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GaYellowDawg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-10-11 10:05 AM
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50. That's the stupidest unrec I've ever seen. Here's why.
Did you even read the post?

No one, in the article, or outside of the article, said that "folks making 150K a year" was a problem. But it's extremely illuminating that people think that 150K is rich. Extremely, because it's a huge problem that people think of 150K as rich.

Why is that a problem? Because people can think of 150K as attainable, if not for them then for their children. And when they think of a certain figure as both "rich" and "attainable", they start to identify with the "rich" as a means of wish-fulfillment. Then "rich" and "top 1%" become lumped together. All of a sudden, they're absolutely determined to defend the top 1% and identify with them because they think that they or their children will somehow, someday, be part of the top 1% through the good old Horatio Alger myth that working hard automatically brings vast wealth. Thus, a Tea Partier is born.

Anything that gives as much insight into how the masses on the other side are manipulated is extraordinarily valuable. I wish I could rec it 1,000 times.
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