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Tue Jul 17, 2012, 05:51 PM

The Creed of the One Percent

You pay high taxes - so we don't have to.

You enlist in the military to protect our far flung investments - so we don't need to.

You work hard to increase your work productivity - so we can employ fewer of you

You think sports stars deserve up to-8 figure salaries - so our compensation packages seem warranted and fairly normal.

You want to become filthy rich someday too - which leaves us nothing to apologize for.

You worry that the poor get too many handouts for their own good - so we have a common cause.

You rarely question if the U.S. system is really always best - so we don't have to prove that it is when it isn't.

You think that the candidates that we buy are still your own - so we frequently win by default.

You are willing to blame people weaker than yourself for your problems - so we gladly point them out to you

You feel powerless to change things - and we are pleased to have you feel that way.





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Response to Tom Rinaldo (Original post)

Tue Jul 17, 2012, 06:00 PM

1. Great description. Have to K/R

 

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Response to lib2DaBone (Reply #1)

Tue Jul 17, 2012, 06:18 PM

2. Thanks, especially for the K...

Threads drop fast on DU GD, which is a good thing. It means this place is hopping.

Of course this "Creed" is two dimensional and by no means represents everyone in the 1% (or in the 99% either). It is intentionally provocative. But I bet it becomes more accurate as you move toward the point one percent - (.1%)

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Response to Tom Rinaldo (Original post)

Tue Jul 17, 2012, 06:27 PM

3. Spot on. K&R n/t

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Response to Tom Rinaldo (Original post)

Tue Jul 17, 2012, 07:02 PM

4. I think it's like the average family with 2.5 kids

That might be the average but there are no actual families with 2.5 kids.

It's not like there is a sizable cabal of super wealthy people in America who would embrace this creed, points one through ten, as their own. Certainly not consciousloy, at least nof for all points. But cumulatively I think these come close to representing the sociological and ideological underpinnings of American society that allow the current economic status quo to exist.

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