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Fri Apr 19, 2019, 05:04 PM

 

Bernie Sanders and the Myth of the 1 Percent



The very rich are richer than people imagine.

(snip)

This line of attack is, however, deeply stupid. Politicians who support policies that would raise their own taxes and strengthen a social safety net they’re unlikely to need aren’t being hypocrites; if anything, they’re demonstrating their civic virtue.

But failure to understand what hypocrisy means isn’t the only way our discourse about politics and inequality goes off the rails. The catchphrase “the 1 Percent” has also become a problem, obscuring the nature of class in 21st-century America.

(snip)

Even now, most Americans don’t seem to realize just how rich today’s rich are. At a recent event, my CUNY colleague Janet Gornick was greeted with disbelief when she mentioned in passing that the top 25 hedge fund managers make an average of $850 million a year. But her number was correct.

(snip)

With great wealth comes both great power and a separation from the concerns of ordinary citizens. What the very rich want, they often get; but what they want is often harmful to the rest of the nation. There are some public-spirited billionaires, some very wealthy liberals. But they aren’t typical of their class.

(snip)

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/18/opinion/bernie-sanders-tax.html?action=click&module=Opinion&pgtype=Homepage




This is a good read, it's a bummer about the four paragraph rule.
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Uncle Joe Apr 2019 OP
George II Apr 2019 #1
Uncle Joe Apr 2019 #2
murielm99 Apr 2019 #3
Tipperary Apr 2019 #4
NurseJackie Apr 2019 #5
cwydro Apr 2019 #7
NurseJackie Apr 2019 #9
Decoy of Fenris Apr 2019 #8
BlueFlorida Apr 2019 #6
Go Vols Apr 2019 #10
yaesu Apr 2019 #11

Response to Uncle Joe (Original post)

Fri Apr 19, 2019, 05:08 PM

1. ....

 

https://www.democraticunderground.com/128775983
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Response to George II (Reply #1)

Fri Apr 19, 2019, 05:10 PM

2. Thanks for the heads-up George.

 

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Response to George II (Reply #1)

Fri Apr 19, 2019, 05:22 PM

3. Thank you, George.

 

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Response to Uncle Joe (Original post)

Fri Apr 19, 2019, 05:53 PM

4. You and another Sanders' supporter both have posted the same op.

 

That’s funny.
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Response to Tipperary (Reply #4)

Fri Apr 19, 2019, 05:55 PM

5. I guess they're worried, or scared, or it's getting under their skin...

 

I guess they're worried, or scared, or it's getting under their skin and on their last raw nerve.

Interesting, no?
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Response to NurseJackie (Reply #5)

Fri Apr 19, 2019, 05:59 PM

7. You know, I remember when people would delete dupes.

 

Remember that?
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Response to cwydro (Reply #7)

Fri Apr 19, 2019, 06:07 PM

9. Self-deleting makes sense to me too. Seems courteous.

 

I've only ever seen hosts locking threads in the LBN forum, or when something is in the wrong forum/topic.
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Response to NurseJackie (Reply #5)

Fri Apr 19, 2019, 06:01 PM

8. Or the first post was 3/4ths of the way down the page until it got kicked an hour and a half later.

 

That kick was after the duplicate post was posted.

Or the OP here just didn't know that the other post existed, as that happens from time to time everywhere.

OR the poster was excited to share a viewpoint they saw at some point in the day and rushed home to post it, not knowing it had been posted already.


But yeah. "On their last raw nerve" is certainly the Occam's Razor to go to.
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Response to Tipperary (Reply #4)

Fri Apr 19, 2019, 05:58 PM

6. This is not new

 

I have seen as many as 5 OPs on the same news routinely.

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Response to Uncle Joe (Original post)

Fri Apr 19, 2019, 06:09 PM

10. ty Uncle Joe

 

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Response to Uncle Joe (Original post)

Fri Apr 19, 2019, 06:21 PM

11. Wall Street bonuses totaled $27 billion last year which is 3 times more money

 

made by all full time minimum wage workers in the USA combined. This is the kind of thing Bernie & the rest of us are fighting to end.
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