these shills keep saying just start a business! Pretty funny when you think that they are telling people who have been without funds or a job for 2-5 years, to just start a business.

LMAO They have been looking for a job just to buy food, yet these simple minded fucks think it's oh so easy for them just to work harder and start a business on NOTHING!

some of these people need some common sense!
 Quoting: ZEROeffect


you are an asshat that is damage-controlling the viralfication of this video. suck on that long juicy turd damage-controlling shill.
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03/04/2013 11:27 PM
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That is one great video
It TRULY shows what it is all about and you know when the top 1% to top 20% they make the rules and make the rules that benefit themselves.
So you can bet they only care about themselves and ARE NOT THE JOB CREATORS.
They have bought off Congress,The Senate & The Supreme Court
To make sure they will always stay where they are and it will be the end of us all in the end.
It all started back when Bush put it all in motion
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This is the reason why they don't give a damn about the "little" people.
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I guess the Occupy movement is getting ramped up again as the weather gets warmer.
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That is one great video
It TRULY shows what it is all about and you know when the top 1% to top 20% they make the rules and make the rules that benefit themselves.
So you can bet they only care about themselves and ARE NOT THE JOB CREATORS.
They have bought off Congress,The Senate & The Supreme Court
To make sure they will always stay where they are and it will be the end of us all in the end.
It all started back when Bush put it all in motion
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1331460


tard
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shocked


I had no idea it was that bad, I wish there was a similar graph for the whole world.

Despite the economics rhetoric that claims it isn't possible to do it, I think the first step to rectifying this travesty
of slavery is to increase the hourly rate of workers.
 Quoting: K.Kool


then you get layoffs and price increases to cover the amount the employer has to pay now. more people will be unemployed and on welfare.
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In 1976 the richest took home 9% of the national income. Today 24%.

I don't know how anybody can cry 'socialism' in this country.
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I would like to see how this breaks downs over the 37 years.
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Understand that they're not going to devise some workable solution to accommodate the nation.

This wealthy bracket would orchestrate the construction of a self-sustaining social environment while continuing to stave off the population by their harnessed government, legal system, law enforcement, and infrastructure.

Where it goes from there (in that scenario) is the unwritten chapter.
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I would really reccomend everyone watch this to educate themselves.
 Quoting: awe 1008941


The gap grows because Obama is destroying the Middle Class.
Same thing happened in Argentina before it collapsed.

Blame the leaders....not the people with means.
 Quoting: Useless Cookie Eater


It took 30 years of "trickle down" economics that never trickled downward to the middle class as it was hyped to do when I watched it happen way back then. So you stupid Obama comment is way out of line. Obama did not set the policies that sent all our middle class jobs to China and India and Indonesia and whereverthefuckelse. And LOTS of people here on this site support that shit!
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I am working for myself and do have my own business and again, I am making less than I was twenty years ago and I'm the CEO!
 Quoting: ParanoiaGirl


I met a guy who worked for Pfizer years ago....made $450,000+ a year. He was determined to start his own pharmaceutical company five years ago. He has struggled from the beginning...still is. Last time I talked with him, he had to sell his home and move in with his step-son.
 Quoting: nutmeg


Oh, that's so sad. I hate hearing stories like that! I honestly believe it can be done, or it least it could have been done a few years ago but it's different today. I hope he holds on and things turn around for him. It's hard when you're whole life and future are wrapped up in a business that you're trying to make work.
 Quoting: ParanoiaGirl


He was in his late 50's while trying to make it work. I would hear him on the phone asking his co-workers to hang on...that things would get better.
 Quoting: nutmeg


Oh, sadder yet. Did he quit or is he still fighting?

It is a strong start to the new year here and I hope 2012 will be remembered as the most amazingly bad year ever in our business history.
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That is one great video
It TRULY shows what it is all about and you know when the top 1% to top 20% they make the rules and make the rules that benefit themselves.
So you can bet they only care about themselves and ARE NOT THE JOB CREATORS.
They have bought off Congress,The Senate & The Supreme Court
To make sure they will always stay where they are and it will be the end of us all in the end.
It all started back when Bush put it all in motion
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When do WE get to vote on stuff? Where is the democracy?
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I met a guy who worked for Pfizer years ago....made $450,000+ a year. He was determined to start his own pharmaceutical company five years ago. He has struggled from the beginning...still is. Last time I talked with him, he had to sell his home and move in with his step-son.
 Quoting: nutmeg


Oh, that's so sad. I hate hearing stories like that! I honestly believe it can be done, or it least it could have been done a few years ago but it's different today. I hope he holds on and things turn around for him. It's hard when you're whole life and future are wrapped up in a business that you're trying to make work.
 Quoting: ParanoiaGirl


He was in his late 50's while trying to make it work. I would hear him on the phone asking his co-workers to hang on...that things would get better.
 Quoting: nutmeg


Oh, sadder yet. Did he quit or is he still fighting?

It is a strong start to the new year here and I hope 2012 will be remembered as the most amazingly bad year ever in our business history.
 Quoting: ParanoiaGirl


I have purposely lost touch. He was very embarrassed by his situation. When we were in touch, I told him he could move in with me....I tried my best. Last time I googled his name, it looked okay, but his website looked the same as when he was struggling.

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I'm very anti-Obama, but Obama is not in the 1%
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No but the people who put him in the WH are (Soros, Wall Street banksters, corrupt Demonrats, I could go on)
 Quoting: Woot Woot


I reiterate:

For Christ's sake can't anyone read their NAMES.

Who owns the media, Hollywood, who has infiltrated our education system, churches, military, government?

LOOK at their last names! Who is calling for gun control?
LOOK at their last names!

It's right in front of your face!

Everyone complains it's the media, who owns it?

Everyone complains it's Hollywood, who owns it?

Everyone complains it;s the educational system, who controls it?

Look it up for yourselves. Every name a Jewish name.

Wake UP!!!!!!
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Not to forget our government, 2% (Jewish) control
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That really puts it into perspective.

Now, what do we do about it?


Also, I would like to see the same video, but made for global wealth.

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Wake up you fellow citizens.

The TRUTH is right in front of you.
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In 1976 the richest took home 9% of the national income. Today 24%.

I don't know how anybody can cry 'socialism' in this country.
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I have purposely lost touch. He was very embarrassed by his situation. When we were in touch, I told him he could move in with me....I tried my best. Last time I googled his name, it looked okay, but his website looked the same when he was struggling.
 Quoting: nutmeg


Yeah, my friend, in the same industry as myself, just shut her doors and her website is still up and looks the same. She was in this business for almost 25 years!

I hope he found something new he is working on. A crushed soul is worse than a broke man.

I'm not surprised he was embarrassed but if he did fail, what he does with his failure is the real measurement of the man.
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Waaaa...its not fair....waaaaa....I deserve more....waaaaa
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No... just looking for another excuse..
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shill it is no excuse, you sound like a sick fruitcake to be saying something like that, you really think 1% of the population owning 80% of the nations wealth is really no big deal, and you think the 99% who get ass wipes from the 1% are the jealous type looking for excuses!??!? lmao what are the excuses!?!? it doesn't say anywhere to give free money away it simply says to higher the wages for EVERYONE WHO DOES WORK, SO THAT WORKING IS ACTUALLY A DECENT OPTION IN THIS SHIT ECONOMY, what don't you understand!?!? people like you will try to give this video a bad name and I won't stand it, you need to wake up! slap your self in the face son! your being blind as fuck!
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 28903961


I think it's funny how these shills keep saying just start a business! Pretty funny when you think that they are telling people who have been without funds or a job for 2-5 years, to just start a business.

LMAO They have been looking for a job just to buy food, yet these simple minded fucks think it's oh so easy for them just to work harder and start a business on NOTHING!

some of these people need some common sense!
 Quoting: ZEROeffect


you are an asshat that is damage-controlling the viralfication of this video. suck on that long juicy turd damage-controlling shill.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 28903961


What are you even talking about? I posted this video on another thread before! do you have any clue on what you speak? or just another detractor of the message in this video. Message being that the Elite are controlling everyone through money! So suck on that turn you MORAN!
Just Youtube search "Obama Lies, (Enter name here)LIES to get a good handle on everyone. Don't trust liars for they are only there to deceive.
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I'm very anti-Obama, but Obama is not in the 1%
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 35584027


No but the people who put him in the WH are (Soros, Wall Street banksters, corrupt Demonrats, I could go on)
 Quoting: Woot Woot


I reiterate:

For Christ's sake can't anyone read their NAMES.

Who owns the media, Hollywood, who has infiltrated our education system, churches, military, government?

LOOK at their last names! Who is calling for gun control?
LOOK at their last names!

It's right in front of your face!

Everyone complains it's the media, who owns it?

Everyone complains it's Hollywood, who owns it?

Everyone complains it;s the educational system, who controls it?

Look it up for yourselves. Every name a Jewish name.

Wake UP!!!!!!
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 35247717


Not to forget our government, 2% (Jewish) control
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 35247717


Exactly!

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Waaaa...its not fair....waaaaa....I deserve more....waaaaa
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Waaaa...its not fair....waaaaa....I deserve more....waaaaa
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My fellow brothers and sisters deserve more than the scraps that they are being fed. They deserve more than what is being taken away from them systematically!

I for one will be cheering, when the hangings start!
Just Youtube search "Obama Lies, (Enter name here)LIES to get a good handle on everyone. Don't trust liars for they are only there to deceive.
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Waaaa...its not fair....waaaaa....I deserve more....waaaaa
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 944253


My fellow brothers and sisters deserve more than the scraps that they are being fed. They deserve more than what is being taken away from them systematically!

I for one will be cheering, when the hangings start!
 Quoting: ZEROeffect


Brilliant. And what is the income cutoff to avoid the gallows?
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Waaaa...its not fair....waaaaa....I deserve more....waaaaa
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 944253


My fellow brothers and sisters deserve more than the scraps that they are being fed. They deserve more than what is being taken away from them systematically!

I for one will be cheering, when the hangings start!
 Quoting: ZEROeffect


Brilliant. And what is the income cutoff to avoid the gallows?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 944253


I'm sure it won't go by income, but rather by deeds!
Just Youtube search "Obama Lies, (Enter name here)LIES to get a good handle on everyone. Don't trust liars for they are only there to deceive.

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