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(Bloomberg)   After-tax pay drops to lowest level since 1959. That change you voted for? Better check the couch cushions   (bloomberg.com) divider line 38
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2013-03-02 09:34:52 PM
5 votes:

doglover: You don't understand how Japan does statistics.


That exact line is the first entry in The Book Of Insults.
2013-03-03 05:51:50 AM
4 votes:
i.imgur.com
2013-03-02 10:31:15 PM
4 votes:

invictus2: After-tax pay drops to lowest level since 1959. That change you voted for? Better check the couch cushions.

All, I found was stale cheetos, an old ketchup packet, and a dogs chew toy.

What did everyone else find?


I'm not going there. Last time I disturbed That Which Dwells Under The Couch, we lost the cat.

A shame, I liked that cat.
2013-03-03 01:27:55 AM
3 votes:
I figured it out!

To get the trickle down to work, we need to punch holes in the job creators so their holy juices can pour over us.
2013-03-02 11:45:57 PM
3 votes:

JohnnyC: walkingtall: Wages have gone down because the labor pool doubled in 20 years or so.

So you don't think it has anything to do with CEO's hoarding most of the profits while giving their employees crap for wages? You just think there are too many workers?


Makes sense; when a restaurant attracts more customers, the portions get smaller and the chef gets fatter.
2013-03-02 10:09:57 PM
3 votes:
Well that's it.  If only we had elected Romney wages for the average worker would have gone through the ceiling!
2013-03-02 08:50:07 PM
3 votes:
That trickle is coming, I can feel it. Just one more tax break and we are there.
2013-03-03 02:34:02 AM
2 votes:

doglover: cretinbob: [freethoughtblogs.com image 500x607]

Japan also has a slave caste of people who work part time for peanuts. They ain't makin' no 1/11th of a CEO's salary.


You are really stupid and you should feel bad, but you are too stupid to know why you should feel bad.
2013-03-03 01:27:29 AM
2 votes:
Go and f*ck yourself, Drew Curtis.
2013-03-02 11:05:54 PM
2 votes:

James F. Campbell: [home.comcast.net image 850x637]

So vote Republican.


b-b-but what about abortions and the War on Christmas and anchor babies and the Muslim Brotherhood and Communists in our universities and the oppression of Christians and the undesirable urban criminal people (you know who I mean) and voter fraud and death panels and ACORN, etc, etc, etc...

We must vote Republican!!  Only they can protect us!  The Democrat Party doesn't even acknowledge these threats to our freedoms!
2013-03-02 10:24:56 PM
2 votes:
Maybe the subby is suggesting that the government pass a law that says that CEO's can't make more than 5% more than their average paid employee?
2013-03-02 09:58:19 PM
2 votes:

weave: doglover: Japan also has a slave caste of people who work part time for peanuts. They ain't makin' no 1/11th of a CEO's salary.

The chart says AVERAGE worker.


Imagine how much the really good workers must make.
2013-03-03 08:52:41 AM
1 votes:
Ever notice how people that believe in trickle-down economics also believe that poors should just be more bootstrappy?

But isn't trickle-down economics the very idea of a handout?  That so much wealth accrues at the top that it has nowhere else to go but down to the plebes?  That doesn't sound very bootstrappy to me.

Personally, I'd rather just be paid a decent wage for a hard day's work.  Silly me.
2013-03-03 07:36:20 AM
1 votes:

giftedmadness: Libs: "bush destroyed our economy!"

Pointing out bad economic  numbers under Obama...."the president has nothing to do with the economy!"


Yes, they are that intellectually dishonest.


I'm sorry, but who was in office when the economy completely tanked?

You don't recover from a global economic meltdown the moment another guy steps into the White House, and it takes the help of a Congress willing to work with the President.  There's plenty to criticize Obama about, but this mess is on Bush.
2013-03-03 05:49:22 AM
1 votes:
Libs: "bush destroyed our economy!"

Pointing out bad economic  numbers under Obama...."the president has nothing to do with the economy!"


Yes, they are that intellectually dishonest.
2013-03-03 03:36:51 AM
1 votes:
Oh, since nobody's pointed this out yet:

i50.tinypic.com
2013-03-03 03:23:09 AM
1 votes:

Lionel Mandrake: He was elected

while remaining unashamedly black and Democratic. Twice. This absolutely infuriates people to the point of irrationality.

/FTFY.
2013-03-03 03:09:02 AM
1 votes:

Zeppelininthesky: randomjsa: Lionel Mandrake: The President controls wages?

Oh, right, he's a dictator!  He should dictate that greedy executives pay workers more!  Come on, Chairman 0bongo, dictate the f*ck out of those greedy capitalists like the tyrant you are!!

Obama the Blameless strikes again. It's always a mystery to me how Bush was responsible for <b>everything</b> bad that happened while there's always an excuse for Obama the Blameless.

Just like Bush tanked the economy by putting 2 expensive wars on credit, and because of a lie.  I am still trying to figure out what Obama exactly did.


He was elected.  Twice.  This absolutely infuriates people to the point of irrationality.
2013-03-03 02:50:02 AM
1 votes:

m00: WhyteRaven74: m00: genuine ruling class

Except there really isn't one.

Right and left are collections of arbitrary positions that were invented to create a distraction (and yes apathy) amongst the voting class

Might I suggest some history books?

0/10

See, I like Whidbey. Despite the fact we disagree, he's interested in having a conversation and I enjoy that because it makes me examine my own positions, as well as consider outside perspectives. Telling someone to "go read some history books" is exactly the kind of dismissive arrogant bullshiat that doesn't appeal to me.


You don't like books?
m00
2013-03-03 02:46:42 AM
1 votes:

WhyteRaven74: m00: genuine ruling class

Except there really isn't one.

Right and left are collections of arbitrary positions that were invented to create a distraction (and yes apathy) amongst the voting class

Might I suggest some history books?


0/10

See, I like Whidbey. Despite the fact we disagree, he's interested in having a conversation and I enjoy that because it makes me examine my own positions, as well as consider outside perspectives. Telling someone to "go read some history books" is exactly the kind of dismissive arrogant bullshiat that doesn't appeal to me.
2013-03-03 12:40:25 AM
1 votes:

chiett: Don't worry. It is Never Obama's fault.
It is always the Republicans fault.


It's Obama's fault wages have been stagnating over the last 40 years or so.  Damn that Time Lord!
2013-03-03 12:30:42 AM
1 votes:

whidbey: FAIL tag is for submitter, who would rather blame government because it needs to collect revenues instead of recognizing that huge corporations have been farking the American worker for decades now with deflated wages in spite of huge profit margins.


OH YEAH??  Well...um...rugged individualism...something...bootstraps...rational self-interest...something, something...YOU'RE A COMMUNIST AREN'T YOU?!?!??
2013-03-03 12:12:43 AM
1 votes:

earthworm2.0: Lenny_da_Hog: After-what pay? What do you mean?

Sent from my gold-plated iPhone via satellite link from my 300-ft. yacht.

Liar. Its only 297 feet. You have 26 minutes left....


It *does* take me 26 minutes to walk from the fly-deck to the on-board gym.
2013-03-03 12:04:45 AM
1 votes:

Lenny_da_Hog: After-what pay? What do you mean?

Sent from my gold-plated iPhone via satellite link from my 300-ft. yacht.


Liar. Its only 297 feet. You have 26 minutes left....
2013-03-02 11:18:49 PM
1 votes:

Lionel Mandrake: James F. Campbell: [home.comcast.net image 850x637]

So vote Republican.

b-b-but what about abortions and the War on Christmas and anchor babies and the Muslim Brotherhood and Communists in our universities and the oppression of Christians and the undesirable urban criminal people (you know who I mean) and voter fraud and death panels and ACORN, etc, etc, etc...

We must vote Republican!!  Only they can protect us!  The Democrat Party doesn't even acknowledge these threats to our freedoms!


... and don't forget all those women claiming to have gotten pregnant from rape! Lying whores, the lot of 'em.
2013-03-02 11:13:25 PM
1 votes:

Fart_Machine: Well that's it.  If only we had elected Romney wages for the average worker would have gone through the ceiling!


...And we're finished here.
2013-03-02 11:00:12 PM
1 votes:

schoolbread: invictus2: After-tax pay drops to lowest level since 1959. That change you voted for? Better check the couch cushions.

All, I found was stale cheetos, an old ketchup packet, and a dogs chew toy.

What did everyone else find?

5mg methadone pill, a dirty sock, and some good and fruity candies. Sounds like a good time to me


Shoot, a fella could have a pretty good weekend in Dallas with all that.
2013-03-02 10:59:47 PM
1 votes:
Thank god real wages have kept pace with productivity since 1959, otherwise we wouldn't be able to blame this all on the black guy.
2013-03-02 10:52:18 PM
1 votes:

Lionel Mandrake: That's a cromulent point


That point has been thoroughly discromulented. Thanks for playing though.
2013-03-02 10:47:09 PM
1 votes:

DeltaPunch: shotglasss: cretinbob: [freethoughtblogs.com image 500x607]

That stat has been thoroughly discredited. Thanks for playing though.

You are correct. American CEOs make 380 times more than the average worker, not 475. And I can provide a citation, unlike some people.


Just be patient.  All that wealth will trickle down.  Aaaaaany minute now.
2013-03-02 10:46:39 PM
1 votes:
I'm no expert, but I'm starting to think that allowing wealth to concentrate in fewer and fewer hands may not result in a bountiful trickling down and mass-enprosperating after all.
2013-03-02 10:45:26 PM
1 votes:

shotglasss: cretinbob: [freethoughtblogs.com image 500x607]

That stat has been thoroughly discredited. Thanks for playing though.


Oh, well, since you say so, it must be true.  No need to give sources or anything.  I totally trust you.
2013-03-02 10:42:38 PM
1 votes:

shotglasss: cretinbob: [freethoughtblogs.com image 500x607]

That stat has been thoroughly discredited. Thanks for playing though.


You are correct. American CEOs make 380 times more than the average worker, not 475. And I can provide a citation, unlike some people.
2013-03-02 10:40:01 PM
1 votes:
The President controls wages?

Oh, right, he's a dictator!  He should dictate that greedy executives pay workers more!  Come on, Chairman 0bongo, dictate the f*ck out of those greedy capitalists like the tyrant you are!!
2013-03-02 10:29:43 PM
1 votes:

doglover: cretinbob: [freethoughtblogs.com image 500x607]

Japan also has a slave caste of people who work part time for peanuts. They ain't makin' no 1/11th of a CEO's salary.


http://simple.wikipedia.org/wiki/Average

/cdn.head-fi.org
2013-03-02 10:20:03 PM
1 votes:

Mrbogey: A Dark Evil Omen: Capitalism in action.

What country would you describe as being the least capitalist? I want to know what you consider the measure of success.


Nearly any of the Scandinavian ones.  Successful use of capitalist principles to produce profit, but profit is more equally shared.

The US is designed to help Romney, Buffett and Gates add another $100,000,000 to the pile.  It is not designed to give a single parent direct access to healthcare for their children.  Interestingly, Buffett and Gates have a problem with this.
2013-03-02 08:46:23 PM
1 votes:
You can't change CEOs not paying their workers better wages
2013-03-02 07:10:19 PM
1 votes:
I voted for the change.

Unfortunately, a lot of very stupid and/or selfish assholes voted for the Party of Obstructionists to positions in Congress, too.
 
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