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66. I totally agree with you!!!
I saw into that as well.
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  -The Rich are not like Us ConsAreLiars  Dec-10-06 09:27 PM   #0 
  - it is way past time for revolution  leftofthedial   Dec-10-06 09:32 PM   #1 
  - That's a quite succinct  ConsAreLiars   Dec-10-06 09:40 PM   #3 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Dec-11-06 03:43 PM   #67 
     - Old school.  westerebus   Dec-11-06 05:12 PM   #73 
     - not every crime is a capital offense  leftofthedial   Dec-12-06 12:17 PM   #118 
     - Overthrow The Man!  otherlander   Dec-12-06 03:48 PM   #135 
  - Maybe that is the real reason the Republicans hate the  A Simple Game   Dec-10-06 10:08 PM   #10 
  - Athough defeated, the Paris Commune also  ConsAreLiars   Dec-10-06 10:22 PM   #14 
  - to the barricades!  leftofthedial   Dec-11-06 12:56 AM   #28 
  - I agree, way past time!  EOO   Dec-12-06 10:46 AM   #103 
  - I'm up for some class warfare  uberllama42   Dec-10-06 09:37 PM   #2 
  - count me in  NotGivingUp   Dec-10-06 10:20 PM   #13 
  - I've actually gotten behind the wall a couple of times  Warpy   Dec-10-06 09:41 PM   #4 
  - Moore's "Roger and Me" was  ConsAreLiars   Dec-10-06 10:17 PM   #12 
  - Agreed. The uber rich ARE utterly unaware of us, as unaware of  Nay   Dec-11-06 05:16 AM   #33 
  - I am not so sure. The british elite were terribly aware and fearful  antifaschits   Dec-11-06 08:26 AM   #43 
  - Oh, like BlackwaterUSA?  Aviation Pro   Dec-11-06 04:15 PM   #70 
     - well, our nation is slightly larger, and  antifaschits   Dec-11-06 05:59 PM   #75 
  - They're aware of us...but as sub-humans  Katzenjammer   Dec-13-06 06:14 AM   #177 
  - Why do the RICH charge more $ at garage sales for the same thing?  RiverStone   Dec-12-06 12:30 PM   #121 
  - I've never seen a rich person throw a garage sale, actually (NT)  Zavulon   Dec-12-06 02:12 PM   #130 
  - Those folks aint rich, kiddo  Warpy   Dec-12-06 06:43 PM   #149 
  - Clueless is right  AbbyR   Dec-12-06 01:12 PM   #125 
  - "They can't comprehend"  Katzenjammer   Dec-13-06 05:56 AM   #176 
  - It's going to take a revolution to uproot their power.  Selatius   Dec-10-06 09:46 PM   #5 
  - K & R n/t  Jcrowley   Dec-10-06 10:15 PM   #11 
  - And again!  lonestarnot   Dec-10-06 10:22 PM   #15 
  - The closest we seem to be able to come to that is to allow unions...  DarkTirade   Dec-11-06 08:19 AM   #41 
  - Hit 'em in the pocketbook....that is the only way they will pay attention  Stargazer99   Dec-10-06 09:47 PM   #6 
  - If Unions really want to be powerful  Codeblue   Dec-12-06 02:11 PM   #129 
  - One of the best posts I've read on DU in a while  LibertyorDeath   Dec-10-06 09:48 PM   #7 
  - Thanks.. Stating the obvious, but  ConsAreLiars   Dec-10-06 10:07 PM   #8 
     - This is the Crux of so many problems in society  LibertyorDeath   Dec-10-06 10:26 PM   #16 
  - I have worked for this kind before  demo_not_full   Dec-10-06 10:08 PM   #9 
  - nobody should be living off the backs of other people....  NotGivingUp   Dec-10-06 10:26 PM   #17 
  - I disagree.  G Hawes   Dec-11-06 01:09 AM   #29 
  - burn it to the ground  selfdestructive   Dec-10-06 10:45 PM   #18 
  - Yes, very constructive suggestion. n/t  yibbehobba   Dec-11-06 07:47 AM   #35 
  - One might almost call it... destructive?  DarkTirade   Dec-11-06 08:17 AM   #40 
  - it needs to be rebuilt from the ground up  selfdestructive   Dec-11-06 09:41 AM   #47 
  - the one thing I like about the L curve  oldlady   Dec-10-06 10:50 PM   #19 
  - It may sound stupid but one powerful remedy is through prayer  stellanoir   Dec-10-06 10:55 PM   #20 
  - Not religious, but every act intended to  ConsAreLiars   Dec-10-06 11:06 PM   #23 
     - I'm more oriented towards a spiritual humanism than religious really.  stellanoir   Dec-11-06 09:29 AM   #45 
        - !!!  Lilith Velkor   Dec-11-06 12:41 PM   #52 
        - That thread is hilarious.  Zhade   Dec-13-06 10:19 PM   #216 
  - I hear the giga-rich...  Bigmack   Dec-10-06 11:03 PM   #21 
  - I thought of adding that impled phrase  ConsAreLiars   Dec-10-06 11:23 PM   #24 
  - The new $$$ 'giga RICH' are you and I that 'won the lottery'  alittlelark   Dec-10-06 11:47 PM   #26 
  - well said n/t  Blue_Tires   Dec-10-06 11:06 PM   #22 
  - I Will defend some of the uber rich - I know 2 of them.  alittlelark   Dec-10-06 11:43 PM   #25 
  - The nouveau riche hardly count.  ConsAreLiars   Dec-10-06 11:56 PM   #27 
  - Actually I think poking a big hole in the bottom of their bank accounts is our hope  IndyOp   Dec-11-06 08:10 AM   #38 
  - I know a guy who has a small business in the local enclave of  Divernan   Dec-11-06 01:10 AM   #30 
  - To be honest... that sounds damn boring.  DarkTirade   Dec-11-06 08:27 AM   #44 
  - Their lives are very boring  shrike   Dec-12-06 11:01 AM   #105 
     - Well, don't get me wrong... I'd love to be well off enough that  DarkTirade   Dec-12-06 06:30 PM   #147 
        - Well, the husband and I are pretty well off  shrike   Dec-13-06 09:09 AM   #184 
           - Oh yeah... studies have shown that working for a living is one of the  DarkTirade   Dec-13-06 09:16 AM   #186 
  - I have a friend who managed trusts and a lot of the time  bleedingheart   Dec-13-06 08:28 PM   #215 
  - I do not like the way you define 'rich'  hfojvt   Dec-11-06 01:16 AM   #31 
  - Income and wealth are two different things  toddaa   Dec-11-06 08:04 AM   #36 
  - someone making 100k a year has to keep working  LSK   Dec-11-06 03:06 PM   #62 
  - No, NOT the same.  Megahurtz   Dec-11-06 03:58 PM   #68 
     - a person making 100k /yr goes to work every day like everyone else  LSK   Dec-11-06 04:38 PM   #71 
     - I still think that is wrong  hfojvt   Dec-11-06 07:16 PM   #79 
     - That's the beauty of using undefined words like "riich" - you can mean anything  mondo joe   Dec-11-06 10:28 PM   #92 
     - It doesn't matter  Megahurtz   Dec-12-06 07:29 PM   #152 
        - Is that the split? Poor and rich?  mondo joe   Dec-12-06 07:58 PM   #157 
     - Depends on where they live.  girl gone mad   Dec-11-06 08:20 PM   #84 
     - No one making $100,000.00 a year is poor by my standards.  Megahurtz   Dec-12-06 07:35 PM   #153 
        - Is the full range Rich or Poor?  mondo joe   Dec-13-06 07:35 PM   #204 
     - Try living in NYC with a family of four on  Dorian Gray   Dec-11-06 10:16 PM   #90 
        - and yet, and yet  hfojvt   Dec-12-06 11:12 AM   #108 
           - That's true  Dorian Gray   Dec-12-06 12:41 PM   #123 
              - I think they may be firmly "upper" middle class  hfojvt   Dec-12-06 01:19 PM   #126 
                 - Not really.  Dorian Gray   Dec-12-06 02:02 PM   #127 
                 - It's not ALL relative  hfojvt   Dec-12-06 04:25 PM   #136 
                    - Remember...  Dorian Gray   Dec-12-06 08:27 PM   #159 
                 - Class doesn't describe income, it describes the source of income  Katzenjammer   Dec-12-06 04:39 PM   #138 
                    - So even at $12,000 a year  hfojvt   Dec-12-06 05:33 PM   #142 
                       - Did you perhaps misread what I wrote?  Katzenjammer   Dec-13-06 05:46 AM   #175 
                          - Did you mis-read what I wrote?  hfojvt   Dec-13-06 06:17 AM   #179 
                             - No, I didn't misread what you wrote, I disagree with it.  Katzenjammer   Dec-13-06 07:05 AM   #181 
                                - inflation rates, if you believe the CPI  hfojvt   Dec-13-06 06:08 PM   #196 
  - I totally agree with you!!!  Megahurtz   Dec-11-06 03:41 PM   #66 
  - $100k/yr is "comfortable"  gollygee   Dec-11-06 07:28 PM   #81 
  - something like 85% of American households are making less than that  hfojvt   Dec-11-06 11:40 PM   #94 
  - 60% of the households in America are struggling  gollygee   Dec-12-06 06:45 AM   #97 
  - you can struggle at almost any income level  hfojvt   Dec-12-06 09:58 AM   #101 
     - "Rich" means "doesn't have to struggle"  gollygee   Dec-12-06 10:42 AM   #102 
        - Webb did not 'have' to struggle  hfojvt   Dec-12-06 11:06 AM   #106 
           - There are some areas in this country  gollygee   Dec-12-06 11:29 AM   #110 
           - see my comment on NYC  hfojvt   Dec-12-06 12:02 PM   #114 
              - I definitely think people in the 100k range should help  gollygee   Dec-12-06 12:24 PM   #120 
           - Good Post!  Megahurtz   Dec-12-06 07:41 PM   #154 
  - I don't think someone is rich because they make twice what I make.  mondo joe   Dec-12-06 07:57 AM   #99 
     - I question the "earn" wages part  hfojvt   Dec-12-06 10:57 AM   #104 
        - Yes, I do think a physician "earns" more than a checkout clerk.  mondo joe   Dec-12-06 11:08 AM   #107 
        - no, I am saying that people who have more than 80% of US (or USA)  hfojvt   Dec-12-06 11:38 AM   #112 
           - More than 80% of WHAT?  mondo joe   Dec-12-06 11:43 AM   #113 
              - they have more income than 80% of the rest of their country.  hfojvt   Dec-12-06 12:18 PM   #119 
        - yes, of course  northzax   Dec-12-06 12:12 PM   #115 
           - a lot of people get paid for their services because there are no alternatives  hfojvt   Dec-12-06 12:55 PM   #124 
              - It's really silly to say anyone who can afford housecleaning is rich.  mondo joe   Dec-12-06 02:03 PM   #128 
              - what makes you call them "very" middle class?  hfojvt   Dec-12-06 03:40 PM   #132 
              - To answer your questions:  mondo joe   Dec-12-06 04:51 PM   #139 
                 - umm, it was the OP that said "the rich are not like us"  hfojvt   Dec-12-06 05:40 PM   #143 
                    - I meant I know people who are middle class who hire maid services.  mondo joe   Dec-12-06 06:27 PM   #145 
              - frankly  northzax   Dec-12-06 03:40 PM   #133 
              - LOL!  Megahurtz   Dec-12-06 07:48 PM   #155 
              - I appreciate that.  hfojvt   Dec-13-06 07:48 PM   #208 
              - well, based on sheer statistics  northzax   Dec-12-06 10:37 PM   #165 
                 - Northzax, are you trying to ruin this thread with your introduction of logic  mondo joe   Dec-13-06 09:12 AM   #185 
                    - oh sorry, my bad  northzax   Dec-13-06 09:28 AM   #187 
                       - sounds more like straw-man-itis  hfojvt   Dec-13-06 07:26 PM   #202 
                          - I make 5 times what you state you make, and I'm rich?  Zhade   Dec-13-06 10:55 PM   #217 
                             - No, in my city you would be upper middle class  hfojvt   Dec-14-06 02:41 AM   #221 
  - A lot of people would think that  Megahurtz   Dec-12-06 07:53 PM   #156 
     - A lot of people would be wrong  gollygee   Dec-13-06 12:04 AM   #167 
        - You're Right. They'd Be Dead Wrong, And Narrow-Minded To Boot.  OPERATIONMINDCRIME   Dec-13-06 12:25 AM   #170 
  - We Make 100,000. From A Financial Standpoint, The Furthest Thing We Are Is Rich.  OPERATIONMINDCRIME   Dec-13-06 12:24 AM   #169 
  - If the stats I found for NYC go across the river  hfojvt   Dec-13-06 05:40 AM   #174 
     - The Simple Circumstance Of Not Being Poor Does Not Make One Rich.  OPERATIONMINDCRIME   Dec-13-06 10:46 AM   #189 
     - As An Additional Reply, Your Stats Were Also Way Off. Facts Are Helpful, Ya Know:  OPERATIONMINDCRIME   Dec-13-06 10:56 AM   #190 
     - narrowing yourself down to a rich neighborhood is not valid  hfojvt   Dec-13-06 05:16 PM   #194 
        - What On Earth Are You Talking About? Holy Cow.  OPERATIONMINDCRIME   Dec-13-06 06:09 PM   #197 
           - median income in Denville is twice the national average  hfojvt   Dec-13-06 06:48 PM   #198 
              - Such A Misguided Argument. This Is So Utterly, Utterly, Hopeless.  OPERATIONMINDCRIME   Dec-13-06 06:56 PM   #200 
                 - You think YOU are wasting time  hfojvt   Dec-13-06 07:43 PM   #206 
                    - I Know I Am. And As An Aside:  OPERATIONMINDCRIME   Dec-13-06 07:57 PM   #213 
     - I will give you a sampling...  bleedingheart   Dec-13-06 07:51 PM   #210 
  - No, they're not rich--they have a high income, which can stop at any time  Katzenjammer   Dec-13-06 06:34 AM   #180 
  - anyone who has to work to live is not rich...even if they make $100K a year  bleedingheart   Dec-13-06 07:39 PM   #205 
     - no it is not  hfojvt   Dec-13-06 07:47 PM   #207 
        - the rich that the OP is talking about do not have to work - EVER  LSK   Dec-13-06 07:49 PM   #209 
        - sadly the rich don't have to worry about the poor and middle class  bleedingheart   Dec-13-06 07:56 PM   #212 
           - Yeah right  hfojvt   Dec-14-06 03:03 AM   #222 
        - if you made $100K a year for just 1 year...and lost your job  bleedingheart   Dec-13-06 07:54 PM   #211 
           - if I lost my job I would no longer be rich  hfojvt   Dec-14-06 01:58 AM   #220 
  - "To define a couple of terms" ...  G Hawes   Dec-11-06 01:20 AM   #32 
  - I never could figure out why I never felt an urge to be 'rich'  DarkTirade   Dec-11-06 07:09 AM   #34 
  - You just got a little piece of the puzzle to go "CLICK!" in my mind...  IndyOp   Dec-11-06 08:05 AM   #37 
  - In order for that to work, you have to make a specific 'american dream'...  DarkTirade   Dec-11-06 08:15 AM   #39 
  - I was using the standard definition of "American Dream" --  IndyOp   Dec-11-06 01:30 PM   #53 
     - Well, since my dad isn't working right now because he decided  DarkTirade   Dec-11-06 07:06 PM   #78 
  - and in the height of irony  northzax   Dec-12-06 12:15 PM   #116 
  - Well, according to the movies, there was a lot of running around  DarkTirade   Dec-12-06 06:23 PM   #144 
  - yep...and that mentality sets people up for climbing up the ladder  NotGivingUp   Dec-13-06 06:16 AM   #178 
  - To provide actual definitions, the top 2% would be...  mondo joe   Dec-11-06 08:21 AM   #42 
  - Those numbers refer to income, not wealth  mainer   Dec-11-06 09:36 AM   #46 
     - That's why I'm asking for definitions. So far I've seen a claim that those who earn  mondo joe   Dec-11-06 09:43 AM   #48 
  - The upper middle class is the true enemy  mongo   Dec-11-06 11:20 AM   #49 
  - taxing the wealthy  jaksavage   Dec-11-06 12:01 PM   #50 
  - You said it, Jak...  thoughtanarchist   Dec-11-06 02:43 PM   #59 
  - progressive taxation of individuals and corporations...  teryang   Dec-11-06 08:07 PM   #83 
  - original message /jaksavage on wealth  restante   Dec-12-06 11:21 AM   #109 
  - Right on, Jak, and welcome to DU!  Katzenjammer   Dec-13-06 07:13 AM   #182 
  - Hmmm Agent Mike  Ellis Wyatt   Dec-11-06 12:41 PM   #51 
  - hmm... lots of generalizations there  npincus   Dec-11-06 01:43 PM   #54 
  - quite apt amendment  gordontron   Dec-11-06 07:02 PM   #77 
  - There's no need to "stir up class warfare" -- it's ongoing.  Katzenjammer   Dec-13-06 07:26 AM   #183 
  - I agree  Ksec   Dec-11-06 01:48 PM   #55 
  - The only way to scare them is to get the asses of the masses in the street.  mhatrw   Dec-11-06 02:03 PM   #56 
  - k & r  chaska   Dec-11-06 02:13 PM   #57 
  - Parasite Class ~  mondo obscurius   Dec-11-06 02:17 PM   #58 
  - Just Curious  DemocratSinceBirth   Dec-11-06 02:49 PM   #60 
  - rich lefties  jaksavage   Dec-11-06 03:05 PM   #61 
  - welcome to DU!  LSK   Dec-11-06 03:08 PM   #64 
  - I Suspect If You Looked At The Uber-Rich There Are A Lot More Lefties Than You Think...  DemocratSinceBirth   Dec-11-06 03:23 PM   #65 
     - I know the Seattle area was awash with well-off lefties, primarily coming  mondo joe   Dec-11-06 04:52 PM   #72 
  - I would argue  northzax   Dec-12-06 12:16 PM   #117 
     - Frank Lautenberg Co founded ADP  DemocratSinceBirth   Dec-12-06 08:34 PM   #160 
        - his most recent financial disclosure form  northzax   Dec-12-06 10:22 PM   #164 
  - They turned me into a newt!  deaniac21   Dec-11-06 03:08 PM   #63 
  - The rich are willing to use the system to their advantage, that's why  The Backlash Cometh   Dec-11-06 04:04 PM   #69 
  - In general I agree with you but an exception....  vssmith   Dec-11-06 05:34 PM   #74 
  - Buffett...two "t"s. :)  MJDuncan1982   Dec-11-06 06:01 PM   #76 
     - I sttand correctted  vssmith   Dec-11-06 09:28 PM   #86 
  - "They have never had to face any danger in their lives..."  bloom   Dec-11-06 07:26 PM   #80 
  - I consider us rich.  knitter4democracy   Dec-11-06 08:06 PM   #82 
  - There's a big difference between being well-off and being filthy rich. :)  DarkTirade   Dec-12-06 04:42 AM   #96 
     - I love that bumper sticker!!  knitter4democracy   Dec-12-06 08:46 AM   #100 
        - The idea for that sticker just occurred to me when I passed by  DarkTirade   Dec-12-06 06:27 PM   #146 
  - So, if an ordinary person becomes successful (i.e., rich)....  Buzz Clik   Dec-11-06 08:29 PM   #85 
  - Many over excessively rich individuals are pathological takers.  shance   Dec-11-06 09:41 PM   #87 
  - What is the point of this?  motocicleta   Dec-11-06 09:46 PM   #88 
  - As most have understood, "The Rich" referred to in the OP  ConsAreLiars   Dec-11-06 09:52 PM   #89 
  - Please define "The Rich" in real measurable terms.  mondo joe   Dec-11-06 10:30 PM   #93 
  - 3rd Generation born into the top 1/2%  ConsAreLiars   Dec-12-06 12:09 AM   #95 
     - Some do, some don't, just like members of every other group.  mondo joe   Dec-12-06 07:50 AM   #98 
     - do you regard them as human?  northzax   Dec-12-06 12:33 PM   #122 
        - "Reverse snobbery is still snobbery."  Lurking Dem   Dec-12-06 02:13 PM   #131 
           - how dare you?  northzax   Dec-12-06 03:44 PM   #134 
              - Bwaa!  Lurking Dem   Dec-12-06 04:26 PM   #137 
  - In other words they are a myth composite based on conjecture  rinsd   Dec-12-06 04:57 PM   #141 
  - People vary and some spoiled brats are upper middle class  Nikia   Dec-11-06 10:22 PM   #91 
  - So what is your proposed solution...?  SlopAHolic   Dec-12-06 11:33 AM   #111 
  - Consider  Jcrowley   Dec-12-06 06:40 PM   #148 
  - I'm just saying that they are not that different  Nikia   Dec-12-06 09:17 PM   #162 
  - I have an ex-friend that had that kind of background...  bleedingheart   Dec-13-06 08:12 PM   #214 
  - A wonderful book on said topic...  stillcool47   Dec-12-06 04:54 PM   #140 
  - I just read this whole thread  Karenina   Dec-12-06 06:47 PM   #150 
     - it's kind of funny...  stillcool47   Dec-12-06 09:55 PM   #163 
  - "Us" vs. "Them"  lukasahero   Dec-12-06 07:24 PM   #151 
  - Indeed - replace "the rich" with "people on welfare" or "immigrants" or "gays"  mondo joe   Dec-12-06 08:35 PM   #161 
  - You are no better  Abuhans   Dec-12-06 08:08 PM   #158 
  - Whoa, now.  seawolf   Dec-12-06 11:48 PM   #166 
     - Astonishing  Abuhans   Dec-13-06 01:26 PM   #191 
        - No. Taxation. Impose back taxes if I had to.  seawolf   Dec-13-06 02:26 PM   #192 
           - .  Abuhans   Dec-13-06 02:38 PM   #193 
  - This thread reminds me of "The World According to Garp"  LittleClarkie   Dec-13-06 12:21 AM   #168 
  - You know them by their actions  ConsAreLiars   Dec-13-06 12:41 AM   #171 
  - "US us us us ... and THEM em em em ... and after all, we're only ordinary men..."  Swamp Rat   Dec-13-06 12:55 AM   #172 
  - Pink Floyd, like many others of that era, and unlike more than a few on DU,  ConsAreLiars   Dec-13-06 01:19 AM   #173 
  - pink floyd?  northzax   Dec-13-06 09:30 AM   #188 
     - Advocating murder? You should be ashamed of yourself, or locked up  ConsAreLiars   Dec-14-06 12:09 AM   #219 
  - Yo Swampers  Karenina   Dec-13-06 05:55 PM   #195 
  - No matter how rich someone is,  Ron_Green   Dec-13-06 06:53 PM   #199 
  - The Problem is Their Attitudes and Behavior  Hidden Stillness   Dec-13-06 07:25 PM   #201 
  - Your comments are quite helpful in illustrating the fact that "The Rich are not like Us."  ConsAreLiars   Dec-13-06 10:55 PM   #218 
  - i say we round them up....  natrat   Dec-13-06 07:33 PM   #203 
 

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