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(WTOP)   Good news, everybody. The mega-rich's net worth increased from $1.7 trillion to $2 trillion last year, which means there's gonna be a lot more cash money trickling down to the rest of us very soon   (wtop.com) divider line 40
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2013-09-17 07:57:00 AM  
5 votes:
Can't wait to feel the warmth of the liquid gold.
2013-09-17 08:24:51 AM  
3 votes:
ok nevermind. the crazy has expanded to fill all available space. abandon thread
2013-09-17 08:19:46 AM  
3 votes:
www.jesus-is-savior.com
2013-09-17 08:06:59 AM  
3 votes:
THANKS A LOT FARTZER0
2013-09-17 07:56:21 AM  
3 votes:
/Oblig

nacla.org
2013-09-17 09:01:10 AM  
2 votes:

Neighborhood Watch: You know, posting comments on Fark.com doesn't pay.

What's amazing is how many liberals will sit here and do it all day long... while complaining about how 'unfair' it is that they're broke.


/wasting time on Fark is DEFINITELY not a job that's been shipped overseas


static.giantbomb.com
2013-09-17 08:28:26 AM  
2 votes:
I assume all of you frown when your 401ks increase in value because of the stock market. Oh way, pot, kettle....
2013-09-17 08:25:34 AM  
2 votes:

HotWingConspiracy: Infernalist: OnlyM3: HighlanderRPI
2013-09-17 07:56:21 AM


/Oblig
Reagan has been out of office for how many years now? Bush disagreed with his economic beliefs calling them "Voodoo economics" and changed the course.... leading to the bush recession. Remember "It's the economy stupid"?

So, how long has zero been in office? You're blaming Reagan who's been dead longer than zero has been at the helm.

So, you think that the bad economy of the late 80s is because of Bush sr.?   lol  oh god, it burns.

Hyper conservatism can never be wrong.


What we need is 20 straight years of Democratic control of the WH and congress.  No more of this '8 years and hand off' bullshiat.  We need a solid decade of Democratic control of the government so that we can 'see' what can come of it.  And then let the American people decide if the GOP alternatives are better or not.

Because right now, it's stupid.  We let the GOP fark things up with foreign wars and obscene tax cuts and cronyism and all but open bribery in the government at the highest level...and when shiat goes south, they throw up a lamb to be slaughtered after 8 years and the Democrats take over.

Democrats spend 8 years fixing the GOP fark ups and disasters and get us out of the wars and the whole time, the GOP is snarking and complaining about how the Democrats aren't fixing things fast enough.  And at the end of the 8 years, they talk about integrity of the office and how corrupt the Democrats are and weak on crime and our enemies are laughing at us...etc etc etc...

And we vote them back in and they go right back to provoking foreign wars and looting the government for as much as they can, and we continually have the unmitigated gall to act SURPRISED.

fark that.  2016 needs to be the point where we give the Democrats another 8 years in the WH.
2013-09-17 08:03:34 AM  
2 votes:

Katolu: Can't wait to feel the warmth of the liquid gold.


content.animalnewyork.com
2013-09-17 07:58:49 AM  
2 votes:
I'm going to buy some chewing gum with my share.
2013-09-17 07:27:32 PM  
1 votes:
This makes me so angry I could sit aimlessly in a park for a month or so then go home and forget about the whole thing.
2013-09-17 03:27:28 PM  
1 votes:

CrazyCracka420: Kittypie070: [tosses CrazyCracka420 a cold beer fresh from the cooler]

Thanks it's been a long day already...exactly what I needed.

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www.mensfitness.com

CHEERS!
3.bp.blogspot.com

Till tomorrow then?
2013-09-17 02:34:44 PM  
1 votes:

Nutsac_Jim: You shut your whore mouth.


You have no right to call me a whore. How would you know what a whore is? I don't see you paying for a woman to have dinner with you, you certainly wouldnt pay a woman to fark you.

Also, telling someone to "shut their whore mouth" on FARK is somewhat of a term of endearment. A kind of "I disagree with you, but it's all good."

I feel no camaraderie with you. I do not like you. I think you have a basic understanding of economic concepts, and think it entitles you to pass sweeping judgements. You also think your experiences should apply to everyone else regardless of their circumstances, and that how you see things is the same way everyone else sees them. This behavior is pretty typical of a 16-18 yr old teenager. Most people grow out of that, you clearly did not.

Disagree with me all you want, call me names if you will. I don't mind, you aint got nothin on me, Mr. Paul. But do not address me with anything approximating a term of endearment, you cocksucker.
2013-09-17 02:32:44 PM  
1 votes:
img.fark.net


www.teaparty.org

YEAH!   WE KNOW !  AAAAAAAAAHHH HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!
2013-09-17 02:29:11 PM  
1 votes:

Headso: At this point...


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Can someone also toss Clinton into this picture too?  They're all corporate whores, the lot of em.

img.fark.net
2013-09-17 02:05:32 PM  
1 votes:
farm8.staticflickr.com
The world needs ditch-diggers too.
2013-09-17 12:03:44 PM  
1 votes:

marsoft: bunner: marsoft: People are paid what they will accept, influenced by what others will accept

And it better be a damn sight lower than your poor ass thinks it should be, cause there's a 1,000 serfs waiting in line to do it for less.

I already said basically that in the second part of my sentence.  So what was the point of your posting?


Are you trying to tell me I interrupted you?  Jees, gov, I had no idea this was a lecture.  *snort*
2013-09-17 11:50:05 AM  
1 votes:
"So how does this trickle down work?"

"We grab every speck of available wealth, currency and useful economic leverage and shove it up our asses, use that to leverage MORE pelf, never return it to circulation, and if you pester us for bread, this officer we bought and paid for will shoot you."

"Where does the trickle down come in?"

"You know that silent tear that forms on a child's cheek when they haven't had enough to eat?"
2013-09-17 11:00:54 AM  
1 votes:

maddogdelta: Lady J: regardless of libs vs cons; whatever (all boring)

what's to be done? you can't march into people's houses and take wealth

It happens all the time. It's called "Illegal Forclosure" and banks have gotten richer, and nobody goes to jail for it. EVERYONE WINS!

Except for the poor people who lost their house, but who gives a flying fark about them anyway?


Poverty is a crime, citizen.
2013-09-17 10:42:14 AM  
1 votes:

Joe Blowme: dready zim: Joe Blowme: dready zim: Lady J: Carn: Lady J: regardless of libs vs cons; whatever (all boring)

what's to be done? you can't march into people's houses and take wealth

No, but reasonable actions can be taken to attempt to lower the gap in future earnings while at the same time adding funds to our still unbalanced budget.

Add a couple more higher tax brackets and raise income taxes on the wealthy.
Count capital gains as income over 100K and tax at same rate.
Get rid of the ceiling on earnings for paying social security.
Make sure estate taxes stay around or are reinstated.
Add a very small trading tax on the major US stock markets (.03%) to dampen high frequency trading and gambling for short term profit.  If you want to gamble trade commodities.
Reinstate Glass Steagal or a new version.  Don't let banks be in the mortgage business and trading business.
Raise the minimum wage and peg it to CPI, inflation, or some other sensible metric.
Create a new Federal works program with the goal to rebuild every single defunct federal road, bridge, dam, or other in America.  This will take decades.  If you grow the bottom and middle, the vast wealth at the top becomes less dangerous to the economy.

see, this is what I meant. you get a 'smart!' click

Also, DO put a hard limit on individual wealth gain. Peg it to the minimum wage to give them an incentive to increase that...

fark your american dream that lets a few people ruin the world for the rest of us.

Yes, by all means lets punnish success and see how that works

Success built on the hard work of others deserves punishment. It would work better if we rewarded hard work, not your ability to screw over others.

How you get your success matters. A lot.

But it is ok to just take it from those whom you feel didnt "earn it" properly?  If they break the law aquiring it, im with you. If they did not, i can not.


Then all you have to do is purchase your own laws. Or the guys that make them. If you had some cash, that might be possible.

denver.mylittlefacewhen.com
2013-09-17 10:37:32 AM  
1 votes:

MithrandirBooga: We're nearing the point in human history where the supply of labour will be so high and the demand for labour will be so low that the effective market price of that labour will be Zero.

What in the actual fark do you think is going to happen when that happens?


The rich people will finally release one of those doomsday flu strains?
2013-09-17 09:36:17 AM  
1 votes:
Typical liberals wanting to steal money from the people that earned it.
2013-09-17 09:33:10 AM  
1 votes:
www.quotesparade.com
2013-09-17 09:32:06 AM  
1 votes:

Dinki: DrPainMD: A poor person isn't poorer because someone else is rich.

Actually, yes they are. If the rich guy gets his money by paying the poor guy a minimal amount when he could just as easily pay the poor guy more.


Rich people don't employ poor people!

beechwoodperiodsix.edublogs.org
2013-09-17 09:17:17 AM  
1 votes:

Madbassist1: Joe Blowme: Yes, by all means lets punnish success and see how that works

Wanna know how I know you are not part of the successful crowd you're white knighting?



because i dont use spell checker?
nikonites.com
2013-09-17 09:16:44 AM  
1 votes:
Don't worry everyone, they'll pay their fair share. We know this for sure because the last really rich Republican guy to run for president was so transparent about how it all works:

i.imgur.com
2013-09-17 09:09:04 AM  
1 votes:
At this point...


i40.tinypic.com
2013-09-17 09:06:06 AM  
1 votes:
It's trickle up poverty.
2013-09-17 08:53:54 AM  
1 votes:
Infernalist:
You push a people far enough and they'll make sustainable change in a most direct fashion.  They'll decide that the current set of laws have failed them, they'll set aside those laws, and they'll rectify the situation in the most base and primal of ways.  By force.  It's happened over and over and over again, down through history, when a people get pushed too far by those on top.  And time and time again, those on top don't pay attention to history and act all shocked when they get drug down from the top and get killed and their stuff taken.

And just like that line in Armageddon, it's not a matter of 'if' it'll happen again, it's just a matter of 'when.'


given how there's hardly any guns in america, and everyone's so sensible with the ones they do have, it sounds like it should be a fairly straightforward and peaceable process
2013-09-17 08:51:43 AM  
1 votes:
I thought Barry was going to punish the evil rich, not make them richer. Where's my stuff? I want some stuff!
2013-09-17 08:51:41 AM  
1 votes:
It is not the fault of the wealthy, that people did not read the fine print.

Trickle Down starts in the year 2385.
2013-09-17 08:45:27 AM  
1 votes:
How is Bill Gates still so rich when he keeps giving it all away? What if he's not really giving anything away? :O
2013-09-17 08:29:39 AM  
1 votes:

HotWingConspiracy: DrPainMD: Is this the thread where everybody biatches about other people's money when they should be out earning money for themselves?

Yeah massive wealth inequality exists because people are lazy!


In part, yes. People have consistently voted to abdicate personal responsibility onto the shoulders of others. Those others have taken extreme advantage of their position. That is human nature, and is, in part, caused by laziness.
2013-09-17 08:27:08 AM  
1 votes:

Lady J: regardless of libs vs cons; whatever (all boring)

what's to be done? you can't march into people's houses and take wealth



Didn't get that memo:

i28.photobucket.com
2013-09-17 08:27:07 AM  
1 votes:
DONAHUE: When you see around the globe the maldistribution of wealth, the desperate plight of millions of people in underdeveloped countries, when you see so few haves and so many have-nots, when you see the greed and the concentration of power, did you ever have a moment of doubt about capitalism and whether greed's a good idea to run on?

FRIEDMAN: Well, first of all, tell me, is there some society you know that doesn't run on greed? You think Russia doesn't run on greed? You think China doesn't run on greed? What is greed? Of course none of us are greedy. It's only the other fellow who's greedy. The world runs on individuals pursuing their separate interests. The great achievements of civilization have not come from government bureaus. Einstein didn't construct his theory under order from a bureaucrat. Henry Ford didn't revolutionize the automobile industry that way. In the only cases in which the masses have escaped from the kind of grinding poverty you're talking about, the only cases in recorded history are where they have had capitalism and largely free trade. If you want to know where the masses are worst off, it's exactly in the kinds of societies that depart from that. So that the record of history is absolutely crystal clear that there is no alternative way, so far discovered, of improving the lot of the ordinary people that can hold a candle to the productive activities that are unleashed by a free enterprise system.

and yet, some still refuse to see.
/hearing what they want to hear, knowing only what they heard
2013-09-17 08:14:56 AM  
1 votes:
Can you 3D-print a guillotine?
2013-09-17 08:13:13 AM  
1 votes:

Neighborhood Watch: I've never understood why liberals are so obsessed with other peoples' money (and/or private property, in general).


Because, don't you see? In order for those rich folk to get richer, they literally had to take from the poor. There's simply no other way to acquire wealth since there's only so much cash in circulation. Cash money gets its value because of its scarcity, ergo, derp.
2013-09-17 08:07:43 AM  
1 votes:

DrPainMD: Is this the thread where everybody biatches about other people's money when they should be out earning money for themselves?


Yeah massive wealth inequality exists because people are lazy!
2013-09-17 08:01:51 AM  
1 votes:
Is this the thread where everybody biatches about other people's money when they should be out earning money for themselves?
2013-09-17 08:01:31 AM  
1 votes:
I think I feel something trickling down right now...
 
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