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Thu Jan 17, 2013, 01:17 PM

The poor, poor rich of the Wall Street Journal

The poor, poor rich of the Wall Street Journal

http://digbysblog.blogspot.com/2013/01/the-poor-poor-rich-of-wall-street.html



The Onion couldn't top this. Whether it's the sad faces of all these put-upon dejected rich people, or the elderly minority couple who is depressed despite not paying extra taxes (or was that the point?), or the distressed single Asian lady making $230,000 who might not be able to buy that extra designer pantsuit this year, or the "single mother" making $260,000 whose kids presumably have a deadbeat, indigent dad just like any other poor family, or that struggling family of six making $650,000 including $180,000 of pure passive income and wondering how to make ends meet, mockery is almost superfluous. The thing mocks itself. That $650,000 family in particular is bizarre to the point of incredulity: those people could literally stop working entirely, live extremely well on $180,000 while doing nothing but watching television all day and staying home with their kids, and leave their high-salary jobs with their oh-so-onerous tax requirements to people who actually appreciate them.


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Response to abelenkpe (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 01:46 PM

1. Don't know about you guy's,we know only one couple that grosses that

kind of dough. And that comes from mineral royalties that just happened in the last two years. Before that event,they were dirt poor farmers eeking out a 50k,at best living with only SS to look forward to. This couple is probably what,one in a million. Irony,they use most of their money for their kids and grandkids. They finally took a vacation last year,first time in almost 40 years. Sad to say,all those years of neglecting their health due to limited income,is taking it's toll.

Got to remember the article is just a supporting false equivalency crap coming out of the Chamber of Commence and the Business Round table. The 1%ers are scared shitless of the 99%ers,bottom line. Notice how the Rethugs are starting to squeal about 2014 and how the voters are going to kick their butts out the door.

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Response to Wellstone ruled (Reply #1)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 02:59 PM

2. Wow

I am happy for your friends getting a break after a lifetime of hard work. I'd probably spend my money on kids too.

I do think that unless republicans change drastically between now and 2014 they could very well lose the house. Let's hope that happens

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