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Sun Apr 29, 2012, 10:44 AM

The Slackers Gaming The System Are The Rich And Not The Poor, The Middle Class Or Workers.

It is amazing how projection works. I am so sick of all this GOP rhetorical crap about the poor,the middle class and workers gaming the system to get government benefits. The gamers are the rich. They are the ones raping everything.

The fact that so many people buy into that garbage means this country must really be sick or something.

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Reply The Slackers Gaming The System Are The Rich And Not The Poor, The Middle Class Or Workers. (Original post)
TheMastersNemesis Apr 2012 OP
RKP5637 Apr 2012 #1
rhett o rick Apr 2012 #5
RKP5637 Apr 2012 #7
raccoon Apr 2012 #17
Scuba Apr 2012 #2
surrealAmerican Apr 2012 #3
jwirr Apr 2012 #8
MrScorpio Apr 2012 #12
DLevine Apr 2012 #4
redqueen Apr 2012 #6
Egalitarian Thug Apr 2012 #9
varelse Apr 2012 #10
cilla4progress Apr 2012 #11
madashelltoo Apr 2012 #13
progress2k12nbynd Apr 2012 #14
Ikonoklast Apr 2012 #15
quaker bill Apr 2012 #16
Magleetis Apr 2012 #18

Response to TheMastersNemesis (Original post)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 10:57 AM

1. Much of the country is simply uneducated. One can be smart in

one area the the dullest tool in the tool shed in other areas.

Many Americans have had it so good for so long, it's not ingrained in our society to question these things, so many, I think, plod along not digging into much, and DU is by far the exception.

Even when I bring up the fact that about half of America lives in poverty and/or damn close too it, I always get stupid looks. Hence, the republican propaganda works sooo well in the US. Most Americans IMO can't see past their nose.

PS: If countries can be classified as ill, America IMO is a winner anymore. This is not a healthy country.

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Response to RKP5637 (Reply #1)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 11:37 AM

5. Laziness, gullibility, and ignorance. nm

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Response to rhett o rick (Reply #5)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 11:48 AM

7. Yep!!! n/t

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Response to RKP5637 (Reply #1)

Mon Apr 30, 2012, 07:56 AM

17. And/or misinformed. nt

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Response to TheMastersNemesis (Original post)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 11:02 AM

2. Thank you.

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Response to TheMastersNemesis (Original post)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 11:16 AM

3. There are people at every income level who game the system ...

... the difference is the amount they get out of it: it's a bigger problem when the wealthy do it, because they get so much more.

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Response to surrealAmerican (Reply #3)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 11:59 AM

8. That also is true. One should be aware that the rich and the poor have different definitions for

what is and is not dishonest.

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Response to surrealAmerican (Reply #3)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 12:43 PM

12. Perhaps. But the poor will game the system for survival reasons

For the rich, they only game the system out of sport, greed and selfishness.

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Response to TheMastersNemesis (Original post)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 11:20 AM

4. Exactly right. K&R. n/t

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Response to TheMastersNemesis (Original post)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 11:38 AM

6. Thank you!

I only wish it was just this country. Sadly, it's not.

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Response to TheMastersNemesis (Original post)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 12:13 PM

9. Sick is exactly the right word. K&R n/t

 

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Response to TheMastersNemesis (Original post)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 12:18 PM

10. Yes, and sadly

we are doing everything we can to spread the disease

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Response to TheMastersNemesis (Original post)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 12:38 PM

11. Absolutely -

part of my underlying premise for many years now: entitlement debt notwithstanding...I just can't see how those on the bottom rungs of the economic ladder (e.g., "welfare queens," can have so much power - the power to take down our economy.

People (spinners, GOPers) like to twist and complicate explanations, but FREAK! - clearly the problem with our economy is income concentration moving to the top small percentage, and Wall Street lies and manipulation. There is obviously no such thing as trickle down, this has been established through experience and history. End of story.

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Response to TheMastersNemesis (Original post)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 01:28 PM

13. In their ignorance, they think

if I buy into the rhetoric of the rich I can stand on the fringe of their world. Besides, I would rather stand on the fringe and inhale their body refuse than to stand with minorities of any persuasion. Yes, that somehow includes women. Don't ask me how women got in that club again, but they are. Every time I hear Michael Steele defend the stupidity of the republicans my head tilts like a dog trying to understand, what the hell's wrong with this picture. They only brought you in to counter Obama, and then you ran off thinking you had been given a club card. Michael, you don't have a card, son! That's why you got dumped. You are no more to them than those people who wear those funny hats, sit in lawn chairs and wave flags to get what rich folks want even though it takes from them. Yet, you refuse to give up and you go on television making a fool of yourself.

Name that illness? I wish I could.

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Response to TheMastersNemesis (Original post)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 09:41 PM

14. There's just as much hyperbole in your post...

 

It's not an either or. There's plenty of rich, poor, and middle folks taking advantage of every loophole they can. To suggest it's soley one or the other actually is class warfare, and I don't think any of us want to prove that right-wing meme correct.

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Response to progress2k12nbynd (Reply #14)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 09:45 PM

15. Concern noted.

"Solely".

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Response to progress2k12nbynd (Reply #14)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 11:28 PM

16. You speak of "class warfare" as if it did not already exist

I am not sure if it was Will Rogers who said it, but the saying goes:

"He is so liberal that he won't even take his own side in a fight".

The reason they accuse us of "class war" is because they don't want us to take our own side in this fight.

One does not divide the nation by pointing out that a very small and select few make more money before lunch on the first work day of the year than the rest of us will make all year. This division exists, pointing it out is only speaking the truth.

The only way most of us are or will ever be like these people is that we consume oxygen too.

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Response to TheMastersNemesis (Original post)

Mon Apr 30, 2012, 10:12 AM

18. The Government is totally corrupt

It is going to take something really big to change it. It is going to be ugly.

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