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Why we must lose the darn 1 percent
nypost.com ^ | 25 Oct 2011 | Frank J. Fleming

Posted on 10/26/2011 5:47:56 AM PDT by shove_it

The Occupy Wall Street crowd has correctly identified two distinct groups in this country: the wealthiest 1 percent and the other 99 percent, who suffer from the 1 percent’s vast wealth: The wealthiest 1 percent not only have more money than us, they have much, much more money. That’s just wrong.

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Liberal logic explained.
1 posted on 10/26/2011 5:47:59 AM PDT by shove_it
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To: shove_it

Frank J. Fleming, clearly not Einstein. Frank, you can’t NOT have a top 1%.

Classic liberal ILlogic.


2 posted on 10/26/2011 5:52:48 AM PDT by NYpeanut
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To: shove_it

A) That entire article (including the poor writing skills) looks like it was written by a third grader.

B) Idiot author of this piece is also the author of an upcoming book “Obama: The Greatest President in the History of Everything”

Nuff said.


3 posted on 10/26/2011 5:53:21 AM PDT by autumnraine (America how long will you be so deaf and dumb to the chariot wheels carrying you to the guillotine?)
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To: shove_it

It’s easy to see how the wealthiest 1 percent are devastating our country. Let’s say you took part in a raffle and won a prize of $500. Happy at your good fortune, you’d start thinking of all the neat things you could buy with $500.

But say the person next to you won $1 million. Then, suddenly, your $500 would seem like nothing in comparison, and all your ideas of what to do with that $500 would seem pathetic compared to what you could do if only you had the other person’s $1 million.

Ummm.... if you entered the wrong raffle, then it’s YOUR fault! If you didn’t get the First prize, be happy with what you won. Is this really how they think????


4 posted on 10/26/2011 5:55:10 AM PDT by marstegreg
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To: shove_it

I could while away the hours,

Conversing with the flowers,

If I only had a brain...


5 posted on 10/26/2011 5:55:21 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: shove_it

Where have all the rich folk?
Long time passing
Where have all the rich folk?
Long time ago
Where have all the rich folk?
Gone to Galt’s Gulch every one
When will they ever learn?
When will they ever learn?


6 posted on 10/26/2011 5:55:21 AM PDT by magslinger (To properly protect your family you need a Bible, a twelve gauge and a pig.)
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To: shove_it

“...99 percent, who suffer from the 1 percent’s vast wealth...”

‘suffer’?? Really????

It must be absolute he(* on earth receiving student loans (recipients have NO intention of repaying), credit cards (used with equal disregard for repayment), the perpetual, unconditional and fawning indulgence of parents, the government, teachers, banks....etc.

Yea... that has to be h%$#!!!!


7 posted on 10/26/2011 5:55:28 AM PDT by SMARTY ("The people never give up their liberties but under some delusion." Edmund Burke)
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To: shove_it

Haha - love it!

And for everyone else:

http://www.tnellen.com/cybereng/harrison.html


8 posted on 10/26/2011 5:56:35 AM PDT by bolobaby
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To: shove_it

Satire, I assume.


9 posted on 10/26/2011 5:57:04 AM PDT by aberaussie
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To: autumnraine

Learn to recognize satire.


10 posted on 10/26/2011 5:57:08 AM PDT by bolobaby
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To: shove_it
After we’ve taken care of their wealth, to keep the nation happy and prosperous we should pass a law making it illegal for there to be a wealthiest 1 percent -- this country should just be the normal 99 percent...Sure, that isn’t mathematically possible, but government shouldn’t be about what’s possible; it should be about what’s fair.

LOL! Excellent article!

When I see all these privileged little twits waving their I-Phones around complaining because they're not as rich as Steve Jobs, I want to smack them upside the head.

11 posted on 10/26/2011 5:57:31 AM PDT by livius
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To: aberaussie

with the best satire - it’s hard to tell.

Some of my lib friends could have written that column with a straight face and not have a clue why people might laugh.


12 posted on 10/26/2011 5:58:44 AM PDT by Scotswife
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To: NYpeanut

The article is satire.


13 posted on 10/26/2011 5:58:53 AM PDT by livius
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To: aberaussie
"Satire, I assume."

I assume so too. The alternative is too painful.

14 posted on 10/26/2011 5:59:08 AM PDT by Think free or die
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To: shove_it
I read this today and wasn't sure if it was real or satire. Re-reading it, I think the guy is serious. He is coming out with a book entitled “Obama, the Greatest President in the History of Everything”. Must be satire, right?

What happens when you outlaw the top 1% as he suggests? Why, the next top 1% (previously the 99% group), becomes the top 1%. Let's outlaw the too. And so on...

What nonsense. How does the Post print this Socialist dribble. We are the land of opportunity. The rich employ the rest. Get over it. Don't take the job and hang out in parks all winter.

If anything, get those that get rich off the government and us taxpayers off the dole. Oh, and outlaw unions while you're at it. At least the fat cats that run the unions - they are easily part of that 1% this guy hates.

15 posted on 10/26/2011 5:59:25 AM PDT by dan on the right
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To: NYpeanut

It’s satire.


16 posted on 10/26/2011 5:59:27 AM PDT by A_perfect_lady (Islam is as Islam does.)
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To: autumnraine; NYpeanut
When one person takes the property of another, that’s tyranny, but when lots of people get together and do it, that’s democracy. So we should legislate that the 1 percent no longer get to keep that vast wealth and must instead distribute it among the rest of us. (I should get the largest portion because it was my idea.)

Satire.

17 posted on 10/26/2011 5:59:50 AM PDT by Siena Dreaming
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To: autumnraine

Are we sure this isn’t parody??
lol


18 posted on 10/26/2011 6:00:12 AM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: magslinger

gone, gone, gone.


19 posted on 10/26/2011 6:01:05 AM PDT by magslinger (To properly protect your family you need a Bible, a twelve gauge and a pig.)
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To: NYpeanut

Fleming is a satirist.


20 posted on 10/26/2011 6:01:12 AM PDT by Pan_Yans Wife ("Real solidarity means coming together for the common good."-Sarah Palin)
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To: dan on the right
He is coming out with a book entitled “Obama, the Greatest President in the History of Everything”. Must be satire, right?

Yes, it is.

21 posted on 10/26/2011 6:01:29 AM PDT by Siena Dreaming
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To: autumnraine

I think you need to be educated in the art of satire. This would prevent you from making post that appear to be written by a third grader. Granted, it is great satire and great satire is hard for some people to detect.


22 posted on 10/26/2011 6:01:35 AM PDT by Angry_White_Man_Syndrome
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To: autumnraine

I think you need to be educated in the art of satire. This would prevent you from making post that appear to be written by a third grader. Granted, it is great satire and great satire is hard for some people to detect.


23 posted on 10/26/2011 6:01:53 AM PDT by Angry_White_Man_Syndrome
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To: autumnraine

I think you need to be educated in the art of satire. This would prevent you from making post that appear to be written by a third grader. Granted, it is great satire and great satire is hard for some people to detect.


24 posted on 10/26/2011 6:02:05 AM PDT by Angry_White_Man_Syndrome
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To: shove_it

If we woke up tomorrow morning, all wealth was wiped out, and EVERYONE started from zero, within a year NEARLY all(except for Paris Hilton and the Kennedy’s) the same rich folks would probably be wealthy again while the same people complaining about wealth fairness would be STILL complaining.

JMO...


25 posted on 10/26/2011 6:02:10 AM PDT by Le Chien Rouge
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To: shove_it

Any of you unemployed been offered a job by the OWS-ers? Anyone....?


26 posted on 10/26/2011 6:02:55 AM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: Pan_Yans Wife
Aren't you supposed to be working?

(Oh wait ... that's me)

27 posted on 10/26/2011 6:03:01 AM PDT by Pan_Yan
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To: shove_it

When one person takes the property of another, that’s tyranny, but when lots of people get together and do it, that’s democracy. So we should legislate that the 1 percent no longer get to keep that vast wealth and must instead distribute it among the rest of us. (I should get the largest portion because it was my idea.)


28 posted on 10/26/2011 6:03:43 AM PDT by omega4179
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To: livius

The OWSers will not think this is satire, they will think this columnist is on their side.


29 posted on 10/26/2011 6:04:10 AM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: autumnraine
A) That entire article (including the poor writing skills) looks like it was written by a third grader.

Um . . . I think that's the point of this satiric piece: that the mentality of the protesters is equivalent to that of a bunch of third-graders. Or less.

B) Idiot author of this piece is also the author of an upcoming book “Obama: The Greatest President in the History of Everything”

Don't tell me you thought that was serious. Really?
30 posted on 10/26/2011 6:05:02 AM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia (Be careful of believing something just because you want it to be true.)
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To: aberaussie

Frank is a conservative political humorist. Odds are pretty good (at least 99% chance) that this is satire.


31 posted on 10/26/2011 6:05:07 AM PDT by hometoroost (Frodo lives!)
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To: shove_it; ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas; stephenjohnbanker; DoughtyOne; calcowgirl; Gilbo_3; NFHale; ..
RE :” See, the wealthiest 1 percent prevent us from getting ahead because any time we improve our incomes, we spend more on businesses and services, and guess who that helps? The 1 percent. Getting ahead just isn’t worth the knowledge that the rich are getting richer.
There’s no point in working hard to try to become one of the 1 percent ourselves, because what’s the chance of that happening? One in 100? Who would play a lottery with odds that bad?
No, instead of working hard, the 99 percent can only sit and protest on Wall Street until the wealthiest 1 percent are torn down.
Here’s the thing: They’re the 1 percent, but we’re the 99 percent. Their wealth may be much more than ours, but 99 is a much bigger number than one. So we should just gang up and take their money.
After we’ve taken care of their wealth, to keep the nation happy and prosperous we should pass a law making it illegal for there to be a wealthiest 1 percent — this country should just be the normal 99 percent.

I saw Micheal Moore on a few MSNBC shows last week who said exactly the above, no kidding. His exact words:"All money is ours owned by the 100% commonly and we the 99% should be deciding what to do with it."

Investor Jim Rogers did his part a few years back. He made his kids learn Mandarin (Chinese) and then moved with his family out of Manhattan to Singapore. All we need is more to follow. Unbelievably a few here cursed him for being unpatriotic for fleeing. But he made this country fairer by going. GO Jim!
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jim_Rogers

32 posted on 10/26/2011 6:05:11 AM PDT by sickoflibs (Cain :"My parents didn't raise me to beg the government for other peoples money")
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To: shove_it

not to sound harsh, but if all the money were taken from the one percent and divided equally amongst the 100 percent, in less than five eyars the one percent would have it all back again. With the possible exception of some of those who inherited it.


33 posted on 10/26/2011 6:05:26 AM PDT by JakeS (If occupy wallstreet had any brains or honesty they would be in front of the <s>w</s>shitehouse)
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To: shove_it

Frank, OWS thinks the 1% is really 50% of the population or so. They hate all those who work, invest, run companies and make money. They are the dead beats of society.


34 posted on 10/26/2011 6:05:42 AM PDT by Mozilla
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To: shove_it

When so many folks are unable to identify satire, is it an indictment against those folks, an indictment against the times we live in, or a testament to the lterary ability of the author?


35 posted on 10/26/2011 6:06:21 AM PDT by Roccus (Obama & Holder LLP, Procurers of fine arms to the most discerning drug lords (202) 456-1414)
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To: autumnraine

The entire piece was satire. Thanks for giving FR the reading comprehension of a third grader.


36 posted on 10/26/2011 6:06:42 AM PDT by omega4179
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To: omega4179

Yup. That’s the money quote.


37 posted on 10/26/2011 6:06:57 AM PDT by shove_it (Just undo it!)
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To: shove_it
Relax, it's satire. This guy's site is really funny, he really lays it on liberal thinking.

imao.us

38 posted on 10/26/2011 6:09:46 AM PDT by ConservativeAtLast
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To: marstegreg

Great analogy! I like my house. I have enough money to just get by, and I am pleased. I don’t need financial assistance, and wouldn’t accept it. There are millions of people better off than I am, and they are not happy with what they have, because they focus on what other people have. It’s a ‘keeping up with the Jones’ thing, and if they can’t keep up, they demand equalizers in the form of someone else’s money.


39 posted on 10/26/2011 6:09:53 AM PDT by Jaidyn
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To: GeronL

That’s true, it’s hard to parody something that already seems like a parody.


40 posted on 10/26/2011 6:10:54 AM PDT by livius
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To: Huskrrrr

A lot of the organizers are paid, there were ads on Craiglist and everything.


41 posted on 10/26/2011 6:11:27 AM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: bolobaby

Indeed. It seems to have sailed ten feet over the heads of some of our FRiends here.


42 posted on 10/26/2011 6:14:22 AM PDT by SargeK
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To: aberaussie

Satire, I assume.

I assume the same, but these days it’s hard to tell. There REALLY are people who think this way. They have been educated by William Ayers and his cronies. Scarey.


43 posted on 10/26/2011 6:14:57 AM PDT by Josephat
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To: Scotswife

How can it be satire? It sounds exactly like what we’ve been hearing from the OWS people, the President, Pelosi and the Left. Just assumed the Post wanted to show the other side.

If it is satire, sure fooled me.


44 posted on 10/26/2011 6:19:27 AM PDT by dan on the right
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To: shove_it

This is satire but usually there is a tip off somewhere in the piece. The author neglects this important feature making it difficult for us to recognize he is not just some idiot hippie.


45 posted on 10/26/2011 6:20:22 AM PDT by Hacklehead (The goal of political correctness is to hide the truth.)
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To: shove_it
He's mocking the left which is extremely effective. Satan and associates cannot withstand mockery. Their pumped up vanity makes them so thin skinned they pop. There is no more effective tactic. The reason leftists try to mock conservatives so much, to our puzzlement, is because they are showing us what they themselves fear the most. They try to mock the right at every opportunity because they find it so devastating personally. Nothing is worse to a leftist than having their vanity belittled in public.
46 posted on 10/26/2011 6:21:23 AM PDT by Reeses (Have you mocked a Democrat today?)
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To: shove_it
I know a few people who, when out at a restaurant, always look at what someone else has ordered and say "Oh! I should've gotten that."

They are hard-wired to be unhappy.

47 posted on 10/26/2011 6:21:40 AM PDT by Oratam
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To: Jaidyn

Thanks! I’m still trying to figure out how this makes sense to them!


48 posted on 10/26/2011 6:25:14 AM PDT by marstegreg
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To: JakeS

With the possible exception of some of those who inherited it


Yep, a lot of them are dimwits.


49 posted on 10/26/2011 6:25:51 AM PDT by Leep
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To: marstegreg

Isn’t it interesting how they think life is a “raffle” and not a result of hard work and proper decisions? This is a direct result of taking God out of public schools.


50 posted on 10/26/2011 6:30:50 AM PDT by goodwithagun (My gun has killed fewer people than Ted Kennedy's car.)
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