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Income and wealth inequality ...............

Discussion in 'Political Debate & Discussion' started by Crabtownboy, Dec 16, 2015.

  1. Crabtownboy

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    Income and wealth inequality have reached obscene levels, the threat of climate change is more frightening than ever, and the billionaire class is now allowed to spend unlimited amounts of money to buy the candidate they want. And it is up to us to stand up and fight back. If we stand together, there is no limit to what we can accomplish.

    Bernie Sanders
     
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    Reads like a novelist's pitch to a publisher for a story about a dystopian society. In other words, not grounded in reality.
     
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    Who believes that the economy is a zero sum game? One person being wealthy doesn't necessarily mean that he stole from someone else.

    Just look at the guy who invented the pet rock. ;)
     
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    A fool and his money are soon parted
     
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    Sometimes you have to invent demand. This applies to most modern/postmodern art, as well as the pet rocks.

    Biggrin
     
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    I've asked CTB many times to explain how the poor are made poorer if someone gains wealth. Never gotten an answer.
     
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    Don't you know that it's just unfair?!
     
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    Why is it obscene?

    Sigh, Gore said the polar ice caps would be gone by now. What has happened instead is they have grown exponentially. In the 70's the fear was an ice age now it is warming. The "science" behind the myth has been shown to have been manipulated intentionally. When these guys get their act together then come back with the fearmongering. Until then it makes you all look foolish.

    Just ask Hillary and Sanders they both know this as good as anyone.
     
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