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Old 03-15-2011, 03:33 PM  
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The top 1%: This is not what democracy looks like

I didn't realize that "Democracy" was an economic system.



Maybe some get pissed off when they see a graphic like that.

I get motivated to go get my slice.
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Old 03-15-2011, 03:56 PM   #2
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When was democracy a function of money at all?
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Old 03-15-2011, 03:56 PM   #3
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When was democracy a function of money at all?
Exactly.
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Old 03-15-2011, 03:58 PM   #4
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Old 03-15-2011, 04:06 PM   #5
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Old 03-15-2011, 04:08 PM   #6
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What percentage of taxes do those top 20% pay?

"The bottom 47% pay no income tax at all - This is not what democracy looks like!"
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Old 03-15-2011, 04:08 PM   #7
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Good thing that we are a Republic
Yup!


Per Madison democracies become profligate with the majority voting to steal property. That, imo, has to do with economics.
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Old 03-15-2011, 04:09 PM   #8
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What percentage of taxes do those top 20% pay?

"The bottom 47% pay no income tax at all - This is not what democracy looks like!"
That's exactly what it looks like.
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Old 03-15-2011, 04:15 PM   #9
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That's exactly what it looks like.
It will when it gets to 51%, anyway.
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Old 03-15-2011, 04:25 PM   #10
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It will when it gets to 51%, anyway.
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Old 03-15-2011, 04:58 PM   #11
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It will when it gets to 51%, anyway.
Not too far to go!
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Old 03-15-2011, 05:54 PM   #12
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If people don't like their jobs or think they're paid unfairly, then get a new job or work your ass off to get promoted.

I don't make a ton of money, but given my job, I make what I deserve. Maybe I'm a little underpaid or overpaid, but it's just a matter of a few thousand in either direction. I'm not going to begrudge somebody else for what they make as long as my salary is reasonably fair.

This is what fires me up. It says a lot that people side with owners in the NFL, but side with lower-income employees outside the NFL. If you ask me, NFL players are grossly underpaid. The fact that the public sides with the owners tells you that there's a lot of jealousy against people who make money.
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Old 03-15-2011, 06:32 PM   #13
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I wonder how many jobs the top 1% create?
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Old 03-15-2011, 06:34 PM   #14
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How about posting the pie chart showing who pays the most taxes too.
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Old 03-15-2011, 06:43 PM   #15
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Seems like basic math to me. The rich own more of the wealth than those who are not rich. Isn't that what makes a person rich?
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