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Tue Jan 20, 2015, 01:16 PM

Pic Of The Moment: SOTU Preview: Republicans To Attack Obama For Addressing Income Inequality



Obama takes on income inequality with his tax proposal

'Class warfare': GOP senator attacks Obama’s plan to close tax loopholes for the wealthy

Richest 1% may own half of global wealth by 2016



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Reply Pic Of The Moment: SOTU Preview: Republicans To Attack Obama For Addressing Income Inequality (Original post)
EarlG Jan 2015 OP
isobar Jan 2015 #1
Fred Sanders Jan 2015 #18
AZ Progressive Jan 2015 #19
NoJusticeNoPeace Jan 2015 #2
Rex Jan 2015 #8
valerief Jan 2015 #9
tclambert Jan 2015 #10
staggerleem Jan 2015 #21
2naSalit Jan 2015 #3
sammy750 Jan 2015 #4
Dustlawyer Jan 2015 #15
Enthusiast Jan 2015 #25
staggerleem Jan 2015 #23
onecaliberal Jan 2015 #5
sammy750 Jan 2015 #17
onecaliberal Jan 2015 #24
NYC_SKP Jan 2015 #6
geretogo Jan 2015 #7
Rex Jan 2015 #11
Ferd Berfel Jan 2015 #12
Martin Eden Jan 2015 #13
Initech Jan 2015 #35
Martin Eden Jan 2015 #39
Initech Jan 2015 #40
pansypoo53219 Jan 2015 #14
ProudProg2u Jan 2015 #16
LongTomH Jan 2015 #20
ProudProg2u Jan 2015 #22
lovemydog Jan 2015 #26
merrily Jan 2015 #27
elleng Jan 2015 #32
merrily Jan 2015 #33
father founding Jan 2015 #28
czarjak Jan 2015 #29
Indydem Jan 2015 #30
elleng Jan 2015 #31
Initech Jan 2015 #34
BlueMTexpat Jan 2015 #36
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blkmusclmachine Jan 2015 #37
Cha Jan 2015 #38
RoccoRyg Jan 2015 #41
Gothmog Jan 2015 #42

Response to EarlG (Original post)

Tue Jan 20, 2015, 01:18 PM

1. "Class warfare"

 

WAGE IT !!!!!!!!!!

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Response to isobar (Reply #1)

Tue Jan 20, 2015, 03:26 PM

18. Yes, with Fair Tax Laws!

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Response to isobar (Reply #1)

Tue Jan 20, 2015, 03:27 PM

19. The Rich have been at war with the 99% for the past 40 years

They are lucky the people haven't put the pieces together all this time.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Tue Jan 20, 2015, 01:18 PM

2. 80 people EIGHTY PEOPLE own the same as HALF the planet

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Response to NoJusticeNoPeace (Reply #2)

Tue Jan 20, 2015, 02:03 PM

8. True, humans will do what they always do.

 

Wait until we are in dire straits and then MAYBE try and deal with the issue. By then it will be far too late, but that is another thing we do so well. Wait until we cannot do shit about it or whatever IT is has run its course and done all the damage that can be done. In this case, world collapse.

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Response to NoJusticeNoPeace (Reply #2)

Tue Jan 20, 2015, 02:06 PM

9. Well, the most important thing in the world is to make the richest people richer.

Soldiers get maimed and die for this reason alone.

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Response to NoJusticeNoPeace (Reply #2)

Tue Jan 20, 2015, 02:08 PM

10. Good article. They list them by name.

Oddly, they call 50 of those 80 people "self-made," and only 11 inherited their wealth, while 19 inherited wealth and made it grow. They must have a very different idea of "self-made" from the rest of us. Rupert Murdoch is listed as "self-made," since he only inherited 2 newspapers and a radio station from his father, and turned it into a massive media empire. Carlos Slim likewise had wealthy parents, who taught him about investing at the age of 12, and he started at a job in his father's company.

Some of the richest billionaires really did start from nothing. Those examples are what Republicans point to and say, "See? There's plenty of financial mobility."

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Response to tclambert (Reply #10)

Tue Jan 20, 2015, 03:52 PM

21. There WAS "plenty of financial mobility" ...

 

... once upon a time. Today? Not so much.

And their arguments are composed of such logical fallacies. On "Face the Nation" yesterday, Marco Rubio said that "one group of people does not have to do worse for another group to do better," and, in a way, he was right - but NOT in the way he meant. He meant "you don't have to take money from the rich to make the poor better off", but we DO! (Where else is it going to come from??)

Where he's absolutely right is that NOBODY is REALLY going to do any "worse" - except on paper. The standard of living of Chuck & Dave Koch will not change one iota due to the tax increase. Maybe they'll rake in fewer millions next year than they did last year, but as long as you're raking in millions, what's the freakin' difference??

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Tue Jan 20, 2015, 01:19 PM

3. ...because THEY were going to

use that as their jingle/bait for 2016 after all, dammit.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Tue Jan 20, 2015, 01:24 PM

4. It is interesting to listen to the messages of the GOP Presidential candidates about income

Inequality, saying they want to address the issues and help people get better wages. Yet The GOP does just the opposite in the House and Senate. They are waging a war on middle class. Where do the presidential candidates connect with the GOP house and senate. Is the GOP so divided that they disagree on everything. We look at the bills that have passed recently and its a war on middle class and they are letting Wall Street go back to their criminal ways under George Bush. Are we waiting for another economic crash under the GOP? What is their real agenda? Its seems like they would want a strong middle class to support the states and USA, yet it doesn't seem like it?

I wonder why they continue to get elected with there agenda. DESTRUCTION OF THE USA and MIDDLE CLASS.

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Response to sammy750 (Reply #4)

Tue Jan 20, 2015, 03:11 PM

15. After they crashed the economy and got their bail out, they went and bought up all of the cheap

foreclosed properties that they caused to be in that situation. The former homeowners are stuck with debt on homes they don't own anymore unless they can file for bankruptcy! This is how insidious it is, they make money no matter what while we are mere pawns to be sacrificed!

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Response to Dustlawyer (Reply #15)

Tue Jan 20, 2015, 04:40 PM

25. Insidious is a good word for it.

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Response to sammy750 (Reply #4)

Tue Jan 20, 2015, 04:06 PM

23. They get elected ...

 

... by the politics of division and single-issue dimwits.

Their wettest wet dream is to capture the Social Security trust funds first (either by mandated, or voluntary, privatization) and THEN engineer another crash. Then, they can say "Whoops! Where'd that trust fund money go, now? Well, we invested it in this fund that was rated quintuple-A by the agency that we PAID to rate it (even though it's really nothing more than a can of dog turds) and your Social Security retirement money just kinda went down the memory hole," just like what happened with the value of your home and the cash in your 401K after their LAST crash!

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Tue Jan 20, 2015, 01:29 PM

5. You damn straight it's class warefare, the middle class and poor class are going to begin to fight

back against the assault on our jobs, our wages, our educations, our ability to move up.
The income disparity has never been greater in this country. Maybe faux viewers don't get that, but the rest of us do. We are mad, and you better believe we're not going down without a fight against the corporate puppets and their masters.

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Response to onecaliberal (Reply #5)

Tue Jan 20, 2015, 03:25 PM

17. So when are they starting to fight back, it late I think. They elected a party

with the only mission to destroy, Pres. Obama, the nation and the people. The GOP only mission is to take this nation back 50/60 years. Why did the people elect them to office?
Ernest, who will be giving a speech tonite for the GOP. She is against education, student loans. etc. She is just a pig farmer, now controlling some of the voice in the Senate. How insane.

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Response to sammy750 (Reply #17)

Tue Jan 20, 2015, 04:15 PM

24. Vote Suppression and purges elected these poor excuse for humans to office.

Dems received more votes and lost. The GOP knows it can't win without cheating because of demographics. Why aren't the elected dems doing anything about it. When POTUS was re-elected he said he would fix the 6 hours in line to vote but so far I've seen nothing. The south elected Earnst, people too ignorant to understand the very people they vote for are trying to destroy us. The majority of people in this country are NOT represented by her and never will be.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Tue Jan 20, 2015, 01:39 PM

6. Yes, Fox News refers to it as "Slut Shaming" CEOs, or some shit.

 

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Tue Jan 20, 2015, 02:02 PM

7. I say burn in Hell Hatch . When you meet your maker you will have to justify your all out war on the

poor .

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Tue Jan 20, 2015, 02:12 PM

11. May!? LMAO! As in maybe?

 

Total nonsense, the richest 1% will own ALL the wealth and demand we pay them back for letting us exist on their dime, with interest! We will do NOTHING to stop them, vulture capitalism wins. We all lose. Game over.

We won't make a stink when they charge us for water and air, THEY will have paid for mouthpieces (like the do now) DEMANDING we feel like shit for using up the riches air and land and water. WE SUCK and should be thankful for the table scraps of the table scraps we are promised to get one day soon.

The people I blame? Those in office that can stop this takeover by a select few. I never thought the world would except slavery under low wages and dire living conditions, but I now know better.

Class warfare is out and the owners won hands down.



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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Tue Jan 20, 2015, 02:23 PM

12. ....WHen we fight back

Call Whine-1-1, get a Whaaaambulance !!!






The Great American Class War
Plutocracy Versus Democracy

By Bill Moyers

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Tue Jan 20, 2015, 02:43 PM

13. Class Warfare has been WAGED and WON by the One Percent for decades.

Orrin Hatch is little more than a paid mercenary in that war.

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Response to Martin Eden (Reply #13)

Tue Jan 20, 2015, 06:41 PM

35. And they overthrew the government with Bush V Gore and Citizens United.

Too bad there was no Smedley Butler to stop them this time around.

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Response to Initech (Reply #35)

Tue Jan 20, 2015, 09:45 PM

39. They are not so much overthrowing the government ...

... as they are purchasing it.

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Response to Martin Eden (Reply #39)

Tue Jan 20, 2015, 10:11 PM

40. True, you don't have to overthrow the government when you can just buy it.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Tue Jan 20, 2015, 02:55 PM

14. they only say class warfare when WE fight back.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Tue Jan 20, 2015, 03:24 PM

16. "Horse Feathers"

 

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Tue Jan 20, 2015, 03:36 PM

20. Why do Republicans always have expressions that look like they have terminal constipation?

Maybe a good laxative would solve their - and our - problems?

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Response to LongTomH (Reply #20)

Tue Jan 20, 2015, 03:52 PM

22. Cons

 

Cons have no soul. They lack the gene that makes them human. They are the "I got mine jack" Crowd. They are the bane of caring intelligent people . They are the people who destroy in order to make themselves feel good. They could be an alien breeding experiment (Ancient Aliens) that went wrong.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Tue Jan 20, 2015, 04:43 PM

26. If lowering tax rates on the majority and raising them on the rich

is class warfare, then please give me more class warfare.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Tue Jan 20, 2015, 04:47 PM

27. Didn't Mitt recently say he was going to fix income inequality?

Of course, Mitt was for income inequality before he pretended to be against it.

Still, it's rude of Republicans to throw poor Mitt under the bus just to get at Obama.

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Response to merrily (Reply #27)

Tue Jan 20, 2015, 06:02 PM

32. Yes he did,

and it's good mitt can be quoted.

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Response to elleng (Reply #32)

Tue Jan 20, 2015, 06:04 PM

33. Since his recent statement was consistent with the rest of his life to date,

I feel very confident we can rely on it.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Tue Jan 20, 2015, 05:00 PM

28. DUMB Rich people

 

Why would anyone live in a country with such burdensome regulations and crushing taxes when you could live in Somalia which has niether

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Tue Jan 20, 2015, 05:10 PM

29. More wealth for the wealthy...

Huh, Orrin? Party of the rich. Tax cuts pay for themselves. Trickle down. Like Senator Cruz says, "stand strong", even if you're wrong. Pricks.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Tue Jan 20, 2015, 05:14 PM

30. OxFam's Report is Misleading

 

Do you make $32500 a year?

You are in the richest 1% globally.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Tue Jan 20, 2015, 06:00 PM

31. They attack POTUS now,

especially because Mitt Romney has recently discussed the bane of poverty and income inequality I guess. Should be interesting, now and at primary and general election time.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Tue Jan 20, 2015, 06:30 PM

34. We need to start calling it what it really is wealth addiction.

The upper1% is addicted to their wealth. And just like any other addict, they don't care whose lives they destroy to feed their addiction.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Tue Jan 20, 2015, 06:57 PM

36. You've gotta love the response of Andy Borowitz ...

A new Oxfam report indicating that the wealthiest one per cent possesses about half of the world’s wealth has left the richest people in the world “reeling with disappointment,” a leading billionaire said on Tuesday.
Speaking to reporters in Davos, Switzerland, where he is attending the World Economic Forum, the hedge-fund owner Harland Dorrinson said, “I think I speak for a lot of my fellow billionaires when I say I thought we were doing a good deal better than that.”
Calling the Oxfam findings “sobering,” he said that he hoped they would serve “as a wake-up call to billionaires everywhere that it’s time to up our game.”
“Quite frankly, a lot of us thought that by buying politicians, rewriting tax laws, and hiding money overseas, we were getting it done,” said Dorrinson, who owns the hedge fund Garrote Capital. “If, at the end of the day, all we control is a measly half of the world’s wealth, clearly we need to do more—much more.”


http://www.newyorker.com/humor/borowitz-report/richest-one-per-cent-disappointed-possess-half-worlds-wealth

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Tue Jan 20, 2015, 09:23 PM

37. ,

 

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Tue Jan 20, 2015, 09:25 PM

38. Adopt a Rich Republicon..

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Tue Jan 20, 2015, 10:48 PM

41. Don't hurt the rich!

Conservative pundits keep saying, "You can't help the poor by hurting the rich."

Like the rich are so easily hurt. All these taxes will do is force them to get the large yacht instead of the extra-large yacht. That money is much more economically viable in the hands of the middle class consumers who buy products.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Wed Jan 21, 2015, 12:44 AM

42. This is great

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