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DuaneBidoux Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-11-11 09:42 PM
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Once America built things .now we just stick our hands into each otherís pockets.
This is paraphrased from a union guy who was just murdered on a show that I just watched (The Wire (great show))

Think about it, liberals actually are redistributing wealth from wealthy. In the meantime who is making anything? Who is actually adding to the wealth of everyone?

Liberals try to get it back to where there was a choice OTHER THAN to take it from someone elses pockets.

What we really need to do is take it back to what one American gave another was something that was something we didn't have to hide from the other one because we actually produced something in exchange.
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mckara Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-11-11 09:50 PM
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1. Duh! And Neoliberal Economics Forces Workers to Do This...
Why did wealthy industrialists send jobs overseas?
They can stop redistributing wealth, and that will be fine, until the guillotine strikes the back of their necks.
It would be better for all to scrap neoliberal philosophies and bring jobs back to the United States.
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DuaneBidoux Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-11-11 09:53 PM
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3. You're right of course. You're talking tactical...I had a moment of philosophical strategic
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mckara Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-11-11 10:06 PM
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7. Unequal Wealth Distribution Creates Social Unrest...
Edited on Mon Apr-11-11 10:12 PM by mckara
The Bible (Hosea 8-7): "For they have sown the wind, and they shall reap the whirlwind..."
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BillyJack Donating Member (653 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-11-11 09:51 PM
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2. All wealth comes from labor....
our own labor or someone or something else's (plants & animals) labor.

Exploiting natural resouces brings wealth as well.
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sad sally Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-11-11 09:57 PM
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4. Michael Moore said it very well:
I have nothing more than a high school degree. But back when I was in school, every student had to take one semester of economics in order to graduate. And here's what I learned: Money doesn't grow on trees. It grows when we make things. It grows when we have good jobs with good wages that we use to buy the things we need and thus create more jobs. It grows when we provide an outstanding educational system that then grows a new generation of inventors, entrepreneurs, artists, scientists and thinkers who come up with the next great idea for the planet. And that new idea creates new jobs and that creates revenue for the state. But if those who have the most money don't pay their fair share of taxes, the state can't function. The schools can't produce the best and the brightest who will go on to create those jobs. If the wealthy get to keep most of their money, we have seen what they will do with it: recklessly gamble it on crazy Wall Street schemes and crash our economy. The crash they created cost us millions of jobs. That too caused a reduction in tax revenue. Everyone ended up suffering because of what the rich did.

The nation is not broke, my friends. Wisconsin is not broke. Saying that the country is broke is repeating a Big Lie. It's one of the three biggest lies of the decade: 1) America is broke, 2) Iraq has WMD, and 3) The Packers can't win the Super Bowl without Brett Favre.

http://www.michaelmoore.com/words/mike-friends-blog/ame...

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DuaneBidoux Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-11-11 10:02 PM
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6. Agreed. But the poker game needs to stop and the sweat of the brow needs to flow.
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HuskiesHowls Donating Member (582 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-11-11 09:59 PM
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5. Once--The Government--Built things
The "teapartiers" say government doesn't produce jobs.

Hmmm.....who funded the Interstate Highway system?? Or, Grand Coulee Dam, or the Hoover Dam...or who was it that set things up for having men walk on the moon???

Also....who the hell pays the police and firefighters?? I thought that those were "public" jobs...paid for by the local government?

Government doesn't create jobs?? Since when??
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DuaneBidoux Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-12-11 10:07 PM
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11. And if you one to take the Intestate HWY system one step beyond heavy constructing think of this:
How much more cargo traveled quickly and more efficiently because of those roads? How many more tourists begin to see parts of their own country they would have never seen and spread their good green tidings among working folks every where?

I don't know if this is a universal truth (I doubt it actually) or a force inherent in the human spirit. Nobody who has looked to the future has ever yet lost. Whether it's high speed rail, or green energy, or food fabricated in a sustainable way the evidence is on our side--the guys who have wanted to take us backwards have never won yet. Don't get dispirited, stats are very much on our side.
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Faryn Balyncd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-11-11 10:30 PM
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8. K and R
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david13 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-11-11 11:05 PM
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9. You first. dc
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The Northerner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-12-11 02:51 AM
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10. K&R nt
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