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kenny blankenship

(15,689 posts)
84. I know: in a regime of unprecedented inequality
Wed Apr 23, 2014, 03:08 PM
Apr 2014

the rich are not being treated as equals, either. They are unequal too. I wince right down in my ventricles just imagining the pangs of their alienation. O, the boundless anguish they must feel!

OMFG, X ... bread_and_roses Apr 2014 #1
Sick. woo me with science Apr 2014 #2
What is sick? Asking people with billions to Eisenhower to discuss Human Trafficking, and Climate msanthrope Apr 2014 #7
And here you are, woo me with science Apr 2014 #8
You're not going to convince me that asking rich young people to invest in America Arkana Apr 2014 #20
I love the smell of Third Way surrealism in the morning. :) woo me with science Apr 2014 #26
FDR and JFK are Third Way? VanillaRhapsody Apr 2014 #32
Here, have a candy. woo me with science Apr 2014 #36
So according to you the man who was the architect of Social Security Arkana Apr 2014 #43
This is perhaps one of the most interesting tactics of the propaganda. woo me with science Apr 2014 #48
Shhhhh. Calm down. You will strain your caps finger. woo me with science Apr 2014 #58
So it's "Third Way" now to accept that rich people can do good Arkana Apr 2014 #42
The Third Way LOVES the rich to do good "if they decide to." woo me with science Apr 2014 #45
It is NOT "brazenly plutocratic" to ask rich people to do good things with their money! Arkana Apr 2014 #54
I'm with you, Arkana. I feel I'm a progressive and I wouldn't hesitate to influence esp. young The Wielding Truth Apr 2014 #86
"Goosestepping them into jail or chiding them at this stage of their power would only rile them." woo me with science Apr 2014 #93
"telescreens erupt in praise" only if you've watched 1984 a few hundred too many times, LOL. bettyellen Apr 2014 #104
I'm not LOLing at the propaganda machine. woo me with science Apr 2014 #105
Yes--because this a completely black and white issue. You must be with them, or against them.... msanthrope Apr 2014 #22
You are so right, we should send them to Rus-Si-A so they can help Putin! snooper2 Apr 2014 #28
LOL. That's perfect. woo me with science Apr 2014 #33
LOL! Rex Apr 2014 #79
Bwah! But I think you meant "neoliberal"... woo me with science Apr 2014 #100
As if you are any less predictable LordGlenconner Apr 2014 #59
Yes, I am *consistently* against plutocracy, woo me with science Apr 2014 #61
Yes because only the children of the poor can be called upon to do good ... 1StrongBlackMan Apr 2014 #12
Huh? daleanime Apr 2014 #16
Even with the article's ridicukous framing ... 1StrongBlackMan Apr 2014 #47
I don't see the problem with it either tammywammy Apr 2014 #49
"Should taxes be raised? Yes. But that's not going to happen..." woo me with science Apr 2014 #52
Exactly....why shouldn't these kids be called upon to use their money wisely? msanthrope Apr 2014 #18
I think the "Very Far Left" are "just that far" from circling around and bumping into their Very VanillaRhapsody Apr 2014 #46
That is a fabulous point Number23 Apr 2014 #94
Uh huh ... 1StrongBlackMan Apr 2014 #96
I doubt many people here waste time on the "fashion & style" section of the NYT magical thyme Apr 2014 #17
How about we talk about a 40% tax on inherited wealth... lumberjack_jeff Apr 2014 #24
+1 whatchamacallit Apr 2014 #30
Bootlicking and holding court for their children is much more effective. woo me with science Apr 2014 #35
Why talk to them about increasing the inheritance tax? ... 1StrongBlackMan Apr 2014 #50
Raise the tax and "doing good" takes care of itself. lumberjack_jeff Apr 2014 #60
More "Either/Or" thinking. eom. 1StrongBlackMan Apr 2014 #62
We've tried option b. lumberjack_jeff Apr 2014 #63
No other reason to donate money? IronLionZion Apr 2014 #69
As taxes have dropped, business investment and charity have too. lumberjack_jeff Apr 2014 #70
^^^This!^^^ now that's talkin'!!! Zorra Apr 2014 #75
That would be great--but how do you preserve things like family farms? The problem with high msanthrope Apr 2014 #78
Why are "family farms" different from "family art galleries" or "family Microsoft shares"? lumberjack_jeff Apr 2014 #82
Because there is a social value to keeping small farms going. When small farmers are forced pnwmom Apr 2014 #89
Perhaps you should speak to those who court billionaires woo me with science Apr 2014 #90
I'm not thrilled with everything the President does. pnwmom Apr 2014 #91
That's certainly the argument. We are to excuse the looting, woo me with science Apr 2014 #92
I'm not saying that. But I refuse to hate on someone pnwmom Apr 2014 #95
Sick that this is tolerated at all. JackRiddler Apr 2014 #72
Rich people aren't our enemies. Rich conservatives are. JaneyVee Apr 2014 #64
Yes, rich corporatists. No matter which party they belong to woo me with science Apr 2014 #65
For that matter, poor corporatists. JaneyVee Apr 2014 #66
K&R 99Forever Apr 2014 #3
The CDC should have issued a bulletin... Earth_First Apr 2014 #4
"Fat Kittens!" "Silver Spoonies!" Brigid Apr 2014 #5
UNrec for a factually deficient article--holding conferences on Human Trafficking and Climate Change msanthrope Apr 2014 #6
Right there with you --- how else are we going to battle the Koch money? rosesaylavee Apr 2014 #13
By arresting and expropriating the criminals. JackRiddler Apr 2014 #73
But Obama invited them so it must be ok TBF Apr 2014 #9
Actually, President Obama didn't invite them. The Office of Technology did..but I agree with you msanthrope Apr 2014 #19
Then we need to GOTV TBF Apr 2014 #29
well taxes were scheduled to rise automatically - twice hfojvt Apr 2014 #38
Right--the taxes you are talking about were tied to extending unemployment compensation for millions msanthrope Apr 2014 #67
Not even trying to keep up appearances anymore. NuclearDem Apr 2014 #10
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Well, we are assured that *President Obama* didn't invite them. :) woo me with science Apr 2014 #31
Good they'll give mega bucks to the party. Gman Apr 2014 #11
Of course they do... awoke_in_2003 Apr 2014 #14
President Obama invited these people to the WH: ProSense Apr 2014 #21
I read the comments to this posts and cannot believe my eyes. I think a lot of you need to read some jwirr Apr 2014 #23
Well if you want to do it peacefully you use taxation - TBF Apr 2014 #34
I do not disagree with you. I did not see anywhere that the rich kids were being asked what to do. jwirr Apr 2014 #37
I hope you're right - TBF Apr 2014 #39
Clueless Young Billion-Heirs Get Royal Treatment anywhere and everywhere. Autumn Apr 2014 #25
Dems trying to make all rich the enemy is as short sighted Sheepshank Apr 2014 #27
The rich are not the enemy - capitalism is the enemy. nt TBF Apr 2014 #40
As if there is a practical difference. JackRiddler Apr 2014 #74
In my mind it's an important TBF Apr 2014 #77
Capitalism and the rich can't be separated. JackRiddler Apr 2014 #97
OK, I really can't argue w/that. nt TBF Apr 2014 #98
Correction ... 1StrongBlackMan Apr 2014 #53
The Lord loves the rich. In my next life I want to be born filthy rich. Douglas Carpenter Apr 2014 #41
"Some people call you the elite. I call you my base." nt raouldukelives Apr 2014 #44
Wooing these people will not work. Warpy Apr 2014 #55
'My administration..only thing between you and the pitchforks' leftstreet Apr 2014 #56
Negative posting. blue neen Apr 2014 #57
You Better Believe It! nt msanthrope Apr 2014 #68
Anger the right, discourage the left. JoePhilly Apr 2014 #71
Yes, you should stop that Fumesucker Apr 2014 #76
if you were a clueless young billion-heir - wouldn't you want to be feasted royally at the White Douglas Carpenter Apr 2014 #80
Leave the aristocracy alone! Rex Apr 2014 #81
I know: in a regime of unprecedented inequality kenny blankenship Apr 2014 #84
if you got a billion dollars you have a friend in the white house kenny blankenship Apr 2014 #83
Good intentions, bad implementation The Straight Story Apr 2014 #85
Who would better know how to help our society? Fumesucker Apr 2014 #87
a couple of my wacky New Age friends tell me that we choose our lives when we are reincarnated Douglas Carpenter Apr 2014 #88
I'm going to ask to be a star when I'm reincarnated - TBF Apr 2014 #99
Get in line n/t Prophet 451 Apr 2014 #101
oh, I've been in line -- for a thousand years Douglas Carpenter Apr 2014 #103
I wish I was surprised Prophet 451 Apr 2014 #102
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