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The Truth about the 1 Percent: The richís incomes arenít surging, inequality is not growing
National Review ^ | Alan Reynolds

Posted on 11/12/2013 5:45:52 AM PST by SeekAndFind



TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government
KEYWORDS: inequality; poverty; rich

1 posted on 11/12/2013 5:45:52 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

The rich live in Washington now. They are RATS and RINOS.


2 posted on 11/12/2013 6:01:17 AM PST by SC_Pete
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To: SC_Pete

Bring back US jobs.

Now.

Not Washington jobs. (paging Democrats.)

Not foreign jobs. (paging Republicans and Democrats.)

Bring back US jobs.


3 posted on 11/12/2013 6:04:13 AM PST by Cringing Negativism Network
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

One way to do that is to take advantage of our energy riches—but RATS want to kill that approach through CLIMATE CHANGE policies. Notice that most of Obama’s threatened Executive Orders are EPA-designed to finish the job of destroying our economy and our competitive advantage globally.


4 posted on 11/12/2013 6:16:39 AM PST by SC_Pete
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To: SeekAndFind

SUCH incredible BS

the 1%’ers are sucking us dry


5 posted on 11/12/2013 6:36:43 AM PST by warchild9
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To: Toddsterpatriot; 1rudeboy; expat_panama; 1010RD

Alan Reynolds does the math ping.


6 posted on 11/12/2013 6:38:25 AM PST by Mase (Save me from the people who would save me from myself!)
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To: warchild9

Not the most insightful post ever made.


7 posted on 11/12/2013 6:40:11 AM PST by Mr. Lucky
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To: Mr. Lucky

But truthful

Unlike the low-information, Randian, working-class heroes on FR, I’ve met 1%’ers, and they’re not the peasantry’s friends.

They looooove (and laugh at) their supporters in the lower orders.


8 posted on 11/12/2013 6:50:44 AM PST by warchild9
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To: SeekAndFind

Still, even $1 million a year isn’t bad. I could live on that...


9 posted on 11/12/2013 6:55:56 AM PST by proxy_user
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To: warchild9

Not all of us.


10 posted on 11/12/2013 7:00:30 AM PST by Mr. Lucky
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To: Mase
...the 1%’ers are sucking us dry...   ...The rich live in Washington now. They are RATS and RINOS...

Sometimes I feel like I'm posting this a lot these days...

11 posted on 11/12/2013 7:01:49 AM PST by expat_panama
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To: Cringing Negativism Network
Double the price of foreign oil.

Now.

To bring back US jobs.

12 posted on 11/12/2013 7:14:55 AM PST by Toddsterpatriot (Science is hard. Harder if you're stupid.)
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To: Toddsterpatriot

I have never advocated doubling the price of anything.

Add 10% only.

And only on everything imported.

I do not believe even this describes American oil now.

We now return you to your regularly scheduled propaganda.

:D


13 posted on 11/12/2013 7:23:10 AM PST by Cringing Negativism Network
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To: expat_panama
Ain't that the truth. It appears that class warfare and the green eyed monster are alive and well on the forum.

I like what Sowell had to say:

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14 posted on 11/12/2013 7:26:15 AM PST by Mase (Save me from the people who would save me from myself!)
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To: SeekAndFind

“The rich aren’t getting richer” is a losing proposition coming out of the gate. All you have to do is read some of the posts and realize that class envy is a real issue.


15 posted on 11/12/2013 8:33:30 AM PST by pfflier
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To: pfflier

The author is simply presenting THE FACTS, he’s not recommending it as a campaign slogan.


16 posted on 11/12/2013 8:38:29 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind
I realize that. But this highlights a significant point. Reality never gets in the way of politics.

You don't have to go far to hear references to the 1% and most of those are not nice, in a class warfare way.

17 posted on 11/12/2013 9:59:41 AM PST by pfflier
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To: pfflier

“The rich aren’t getting richer” is a losing proposition coming out of the gate. All you have to do is read some of the posts and realize that class envy is a real issue.

*********

Well said. Our message has to be, “I don’t care how well-off the Kennedy’s are as long as they are not stealing it.” Or, “America is not about promoting class envy of successful people.”


18 posted on 11/12/2013 10:01:35 AM PST by Socon-Econ ( is no model of USA-style democracy)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network; 1rudeboy

http://freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2676153/posts?page=19#19


19 posted on 11/12/2013 2:11:46 PM PST by Toddsterpatriot (Science is hard. Harder if you're stupid.)
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To: warchild9
Kill the greedy kulaks, eh comrade?

Because they're laughing at you.

20 posted on 11/12/2013 2:13:32 PM PST by Toddsterpatriot (Science is hard. Harder if you're stupid.)
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To: Toddsterpatriot

If you will notice, that proposal was for replacing, REPLACING our current tax situation.

Replacing all taxes, with an import tariff.

Different situation entirely.

I still support that idea. That is not however the situation I was currently speaking.

Thanks however for reminding me. That’s an even better idea now, since our trade deficit has GROWN since 2011.


21 posted on 11/12/2013 5:34:59 PM PST by Cringing Negativism Network
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To: Cringing Negativism Network
If you will notice, that proposal was for replacing, REPLACING our current tax situation.

If you will notice, that proposal was advocating doubling the price of everything, not just raising the price by 10%.

That’s an even better idea now, since our trade deficit has GROWN since 2011.

$186 oil, now, more than ever.

22 posted on 11/12/2013 6:18:59 PM PST by Toddsterpatriot (Science is hard. Harder if you're stupid.)
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To: Toddsterpatriot

The proposal to enact a 100% import tariff, was to replace all other forms of tax.

I still think that would be a great idea.

However that is not the discussion right now. Please try to keep up.


23 posted on 11/12/2013 6:21:30 PM PST by Cringing Negativism Network
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To: Mase

The only legitimate issue with the 1%’s wealth is how did they make it and what are they doing with it.

Did they earn it via government fiat, subsidy and/or protection? They have my ire and disgust.

Are they using it to expand or contract Constitutional liberty in America? If they’re undermining the Constitution, ditto above.

So, using that framework I can deeply respect guys like Buffett and the even more successful and sharper George Soros. They’re good at what they do, Soros is incredibly good. Then I look at their politics and the fall is long and hard.

Otherwise, I don’t think about the uber-wealthy, other than to learn from them. Most are one hit wonders, the few I watch do it again and again.


24 posted on 11/13/2013 2:05:13 PM PST by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: SeekAndFind

bkmk


25 posted on 11/15/2013 8:04:55 AM PST by AllAmericanGirl44 ('Hey citizen, what's in YOUR closet?')
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