Was Rev. Wright, right?

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#1 Jan 20, 2014
Reverend Wright says The United States is based on racism, militarism and capitalism .

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#2 Jan 20, 2014
Nope,






He is Just an Example of the "N" word,....

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#3 Jan 20, 2014
"WARNING!!!" VIEW This only if the tread and topic interest you.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/01/16/rev-...
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Adrian, MI

#4 Jan 20, 2014
put on black face, buy a $400 car drive around and see for yourself

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#5 Jan 20, 2014
Maybe we should look at what this country spends the most money on,
racism, militarism, and capitalism.
NOT government - ALL the Country!
AmeriCAN

Medford, NY

#6 Jan 20, 2014
Apparently it spends a lot on porn as well.

Nothing wrong with that.

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#8 Jan 20, 2014
LOST IN MISSISSIPPI wrote:
put on black face, buy a $400 car drive around and see for yourself


With 32 inch Rims, maybe,...
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Adrian, MI

#9 Jan 20, 2014
Big Time wrote:
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With 32 inch Rims, maybe,...
better yet with one donut

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#11 Jan 26, 2014
How does the ''rich' plan on keeping "US" poor?

4 Common Morals Designed to Keep You Poor
This website has many 'dirty words' in it, I'm warning you before you click it!!!
But it is very interesting and informative as to how and what 'we' think.

Read more: http://www.cracked.com/blog/4-common-morals-d...

A CEO, a union boss, and a Tea Party member have twelve cookies. The CEO takes eleven cookies and, on his way out the door, he tells the Tea Party member, "Watch out for that union guy, he's gonna steal your cookie."

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#12 Jan 26, 2014
www.aflcio.org/Blog/Economy/Income-Inequality...

Income Inequality: The 12 Cookies Joke

This is a cross-post from Huffington Post by Stan Sorscher, labor representative for the Society of Professional Engineering Employees in Aerospace/IFPTE Local 2001 (SPEEA/IFPTE).

A CEO, a Tea Party member and public employee sit at a table with 12 cookies on a plate. The CEO grabs 11 cookies and tells the Tea Party member, "You better watch him. He wants your cookie."

The CEO took 11 out of 12 cookies. This isn't a question of what's fair. The CEO has the economic power to take 11 cookies—and he does.

I found a conservative blog that explained this point of view. The CEO deserved 11 cookies. Without the CEO, the 12 cookies would never have been baked. No one would have anything without the CEO. Not only did the CEO deserve 11 of the 12 cookies, but if we somehow had 15 cookies, the CEO would deserve 14. If the CEO made 24 cookies in China, he should get 23. The Tea Party member and the public employee should thank the CEO for their one cookie.

A conservative blogger would acknowledge this interpretation wasn't funny.

A recent study said that 93 percent of all new income in America in 2010 went to the richest one percent. The remaining seven percent of all new income in the country was split up (not evenly of course) among the remaining 99 percent of us.

For those 99 percent of us, the average income gain was $80 for the year. The average gain for the richest one percent was $105,637 for the year. The average gain for households in the very richest 0.01% was $4.2 freakin' million dollars that year.

I immediately thought back to the cookie joke. Seven percent is essentially one in 15. Indeed, in 2010, CEOs did get 14 of the 15 cookies! The rest of us, 99 percent of America, split the remaining cookie.

It should be no surprise, then, that inequality is at historic highs in America and widening fast.

Joseph Stiglitz's new book is called The Price of Inequality: How Today's Divided Society Endangers Our Future. What Stiglitz adds to public discussion is an analysis of dangers of this inequality in terms of political stability, social cohesion, public trust and ultimately economic prosperity.

Stiglitz is a Nobel Prize laureate in economics, former chief economist at the World Bank, and he served on the Council of Economic Advisors in the Clinton administration. He puts the issue squarely in political terms, paraphrasing Bill Clinton's campaign motto, "It's the politics, stupid!" We in the 99 percent have lost political power. The richest one percent have consolidated political power and used it to shape our society to their advantage.

By shoveling 93 percent of new income to the top one percent, we are currently living the cookie joke in full measure. This isn't working. If trickle-down policies could ever work, then our figurative cookie-bakers would already have hired millions of new employees. They didn't. It hasn't worked for the last 35 years.

It doesn't work.

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#13 Jan 27, 2014
How does the ''rich' plan on keeping "US" poor?

US, don't you mean You,...?

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#14 Jan 27, 2014
They're getting Obama's help. LMAO
In the last 10 years they've done a real good job I think, haven't you noticed?
They push the stock market up, all us poor people buy some stock,
401K's and other retirement securities, then they 'skim' of the cream.
The skimming strategy is working very well for them, we've just seen
a perfect example this last week.
They'll buy back when they think it's at a low-build it back up again-
and then be the 1st to sell off, putting "US" in another social dilemma!
over & over & over
Question: Who come out smelling like a rose in this past depression?
Who's money was used to prop them up?
Get the idea?

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#15 Jan 27, 2014
'Skim' _off_ the cream.

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