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Greyhound Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 02:15 PM
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Not Korea. Not Foley. A reminder of the war that the other wars were
created to distract us from. The Class War, and as far as I can tell, their's is still the only side waging it.

Are you a casualty of the class war?

For the first time in our nation's history, the Forbes list of the 400 wealthiest Americans includes only billionaires. In fact, having only a billion dollars means you're not on the list. As a group, the Forbes 400 has a collective net worth of $1.25 trillion.

Real median earnings of full-time working males fell nearly 2 percent last year, according to the Census Bureau, while the real wages of working women fell by 1.3 percent... So what has been keeping our middle class afloat in the face of rapidly rising costs? American families have been living on, as well as in, their homes... Nationwide median home values from 2000-2005 jumped 32 percent, and homeowners have been pulling equity out of their houses in order to keep up with escalating tuition bills, health care costs and energy costs.

But not everyone is so lucky. The number of Americans without health coverage rose by 1.3 million last year, up to 46.6 million, according to the Census Bureau. What's worse, more than one in 10 American children are now uninsured. Fewer employers than ever are providing health care to their employees and those who are still lucky enough to receive employer-provided coverage are paying a much larger share: The Kaiser family foundation says the cost of family health insurance, in fact, is up 87 percent since 2000.



Full article, that is a come-on to sell his book, can be found here
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nam78_two Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 02:19 PM
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1. recommended/nt
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hashibabba Donating Member (894 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 02:30 PM
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2. Bush, our reverse Robin Hood. n/t
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Keepontruking Donating Member (145 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 03:14 PM
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3. class, a billion, a trillion?
And just think the  Hispanic people still want to live here
and work..what does that tell you about their home life???? 
And they know they will not have insurance , and will have to
live in the underground, What are they escaping?  Get your
facts before you judge to harshly!!!!!!
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Greyhound Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 04:13 PM
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4. Not sure what you're trying to say.
The Mexicans, and the other peoples from further south, are coming here because they have been forced to live under this system for generations, but that is where this is inevitably headed, 94% replaceable serfs, controlled by 4% "supervisor" class (buffers), ruled by the remaining 2%.
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Greyhound Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-10-06 02:40 PM
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5. Do people just not care? Is it because it is Lou Dobbs? Just don't
believe that we are being attacked?
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