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(Investors Business Daily)   The income gap between poor and rich in the United States has grown more dramatically under President Obama than Bush or Clinton. This guy is a lousy socialist   (news.investors.com) divider line 66
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2013-07-31 11:46:50 AM
6 votes:

netweavr: And yet the poor in the United States still own smart phones and get free food/housing. The truly impoverished in the States are so far below the poverty line that they could reasonably be removed from these studies as statistical outliers.


They also have refrigerators. Truly it's awesome to be poor.
2013-07-31 12:40:08 PM
4 votes:

AeAe: Obama's Reptiloid Master: We should kill them all and take their things.

We should.  Let's start with Rupert Murdock and the Kochs.


That is the worst band name I have ever heard.
2013-07-31 11:53:20 AM
4 votes:
Since IBD is reporting this, I assume the gap is closing, the United States has ceased to be a real place, and Sarah Palin is president of Alaskastan.
2013-07-31 01:22:56 PM
3 votes:
So, what I'm getting out of this thread is that President Obama is a 1964 Democrat who hates black people.
2013-07-31 12:38:29 PM
3 votes:

Aristocles: "income gap"

The only people who give a shait about an "income gap" are haters and Farklibs. As long as the poor now are better off than they've been in the past, why complain? Answer: jealousy.


You should take some steroids while you poop.

Because your shiat's WEAK, SON!
2013-07-31 12:03:27 PM
3 votes:
How conservatives view the political spectrum:
www.americanthinker.com

How everyone else views the political spectrum:
abearsrant.com
2013-07-31 11:42:49 AM
3 votes:

Zasteva: It's almost as if during the Great Recession all the Job Creators™ hoarded their money while laying off people left and right because of uncertainty.


So let's propose some type of "Grand Bargain" to liberate that idle capital to create jobs.  We'll start with, let's see, lower corporate tax rates!  So you have more idle capital to create jobs!


Wait....
2013-07-31 11:39:59 AM
3 votes:
False flag operation.  He'll sit in the white house for 7½ years letting the rich get richer then when everyone thinks he is no longer a problem, BAM Marxist, Maoist paradise!
2013-07-31 02:29:34 PM
2 votes:

mediablitz: Dusk-You-n-Me: I_C_Weener: We should elect him again.

I'm hoping for someone to his left.

Zombie Reagan?


He wants your brains because Alzheimer's took his!
2013-07-31 01:09:51 PM
2 votes:

Outrageous Muff: Dusk-You-n-Me: Outrageous Muff: And this why the progressives fail at everything. They have their guy in there

Or maybe Obama isn't a progressive.

Right...he just used the progressives to get elected to office and took many of his staffers from their ranks. Either that or progressives are so stupid that they don't know when they are being lied too.


If progressives are so inept at implementing their agenda, why are you guys so pants-pissing afraid of them?
2013-07-31 12:06:40 PM
2 votes:

Aristocles: You don't need to anything. If you have trouble following my absolutely correct framing of this commonly-misunderstood-by-libs non-problem, I'd be happy to help. Just ask, there's no shame in it.


You should do standup. Then you could see the looks on the audience members' faces while you bomb.
2013-07-31 12:00:41 PM
2 votes:

Fart_Machine: eraser8: Outrageous Muff: And this why the progressives fail at everything. They have their guy in there...

What the hell are you talking about?

How the hell do progressives "have their guy in there"?

Appatently running as a centrist moderate is progressive. This is what the Tea Tards actually believe.


If he wasn't a real progressive, libtards would have a way of shutting it down.

/Awesome opposition party, there, Republicans.
2013-07-31 11:56:01 AM
2 votes:

Outrageous Muff: And this why the progressives fail at everything. They have their guy in there and they can't even produce healthcare legislation that is even progressive. Even the Green Party has gotten better results nationally.


imageshack.us
2013-07-31 11:54:31 AM
2 votes:

Aristocles: "income gap"

The only people who give a shait about an "income gap" are haters and Farklibs. As long as the poor now are better off than they've been in the past, why complain? Answer: jealousy.


I read your post, and then yawned.

This means things!
2013-07-31 11:51:16 AM
2 votes:

Aristocles: "income gap"

The only people who give a shait about an "income gap" are haters and Farklibs. As long as the poor now are better off than they've been in the past, why complain? Answer: jealousy.


0.0000000000000000000000001/10
2013-07-31 11:47:31 AM
2 votes:

AngryDragon: Zasteva: It's almost as if during the Great Recession all the Job Creators™ hoarded their money while laying off people left and right because of uncertainty.

So let's propose some type of "Grand Bargain" to liberate that idle capital to create jobs.  We'll start with, let's see, lower corporate tax rates!  So you have more idle capital to create jobs!


Wait....


I wish people, Obama included, would realize that this song and dance about "lowering corporate tax rates to create jobs" is the same basic principle as paying a contractor BEFORE they actually do the work. Only stupid people do that.

Wait...
2013-07-31 11:39:01 AM
2 votes:
Weird, I was led to believe he was the lib'rullest lib'rul to ever lib'rul a lib'rul. It's as if it were never true, and the people saying that were being disingenuous in the hopes that I'd be naïve enough to follow their line of thinking afterward, with no questions asked.
2013-07-31 11:37:28 AM
2 votes:
We should kill them all and take their things.
2013-07-31 11:30:01 AM
2 votes:
A rat done but my sister Nell
and Obama's in the White House
2013-07-31 11:16:54 AM
2 votes:
So you're saying Obama's a better Republican than most Republicans?
2013-08-01 12:13:16 AM
1 votes:

o5iiawah: Those are clearly policies of radically conservative administrations.


Have you been sniffing glue again?  Nobody said he was a "radical conservative" but he's simply not a progressive.  Obama is a moderate centrist.  If you believe he's truly a radical liberal then it just shows how far over the edge you really are.

o5iiawah: Using big government to promote conservative ideas doens't make one a conservative.


He wasn't a True Scotsman either.

o5iiawah: I know exactly what a progressive is.


Sure you do.  According to your definition Reagan was progressive.  It just shows how far right the Republican party has gone in the past thirty years.
2013-07-31 11:06:53 PM
1 votes:

o5iiawah: Fart_Machine: Obama is a progressive?

oh look. Another moron who doesn't think Obama is actually a democrat, but a moderate republican.


Oh look another moron who doesn't know what a progressive is.  Even for you that comment was stupid.
2013-07-31 08:14:42 PM
1 votes:
The My Little Pony Killer
You say "Obama" but all I can think is "Boehner's Congress."

cdn.breitbart.com
Bad cop

images.politico.com
Good cop
2013-07-31 03:18:08 PM
1 votes:

DarwiOdrade: How conservatives view the political spectrum:
[www.americanthinker.com image 450x298]

How everyone else views the political spectrum:

abearsrant.com

Democratic party is located at the "Solid Left"???  I wish.
2013-07-31 02:45:59 PM
1 votes:
Time for a troll purge here on Fark, I think. Of course, if fark just provided the IP addresses for users in their profiles, we'd police it ourselves.
2013-07-31 02:38:57 PM
1 votes:

Aristocles: Why would capitalists back a dictator/fascist?


You might want to dig up Reagan and Thatcher and ask why they supported Pinochet.

And you gotta love this Kissinger quote - "I don't see why we need to stand by and watch a country go communist due to the irresponsibility of its people. The issues are much too important for the Chilean voters to be left to decide for themselves."

I guess a dictator is better than people actually voting and determining their own destiny.

/Why hasn't Kissinger been tried as a war criminal yet?
2013-07-31 02:19:21 PM
1 votes:

tenpoundsofcheese: I am not a troll


i213.photobucket.com
2013-07-31 02:18:21 PM
1 votes:
The impoverishment and attrition of the American middle class was launched under Reagan, and according to his philosophies - why wouldn't a Reagan Republican like Obama continue that? Remember - the fact that the current Republican Party consists of Talibans and Nazis doesn't make Obama a Liberal, or a real Democrat by some sort of relativistic magical alchemy.
The reality is that this country is politically f**ked out of all perspective, and needs to move about a mile to the left to even acheive a moderate policy. The rest of the civilized world thinks our political spectrum is completely insane - and they are right.

"I want to see this country's wealth in fewer, righter, tighter hands"
George Bush the Elder-1988 - a promise kept!
2013-07-31 01:58:34 PM
1 votes:

EyeballKid: Fart_Machine: Outrageous Muff: And this why the progressives fail at everything. They have their guy in there and they can't even produce healthcare legislation that is even progressive. Even the Green Party has gotten better results nationally.

Obama is a progressive?

Only the progressivest progressive to ever progressive a progressive!


I suddenly want to buy car insurance.
2013-07-31 01:47:55 PM
1 votes:

Mrbogey: Obama: Trickle up works!


Mrbogey: I'll punch you in the face!
2013-07-31 01:32:58 PM
1 votes:
I found the GOP game plan in this secret e-mail

Hey fellow GOP leaders here is what we will do.

Step 1) block EVERYTHING, choke the government off, filibuster all.

Step 2) Blame President for things he has tried to do that WE BLOCKED (closing Gitmo, widening income gap, women on his cabinet, returning drone strike powers, )

Step 3) Stand on the smoldering ash of what was America's economy and catch the rapture comet.
2013-07-31 01:28:04 PM
1 votes:
Why do you guys continue to feed a poster so up front about being here to bait and troll?
2013-07-31 01:25:04 PM
1 votes:

I_C_Weener: So, what I'm getting out of this thread is that President Obama is a 1964 Democrat who hates black people.


Vote for Ike!
2013-07-31 01:14:48 PM
1 votes:

Lionel Mandrake: THE CIVIL RIGHTS ACT DIVIDED POLITICS NORTH v SOUTH
NOT DEMOCRAT v REPUBLICAN

THE SOUTHERN DEMOCRATS WHO SUPPORTED JIM CROW STOPPED BEING DEMS AFTER IT PASSED.



They know this but asking them to quit the charade and try on some intellectual honesty for a change is an exercise in futility.
2013-07-31 01:13:59 PM
1 votes:

tenpoundsofcheese: SovietCanuckistan: tenpoundsofcheese: Okay liberals, since Obama has made income inequality worse, and since income inequality is so bad (vs. the tevel and definition of poverty), what is your solution?

Occupy Heavy Machinery:


Okay, that is about what I expected from a liberal.
Romney and others are paying the share that the US Government has required. The government obviously determined that that is fair.   If you don't like that, go complain to the government, not Romney.


you win the "Stupidest Thing Said on Fark Today"
congratulations.
2013-07-31 01:08:51 PM
1 votes:
But I was assured that the tax hikes on the rich would make the rich stop earning money, since the US government was punishing their success!!!!!
2013-07-31 01:04:53 PM
1 votes:

tenpoundsofcheese: Okay liberals, since Obama has made income inequality worse, and since income inequality is so bad (vs. the tevel and definition of poverty), what is your solution?


Vote Republican.
2013-07-31 01:02:28 PM
1 votes:

HotIgneous Intruder: And this surprised who, exactly?
Obama is no friend of the American people. But he loves his banker and hedge and Fed buddies.

If it's not illegal, it's OK.
Never forget that.


He's a bought and paid for tool, owned by the right wing intelligence agencies of the USA and Israel, like all of our leaders. What the fark do people really think they're using all of that surveillance for? J Edgar Hoover 101.
2013-07-31 12:58:34 PM
1 votes:
Isn't this one of the things that they spent the first 8 year of this century trying to convince us that the President had no direct control over, right alongside oil prices?

Or was I supposed to destroy those memos after a Democrat got into the WH?
2013-07-31 12:58:25 PM
1 votes:

tenpoundsofcheese: Mrtraveler01: tenpoundsofcheese: Although the Democrats were the driving force for the Jim Crow laws I never expected nor wanted that Obama would continue with that Democratic tradition.

You mean the Democrats that became Republicans in the 1960's?

The KKK guy the Democrats elected and kept in office was a Republican?  No, you are wrong again.


So why did the South turn from a Democrat stronghold into a Republican stronghold in the 1960's then?
2013-07-31 12:55:24 PM
1 votes:

tenpoundsofcheese: Although the Democrats were the driving force for the Jim Crow laws I never expected nor wanted that Obama would continue with that Democratic tradition.


You mean the Democrats that became Republicans in the 1960's?

No you're right, all the strongholds the Democrats had in the South turn into Republican strongholds roughly around the same time the Civil Rights Act was passed was just a coincidence.
2013-07-31 12:50:25 PM
1 votes:

pdee: To all who are calling for higher taxes on the rich do you realize that will do nothing in regards to income inequity?

If the CEO make 10 million and the janitor make 16k it does not matter what rate you tax the CEO he still makes 10 million.


epic
2013-07-31 12:37:34 PM
1 votes:

FlashHarry: so this week, obama is a plutocrat tool of wall street! (last week he was the libbiest lib who ever libbed!)


If you look closely you will see he is black and so it really does not matter what side he supports, he is wrong.
2013-07-31 12:36:33 PM
1 votes:
Remember when talking about income inequality was class warfare?
2013-07-31 12:36:33 PM
1 votes:

Obama's Reptiloid Master: We should kill them all and take their things.


We should.  Let's start with Rupert Murdock and the Kochs.
2013-07-31 12:35:47 PM
1 votes:
Its almost as if the power to make law is vested in another branch of government.  A branch that has shown its inability and unwillingness to actually do anything . . .
2013-07-31 12:35:41 PM
1 votes:

Utter Genius: If the poor want to get rich, why don't they just get an MBA from an exclusive/Ivy League university and/or get a math/physics ph.d from an exclusive university?


And then have daddy get them a job with one of his friends companies when they graduate.
2013-07-31 12:31:08 PM
1 votes:

netweavr: And yet the poor in the United States still own smart phones and get free food/housing. The truly impoverished in the States are so far below the poverty line that they could reasonably be removed from these studies as statistical outliers.


And refrigerators.  Don't forget refrigerators.
2013-07-31 12:29:16 PM
1 votes:

coeyagi: Prove that the poor are better off.


THEY HAVE REFRIGERATORS!!1!

...what more proof do you need, lib-u-lardo?
2013-07-31 12:20:49 PM
1 votes:

phaseolus: Outstanding question-begging.


99% of them have refrigerators.  That's far better off than the poor in the Roman Empire.  QED.
2013-07-31 12:20:33 PM
1 votes:
If the poor want to get rich, why don't they just get an MBA from an exclusive/Ivy League university and/or get a math/physics ph.d from an exclusive university?

It's almost as if rich people become rich by being smarter and more industrious than everybody else.
2013-07-31 12:19:10 PM
1 votes:
The income gap has grown at a faster rate in the wake of an economic collapse that corporate America used as an excuse to horde capital and even further stagnate the wages of the plebs who they keep in constant fear of losing their jobs?

The hell you say!

Any minute now the Marxist in Chief will do something about it.
2013-07-31 12:18:16 PM
1 votes:
Romney would have doubled that.
2013-07-31 12:14:55 PM
1 votes:
I'm shocked that capitalist policies help capitalists.  I'm absolutely shocked!
2013-07-31 12:14:31 PM
1 votes:

Mrbogey: Obama: Trickle up works!


wat
2013-07-31 12:07:08 PM
1 votes:

Outrageous Muff: Yeah, real liberals. People that have the balls to both call themselves and promote liberal ideals. Progressives are nothing more than scared school children who no longer want to be called liberal because being a proud liberal became too hard.


Maybe decaf tomorrow.
2013-07-31 12:01:32 PM
1 votes:

EyeballKid: Fart_Machine: Outrageous Muff: And this why the progressives fail at everything. They have their guy in there and they can't even produce healthcare legislation that is even progressive. Even the Green Party has gotten better results nationally.

Obama is a progressive?

Only the progressivest progressive to ever progressive a progressive!


You guys are wasting your breath trying to debate with people who are convinced that George W Bush wasn't a real conservative.
2013-07-31 11:53:32 AM
1 votes:

tenpoundsofcheese: Thanks Obama

This is not the change we were hoping for.


Nope, the change you were hoping for was a return to Jim Crow and lynchings.
2013-07-31 11:53:05 AM
1 votes:

coeyagi: Aristocles: "income gap"

The only people who give a shait about an "income gap" are haters and Farklibs. As long as the poor now are better off than they've been in the past, why complain? Answer: jealousy.

0.0000000000000000000000001/10


Outstanding rebuttal.
2013-07-31 11:52:31 AM
1 votes:
Well now that this thread has been polluted all to hell, would it look weird if I started eating my lunch 10 minutes early?  Cause I'm starving over here.
2013-07-31 11:49:12 AM
1 votes:

Headso: AngryDragon: Zasteva: It's almost as if during the Great Recession all the Job Creators™ hoarded their money while laying off people left and right because of uncertainty.

So let's propose some type of "Grand Bargain" to liberate that idle capital to create jobs.  We'll start with, let's see, lower corporate tax rates!  So you have more idle capital to create jobs!


That's a start, but we also need to defund planned parenthood so more people can be jerb creators.


And public television.
2013-07-31 11:46:20 AM
1 votes:

Headso: AngryDragon: Zasteva: It's almost as if during the Great Recession all the Job Creators™ hoarded their money while laying off people left and right because of uncertainty.

So let's propose some type of "Grand Bargain" to liberate that idle capital to create jobs.  We'll start with, let's see, lower corporate tax rates!  So you have more idle capital to create jobs!


That's a start, but we also need to defund planned parenthood so more people can be jerb creators.


NPR, NEA, PBS, EPA - there are literally quadrillions of agencies that have been living high on the hog for years under Maobama Fartqueeferstain.
2013-07-31 11:44:53 AM
1 votes:

AngryDragon: Zasteva: It's almost as if during the Great Recession all the Job Creators™ hoarded their money while laying off people left and right because of uncertainty.

So let's propose some type of "Grand Bargain" to liberate that idle capital to create jobs.  We'll start with, let's see, lower corporate tax rates!  So you have more idle capital to create jobs!



That's a start, but we also need to defund planned parenthood so more people can be jerb creators.
2013-07-31 11:40:01 AM
1 votes:

DarwiOdrade: So you're saying Obama's a better Republican than most Republicans?


Best Republican president since Eisenhower.
2013-07-31 11:39:01 AM
1 votes:
It's almost as if during the Great Recession all the Job Creators™ hoarded their money while laying off people left and right because of uncertainty.
2013-07-31 11:16:59 AM
1 votes:
It's almost as if a decades-long trend didn't stop when Obama came to office.

I bet his push to raise the minimum wage is just some underhanded trick to make the rich richer.
 
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