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Populist_Prole Donating Member (774 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-16-10 12:39 PM
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75. Bingo
I see that attitude in others I know and am, flabbergasted, at how some otherwise reasonably intelligent sorts never think the "every man for himself" mantra through enough to see it will eventually effect even them. The most prevalent, and surprising ( we're talking about working class folks here ) attitude is of basically ( in so many words ) that everybody else ( except them ) should be payed less, so that their own money will go further.

And yes, many of them are overtly Christian.

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  -Difference between a German capitalist and a US capitalist.? wurzel  Dec-15-10 01:23 PM   #0 
  - wow (nt)  Tumbulu   Dec-15-10 01:24 PM   #1 
  - What you said! nt  femrap   Dec-16-10 10:15 AM   #35 
  - Wow! That was my first reaction after I read the OP.  Raksha   Dec-16-10 05:07 PM   #99 
  - The Germans throw more crumbs at the masses in their own country  Cal Carpenter   Dec-15-10 01:25 PM   #2 
  - Crumbs? Germany has about the most equitable distribution of income on the planet...  pampango   Dec-15-10 02:06 PM   #14 
  - In their own country, yes  Cal Carpenter   Dec-15-10 02:21 PM   #15 
  - err...  kenfrequed   Dec-16-10 10:44 AM   #45 
  - Well  Cal Carpenter   Dec-16-10 04:23 PM   #92 
  - +1 (more worker)  maryf   Dec-16-10 09:29 PM   #107 
  - +1  Deep13   Dec-16-10 12:15 PM   #68 
  - ZERO paid days off for most of us.  HillbillyBob   Dec-16-10 01:29 PM   #81 
  - Uh?  liberation   Dec-16-10 11:12 AM   #51 
  - Excellent response!  cyberswede   Dec-15-10 01:25 PM   #3 
  - American capitalists will carefully step over the bodies. n/t  moondust   Dec-15-10 01:26 PM   #4 
  - In a few short years, American Capitalists Will BE the Bodies  Demeter   Dec-15-10 01:36 PM   #6 
  - The population may, at that.  Wednesdays   Dec-16-10 07:14 AM   #22 
  - The population has to run out of scape-goats first. nt  Deep13   Dec-16-10 12:16 PM   #69 
  - But the Righty, Tea Baggers are brain washed  Beavker   Dec-16-10 12:44 PM   #76 
     - Once upon a time ---- she would have been right. When they paid  jwirr   Dec-16-10 01:39 PM   #84 
  - No they won't step over the bodies  Chisox08   Dec-15-10 01:46 PM   #8 
     - Minimum wage? What's that?  baldguy   Dec-16-10 10:12 AM   #33 
     - Or toss the dead bodies into mass graves, which will then be torched. Or, they could use ovens nt  Selatius   Dec-16-10 10:44 AM   #43 
  - That's the problem with EUROPEAN SOCIALISM THEY CARE ABOUT EACH OTHER AND NOT LIKE REAL AMERICAN  redirish28   Dec-15-10 01:27 PM   #5 
  - Yes, a part of SOCIALISM is that it recognizes the need for SOCIETY  gmoney   Dec-15-10 01:39 PM   #7 
  - Another difference between Europeans and Americans are that they aren't obsessed with STUFF  devilgrrl   Dec-15-10 01:56 PM   #11 
  - That's a problem I'd like to have.  rucky   Dec-16-10 12:38 PM   #74 
  - DAMN! I just hit the un-recommend button by mistake!  pnorman   Dec-15-10 01:49 PM   # 
  - done... recommended, wish I could mash it many times. nt  mwooldri   Dec-15-10 02:03 PM   #13 
  - An amazing response! nt  thereismore   Dec-15-10 01:49 PM   #9 
  - This is what I was trying to point out on DU when I visited Germany this past summer  devilgrrl   Dec-15-10 01:51 PM   #10 
  - I was there a couple of years ago  Mojorabbit   Dec-16-10 12:42 AM   #18 
  - the workforce is also unionized as well...  Blue_Tires   Dec-15-10 01:58 PM   #12 
  - The law in Germany REQUIRES large companies to give workers a say in the decision-making process.  Selatius   Dec-16-10 07:56 AM   #27 
     - I believe many of these  femrap   Dec-16-10 10:20 AM   #36 
     - Details in Mike's movie  bongbong   Dec-16-10 10:33 AM   #40 
     - Maybe that's what we are  femrap   Dec-16-10 12:13 PM   #66 
     - It was also borne out of a backlash against right wing and far right wing economic policy.  Selatius   Dec-16-10 10:40 AM   #41 
        - Excellent point.  kenfrequed   Dec-16-10 10:47 AM   #46 
        - May our nation's  femrap   Dec-16-10 12:15 PM   #67 
        - .  fascisthunter   Dec-16-10 04:27 PM   #93 
     - thanks for this...  Blue_Tires   Dec-17-10 11:10 AM   #108 
  - All I can say is wow.  Scruffy1   Dec-15-10 02:26 PM   #16 
  - That notion is common in Europe. And not uncommon here. It's the wingnuts who object.  eallen   Dec-15-10 06:32 PM   #17 
  - Agreed....Recently, my spouse and I were  whathehell   Dec-16-10 07:30 AM   #25 
  - People on this thread seem to think Germany is utopia. You'd never know that Germany has an ongoing  Hannah Bell   Dec-16-10 01:52 AM   #19 
  - Even with the cuts they still do a 100 times what we do for our people.  hobbit709   Dec-16-10 07:18 AM   #24 
  - The cuts are ongoing.  Hannah Bell   Dec-16-10 08:24 PM   #100 
  - I've lived there, and while you are absolutely correct, it's not Utopia...  Pacifist Patriot   Dec-16-10 08:49 AM   #29 
  - Adjustments are forever ongoing with an ever increasing population..  and-justice-for-all   Dec-16-10 10:47 AM   #47 
  - That correlation is not necessarily correct...  liberation   Dec-16-10 11:15 AM   #52 
  - Yes, but at some point it wll become economical impossible..  and-justice-for-all   Dec-16-10 11:19 AM   #55 
  - Yes, but that is a whole different thing  liberation   Dec-16-10 11:22 AM   #56 
  - Population "growth" is ultimately unsustainable and therefore should never  kestrel91316   Dec-16-10 11:49 AM   #63 
     - "Population "growth" is ultimately unsustainable", not hardly  and-justice-for-all   Dec-16-10 08:55 PM   #103 
  - german capital isn't empire building? german capital occupies roughly  Hannah Bell   Dec-16-10 01:45 PM   #85 
  - german capital isn't empire building? no..  and-justice-for-all   Dec-16-10 08:57 PM   #104 
     - german capital occupies plenty of countries. it's german banks dictating austerity for a lot of the  Hannah Bell   Dec-16-10 09:16 PM   #105 
  - germany's population growth has been essentially flat since the 90s.  Hannah Bell   Dec-16-10 01:49 PM   #86 
  - Germany has had to make a lot of adjustments since the merger of the east and west  mrdmk   Dec-16-10 01:09 PM   #80 
  - yup... as the right wing did here, they too are trying there  fascisthunter   Dec-16-10 04:28 PM   #94 
  - Thank you. European Welfare states are undergoing a lot of trouble right now.  Puregonzo1188   Dec-16-10 05:03 PM   #96 
  - Yeah, but we won WWII!!11!  progressoid   Dec-16-10 03:08 AM   #20 
  - Yeah, but  whathehell   Dec-16-10 07:18 AM   #23 
  - I think you missed the wedding...  liberation   Dec-16-10 11:17 AM   #53 
     - I think you missed  whathehell   Dec-16-10 05:06 PM   #98 
  - Yeah! We saved their ass in WWII!  geardaddy   Dec-16-10 01:30 PM   #82 
     - Right...  whathehell   Dec-16-10 05:04 PM   #97 
  - In Germany, you get what you pay for (in taxes)...  delightfulstar   Dec-16-10 04:01 AM   #21 
  - It ain't all sunshine and roses...  Cid_B   Dec-16-10 07:36 AM   #26 
  - Cuts may be coming...  liberation   Dec-16-10 11:19 AM   #54 
     - Some do and some don't...  Cid_B   Dec-16-10 02:56 PM   #89 
  - They get it over there.  OnionPatch   Dec-16-10 07:58 AM   #28 
  - Bingo. This is what the American School of the wealthy don't understand.  DirkGently   Dec-16-10 08:49 AM   #30 
  - It never ceases to amaze me how a little friendly rhetoric is all it takes  Cal Carpenter   Dec-16-10 09:09 AM   #31 
  - Impressive!  dbmk   Dec-16-10 12:46 PM   #77 
  - There is a direct connection  Cal Carpenter   Dec-16-10 03:58 PM   #90 
  - It is a testimonial to political powerlessness...  JoseGaspar   Dec-16-10 08:45 PM   #101 
  - One speaks German.  Starry Messenger   Dec-16-10 09:11 AM   #32 
  - Anyone have a link???  Bgno64   Dec-16-10 10:13 AM   #34 
  - YESYESYES Yes Yes yesyesyes y e s  Mira   Dec-16-10 10:20 AM   #37 
  - Youngest son did summer study in Berlin this year--a German major--  mnhtnbb   Dec-16-10 10:21 AM   #38 
  - I hold your son next to my heart.  Karenina   Dec-17-10 09:39 PM   #109 
  - LOVE that line. "I don't want to be a rich man living a poor country." nt  valerief   Dec-16-10 10:23 AM   #39 
  - "Because I don't want to be a rich man living in a poor country".  and-justice-for-all   Dec-16-10 10:41 AM   #42 
  - Jawohl!  KansDem   Dec-16-10 10:44 AM   #44 
  - Why do so many Americans not care about anyone but themselves?  AllyCat   Dec-16-10 10:51 AM   #48 
  - Conservative politicians and media have convinced them that theirs is the right way to help the poor  stevenleser   Dec-16-10 11:35 AM   #60 
  - Bingo  Populist_Prole   Dec-16-10 12:39 PM   #75 
  - It comes down to:  harun   Dec-16-10 01:06 PM   #79 
  - Recently found out I am entitled to dual US/German citizenship. I've been debating on whether to do  stevenleser   Dec-16-10 10:53 AM   #49 
  - Those who retort that Germany is not perfect or a utopia are full of FAIL.  Moostache   Dec-16-10 10:54 AM   #50 
  - Exactly, extremely well said. n/t  stevenleser   Dec-16-10 11:34 AM   #59 
  - Yes. Germany may have problems, but they have the right attitude to correct them.  immoderate   Dec-16-10 12:26 PM   #71 
  - because he has a conscience and brains  fascisthunter   Dec-16-10 11:26 AM   #57 
  - EXACTLY.... toooooo very exactly..... BUSH was pres of a FAILING POWER... big f;ing deal!!!  happygoluckytoyou   Dec-16-10 11:27 AM   #58 
  - We knew what was best for Germany.  OnyxCollie   Dec-16-10 11:39 AM   #61 
  - +1 000 000 000 000 000  kestrel91316   Dec-16-10 11:44 AM   #62 
  - The American capitalist though has an edge over the German  Horse with no Name   Dec-16-10 11:53 AM   #64 
  - Europeans have some memory  Turbineguy   Dec-16-10 12:05 PM   #65 
  - Sorry, but I wouldn't want to be rich or poor if I had to live in the German economy. nt  newtothegame   Dec-16-10 12:20 PM   #70 
  - I'll take being "rich or poor" in Deutschland over the U.S. ANY DAY!!!  Karenina   Dec-16-10 12:32 PM   #72 
     - Lived in Germany for 3 years friend. Didn't know we were required to like it.  newtothegame   Dec-16-10 02:12 PM   #87 
     - Glad to hear it....  whathehell   Dec-16-10 09:24 PM   #106 
  - K&R! Thanks Thom for the" heads up"  Pryderi   Dec-16-10 12:37 PM   #73 
  - Had something similar happen to me  harun   Dec-16-10 01:01 PM   #78 
  - Suddenly I am very proud of my German heritage. What a great  jwirr   Dec-16-10 01:34 PM   #83 
  - This guy is giving a dire prediction.  KillCapitalism   Dec-16-10 02:29 PM   #88 
  - Thom Hartmann read this on the air today..  walldude   Dec-16-10 04:03 PM   #91 
  - Someday we'll all understand this over here  chillspike   Dec-16-10 04:33 PM   #95 
  - Ahem! Had to clear my throat was speechless for a moment.  RegieRocker   Dec-16-10 08:47 PM   #102 
  - Balderdash  guitar man   Dec-17-10 09:45 PM   #110 

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