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  -What, exactly, is the rich trying to accomplish by being richer Hawkeye-X  Dec-24-10 04:36 PM   #0 
  - power ultimately -- control over assets, territory, politics, people's lives  Hannah Bell   Dec-24-10 04:37 PM   #1 
  - After that, they'll face death or abandonment of this experiment.  Hawkeye-X   Dec-24-10 04:41 PM   #4 
  - There's nothing stopping Warren  Abq_Sarah   Dec-25-10 12:07 AM   #42 
     - Wealthy as he is, Buffet alone paying more taxes would hardly make a dent...  Silent3   Dec-25-10 12:18 AM   #43 
        - it would if the money he's socked away in private foundations he controls were taxed.  Hannah Bell   Dec-25-10 05:53 PM   #95 
  - Which explains why  Abq_Sarah   Dec-24-10 05:13 PM   #23 
  - You think having  GKirk   Dec-24-10 05:21 PM   #25 
     - tell that to the person who has lost their homes, and are now living with relatives  Donnachaidh   Dec-24-10 06:17 PM   #32 
     - Care to share some of that with me?  Hydra   Dec-24-10 07:30 PM   #35 
     - You're right, $1M in assets does not make you rich  tech9413   Dec-25-10 01:12 AM   #45 
     - You are both (insert pejorative adverb) wrong.  WinkyDink   Dec-25-10 02:03 AM   #48 
     - Try Telling It To Someone WIth NO Assets  NashVegas   Dec-25-10 11:32 AM   #85 
     - Here's a "feeling" to try: Empathy.  WinkyDink   Dec-25-10 02:02 AM   #47 
  - Poverty = slavery  MedicalAdmin   Dec-24-10 05:14 PM   #24 
  - You nailed it. It's about power and nothing else. n/t  Foo Fighter   Dec-25-10 02:14 AM   #52 
  - Buy elections.  tabatha   Dec-24-10 04:39 PM   #2 
  - Soon all people KNOW that the elections are fixed  Hawkeye-X   Dec-24-10 04:42 PM   #5 
     - The "then what" is what nobody wants to talk about  martymar64   Dec-25-10 07:01 AM   #67 
        - The "then what" can get your post deleted.........  socialist_n_TN   Dec-25-10 01:14 PM   #89 
  - They've never read Poe.  WinkyDink   Dec-24-10 04:39 PM   #3 
  - It's a compulsion. Even greed does not explain it all, it's a compusion to  RKP5637   Dec-24-10 04:46 PM   #6 
  - It doesn't so much lead to sociopathic behavior...  Cassandra   Dec-24-10 05:12 PM   #22 
  - Excellent point/comment! Thanks! n/t  RKP5637   Dec-24-10 05:26 PM   #29 
  - If you've ever known any of the extremely rich, then you know what drives them  Lorien   Dec-24-10 06:13 PM   #31 
  - "...having more than anyone else becomes the fixation. They can't elevate  Foo Fighter   Dec-25-10 02:38 AM   #54 
  - It's a sick twisted addiction  Raine   Dec-25-10 04:25 AM   #60 
  - I think their mental and emotional problems are culminating in a death wish  Demeter   Dec-24-10 04:53 PM   #7 
  - +1, n/t  RKP5637   Dec-24-10 05:04 PM   #15 
  - It's about control.  The Backlash Cometh   Dec-24-10 04:55 PM   #8 
  - Benefits isn't the right word  Hydra   Dec-24-10 06:21 PM   #33 
  - Very well said, Hydra.  The Backlash Cometh   Dec-24-10 11:09 PM   #41 
     - T/Y  Hydra   Dec-25-10 04:53 PM   #94 
  - Bingo. control over other people  treestar   Dec-25-10 11:32 AM   #84 
     - "Deserving poor"  The Backlash Cometh   Dec-25-10 12:01 PM   #86 
  - They just want to outdo each other. We non-rich don't factor into the equation. nt  valerief   Dec-24-10 04:56 PM   #9 
  - Sure we (98%) do; it's at our expense nt  ShockediSay   Dec-24-10 05:02 PM   #14 
     - Our labor is just something they take for granted. nt  valerief   Dec-24-10 05:05 PM   #16 
  - Forget US soldiers, teachers, health care workers, etc. Obama spotlights Steve Jobs  MrTriumph   Dec-24-10 04:59 PM   #10 
  - "Celebrate wealth." Never thought I'd hear a Democratic President utter such shamelessness.  WinkyDink   Dec-25-10 02:06 AM   #49 
     - Wow, I hadn't heard that one. I don't watch TV and/or check out mainstream  Foo Fighter   Dec-25-10 03:52 AM   #58 
        - It is just this "dream of wealth" obscenity that keeps the Middle-Class from aligning with the Poor.  WinkyDink   Dec-25-10 07:57 AM   #73 
           - Exactly. I see it all the time.  Foo Fighter   Dec-25-10 04:09 PM   #93 
  - Fulfillment of their addiction to greed.  obxhead   Dec-24-10 05:00 PM   #11 
  - The appetite grows by eating. -- Francois Rabelais  alterfurz   Dec-24-10 05:33 PM   #30 
  - Why does a dog lick his balls?  U4ikLefty   Dec-24-10 05:02 PM   #12 
  - It's a sickness  eleny   Dec-24-10 05:02 PM   #13 
  - It's capitalism. nm  rhett o rick   Dec-24-10 05:06 PM   #17 
     - At it's worst  eleny   Dec-24-10 05:07 PM   #18 
  - It's not personal, it's just business. I think the link below provides a great explaination.  rhett o rick   Dec-24-10 05:07 PM   #19 
  - In that spirit, I say: When's the next baptism?  WinkyDink   Dec-25-10 02:07 AM   #50 
     - BP is giving mass baptisms in their poluted Gulf. No charge. nm  rhett o rick   Dec-25-10 10:03 AM   #79 
  - They don't think about it.  bluestate10   Dec-24-10 05:08 PM   #20 
  - I think it's a penis thing.........  socialist_n_TN   Dec-24-10 05:10 PM   #21 
  - Yep. Greed. Call it anything you like. Wrap it in economics. Greed is greed.  MichiganVote   Dec-24-10 05:23 PM   #26 
  - Radix malorum est cupiditas.  ananda   Dec-24-10 05:24 PM   #28 
     - There is a sufficiency in the world....  MichiganVote   Dec-24-10 07:59 PM   #36 
     - Yep. Taught it for many years.  WinkyDink   Dec-25-10 02:09 AM   #51 
  - What rich are you talking about?  lynne   Dec-24-10 05:24 PM   #27 
  - The discussion has been light on hatred of prosperity and heavy on acknowledging avarice.  TheKentuckian   Dec-24-10 06:25 PM   #34 
  - Cue me in when one of them is serving the homeless a meal tomorrow.  MichiganVote   Dec-24-10 08:01 PM   #37 
  - +10000000000000. n/t  Foo Fighter   Dec-25-10 03:21 AM   #56 
  - Oooh, checks in SALVATION ARMY kettles! AMERICA should have no need for the SA!  WinkyDink   Dec-25-10 01:55 AM   #46 
  - Have you ever seen a rich person's tax return?  jtrockville   Dec-25-10 09:28 AM   #76 
  - To buy and sell your ass.  Kurovski   Dec-24-10 08:23 PM   #38 
  - In the movie _Superman III_, when the Richie Pryor character  tblue37   Dec-24-10 08:43 PM   #39 
  - And THAT in a nutshell IS capitalism...........  socialist_n_TN   Dec-25-10 01:22 PM   #91 
  - The USA is a mature economy and will not be growing as fast a china, India, Brazil.  applegrove   Dec-24-10 10:57 PM   #40 
  - This guy has an answer.  jotsy   Dec-25-10 12:20 AM   #44 
  - They are afraid. They think wealth will buy them security, but all it does is increase  McCamy Taylor   Dec-25-10 02:22 AM   #53 
  - They are indeed afraid -- but of poverty and starvation  mainer   Dec-25-10 09:50 AM   #77 
  - Hypothetical question  Hippo_Tron   Dec-25-10 02:55 AM   #55 
  - Personally, I'm at the point that if I have what I need.........  socialist_n_TN   Dec-25-10 01:29 PM   #92 
  - separation  ThomThom   Dec-25-10 03:37 AM   #57 
  - Define Rich...  KharmaTrain   Dec-25-10 04:11 AM   #59 
  - People with a fuckoad of money. n/t  TransitJohn   Dec-25-10 06:06 AM   #61 
  - Those that never have to worry about the things us mundanes do.  hobbit709   Dec-25-10 06:16 AM   #62 
  - Someone who never ever flies coach. . .  B Calm   Dec-25-10 06:22 AM   #64 
     - Interesting...  KharmaTrain   Dec-25-10 06:36 AM   #65 
     - Good point. Maybe it should be changed to someone who never  B Calm   Dec-25-10 06:48 AM   #66 
        - Just Going For Definitions Here  KharmaTrain   Dec-25-10 07:08 AM   #68 
     - I know some really rich who always fly coach  mainer   Dec-25-10 09:12 AM   #75 
  - I'm sure it's all about power over the working class. The working class  B Calm   Dec-25-10 06:18 AM   #63 
  - Greed is only one of the symptoms of the Anti-Social Personality Disorder called  Cal33   Dec-25-10 07:29 AM   #69 
  - They know our resources are limited.  rucky   Dec-25-10 07:31 AM   #70 
  - Following the total collapse, "they" will be the sole survivors!  DailyGrind51   Dec-25-10 07:42 AM   #71 
  - That's their hope, yes. But, most of them will also fall. After  Cal33   Dec-25-10 07:50 AM   #72 
  - Sometimes they just do what they love, and are surprised they're rich  mainer   Dec-25-10 09:06 AM   #74 
  - It is a disease, like morbid obesity, and these people need help to shed their excess. NT  grahamhgreen   Dec-25-10 09:51 AM   #78 
  - Competition mega yacht racing.  L0oniX   Dec-25-10 10:04 AM   #80 
  - "The object of persecution is persecution. The object of torture is torture.  bemildred   Dec-25-10 10:05 AM   #81 
  - What, exactly, is a cancer cell trying to accomplish  Jackpine Radical   Dec-25-10 10:07 AM   #82 
  - We made Corporate Quarterly Profits more important than anything else in our country.  Overseas   Dec-25-10 11:27 AM   #83 
  - Here's Mario Cuomo's 1984 speech about the Reaganite "Shining City on the Hill"  Overseas   Dec-25-10 12:29 PM   #87 
  - I think they're using the underpants gnomes theory:  Initech   Dec-25-10 12:51 PM   #88 
  - Keeping the rest of us with hat in hand begging. n/t  Cleita   Dec-25-10 01:15 PM   #90 
  - The poor are trying to get richer too.  Zanzobar   Dec-25-10 05:58 PM   #96 

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