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19. "Poor" people buy a lot of stuff. A LOT. This purchasing power drives the factories to manufacture,
Edited on Wed Oct-19-11 09:27 AM by bluerum
drives the store to maintain inventory, provides opportunity for repair services etc. etc. So I would say, without "poor" people you might not have a job.
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  -"No poor person ever gave me a job" maxrandb  Oct-19-11 08:55 AM   #0 
  - Fuckin' A. +100 squared  Atman   Oct-19-11 08:56 AM   #1 
  - +1 zillion.  Divine Discontent   Oct-19-11 11:10 PM   #106 
  - No rich person ever got rich without stepping on a few poor persons  liberal N proud   Oct-19-11 08:57 AM   #2 
  - There are exceptions to that  DFW   Oct-20-11 06:25 AM   #120 
     - In respect to JK Rowling  eilen   Oct-20-11 07:56 AM   #129 
     - Of course she did  DFW   Oct-20-11 12:44 PM   #138 
        - I guess my point is that she was able to do what she did  eilen   Oct-20-11 10:34 PM   #146 
           - No argument on that point  DFW   Oct-21-11 10:34 AM   #148 
     - Could have been someone  treestar   Oct-20-11 04:32 PM   #142 
  - Good responses!  kentuck   Oct-19-11 08:57 AM   #3 
  - No poor person would ever create a system  Drale   Oct-19-11 08:59 AM   #4 
  - That's life.  dkf   Oct-19-11 09:03 AM   #7 
     - I meant more economical rather than in society in general  Drale   Oct-19-11 09:09 AM   #11 
     - What you are arguing for is no consequences.  dkf   Oct-19-11 09:54 AM   #27 
        - It would be nice if there were some "consequences"...  bvar22   Oct-19-11 01:20 PM   #48 
        - Unfortunately, no poor person had the means to buy their way out...  Raster   Oct-19-11 08:37 PM   #95 
        - Would be nice to have few to no consequences for an underinsureed policy holder  LanternWaste   Oct-20-11 04:41 PM   #143 
     - Sure it's life, but there is a difference between  Pacifist Patriot   Oct-19-11 09:10 AM   #13 
     - Have you seen our prison system?  dkf   Oct-19-11 09:51 AM   #25 
        - Yes, why?  Pacifist Patriot   Oct-19-11 09:53 AM   #26 
     - Deleted sub-thread  Name removed   Oct-19-11 10:02 AM   #33 
     - "That's life"? there are mistakes you do to yourself , like od, then  leftyohiolib   Oct-19-11 10:09 AM   #34 
     - Deleted message  Name removed   Oct-19-11 03:17 PM   #51 
     - "new" Dems sure do sound exactly like "old" republicans.  liberation   Oct-19-11 04:14 PM   #57 
     - weird way of justifying something that is BAD for most people  fascisthunter   Oct-19-11 04:21 PM   #59 
     - That's it  chervilant   Oct-19-11 06:20 PM   #72 
     - "That's life" is a cop-out statement  Ken Burch   Oct-19-11 10:04 PM   #102 
     - "That's life" should also be about being able to correct your mistakes  ck4829   Oct-20-11 06:04 AM   #119 
     - One troll on DU...  RetroLounge   Oct-20-11 06:25 AM   #121 
     - That one doesn't even try to hide it anymore.  Quantess   Oct-20-11 07:10 AM   #123 
     - Here's to hoping Life happens to you, sooner rather than later.  devilgrrl   Oct-20-11 08:21 AM   #132 
        - I would be happy with a tombstone. To the admins even read their own fuckin website?  Hassin Bin Sober   Oct-20-11 10:38 PM   #147 
  - Most excellent. :) K&R n/t  OneGrassRoot   Oct-19-11 09:00 AM   #5 
  - Poor people give lots of people jobs...  orwell   Oct-19-11 09:01 AM   #6 
  - One of my first jobs  maxrandb   Oct-19-11 09:09 AM   #12 
  - That's right  eilen   Oct-20-11 07:58 AM   #130 
  - +1  Pacifist Patriot   Oct-19-11 09:11 AM   #16 
  - Exactly right. They spend what they make which creates a demand  Arkansas Granny   Oct-19-11 09:33 AM   #22 
  - that was just what I was going to say  dana_b   Oct-19-11 12:26 PM   #45 
  - Very important point easily missed  caraher   Oct-19-11 05:10 PM   #63 
  - Yes, EXACTLY  Raine   Oct-19-11 06:41 PM   #76 
  - This!  moonbatmax   Oct-20-11 04:27 AM   #115 
     - Good one - thanks  klook   Oct-20-11 07:25 AM   #124 
  - How about  Coyote_Bandit   Oct-19-11 09:08 AM   #8 
  - Recd. You rock. nt  raccoon   Oct-19-11 09:08 AM   #9 
  - Hey, maxrandb. What do you think of this?  OneGrassRoot   Oct-19-11 09:09 AM   #10 
  - Not a problem  maxrandb   Oct-19-11 09:14 AM   #17 
  - You didn't get my favorite  maxrandb   Oct-19-11 09:32 AM   #20 
  - Ah, didn't copy and paste well.  OneGrassRoot   Oct-19-11 09:36 AM   #23 
  - Thanks, OneGrassRoot!  muffin1   Oct-19-11 11:14 AM   #38 
  - BTW OGR  maxrandb   Oct-19-11 06:43 PM   #78 
  - I just shared yer pic on facespace  movingviolation   Oct-19-11 11:21 PM   #108 
  - No, I don't mind at all  maxrandb   Oct-22-11 06:03 PM   #151 
  - Updated graphic here:  OneGrassRoot   Oct-20-11 06:45 AM   #122 
     - This horizontal version works much better on Facebook:  OneGrassRoot   Oct-20-11 07:28 AM   #125 
  - Excellent.  MinneapolisMatt   Oct-19-11 09:10 AM   #14 
  - Shoot, it wouldn't let me recommend twice.  Pacifist Patriot   Oct-19-11 09:10 AM   #15 
  - No rich person ever "gave" me a job. I worked hard for every job....  Scuba   Oct-19-11 09:22 AM   #18 
  - "Poor" people buy a lot of stuff. A LOT. This purchasing power drives the factories to manufacture,  bluerum   Oct-19-11 09:26 AM   #19 
  - The answer to this is simple..............  socialist_n_TN   Oct-19-11 09:32 AM   #21 
  - The point, as I see it, of the term is to associate the rich WITH GOD, THE CREATOR. It's all about  WinkyDink   Oct-19-11 06:46 PM   #81 
     - thanks  unionworks   Oct-20-11 12:03 AM   #110 
  - No poor person ever bought out my company and fired half the employees  Ikonoklast   Oct-19-11 09:47 AM   #24 
  - Amazing - you just described in perfect detail the last three companies I worked for! nt  Flatulo   Oct-19-11 11:07 PM   #104 
  - That, like all conservative bumper-sticker cliches, is a part without a whole.  HughBeaumont   Oct-19-11 09:59 AM   #28 
  - Your sister in law is probably right  RedCappedBandit   Oct-19-11 09:59 AM   #29 
  - Besides, It's Not Even True  ChoppinBroccoli   Oct-19-11 09:59 AM   #30 
  - The other day I was riding the handicapped bus to the store  FloridaJudy   Oct-19-11 10:22 PM   #103 
  - Bum on the Plush  rugger1869   Oct-19-11 10:00 AM   #31 
  - She is wrong in that the reason she has a job is that  treestar   Oct-19-11 10:01 AM   #32 
  - poor people have given me jobs  reggie the dog   Oct-19-11 10:39 AM   #35 
  - The latest ass hat bs I hear in FL from the loonytoons is:  glowing   Oct-19-11 11:11 AM   #36 
  - That is the most destructive thing to come from "Ray-gun"  maxrandb   Oct-19-11 11:46 AM   #42 
  - No rich person ever gave me a job. Middle class people have.  Marr   Oct-19-11 11:13 AM   #37 
  - K&R n/t  muffin1   Oct-19-11 11:16 AM   #39 
  - k&r n/t  Hotler   Oct-19-11 11:20 AM   #40 
  - Ha, great response!  Luciferous   Oct-19-11 11:36 AM   #41 
  - And no rich person ever gave me a job either. Middle class folks gave me  mistertrickster   Oct-19-11 12:13 PM   #43 
  - I thought the American dream is that anyone can work themselves up  Johonny   Oct-19-11 12:23 PM   #44 
  - K and R  geardaddy   Oct-19-11 12:31 PM   #46 
  - No "rich" person ever "gave" me a job.  Tsiyu   Oct-19-11 01:15 PM   #47 
  - No rich person ever gave me a job. It's always been demand by customers  B Calm   Oct-19-11 01:34 PM   #49 
  - K&R  kestrel91316   Oct-19-11 03:15 PM   #50 
  - I said that  RegieRocker   Oct-19-11 03:18 PM   #52 
  - K&R Right wing nuts use that phrase a lot. n/t  Mimosa   Oct-19-11 03:20 PM   #53 
  - 56% of small businesses fail before their 4th year.  RegieRocker   Oct-19-11 03:23 PM   #54 
  - Ask Sam Walton if poor people create jobs  pezDispenser   Oct-19-11 03:51 PM   #55 
  - Also likely that no "rich person" did either - all by themselves, anyway.  yellowcanine   Oct-19-11 03:57 PM   #56 
  - No poor person ever  Utopian Leftist   Oct-19-11 04:15 PM   #58 
  - We have to fight these assholes! kr  Enthusiast   Oct-19-11 04:52 PM   #60 
  - Corporate capital expenditures go up with tax increases...  soryang   Oct-19-11 04:59 PM   #61 
  - Great post, read it people!  GirlinContempt   Oct-22-11 02:07 PM   #149 
  - No rich person ever gave me a job either.  JoeyT   Oct-19-11 05:03 PM   #62 
  - Actually, a rich person gave me my current job.  Atman   Oct-19-11 05:26 PM   #64 
     - What do you do? Do you work as a gardener, maid or do  B Calm   Oct-19-11 06:04 PM   #70 
     - Of course the customer created my job.  Atman   Oct-19-11 06:40 PM   #75 
     - I guess I work for a rich person too  maxrandb   Oct-19-11 06:39 PM   #74 
        - +100  Atman   Oct-19-11 06:42 PM   #77 
  - What's wrong with "That's not true. What do you mean?"  saras   Oct-19-11 05:35 PM   #65 
  - Your last line is my favorite  DaveJ   Oct-19-11 05:43 PM   #66 
  - I was poor when I gave people jobs  chowder66   Oct-19-11 05:47 PM   #67 
  - Amen to that  Swede Atlanta   Oct-19-11 05:53 PM   #68 
  - A poor person fed my children when I couldn't.  frustrated_lefty   Oct-19-11 05:58 PM   #69 
  - {{frustrated_lefty}} I hope life is better for you now.  WinkyDink   Oct-19-11 06:48 PM   #82 
  - No poor person ever sold us out on Wall St. nt  Deep13   Oct-19-11 06:06 PM   #71 
  - Actually, poor people spend every penny they get, therefore  MsPithy   Oct-19-11 06:20 PM   #73 
  - Of course  Zanzoobar   Oct-19-11 06:44 PM   #79 
  - no poor person I know (and I know a few) would think to charge a fee...  ejpoeta   Oct-19-11 07:08 PM   #84 
     - Thus. "Power to"  Zanzoobar   Oct-19-11 07:21 PM   #86 
  - Poor people gave you your lettuce and your strawberries; poor people cleaned your office; poor  WinkyDink   Oct-19-11 06:45 PM   #80 
  - I'm poor as heck and I GAVE MY NEIGHBOR A JOB  txlibdem   Oct-19-11 07:06 PM   #83 
  - My mother is poor, but she's constantly hiring other people  Zephie   Oct-19-11 07:16 PM   #85 
  - Lots of poor (and other) people spending money collectively is the ONLY thing  eridani   Oct-19-11 07:30 PM   #87 
  - k to 226  StarsInHerHair   Oct-19-11 07:30 PM   #88 
  - There were no "poor" people until the few among us figured out how to steal from the masses ... !!!  defendandprotect   Oct-19-11 07:44 PM   #89 
  - i'm poor and i give people jobs  JI7   Oct-19-11 07:47 PM   #90 
  - No rich person ever gave anyone a job  WoodyM90   Oct-19-11 07:48 PM   #91 
  - No poor person rigs elections, no poor person controls the corrupt narrative of the corporate media,  louslobbs   Oct-19-11 08:23 PM   #92 
  - EXCELLENT additions!  Iwillnevergiveup   Oct-20-11 02:21 AM   #111 
     - Exactly........We are the 99% and we are not stupid. Thanks. n/t  louslobbs   Oct-20-11 03:03 PM   #141 
  - No rich person ever gave me a job, either  Timbuk3   Oct-19-11 08:31 PM   #93 
  - No poor person bankrupted my country, and then left the mess for others to clean up.  Raster   Oct-19-11 08:35 PM   #94 
  - THANK YOU! k&r n/t  Pryderi   Oct-19-11 08:41 PM   #96 
  - No rich person ever created a job just because they got some more spending money  av8rdave   Oct-19-11 09:10 PM   #97 
  - Nice job!  BobTheSubgenius   Oct-19-11 09:16 PM   #98 
  - Rich people don't give jobs! Only DEMAND creates jobs.PoPeople spending money for goods and services  bjobotts   Oct-19-11 09:42 PM   #99 
  - I'm poor and have given many people jobs over the past 20 years.  kestrel91316   Oct-19-11 09:56 PM   #100 
  - No poor person ever laid me off from my job.  Ken Burch   Oct-19-11 10:02 PM   #101 
  - Well, I'm willing to bet poor people probably DO shout "get a job" to others . . .  HughBeaumont   Oct-20-11 07:40 AM   #127 
  - Everyone working at WalMart owes their job to poor folks.  lumberjack_jeff   Oct-19-11 11:09 PM   #105 
  - I just shared on facespace via OneGrassRoot's pic.  movingviolation   Oct-19-11 11:20 PM   #107 
  - It's sorta like the 53%ers: "I got where I am through hard work!"  Beartracks   Oct-19-11 11:44 PM   #109 
  - I absolutely love these...  laylah   Oct-20-11 02:27 AM   #112 
  - Great post!  JDPriestly   Oct-20-11 02:30 AM   #113 
  - proud to be rec 320!  FirstLight   Oct-20-11 03:17 AM   #114 
  - Super post  malaise   Oct-20-11 05:05 AM   #116 
  - Excellent!  Hanks   Oct-20-11 05:07 AM   #117 
  - K&R  ck4829   Oct-20-11 05:43 AM   #118 
  - Good, but...  Atypical Liberal   Oct-20-11 07:31 AM   #126 
  - Thom Hartmann always tells RepubliCONS that he started a business  fasttense   Oct-20-11 07:46 AM   #128 
  - Hmmm. Because of "poor people" ...  Myrina   Oct-20-11 08:05 AM   #131 
  - When I heard a right winger first say this, I realized that the defining difference between them  Sarah Ibarruri   Oct-20-11 08:29 AM   #133 
  - Or empathy. eom  FloridaJudy   Oct-20-11 08:51 AM   #134 
     - Absolutely. They are lacking in some of the best human qualities. A personality flaw, perhaps?  Sarah Ibarruri   Oct-20-11 09:21 AM   #136 
        - Genetics + Environment  FloridaJudy   Oct-20-11 02:45 PM   #140 
           - What a great explanation! Thank you! nt  Sarah Ibarruri   Oct-20-11 08:29 PM   #145 
  - This is one I've always hated  EstimatedProphet   Oct-20-11 09:20 AM   #135 
  - Tell Her: Poor People Create LOTS of jobs  mntleo2   Oct-20-11 10:20 AM   #137 
  - I. LOVE. THIS.!!!!! Everybody who's ever been confronted by some yahoo with this one-liner  calimary   Oct-20-11 02:05 PM   #139 
  - A poor person gave ME a job...  jmowreader   Oct-20-11 04:51 PM   #144 
  - Lazy fuckers think they are too good to roll up their sleeves and work for a start up  TheKentuckian   Oct-22-11 03:19 PM   #150 
 

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