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(NBC News)   On the bright side, the top 1% has now grown by 12%   (firstread.nbcnews.com) divider line 57
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2013-07-24 09:25:48 AM  
that's a no brainer
 
2013-07-24 11:07:13 AM  
But they earned it!
 
2013-07-24 11:24:35 AM  
I am so very happy for them. Look at me. Being all happy.
 
2013-07-24 11:30:44 AM  
Storm their houses and offices, take their assets, nationalize their holdings, and throw the lot of them into forced labor camps.
 
2013-07-24 11:33:47 AM  
But another round of tax cuts should help them out.
 
2013-07-24 11:34:30 AM  
There goes the neighborhood, eh Muffy?
 
2013-07-24 11:35:26 AM  
So, they are job creators after all.
 
2013-07-24 11:37:49 AM  
Thank god for quantative easing who made this all possible.
 
2013-07-24 11:38:24 AM  
The 83% disapproval is Congress. Why blame Obama for Congress' failure.

/What is the possessive form of Congress?
 
2013-07-24 11:38:57 AM  
dang what a deal
 
2013-07-24 11:40:49 AM  

gestug: The 83% disapproval is Congress. Why blame Obama for Congress' failure.

/What is the possessive form of Congress?


It's correct the way you wrote it, but I suppose you could also use "the failure of Congress". The former looks better, though.
 
2013-07-24 11:41:03 AM  
If 83% of Americans disapprove of congress, how come we don't see 83% of congress not being reflected?
 
2013-07-24 11:44:14 AM  

stuhayes2010: If 83% of Americans disapprove of congress, how come we don't see 83% of congress not being reflected?


Stokholm Syndrome. They know who gives them free stuff.
 
2013-07-24 11:45:13 AM  

stuhayes2010: If 83% of Americans disapprove of congress, how come we don't see 83% of congress not being reflected?


Because the electorate is a bunch of selfish ignorant rubes. They hate congress....except for their guy.
 
2013-07-24 11:45:49 AM  

stuhayes2010: If 83% of Americans disapprove of congress, how come we don't see 83% of congress not being reflected?


Because a huge fraction of the country votes for people they hate to spite people they hate more.
 
2013-07-24 11:49:05 AM  
Until the stalemate in Congress is broken, neither side will be happy.

/It will take a majority consensus to break the log jam, and when that happens, I expect the majority to be happy (and the minority to scream like someone stole their child).
 
2013-07-24 11:50:38 AM  
Now this line is funny:

"The poll also shows that the president's overall job-approval rating stands at 45 percent, a 3-point drop from last month, although it's within the poll's margin of error."

Last month's poll did not have a margin of error?  The 48 number from last month was an absolute number?
WTF is he comparing it to?

NBC news isn't even trying anymore to appear unbiased.
 
2013-07-24 11:52:08 AM  

MyRandomName: stuhayes2010: If 83% of Americans disapprove of congress, how come we don't see 83% of congress not being reflected?

Stokholm Syndrome. They know who gives them free stuff.


and remember, some may be unhappy because they aren't getting enough free stuff from Congress.
 
2013-07-24 11:57:06 AM  

tenpoundsofcheese: Now this line is funny:

"The poll also shows that the president's overall job-approval rating stands at 45 percent, a 3-point drop from last month, although it's within the poll's margin of error."

Last month's poll did not have a margin of error?  The 48 number from last month was an absolute number?
WTF is he comparing it to?

NBC news isn't even trying anymore to appear unbiased.


ummmmm.... you do know how polls work right? There is no absolute, there is always a margin of error
 
2013-07-24 11:59:00 AM  

lohphat: stuhayes2010: If 83% of Americans disapprove of congress, how come we don't see 83% of congress not being reflected?

Because the electorate is a bunch of selfish ignorant rubes. They hate congress....except for their guy.


THIS.

I am from Ky and go insane when I hear people biatch and whine about congress yet stick McConnell's unsavory arse back in office year after year.  The man stated he was a US senator not a KY senator, still not fired because of the jersy he wears.  I hate everyone who votes partisan and stops thinking for themselves.

<conservative speaking
 
2013-07-24 11:59:48 AM  

tenpoundsofcheese: Now this line is funny:

"The poll also shows that the president's overall job-approval rating stands at 45 percent, a 3-point drop from last month, although it's within the poll's margin of error."

Last month's poll did not have a margin of error?  The 48 number from last month was an absolute number?
WTF is he comparing it to?

NBC news isn't even trying anymore to appear unbiased.


Since margins of error work both ways, they could have overestimated Obama's support in the last poll, and underestimated it in the current one. So it's possible presidential support went up, not down.
 
2013-07-24 12:00:48 PM  
So it's going to trickle down now?

Right, guys?
 
2013-07-24 12:01:03 PM  

tenpoundsofcheese: Now this line is funny:

"The poll also shows that the president's overall job-approval rating stands at 45 percent, a 3-point drop from last month, although it's within the poll's margin of error."

Last month's poll did not have a margin of error?  The 48 number from last month was an absolute number?
WTF is he comparing it to?

NBC news isn't even trying anymore to appear unbiased.


Biased how?
 
2013-07-24 12:02:26 PM  

tenpoundsofcheese: Now this line is funny:

"The poll also shows that the president's overall job-approval rating stands at 45 percent, a 3-point drop from last month, although it's within the poll's margin of error."

Last month's poll did not have a margin of error?  The 48 number from last month was an absolute number?
WTF is he comparing it to?

NBC news isn't even trying anymore to appear unbiased.


Nvm, See it now.
 
2013-07-24 12:06:24 PM  
i.imgur.com

/Now, pardon me while I grovel for gruel.
 
vpb [TotalFark]
2013-07-24 12:08:02 PM  
If people would just to learn to enjoy the wealth vicariously they would see that it was totally worth it.
 
2013-07-24 12:10:23 PM  

tenpoundsofcheese: Now this line is funny:

"The poll also shows that the president's overall job-approval rating stands at 45 percent, a 3-point drop from last month, although it's within the poll's margin of error."

Last month's poll did not have a margin of error?  The 48 number from last month was an absolute number?
WTF is he comparing it to?

NBC news isn't even trying anymore to appear unbiased.


images.pearsoned-ema.com
Here.
 
2013-07-24 12:12:44 PM  
Hard work and responsibility make people rich? How terrible....
 
2013-07-24 12:17:35 PM  

Thunderpipes: Hard work and responsibility make people rich? How terrible....


Screwing people out of their money is definitely the more popular way to earn, these days.
 
2013-07-24 12:19:42 PM  
FTFA
When it comes to immigration reform, 44 percent of adults say they would blame Republicans if Congress doesn't pass legislation by the end of its current term. 
21 percent of respondents  would blame the president, and 14 percent would blame congressional Democrats.


1 in 5 people will blame the President for not passing legislation.
NOT PASSING LEGISLATION

The executive branch is  NOT PASSING LEGISLATION

Can we please start airing School House Rock videos on every channel?
Civics, motherfarker. Do you speak it?
 
2013-07-24 12:24:24 PM  

bionicjoe: FTFA
When it comes to immigration reform, 44 percent of adults say they would blame Republicans if Congress doesn't pass legislation by the end of its current term. 
21 percent of respondents  would blame the president, and 14 percent would blame congressional Democrats.

1 in 5 people will blame the President for not passing legislation.
NOT PASSING LEGISLATION

The executive branch is  NOT PASSING LEGISLATION

Can we please start airing School House Rock videos on every channel?
Civics, motherfarker. Do you speak it?


Remember something like 30% of Americans said Rmoney was responsible for killing OBL.
 
2013-07-24 12:27:38 PM  

Thunderpipes: Hard work and responsibility make people rich? How terrible....


On the contrary. If you really want to get rich, deflecting responsibility is where it's at.
 
2013-07-24 12:31:38 PM  

Fluid: Thunderpipes: Hard work and responsibility make people rich? How terrible....

On the contrary. If you really want to get rich, deflecting responsibility is where it's at.


It's simple: take credit, not responsibility.

/ see also: Take the goods, but not the bill.
 
2013-07-24 12:35:52 PM  

Thunderpipes: Hard work and responsibility make people rich? How terrible....


Hahaha.
 
2013-07-24 12:38:21 PM  
Try keeping your job when 86% of management think you're a butterheaded blitherbot and a thief.
 
2013-07-24 12:38:55 PM  

Private_Citizen: tenpoundsofcheese: Now this line is funny:

"The poll also shows that the president's overall job-approval rating stands at 45 percent, a 3-point drop from last month, although it's within the poll's margin of error."

Last month's poll did not have a margin of error?  The 48 number from last month was an absolute number?
WTF is he comparing it to?

NBC news isn't even trying anymore to appear unbiased.

Since margins of error work both ways, they could have overestimated Obama's support in the last poll, and underestimated it in the current one. So it's possible presidential support went up, not down.


You can't then say it is within the margin of error.

Last month was 48 and I assume the moe was 3. So the range is 45 to 51

This month the number was 45 so the range is 42 to 48

It is wrong to say this month's result is within the moe of last month's.
 
2013-07-24 12:39:57 PM  

Ned Stark: Thunderpipes: Hard work and responsibility make people rich? How terrible....

Hahaha.


What country are you posting from, Ned?  Cause it's obviously not the United States of Wealthy, hubris riddled wankers and poor people and nobody in between.
 
2013-07-24 12:40:59 PM  

The Irresponsible Captain: tenpoundsofcheese: Now this line is funny:

"The poll also shows that the president's overall job-approval rating stands at 45 percent, a 3-point drop from last month, although it's within the poll's margin of error."

Last month's poll did not have a margin of error?  The 48 number from last month was an absolute number?
WTF is he comparing it to?

NBC news isn't even trying anymore to appear unbiased.


Here.


Read it and get back to me and tell me how one poll result is within the margin of error of another.
 
2013-07-24 12:41:01 PM  
Oops, that was for Thunderpipes.  Our very own tireless Rush Limbaugh wannabe 1%er shill.   :  )
 
2013-07-24 12:45:06 PM  
media.irishcentral.com

"So, tell people to give a money crowbar to the rich,
tell them they'll get some of the crumbs, and America will
have a wave of prosperity? Just don't tell them who for?
And it'll work?  Well, heh heh, you're the boss!"
 
2013-07-24 12:47:29 PM  

bionicjoe: Civics, motherfarker. Do you speak it?


Fluently.  "OK, shut and up and give us munny nao!"  See?
 
2013-07-24 12:49:17 PM  
i.imgur.com
 
2013-07-24 12:56:18 PM  

tenpoundsofcheese: Private_Citizen: tenpoundsofcheese: Now this line is funny:

"The poll also shows that the president's overall job-approval rating stands at 45 percent, a 3-point drop from last month, although it's within the poll's margin of error."

Last month's poll did not have a margin of error?  The 48 number from last month was an absolute number?
WTF is he comparing it to?

NBC news isn't even trying anymore to appear unbiased.

Since margins of error work both ways, they could have overestimated Obama's support in the last poll, and underestimated it in the current one. So it's possible presidential support went up, not down.

You can't then say it is within the margin of error.

Last month was 48 and I assume the moe was 3. So the range is 45 to 51

This month the number was 45 so the range is 42 to 48

It is wrong to say this month's result is within the moe of last month's.


I'm not sure how you're reading it, but all they're saying is support could have gone down, stayed the same, or even gone up. So don't read to much into small swings of an inaccurate poll.
 
2013-07-24 01:10:53 PM  

lohphat: stuhayes2010: If 83% of Americans disapprove of congress, how come we don't see 83% of congress not being reflected?

Because the electorate is a bunch of selfish ignorant rubes. They hate congress....except for their guy.


It isn't like everyone voted for the guy that got elected. Even in a fairly safe district about 40% of the voters voted for the guy that lost. So they have a good reason to dislike Congress.

Also, slightly fewer than half the congressional elections elected a guy from the party that isn't currently in power. So they also have a good reason to dislike Congress.

But even people that voted for a winning candidate in the majority party get frustrated with Congress. That's because Congress is designed to stymy each individual Congressperson. They have to reach a consensus, and that means everyone is always a bit unhappy.
 
2013-07-24 01:36:41 PM  

Private_Citizen: tenpoundsofcheese: Private_Citizen: tenpoundsofcheese: Now this line is funny:

"The poll also shows that the president's overall job-approval rating stands at 45 percent, a 3-point drop from last month, although it's within the poll's margin of error."

Last month's poll did not have a margin of error?  The 48 number from last month was an absolute number?
WTF is he comparing it to?

NBC news isn't even trying anymore to appear unbiased.

Since margins of error work both ways, they could have overestimated Obama's support in the last poll, and underestimated it in the current one. So it's possible presidential support went up, not down.

You can't then say it is within the margin of error.

Last month was 48 and I assume the moe was 3. So the range is 45 to 51

This month the number was 45 so the range is 42 to 48

It is wrong to say this month's result is within the moe of last month's.

I'm not sure how you're reading it, but all they're saying is support could have gone down, stayed the same, or even gone up. So don't read to much into small swings of an inaccurate poll.


Why are you trying? Stop it.
 
2013-07-24 01:59:26 PM  

generallyso:


Using leafblowers is the definition of hard work...
 
2013-07-24 02:00:38 PM  

Thunderpipes: Hard work and responsibility make people rich? How terrible....


You sound lower-middle class.
 
2013-07-24 02:07:11 PM  
'Congress' approval rating is a gamed political construct.
The people being polled have, demonstrably, no idea how Congress even *operates*, let alone what they might or might not actually be *doing*.

Ergo the rating is just a trailing indicator of how effective the war of words has been.
 
2013-07-24 02:52:52 PM  
FTA:
"In their mind, Republicans have been too quick to give in to Obama," says McInturff, the GOP pollster, about the views of self-identified Republicans in the poll. "For the average Republican House member, he or she is more likely to be concerned about a primary than general election."

Have I missed ANYTHING the Republicans have done aside from vote to repeal ACA 38 times?  What can possibly be construed as 'giving in'?
 
2013-07-24 03:00:17 PM  

Private_Citizen: tenpoundsofcheese: Private_Citizen: tenpoundsofcheese: Now this line is funny:

"The poll also shows that the president's overall job-approval rating stands at 45 percent, a 3-point drop from last month, although it's within the poll's margin of error."

Last month's poll did not have a margin of error?  The 48 number from last month was an absolute number?
WTF is he comparing it to?

NBC news isn't even trying anymore to appear unbiased.

Since margins of error work both ways, they could have overestimated Obama's support in the last poll, and underestimated it in the current one. So it's possible presidential support went up, not down.

You can't then say it is within the margin of error.

Last month was 48 and I assume the moe was 3. So the range is 45 to 51

This month the number was 45 so the range is 42 to 48

It is wrong to say this month's result is within the moe of last month's.

I'm not sure how you're reading it, but all they're saying is support could have gone down, stayed the same, or even gone up. So don't read to much into small swings of an inaccurate poll.


They are saying that this month's result are within the margin of error of last months.  That statement is flat out wrong.
They are trying to downplay the 45% number.
 
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