Income inequality hurts U.S. greatness

Income inequality hurts U.S. greatness

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“GOD BLESS AMERICA”

Since: Apr 10

"LET FREEDOM RING"

#105 Jan 18, 2014
gokeefe wrote:
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Well said.
I would contest that all the politicians are for are the rich. I tend to believe they're only out for themselves: power. The more conflict a politician can be involved in, or create, the greater the opportunity. But yes, in general, the right wants the money left free to be earned and distributed via free market; the left wants money controlled. Those without large sums of wealth are left are pawns in the game. But then again, I'm a sarcastic questioning soul.
You are right! If they're not greedy, and power hungry going in, they are coming out!
It's a brutal,cutthroat enterprise, and if one doesn't have thick skin and or isn't aggressive, he'll fall off the wagon. No matter how much education a politician has, if he has no common sense,and is not going to truly work for his/her constituents,might as well hang it up, because you'll be dead in the water, come election time.
Reality Speaks

Columbus, OH

#106 Jan 18, 2014
Duke for Mayor wrote:
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I guess you should have stood by your convictions years ago and sought out self employment.
woof
walking the talk requires ACTION.

income inequality is from LACK OF ACTION.

I am self employed, and have worked for FREE for over a year.

you do not possess the stones or desire or drive to do so.

risk reward is not for everyone. sometimes risk is epic failure. sometimes risk equals windfall.

accepting above is what self employed people do every single day.

Do you now want to BAN self employment because some earn million's a year?

your retort of spin and distortion will be a hoot to read.

carry on
Big Johnson

Columbus, OH

#107 Jan 18, 2014
Reality Speaks wrote:
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walking the talk requires ACTION.
income inequality is from LACK OF ACTION.
I am self employed, and have worked for FREE for over a year.
you do not possess the stones or desire or drive to do so.
risk reward is not for everyone. sometimes risk is epic failure. sometimes risk equals windfall.
accepting above is what self employed people do every single day.
Do you now want to BAN self employment because some earn million's a year?
your retort of spin and distortion will be a hoot to read.
carry on
Talking the walk requires an internet connection.
Reality Speaks

Columbus, OH

#108 Jan 18, 2014
Big Johnson wrote:
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Talking the walk requires an internet connection.
and proof can be seen with eyes.

had you ever attended a topix lunch....you would have been enlightened.

“GOD BLESS AMERICA”

Since: Apr 10

"LET FREEDOM RING"

#109 Jan 18, 2014
Reality Speaks wrote:
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and proof can be seen with eyes.
had you ever attended a topix lunch....you would have been enlightened.
As In at a restaurant, meeting posters?
YES!
I came out to Columbus and met at Polaris. Had a great time putting faces to the posters!
Duke for Mayor

Uniontown, OH

#110 Jan 18, 2014
Reality Speaks wrote:
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walking the talk requires ACTION.
income inequality is from LACK OF ACTION.
I am self employed, and have worked for FREE for over a year.
you do not possess the stones or desire or drive to do so.
risk reward is not for everyone. sometimes risk is epic failure. sometimes risk equals windfall.
accepting above is what self employed people do every single day.
Do you now want to BAN self employment because some earn million's a year?
your retort of spin and distortion will be a hoot to read.
carry on
Bubba...I AM self employed.

woof
Wait what

Columbus, OH

#111 Jan 18, 2014
TonyD2 wrote:
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Obama isn't taking anything from the rich. In fact, he's GIVING them 70 billion a month buying back their failing mortgage backed securities. That's more than welfare and food stamps combined.
The real people he's stealing from is the middle class. He's stealing from them by killing their opportunities... by turning full time jobs into part time jobs. Obamacare only penalizez the middle class. The rich don't care... they can pay for their medical out of pocket if they need to. It's the middle class that are being hurt by higher premiums.
All politicians are for the rich. The difference is that the right wants the wealth to be in the hands of the (relatively) many whereas the left wants it to be in the hands of the (relatively) few. Reason being that a relatively few really rich people (or corporations) are easier to control than a lot of less rich people (or companies). The poor are simply tools to the left, a way to control the wealth that is in the hands of others. And hey, if they can turn some of the middle class into more poor people, it's all that much more control.
I just read some new stats...80% of those who signed up for Obamacare were poor enough to get substantial subsidies (advanced tax credits). The middle class, who did not get substantial subsidies, has apparently window shopped and declined (though they have until March to change their minds).

Now, on April 15, 2015 when some of those subsidies have to be paid back because someone, say, hits the casino in a big (to him/her) way causing their income to be more than reported...what then?$500 (as an example) can be a lot when you are living paycheck to paycheck.

The 'middle class' bends over yet again, and company executives who will benefit from this new legislation win - not to mention the Medicare cuts, requiring folks to purchase extra insurance which they cannot always afford to do. What a mess.
Duke for Mayor

Brookville, OH

#112 Jan 18, 2014
Big Johnson wrote:
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Talking the walk requires an internet connection.
Why are you such a twit?

woof
Okrah

Cincinnati, OH

#113 Jan 19, 2014
I agree that income inequality is bad.

Fork over your money now, at least until you reach the poverty level, or else be known forever as a hypocrite.
dunadd

Greensboro, NC

#114 Jan 19, 2014
I be hypocrite and keep money!!!
Thanks for the choice. More than DCers do!!!

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