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Sun May 12, 2013, 01:46 PM

Something that our tea bagger friends should be made aware of…

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Reply Something that our tea bagger friends should be made aware of… (Original post)
MrScorpio May 2013 OP
Cirque du So-What May 2013 #1
KansDem May 2013 #6
blackspade May 2013 #20
ms liberty May 2013 #2
lovemydog May 2013 #3
WillyT May 2013 #4
abq e streeter May 2013 #5
GeoWilliam750 May 2013 #7
Aviation Pro May 2013 #9
Ikonoklast May 2013 #17
HughBeaumont May 2013 #29
progressoid May 2013 #8
SummerSnow May 2013 #10
Brigid May 2013 #11
Sirveri May 2013 #12
OnyxCollie May 2013 #15
pangaia May 2013 #16
raouldukelives May 2013 #22
xtraxritical May 2013 #13
Cha May 2013 #14
blackspade May 2013 #18
Overseas May 2013 #19
Courtesy Flush May 2013 #21
rustydog May 2013 #23
snagglepuss May 2013 #24
HughBeaumont May 2013 #25
caledesi May 2013 #26
NYC_SKP May 2013 #27
HughBeaumont May 2013 #28

Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Sun May 12, 2013, 02:03 PM

1. Best pic I've seen all day

but I regret to say that it's wasted on the scumbags of the tea variety, many of whom are beneficiaries of socialism in the form of SS or SSA - oblivious to the meaning of the word. Capitalism, on the other hand, is given free rein as long as the 'job creators' are reaping the benefits of labor - safety and health of the workers be damned.

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Response to Cirque du So-What (Reply #1)

Sun May 12, 2013, 04:30 PM

6. Right-wingers and their mouthpieces (i.e., FOX) use "socialism" and "communism" interchangeably

The result is when tea baggers hear "socialism" they think "communism" and we all know how terrible communism is.

So they don't want to believe that they are the beneficiaries of "socialism."

Capitalism, on the other hand, is more synonymous with "fascism."

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Response to KansDem (Reply #6)

Mon May 13, 2013, 09:45 AM

20. Communism is no worse than 'capitalism.'

They are the flip side of the same coin.
'Capitalism,' socialism, and communism are all capitalist systems.
You can think about them as: Private Capitalism, Regulated Capitalism, and State Capitalism respectively.

But your point about FOX is spot on.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Sun May 12, 2013, 02:14 PM

2. K&R...n/t

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Sun May 12, 2013, 02:53 PM

3. Yes, and it's a matter of

who benefits, and how much, from labor.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Sun May 12, 2013, 04:18 PM

4. K & R !!!


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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Sun May 12, 2013, 04:28 PM

5. Perfect !

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Sun May 12, 2013, 04:47 PM

7. You do not get rich by working hard

You get rich by making other people work hard for you.

Also, wasn't it Lincoln who said "Labor is the superior of capital"?

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Response to GeoWilliam750 (Reply #7)

Sun May 12, 2013, 08:17 PM

9. You get rich...

....by using other people's money.

In this case time = money.

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Response to GeoWilliam750 (Reply #7)

Mon May 13, 2013, 09:33 AM

17. Not even that.

The vast majority of wealthy in this country made their money the old-fashioned way.


THEY INHERITED IT.


Most wealthy people never had to work a day in their liives, they live off of money that they never earned.

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Response to Ikonoklast (Reply #17)

Tue May 14, 2013, 09:24 AM

29. And if they didn't inherit their wealth . . .

. . . they used the bulk of the largesse to attain it.

The man of great wealth owes a peculiar obligation to the State because he derives special advantages from the mere existence of Government. We need to distribute the burden of supporting the Government more equitably than at present. - Teddy Roosevelt.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Sun May 12, 2013, 05:02 PM

8. fuckinA!

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Sun May 12, 2013, 09:15 PM

10. But....but...

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Sun May 12, 2013, 11:01 PM

11. Oh, snap!

Love it!

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Sun May 12, 2013, 11:44 PM

12. Wish they used a modern picture of suffering workers. Would have more kick.

I wonder if anyone has taken a picture like that...

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Response to Sirveri (Reply #12)

Mon May 13, 2013, 03:24 AM

15. Here.

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Response to OnyxCollie (Reply #15)

Mon May 13, 2013, 08:24 AM

16. That is so sad.

And THAT is capitalism.

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Response to OnyxCollie (Reply #15)

Mon May 13, 2013, 11:36 AM

22. Haunting. That picture says more about Wall St investments than any words could. nt

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Sun May 12, 2013, 11:46 PM

13. Poignant indeed.

 

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Mon May 13, 2013, 01:09 AM

14. Brilliant!

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Mon May 13, 2013, 09:37 AM

18. Kapow!

well done.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Mon May 13, 2013, 09:39 AM

19. K&R. Well said.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Mon May 13, 2013, 10:06 AM

21. Kicked, rec'd and shared. nt

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Mon May 13, 2013, 12:13 PM

23. The top half should be the beach shot of Romney

with his love note to Ann....

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Mon May 13, 2013, 01:33 PM

24. I was just thinking yesterday that the Left has to come up with snappy memes

to re-frame socialism as it has become extremely clear to me that most people haven't a clue what socialism actually means. What you posted is brilliant.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Mon May 13, 2013, 02:09 PM

25. I've already spread this far and wide.

Reading a book called The Rich Don't Always Win. Only 50 pages into it, yet it's already a rich history on how there rarely was ever a level playing field in America . . . and that's only because the wealthy were forced into one.

Then came Ronald Dickhead Reagan. The end. Now it's Plutocracy: Bigger, Badder and Uncut.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Mon May 13, 2013, 02:44 PM

26. The TBs don't know history at all. nt

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Mon May 13, 2013, 11:26 PM

27. Needs more kicks!

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Tue May 14, 2013, 06:44 AM

28. There's a page on Facebook called "Shit Statists Say" . . .

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. . . that's currently insulting this photo AND my comments. Classic. Anyone who still uses words like "statists" needs to get out of the 1960s. "Statist" is what a boy still living in 1962 says. Their entire construct is already based on an insult, so engaging with them would be pointless. Besides, the Cold War was a PHANTOM, a false trail created by our intelligence that many paranoid Americans hopped on lovingly.

Instead of trying to debate, all they can do is name-call . . . the last refuge of the defeated. A lot of them look like they're younger, which tells me that Luntz/Fox's hypnotic Horatio Alger messaging knows NO age limit.

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