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patriotvoice Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-14-04 08:14 PM
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Top 225 people more wealthy than bottom 2,500,000,000.
The world's 225 richest people now have a combined wealth of $1 trillion. That's equal to the combined annual income of the world's 2.5 billion poorests people.
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Microsoft CEO Bill Gates has more wealth than the bottom 45 percent of American households combined.

http://www.channel4.com/4money/funnymoney/richometer/wh...
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whistle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-14-04 08:16 PM
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1. Yep!
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DebJ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-14-04 08:17 PM
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2. oh gee, lets give Bill another tax cut. He needs it!
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slor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-14-04 08:18 PM
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3. Now ,Now people...
it is called "trickle down"...give it time, did you expect a downpour?
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Hoping4Change Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-14-04 08:22 PM
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4. Wealthy Taxpayers Bank on Bush - More interesting facts
"Criticizing tax breaks for large investors and corporations, Buffett recently told Berkshire Hathaway shareholders, "If class warfare is being waged in America, my class is clearly winning...

Federal tax revenues have fallen to their lowest level as a share of the economy since 1950. We can't have a 21st century country with 1950 tax revenues.

The average 2004 tax cut for the richest 1%--$59,292--is more than the typical firefighter, registered nurse, environmental scientist, social worker or police officer makes in a year."


http://www.sitemason.com/newspub/crIfdK?id=15772
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david_vincent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-14-04 08:24 PM
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5. And how many of you are using Windoze?
I've been M$ free for a year and a half now. It doesn't hurt a bit...
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Spoon Donating Member (401 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-14-04 08:29 PM
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6. At the current rate of growth, Gates will be able to pay off the National
Debt in 2025...

Other interesting Gates factoids:

Bill Gates Net Worth Page
http://www.quuxuum.org/~evan/bgnw.html
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Doctor Smith Donating Member (255 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-14-04 08:38 PM
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7. You are comparing annual income to total wealth.
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Spoon Donating Member (401 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-14-04 08:39 PM
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8. Although if Bill Gates were to split up his fortune with everyone on
the planet, each person would only get $5.
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Doctor Smith Donating Member (255 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-14-04 08:41 PM
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9. What if he only split it with everyone on my block?
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whistle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-19-04 11:46 PM
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10. In other words it takes 2.5 billion people to support the wealthiest 225
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jbutsz Donating Member (226 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-20-04 10:17 PM
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11. I make $150 a week
Just thought I'd throw my wealth on the table too..haha :crazy:

:shrug:

:hurts:

:cry:
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