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(The New Republic)   Old and busted: The top 1% received 93% of the income gains in 2010. New hotness: Including 2011 the top 1% received 121% of the gains, essentially sending the 99% into recession   (newrepublic.com) divider line 256
    More: Sad, Emmanuel Saez, great years, income distribution, recession, Thomas Piketty  
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2013-02-16 11:07:56 AM  
thanks wall street.

can we have another?
 
2013-02-16 11:09:01 AM  
Remember, these are Job Creators.  You can't criticize this fragile and delicate class of human.
 
2013-02-16 11:13:25 AM  
So, more tax cuts, then?
 
2013-02-16 11:25:20 AM  

snuffy: thanks wall street.

clancifer: You can't criticize this fragile and delicate class of human.

propasaurus: So, more tax cuts, then?


First time I agree with all of the posts in a thread.
 
2013-02-16 11:38:50 AM  
Steve Forbes worked hard to inherit his money.
 
2013-02-16 12:21:11 PM  
That just means we haven't helped the rich enough. They need more handouts, and less taxes. Then we'll see the glory of the capitalist republic of America!
 
2013-02-16 04:39:12 PM  
Well, just look at all the jobs they created!

The offshore banking industry is thriving!!
 
2013-02-16 04:44:23 PM  
Nothing to see here, citizens. No problem with income inequality here in the USA! USA! USA!
 
2013-02-16 04:46:06 PM  
We just haven't had enough tax cuts for the rich.  I'm sure that with a few more, the wealth will finally start to trickle down.

We're nearly there!
 
2013-02-16 04:46:33 PM  
I can feel it trickling down on me!
 
2013-02-16 04:46:47 PM  
Oh great, another circle jerk bashing thread.

I hear Daily Kos is an excellent site for political debate. These kinds of conversations probably should happen there.

This is Fark where we have Snark. If you want to suck Obama's dick, you can do so at Kos. If you want to suck Boehner's dick, you can do that at Free Republic. If you want to just watch gay porn, you can search for some using Google.

Please let Fark be snark
 
2013-02-16 04:47:51 PM  
you people sound poor
 
2013-02-16 04:50:02 PM  

cman: Oh great, another circle jerk bashing thread.

I hear Daily Kos is an excellent site for political debate. These kinds of conversations probably should happen there.

This is Fark where we have Snark. If you want to suck Obama's dick, you can do so at Kos. If you want to suck Boehner's dick, you can do that at Free Republic. If you want to just watch gay porn, you can search for some using Google.

Please let Fark be snark


You talk about penis in mouth a lot.
 
2013-02-16 04:51:14 PM  

Brosef13: cman: Oh great, another circle jerk bashing thread.

I hear Daily Kos is an excellent site for political debate. These kinds of conversations probably should happen there.

This is Fark where we have Snark. If you want to suck Obama's dick, you can do so at Kos. If you want to suck Boehner's dick, you can do that at Free Republic. If you want to just watch gay porn, you can search for some using Google.

Please let Fark be snark

You talk about penis in mouth a lot.


Indeed I do

I also like watching half-naked sweaty men touching other half-naked sweaty men. I believe they call it "professional wrestling".
 
2013-02-16 04:52:15 PM  
I feel poor.
 
2013-02-16 04:52:33 PM  
thisfragiletent.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-02-16 04:54:01 PM  

Granny_Panties: I can feel it trickling down on me!


No, you'd be getting paid for that.
 
2013-02-16 04:54:41 PM  
Elizabeth Warren, in the Senate Office Building, with the strap-on.
 
2013-02-16 04:54:59 PM  
Your chart of income inequality, graded by nation. USA! USA!

www.conferenceboard.ca
 
2013-02-16 04:56:15 PM  
mathspig.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-02-16 04:57:50 PM  
i.imgur.com
 
2013-02-16 04:58:49 PM  
An object in motion tends to stay in motion.  People who are rich will continue to do the things that made them rich in the first place and will therefore tend to become more rich.  The poors of this country will continue to make bad decisions and refuse to apply themselves and will continue to find themselves in a pitiful state.  This shouldn't really surprise anyone - this isn't like a few hundred years ago where major wars or natural disasters or huge new swaths of land would descend upon the economy and provide a sort of 'reset' for the society as a whole.
 
2013-02-16 04:59:23 PM  

cman: Oh great, another circle jerk bashing thread.

I hear Daily Kos is an excellent site for political debate. These kinds of conversations probably should happen there.

This is Fark where we have Snark. If you want to suck Obama's dick, you can do so at Kos. If you want to suck Boehner's dick, you can do that at Free Republic. If you want to just watch gay porn, you can search for some using Google.

Please let Fark be snark


WTF are you complaining about?  About are we being too mean to poor wealthy people?

Is being upset by a ridiculous and ever-increasing gulf in wealth considered "sucking Obama's dick?"

Do you not see this wealth disparity as a problem?
 
2013-02-16 04:59:46 PM  
The Obama economy has been very, very good for the rich.

Kind of weird, considering how he goes on and on about the poor and middle class.
 
2013-02-16 05:00:38 PM  

Shaggy_C: An object in motion tends to stay in motion.  People who are rich will continue to do the things that made them rich in the first place and will therefore tend to become more rich.  The poors of this country will continue to make bad decisions and refuse to apply themselves and will continue to find themselves in a pitiful state.  This shouldn't really surprise anyone - this isn't like a few hundred years ago where major wars or natural disasters or huge new swaths of land would descend upon the economy and provide a sort of 'reset' for the society as a whole.


img.photobucket.com

I blame Al Gore
 
2013-02-16 05:01:07 PM  

Lionel Mandrake: cman: Oh great, another circle jerk bashing thread.

I hear Daily Kos is an excellent site for political debate. These kinds of conversations probably should happen there.

This is Fark where we have Snark. If you want to suck Obama's dick, you can do so at Kos. If you want to suck Boehner's dick, you can do that at Free Republic. If you want to just watch gay porn, you can search for some using Google.

Please let Fark be snark

WTF are you complaining about?  About are we being too mean to poor wealthy people?

Is being upset by a ridiculous and ever-increasing gulf in wealth considered "sucking Obama's dick?"

Do you not see this wealth disparity as a problem?


Thats not it

Its about it being on Fark.
 
2013-02-16 05:03:11 PM  

cman: This is Fark where we have Snark. If you want to suck Obama's dick, you can do so at Kos. If you want to suck Boehner's dick, you can do that at Free Republic. If you want to just watch gay porn, you can search for some using Google.

Please let Fark be snark


I would have figured you would have known this, but gushing about Boehner will more likely get you banned (or zotted as they like to say) over in Freeperville, he's a spineless liberal to them at this point
 
2013-02-16 05:04:29 PM  

martissimo: cman: This is Fark where we have Snark. If you want to suck Obama's dick, you can do so at Kos. If you want to suck Boehner's dick, you can do that at Free Republic. If you want to just watch gay porn, you can search for some using Google.

Please let Fark be snark

I would have figured you would have known this, but gushing about Boehner will more likely get you banned (or zotted as they like to say) over in Freeperville, he's a spineless liberal to them at this point


I dont go there.
 
2013-02-16 05:06:50 PM  

cman: Thats not it

Its about it being on Fark.


Again, WTF are you talking about?

Stay out of the fkn thread if you don't like the topic.

Really, there is no need for you to stop by and express your disapproval.  None whatsoever.
 
2013-02-16 05:06:53 PM  

cman: Lionel Mandrake: cman: Oh great, another circle jerk bashing thread.

I hear Daily Kos is an excellent site for political debate. These kinds of conversations probably should happen there.

This is Fark where we have Snark. If you want to suck Obama's dick, you can do so at Kos. If you want to suck Boehner's dick, you can do that at Free Republic. If you want to just watch gay porn, you can search for some using Google.

Please let Fark be snark

WTF are you complaining about?  About are we being too mean to poor wealthy people?

Is being upset by a ridiculous and ever-increasing gulf in wealth considered "sucking Obama's dick?"

Do you not see this wealth disparity as a problem?

Thats not it

Its about it being on Fark.


FFS don't click on the Politics tab and your problem is solved jackass.

You hold the power to make what you want happen but instead you're gonna piss and moan in the comments thread like someone forced you to read it. Piss off, you're a self absorbed twat and you need to stop demanding that the world conforms to your expectations.

/Yes I'm serious.
//Just go away and quit biatching ffs.
 
2013-02-16 05:08:59 PM  
America would be a much stronger and more vibrant nation if we eradicated the cancer that is capitalism.
 
2013-02-16 05:09:28 PM  

Dahnkster: [mathspig.files.wordpress.com image 400x354]


We ought to make the pie higher.
 
2013-02-16 05:09:42 PM  

Lionel Mandrake: cman: Thats not it

Its about it being on Fark.

Again, WTF are you talking about?

Stay out of the fkn thread if you don't like the topic.

Really, there is no need for you to stop by and express your disapproval.  None whatsoever.


I AM A LOUD AMERICAN AND I LIKE TO biatch

twistofsin: cman: Lionel Mandrake: cman: Oh great, another circle jerk bashing thread.

I hear Daily Kos is an excellent site for political debate. These kinds of conversations probably should happen there.

This is Fark where we have Snark. If you want to suck Obama's dick, you can do so at Kos. If you want to suck Boehner's dick, you can do that at Free Republic. If you want to just watch gay porn, you can search for some using Google.

Please let Fark be snark

WTF are you complaining about?  About are we being too mean to poor wealthy people?

Is being upset by a ridiculous and ever-increasing gulf in wealth considered "sucking Obama's dick?"

Do you not see this wealth disparity as a problem?

Thats not it

Its about it being on Fark.

FFS don't click on the Politics tab and your problem is solved jackass.

You hold the power to make what you want happen but instead you're gonna piss and moan in the comments thread like someone forced you to read it. Piss off, you're a self absorbed twat and you need to stop demanding that the world conforms to your expectations.

/Yes I'm serious.
//Just go away and quit biatching ffs.


(looks at your signup date)

Me go away? You are the newb compared to I
 
2013-02-16 05:11:54 PM  

cman: I also like watching half-naked sweaty men touching other half-naked sweaty men. I believe they call it "professional wrestling".


Do you also like watching movies about gladiators while hanging around the gymnasium of a Turkish prison?
 
2013-02-16 05:14:58 PM  

cman: Me go away? You are the newb compared to I


And yet, he clearly knows better than you to just not go into a thread if the topic is not of interest.
 
2013-02-16 05:15:18 PM  

Cletus C.: The Obama economy has been very, very good for the rich.

Kind of weird, considering how he goes on and on about the poor and middle class.


Obama talks like a progressive, but walks like a neoliberal.
 
2013-02-16 05:16:23 PM  
cman: derp

i.imgur.com
 
2013-02-16 05:16:50 PM  

ImpendingCynic: cman: I also like watching half-naked sweaty men touching other half-naked sweaty men. I believe they call it "professional wrestling".

Do you also like watching movies about gladiators while hanging around the gymnasium of a Turkish prison?


Have you ever seen a grown man wrestle naked?
 
2013-02-16 05:17:32 PM  

Lionel Mandrake: cman: Me go away? You are the newb compared to I

And yet, he clearly knows better than you to just not go into a thread if the topic is not of interest.


To be serious for a minute, I am gonna say why I dont like it.

Simply speaking, it is my opinion that these kinds of threads divide the Fark community, not make it stronger. If Fark was a political website then it would be appropriate since that would be the people who read it. But it isnt; Fark is a website that is supposed to be about weird news.
 
2013-02-16 05:19:16 PM  
We are snarking, cman. We're snarking at the rich who took our blood, sweat, and tears and enriched themselves with it, and at their defenders in the conservative media who told us that the wealth would 'trickle down' back to us while laughing behind our backs.

And we sure as hell aren't sucking Obama's dick, because Obama isn't exactly doing very much about that himself.  Perhaps because he can't, but still.
 
2013-02-16 05:19:36 PM  
Well, thread successfully derailed. Congrats, enablers.
 
2013-02-16 05:20:19 PM  

BMulligan: America would be a much stronger and more vibrant nation if we eradicated the cancer that is capitalism.


I don't know if capitalism needs to be eradicated entirely, but in its current form, it's become a detriment to society as a whole. Our system is way out of whack, needs to get a healthy dose of Marxism, otherwise we're going to either end up with an unhealthy dose of it, or the rich will start using the rest of us as livestock. A world where infant-skin gloves are all the rage, and human flesh is a delicacy. Where humans are kept as pets by the rich, and free range poors are hunted for sport.
 
2013-02-16 05:20:47 PM  
Just be thankful they didn't take it all.  Oh, wait,,
 
2013-02-16 05:21:49 PM  

Cletus C.: The Obama economy has been very, very good for the rich.

Kind of weird, considering how he goes on and on about the poor and middle class.


It is almost like the executive branch doesn't control the pursestrings of the nation. Almost like the things he talks about are blocked by some other party in another branch of the government.


It is almost like you need a civics lesson.
 
2013-02-16 05:21:49 PM  
cman:
I AM A LOUD AMERICAN AND I LIKE TO biatch

Ladies and gentlemen, the conservative reaction to income inequality.
 
2013-02-16 05:22:29 PM  

Mithiwithi: We are snarking, cman. We're snarking at the rich who took our blood, sweat, and tears and enriched themselves with it, and at their defenders in the conservative media who told us that the wealth would 'trickle down' back to us while laughing behind our backs.

And we sure as hell aren't sucking Obama's dick, because Obama isn't exactly doing very much about that himself.  Perhaps because he can't, but still.


Not him alone, he's got plenty of accomplices, on both sides of the aisle.
 
2013-02-16 05:22:56 PM  
Guys it's not about the income disparity in America, it's about how Fark Libs Are Bad.
 
2013-02-16 05:23:38 PM  
FTAs linky:
During the Great Recession, from 2007 to 2009, average real income
per family declined dramatically by 17.4%the largest  two year drop since the Great Depression
 
2013-02-16 05:24:29 PM  

Mithiwithi: We are snarking, cman. We're snarking at the rich who took our blood, sweat, and tears and enriched themselves with it, and at their defenders in the conservative media who told us that the wealth would 'trickle down' back to us while laughing behind our backs.

And we sure as hell aren't sucking Obama's dick, because Obama isn't exactly doing very much about that himself.  Perhaps because he can't, but still.


Your blood, sweat and tears have minimal marketable value.

No wonder you're following the parade with your broom and bucket.
 
2013-02-16 05:25:39 PM  

Smackledorfer: Cletus C.: The Obama economy has been very, very good for the rich.

Kind of weird, considering how he goes on and on about the poor and middle class.

It is almost like the executive branch doesn't control the pursestrings of the nation. Almost like the things he talks about are blocked by some other party in another branch of the government.


It is almost like you need a civics lesson.


Bush? Still?
 
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