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Questioning Millionaires Or Wall Street = Jealousy

Hits: 7787 | Rating: (3.0) | Category: News & Politics | Added by: kitteh9lives
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Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 15 Posts
Friday, January 13, 2012 5:30:31 PM
drat this idiot!

Male, 18-29, Canada
 529 Posts
Friday, January 13, 2012 10:47:15 AM
That's an ad hominem attack--Republicans are full of 'em. Even if it is true that they are jealous of the billionaires (I personally agree with that statement) it in no way impacts the veracity of what they're saying.

It's people like this that give capitalists a bad name.

*sigh*. Ron Paul...2012.

Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 4 Posts
Friday, January 13, 2012 9:05:15 AM
I don't see it as envy either, I see it as a simple thing like balancing a check book. People ask questions to make sure everything is accurate and legal, ethical (not fair), and mutually beneficial. It often seems we rob Peter to pay Paul, and obviously we spend more than we make as a nation. Top execs get huge bonuses, federal wages go up, but the average Joe's wages have remained stagnant despite taxes and the cost of living increasing. I'd say that people are concerned for their own welfare and not envious of the rich, we just want to be sure they're using the money they've acquired for positive outcomes and not to line the pockets of the few at the detriment of the many. Of course Romney has always had a silver spoon so he wouldn't see it this way.

Female, 40-49, Southern US
 814 Posts
Friday, January 13, 2012 8:42:08 AM
"there's so much good that could come from a more just America."

thanks, hi2pi. All fatty/lazy jokes aside, we have a lot to offer the world (and by that I don't mean go to war with other people) if we could just get our priorities straight

Male, 40-49, Southern US
 2105 Posts
Friday, January 13, 2012 7:10:41 AM
Immediately after the interview, Mitt calmed his frayed nerves by repeatedly punching a homeless woman in the throat while muttering the phrase 'I love my people.'

Female, 18-29, Eastern US
 2524 Posts
Friday, January 13, 2012 5:41:19 AM
Ya'll just jelly, guys.

Male, 30-39, Midwest US
 448 Posts
Friday, January 13, 2012 4:06:53 AM
I've really grown tired if these rich pricks.
There's a reason people say history repeats itself.
I think they need to go back to school and pop open their history books to the chapter titled "The French Revolution".
As time goes on, and it gets harder and harder for everyone to get by, there will come a breaking point. In my opinion the phrase "class warfare" is on par with "let them eat cake".
In any case, I have a room full of assault rifles, handguns, shotguns, and various sharp pointy things that hunger for the blood of a rich man. Who am I to deny them? :)

Male, 70 & Over, Southern US
 973 Posts
Friday, January 13, 2012 1:25:38 AM
Compare the reactions in hereto that in the post about Ted Williams. Or how much you complain about pay packets of Steven Colbert, Jon Stewart or any number of your sporting stars. It is Class warfare, just choosing targets we think as undeserving.
The annoying thing is we're pulled in two opposite directions the more we compensate people for circumstances the less fair the system becomes because to pay for that we have to tax people, so you start punishing people for good luck. The less you compensate the more people are allowed to choose and work to their abilities and luck the more inequality you will have. People weren't complaining until the economic cycle went into recession.
What really get's me is how people have no qualms about where there clothes come from, how there food is made, where all there gadgets come from. An entire factory in China threatened mass suicide the other day, one connected with Microsoft and Apple... Wheres the mass boycott or protest on these com

Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 57 Posts
Thursday, January 12, 2012 10:41:31 PM
Its about corruption not envy no one is protesting because the system is filled with envy. How can the voice of the people be heard when we have to compete with corporations with virtually unlimited finances. It really saddens me that so many people don't get this but whatever people vote for the status quo and never evolve let the corporations take over and see what you get.

Male, 40-49, Asia
 13786 Posts
Thursday, January 12, 2012 9:52:36 PM
He means it's a sin to question the distribution of wealth and power.

Male, 40-49, Eastern US
 2752 Posts
Thursday, January 12, 2012 9:51:54 PM
Ass hat. That is all.

Male, 60-69, Midwest US
 15860 Posts
Thursday, January 12, 2012 9:38:52 PM
I'm no big Romney fan, but I think he got the better of this one. Matt Lauer is a commie dickhole.

Male, 18-29, Canada
 1167 Posts
Thursday, January 12, 2012 8:58:06 PM
This is -in my opinion- the most accurate, informative and entertaining summary of your American money problem.

(Grab some popcorn)

Male, 50-59, Western US
 34237 Posts
Thursday, January 12, 2012 8:42:23 PM

Romneys tax plan increases middle class tax from 400-4000 depending on income level while dropping the rich tax by 5%.

Sure, let's tax the unemployed people. Good idea.

Male, 50-59, Western US
 34237 Posts
Thursday, January 12, 2012 6:54:50 PM

@ jops - Colbert fell second in the polls in South Carolina, the next primary. Ahead of Huntsman, and Colbert's not even running. Last night Steven said he'd make some announcement tonight on his show about it. Should be fun.


Male, 30-39, Canada
 738 Posts
Thursday, January 12, 2012 6:43:03 PM
It was at least an honest answer...but it does reveal the intability of the rich to consider that the system that they benefit from may be unfair. And it is the elite that has been waging (and winning) class warfare since the 1980's in the USA. Which is sad, because there's so much good that could come from a more just America.

Male, 30-39, Midwest US
 687 Posts
Thursday, January 12, 2012 4:38:56 PM
does anyone else think colbert would make a better president than mitt

Male, 40-49, Eastern US
 6018 Posts
Thursday, January 12, 2012 4:04:36 PM
America needs Mitt Romney like it needs a hole in the head.

Male, 40-49, Eastern US
 3255 Posts
Thursday, January 12, 2012 3:32:19 PM
In a capitalistic society, you will have the ultra rich, or the 1%, and the ultra poor. It's the nature of the beast. What I have a problem with is allowing the ultra rich, who are a small number of people, to keep more of their money, and then turn around and use it to control the lives of the rest of the populous.

Male, 50-59, Canada
 28555 Posts
Thursday, January 12, 2012 3:11:12 PM
Sounds like he gave a fine answer!

Now is someone EVER going to ask Obama even ONE 'tough question'? Aside from Joe The Plumber of course.

Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 3500 Posts
Thursday, January 12, 2012 3:06:22 PM
Questioning how someone obtained their wealth is jealousy?

Well now, I guess people need to stop asking why my money is always covered in cocaine.

Male, 50-59, Western US
 34237 Posts
Thursday, January 12, 2012 2:57:35 PM

Adding to my previous post...

I'm not envious. I'm just pissed off they stole my money and the government gave them bonus' for doing it. {bail out money}

That's not jealousy...that's FRACKING ANGER!

Male, 40-49, Western US
 254 Posts
Thursday, January 12, 2012 2:55:44 PM
He answered the question poorly. He was clearly focused on someone specific and failed to answer the more general question.

Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 694 Posts
Thursday, January 12, 2012 1:57:55 PM
Mitt Romney has a coooooold

get some rest, Mittens!

Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 2855 Posts
Thursday, January 12, 2012 1:48:54 PM
drat yeah.

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