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To: ksen; warchild9; 21twelve

“Half our country is living off the other half.

Actually, 1% of our country is living off the other 99%.
12 posted on Monday, December 03, 2012 4:51:48 PM by ksen”

“Yes, I was being sarcastic in that post. It disturbs me that barring direct stories like this a large swath of FReepers do argue the way I just did but unironically.

Example #1: The whole takers/makers meme.”

Are you being sarcastic about the “1% vs the other 99%” too? Because that’s equally ludicrous. It’s true that a certain part of “the 1%” belongs in the “taker” category, but they make their way in the world by cultivating an ever larger audience of less ambitious “takers” who will settle for voting as instructed in return for crumbs from the tables of the “well-connected”. One wing of these ‘crony capitalists’ got together recently to compare notes and plan the next cycle of looting: http://freebeacon.com/see-no-evil/


25 posted on 12/03/2012 4:21:11 PM PST by Blue_Ridge_Mtn_Geek
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To: Blue_Ridge_Mtn_Geek

Ow! You’re even more cynical about the upper class than I am!

I’ve known a bunch, from my days working in Big Pharma, and they’re worse scum than you can imagine. Deal with multi-million dollar suits for a few hours (especially the lawyers), and you’ll feel like you need a shower.


28 posted on 12/03/2012 4:43:52 PM PST by warchild9 (I have GOT to update my profile!!!)
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To: Blue_Ridge_Mtn_Geek; ksen; warchild9

“crony capitalists”

That was a great way for Palin to put it. On one hand I am very pro business. Even big business. And yes, even banks. But it is/was hard to justify that when they get bailed out, get one-sided tax breaks, etc. Then it really isn’t capitalism anymore.


32 posted on 12/03/2012 5:03:00 PM PST by 21twelve (So I [God] gave them over to their stubborn hearts to follow their own devices. Psalm 81:12)
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