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Um...yeah...about the whole "You didn't build that" thing... (Original Post) WilliamPitt Jul 2012 OP
Pragmatic! NYC_SKP Jul 2012 #1
I p ut it on my facebook riverbendviewgal Jul 2012 #2
I love that page on facebook! one_voice Jul 2012 #3
The People Who Believe In The Self Made Man Do Not Let Them Hire Anyone. TheMastersNemesis Jul 2012 #4
YAY! Love Thomas Paine. Thanks, William. freshwest Jul 2012 #5
Obama says he was referring to infrastructure. Zax2me Jul 2012 #6
Paine's essay would cause your average Ayn Rand worshipper's head to explode caraher Jul 2012 #7
holy shit he's a commie! zeemike Jul 2012 #12
Obama was entirely accurate in his statement ... spin Jul 2012 #8
Would the "job creators" really be "job creators" ... IggleDoer Jul 2012 #9
Here is another good part of Agrarian Justice I bet the Repugs don't know about. modem77 Jul 2012 #10
This is awesome. lumberjack_jeff Jul 2012 #15
k&r... spanone Jul 2012 #11
K & R !!! WillyT Jul 2012 #13
Yeah, I heard that quote on Glenn Beck's show. progressoid Jul 2012 #14
Up WilliamPitt Jul 2012 #16
Heathen socialist!! Commie radical! Those aren't "Anglo Saxon" values!!!!!!!! MADem Jul 2012 #17
Up WilliamPitt Jul 2012 #18
Thomas Paine-greatest of the forefathers. Skidmore Jul 2012 #19
 

TheMastersNemesis

(10,602 posts)
4. The People Who Believe In The Self Made Man Do Not Let Them Hire Anyone.
Sun Jul 29, 2012, 10:36 PM
Jul 2012

Deny these same people the use of roads, telephones, employees, government services etc. They are all so full of shit.

 

Zax2me

(2,515 posts)
6. Obama says he was referring to infrastructure.
Sun Jul 29, 2012, 10:41 PM
Jul 2012

Roads...bridges.
He's always supported self-made individuals.
In fact, when the romney campaign accused President Obama of saying 'you didn't build that small business' he called them on the lie it was.


caraher

(6,279 posts)
7. Paine's essay would cause your average Ayn Rand worshipper's head to explode
Sun Jul 29, 2012, 10:44 PM
Jul 2012
The full 1796 essay, "Agrarian Justice," advocates...

To create a national fund, out of which there shall be paid to every person, when arrived at the age of twenty-one years, the sum of fifteen pounds sterling, as a compensation in part, for the loss of his or her natural inheritance, by the introduction of the system of landed property:

And also, the sum of ten pounds per annum, during life, to every person now living, of the age of fifty years, and to all others as they shall arrive at that age.

zeemike

(18,998 posts)
12. holy shit he's a commie!
Sun Jul 29, 2012, 11:30 PM
Jul 2012

Tom Pain is a commie....Tom Pain is a commie!
Now what will the right do for intellectual justification for their nutty theories?

spin

(17,493 posts)
8. Obama was entirely accurate in his statement ...
Sun Jul 29, 2012, 10:47 PM
Jul 2012

but in a poor economy it did offer Republicans an excellent opportunity to attack him.

Fortunately Romney makes plenty foolish statements.

IggleDoer

(1,186 posts)
9. Would the "job creators" really be "job creators" ...
Sun Jul 29, 2012, 10:52 PM
Jul 2012

... If they truly built their business themselves? Every employee helps build their employer's business. That's why they got hired.

Maybe that's why there isn't enough jobs available right now - the "job creators" think they can do it all by themself.

modem77

(191 posts)
10. Here is another good part of Agrarian Justice I bet the Repugs don't know about.
Sun Jul 29, 2012, 11:08 PM
Jul 2012

It is, perhaps, impossible to proportion exactly the price of labor to the profits it produces; and it will also be said, as an apology for the injustice, that were a workman to receive an increase of wages daily he would not save it against old age, nor be much better for it in the interim. Make, then, society the treasurer to guard it for him in a common fund; for it is no reason that, because he might not make a good use of it for himself, another should take it.

MADem

(135,425 posts)
17. Heathen socialist!! Commie radical! Those aren't "Anglo Saxon" values!!!!!!!!
Mon Jul 30, 2012, 08:43 AM
Jul 2012

Who does this Paine guy think he is???? I want some sauce for MY goose, and sauce for MY gander, and that's all there is to it!

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