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Mon Nov 11, 2013, 10:45 PM

 

Anybody Here Personally Know Somebody Who Is Being Screwed By Our Current Political System ???

I know a whole lot of 'em.




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Reply Anybody Here Personally Know Somebody Who Is Being Screwed By Our Current Political System ??? (Original post)
WillyT Nov 2013 OP
Deep13 Nov 2013 #1
Incitatus Nov 2013 #2
Deep13 Nov 2013 #3
bigwillq Nov 2013 #6
Brigid Nov 2013 #4
hfojvt Nov 2013 #9
NuclearDem Nov 2013 #5
liberal_at_heart Nov 2013 #7
patricia92243 Nov 2013 #8
Le Taz Hot Nov 2013 #10

Response to WillyT (Original post)

Mon Nov 11, 2013, 10:52 PM

1. 300,000,000 of them. nt

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Response to Deep13 (Reply #1)

Mon Nov 11, 2013, 10:55 PM

2. Slam dunk on the first comment. nt

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Response to Incitatus (Reply #2)

Mon Nov 11, 2013, 10:57 PM

3. Actually, it is an understatement since imperialism affects many foreigners too. nt

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Response to Deep13 (Reply #1)

Mon Nov 11, 2013, 11:20 PM

6. ....

 

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Mon Nov 11, 2013, 11:15 PM

4. Since I don't know anyone in the 1% . . .

That would be everybody I know. But not all of them realize it.

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Response to Brigid (Reply #4)

Tue Nov 12, 2013, 03:37 AM

9. you probably know lots of people in the 1%

albeit not personally.

First, there are the Obamas - members of the 1%.
Then also, there are the Clintons.
Also, of course, the Romneys, the McCains.

If you watch any sports, you see many of them. Just watching the news and heard about Santana turning down an offer of $14.1 million. He wants $100 million for five years. http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article/mlb/ervin-santana-turns-down-royals-qualifying-offer-of-141-million-for-2014-season?ymd=20131111&content_id=63849272&vkey=news_mlb

Quite a bit of money for a guy with 9 wins and 10 losses, but I guess that those who do not study history are doomed to be multi-millionaires.

Then there are the TV and movie people. You know, Brad Pitt and Angelina made $45 million last year. And Will Smith made $31 million. Rachel Maddow makes $5 million a year.

But is everyone you know hurting? My school superintendent makes $175,000 a year. The city manager makes $120,000. The head of the water department makes $110,000. Are those people hurting? Is my doctor suffering with his doctor's income? What about my dentist? Getting screwed, or living pretty well? I will ask him when he gets back from his vacation in Hawaii.

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Mon Nov 11, 2013, 11:16 PM

5. Too many to count.

 

Too depressing to list all of them.

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Mon Nov 11, 2013, 11:42 PM

7. my son for one who is stuck in our broken public school system.

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Tue Nov 12, 2013, 03:10 AM

8. Food stamps cut to 92 year old.

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Tue Nov 12, 2013, 07:48 AM

10. All the primary states that

aren't Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina -- you know, the other 90% of the population who never get a say in who the candidate will be.

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