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LostInAnomie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 03:13 PM
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Is anyone else getting tired of Republicans and the rich labeling themselves as "The Achievers"...
Edited on Sat Mar-07-09 03:24 PM by LostInAnomie
... and "The Earners"?

I can't believe that more people don't take umbrage to the fact that they are being insulted by this arrogance. It is seriously telling everyone out there that if they have chosen or are in a career where they are not being paid ridiculous amount of money they have not achieved anything. Sorry teachers, police officers, social workers, or just someone providing for their family. Your accomplishments mean nothing.
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dipsydoodle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 03:16 PM
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1. Dunno really - is achievers a euphemism
for robbers ?
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RandomKoolzip Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 03:17 PM
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2. "The Job Creators:" that's my favorite.
:rofl:
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ck4829 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 03:17 PM
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3. You betcha!
You are NOT an "achiever" if...

You got your "prosperity" from mommy and daddy.
You've never done a single thing to earn that achievement at any point in your life.
You're connected to the last 8 years of disastrous policies.
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johnaries Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 03:17 PM
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4. Yes! I think we should encourage them to "go Galt".
They have made such a mess of things it would be better if they did all retire.
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Warpy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 03:21 PM
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7. They already did
Lacking a sufficient customer base, they pulled their money out of manufacturing and put it on the gambling tables, instead. Now they're finding out their big winnings are all Monopoly money.
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Warpy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 03:20 PM
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5. They actually think they are
because they think their money provides jobs and that makes them the productive ones, the achievers.

What we're all finding out (AGAIN!) is that customers provide the jobs. No rich man ever produced a job he didn't have a poor man waiting for, ready to buy all the goods or services it would produce.
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beltanefauve Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 03:20 PM
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6. Ah, yes, those
"hard-working" Americans from the "real America". And in true crybaby fashion, we're also hearing a lot these days about "penalizing success". I guess since the race card didn't work for them this past election, they're playing the class card instead.
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Goblinmonger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 03:24 PM
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8. You could have stopped at "Is anyone else getting tired of Republicans"
and got the same answer from me.

But, yes, they can get off their high horse.
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Stellabella Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 03:25 PM
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9. Yes. Especially those who claim they are 'self-made'.
NOBODY has ever gotten anywhere in this world without some advantages. Being born a white male in this country is a huge head start. Family wealth, enough money to go to college, and the Old Boy's network has propelled many people beyond where they would be if life was fair.

Not to mention the advantages of the 'socialist state' (sarcasm), including medical care, clean water, safe food, etc. etc. etc. etc.
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FreakinDJ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 03:37 PM
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10. A lot of RATpubliCONs are "Low Paid Idiots"
Working in menial low skilled jobs without union representation or Health benefits - and its all the Damm Dimocrats fault!!
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