(Closed) Wealth distribution in the US

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Post # 92
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Sugar Beekeeper
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@PandasWifey:  Wow, slow clap at your boilerplate republican point of view. How original. I’m not even a democrat, but nothing is more obnoxious than those types of sweeping generalizations that are cemented into your brain for watching too much Fox News.

 

Oh and please explain to me how if we have the best doctors in the world that we have among the poorest health (yet spend the most $ on healthcare) among other developed countries?!

Post # 94
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@FauxPas2012:  I think she’s concerned about (i.e. laughing at) people who voted against their own best interests because they misidentify themselves as the wealthy 1% that certain politicians strive to benefit at the expense of the rest of society.

Post # 95
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@deucesarewild1:  I don’t think it’s perfect here.  It definitely is possible to get a job with a living wage here though, even without formal training.

Post # 96
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@PandasWifey:  Atlas Shrugged is a fucked up book with some fucked up ideas written by one of the biggest hypocrites in recent American history.

 

You know that Ayn Rand relied on social assistance and medicaid for 8 years of her life, right? 

 

She called people using social assistance moochers, looked down on people who could not live independently of government, and yet, there she was, “mooching” away for nearly a decade – a chimney smoker, got lung cancer and required social assistance and medicaid, likely taking FAR more out of the system than she paid into it for her cancer treatment, even if you calculated interest on her contributions. She also NEVER accepted that her smoking constributed to her lung cancer, but wasn’t one of her min principles accepting full responsibility for one’s owns choices and and actions? Yeah, oops. How anyone can take her crap seriously is beyond me. Atlas Shrugged and Fountainhead are fantasy novels. Fantasy concepts in a fantasy world. I wonder if YOU have really read any of her work, or just think it’s awesome because Paul Ryan said so. I wonder if Ryan read the book himself, given his extreme Christian faith and her own distaste towards all forms of religion. Ryan is shitty Randian. 

 

 

 

Also, you realize you live in a democracy, don’t you? If the majority of the people want America to re-distribute wealth, you can suck it up or leave yourself. Because you live in a democratic(ish) nation, whiner. 

 

 

 

P.S ^ is anyone else seeing my font all different sizes or is this another glitch like the paragraph one? 

 

 

 

Post # 97
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This is sad. I’ve taught in both wealthy and poor areas and you can clearly see the disparity between both. The mandates we have in place make things worse. The disadvantaged students have less resources and are put in the vocational track – if they are lucky and do not have to drop out. In many cases, students drop out because it’s a choice between studying or putting food on the table. The privileged kids are put on the academic track to go to college.

The U.S. is a good example of the “Matthew Effect.” The rich get richer while the poor get poorer.

Post # 98
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@deucesarewild1:  +1000. She seems to be the only one actually whining on this thread.

Post # 99
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@FauxPas2012:  i’m actually aware of global wealth distribution but thanks. i’m also aware of other countries’ wealth distribution.the people i am referring to are people who are assholes to others because they think they are better simply because they make more money. end of story. they want to be assholes, i can laugh at their mindset. your income does not make you better than anyone else and making 100k does NOT even put you in the highest tax bracket.

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@MrsWBS:  thank you! it is definitely all relative!

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@mrsSonthebeach:  exactly. thank you. 

Post # 100
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@deucesarewild1:  Thats the problem, there is no place to leave to, you socialst moochers have swallowed up the entire rest of the world, and newsflash, while these weddingbee boards might be swarming with you overbearing, self entitled whiny democrats, there are still plenty of conservatives besides me left in the world. Should we all just fall off the earth so you can have your spoiled way in EVERYcountrY? That would be a sad day for you because then there wouldn’t be any OVERLY wealthy people left to support your lazy selves. I hope you all feel big attacking me 20 people to one when I said I had to go and do work. Slow clap for you. I hope your savior Obama takes your guns and the country goes to 1984 so you can all be happy little drones under the big brother, ignorant you’ve lost all your freedoms and constitutional rights. No one will have more than anyone else then. I’m leaving again now so you all can feel big writing your nasty responses to this comment knowing I won’t be reading or responding to them.

Post # 101
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@PandasWifey:  There is still Somalia. Beautiful, hot weather. Right on the ocean too! Oh, sure, they have a president now, and may one day want to become a representative democracy (since it is just such an awful thing) but soon enough he’ll be killed as well, so don’t let that put you off from moving to the paradise that is the Horn of Africa. Best of luck!

Oh, you could also move to Kuwait. Or Afghanistan if you’re really adventurous. No personal income taxes. Enjoy!!! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Post # 102
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Bumble bee
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@PandasWifey:  Regarding your ‘if your don’t like it, leave’ comments with regard to anyone who doesn’t share your political opinion. Firstly, that flies in the face of democracy – last time I checked, democracy was a principle America was founded on (also, a lot of the countries which you denigrate, for that matter).

Secondly, I don’t think you’re aware that it really isn’t that easy. Trust me, as someone going through immigration for the third time (FI and I are from different countries – he’s American), it’s really not that simple. A lot of people genuinely can’t immigrate – I have American friends who want to live in Europe but can’t, because of immigration and employment difficulties. As someone going through the legal immigration process to the US, I can tell you that it is expensive and difficult – the same with other countries. Given your other political stances, I assume you only believe in legal immigration to the US – so what happens when there are people who can’t legally move elsewhere?

Post # 103
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oh, and LOLOLOL @ the attack accusations, when this chick opens her first post calling democrats lazy whiners. Yah okay, someone is living in Rand-fantasy-land. 

Post # 104
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@deucesarewild1:  Ayn Rand writes really bad novels. Silly bad.

If she had just put forth her ideas in essays I’d have more respect for her.

Post # 105
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@PandasWifey:  Thou doth protest too much.

Post # 106
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@mrsSonthebeach:  ah yes, the Kansas Effect. People too stupid to know what’s best for them and they vote against their obvious self interest. Clearly they should be laughed at, got it.

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