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(American Thinker)   Income inequality wasn't a problem until Obama took office   (americanthinker.com) divider line 41
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2014-01-14 12:24:39 PM
9 votes:
In exactly the same way that global terrorism wasn't a problem until 9/11.
2014-01-14 03:28:30 PM
4 votes:
I am actually going to agree with AT on this one.

In the previous administration income inequality was not a problem- it was a goal.
2014-01-14 12:33:58 PM
4 votes:
The Anti-Scientific Revolution in Macroeconomics

Faith based economics. Wrong about everything.
2014-01-14 01:19:42 PM
3 votes:
What they mean is "We didn't have a President that talked about or cared about income inequality before 2009. I forget who was president then."
2014-01-14 06:51:49 PM
2 votes:

DrPainMD: I don't get the outrage over income inequality. I make whatever money I make, and I live off of it. Over the course of my adult life, I've done many things to increase my income and prepare for my retirement. Why should I care how much other people have? Plus, the average person on Earth only makes about $10,000 per year; those who think income inequality is evil are in for a rude awakening (and a drastic lowering of their standard of living) if they ever achieve their goal of eliminating it.


It's not about caring how much other people have. It's caring about how they are getting it.

Simply put, the deck is stacked.
2014-01-14 04:37:32 PM
2 votes:

jst3p: DROxINxTHExWIND: give me doughnuts: DROxINxTHExWIND: jst3p: ongbok: DROxINxTHExWIND: /I been going HAM

Never thought that I would see that phrase used on Fark, and you used it in the perfect context. Good job

Care to translate for those of us who don't speak jive?


Hard
As a
Mutherfarker

I had to use Urban Dictionary.

Soooooooooo very white.
"Hee-Haw" white.
Owning polka records white.
Pat Boone singing Little Richard white.
"As a matter of fact, I do own a banjo!" white.


LOL! You all are interesting to me. I remember going home after my day on a corporate job and telling my man Black, "These are REAL white people. The kind you see on 'Friends'". I would study them. Their humor. Their likes and dislikes. Their passions. I think its hilarious when something bad happens and a white guy gives up the sarcastic, "Great job" or "This is super". LOL! I don;t know why.


CSB: My step kids have an African American father that they never see. We live in an upper middle class golf course neighborhood. We are raising the whitest black kids I have ever seen and I am not sure if I am doing them a favor or a disservice.

When people see them with just mom, no big deal. When we are all together (with my two wonder bread kids) we ALWAYS get asked if they are adopted.



Ok, have to put the jokes aside for this one.

Please, get that shiat out of your head and never consider it again. I don't care if you're black, white, or burgundy the important thing is that you are there for those kids. And if you think they're "acting white" it tells me that you're having an influence that is hopefully positive. It takes a man to raise someone else's children.


/Respect
2014-01-14 04:04:47 PM
2 votes:
Two words.... Capital Gains... get rid of it and a sizable portion of our deficit will go away and it will slow down how fast the rich are getting richer.
2014-01-14 01:46:50 PM
2 votes:
www.mindhuestudio.com
2014-01-14 01:07:49 PM
2 votes:
Rape wasn't a problem til women's lib made them all uppity and reportey and press charges-y
2014-01-14 12:43:32 PM
2 votes:
gifatron.com
2014-01-14 12:27:25 PM
2 votes:
just when you thought you couldnt hate these people more than you already do ...
2014-01-14 12:24:54 PM
2 votes:
The uppitiness of neegros has increased exponentially with the duration of Obama's term as President. Study it out. Study it out.
2014-01-14 07:14:54 PM
1 votes:

cchris_39: It seems to me that if the federal government gives a poor person money to spend, the man who owns the grocery store and the wal-mart will be the ones who get richer, not the poor man.

Why should they provide a wage to the poor man when they can simply wait on the federal government to give him
more money to spend on their wares?


So you're for a guaranteed minimum income?
2014-01-14 04:54:56 PM
1 votes:

Dr Dreidel: DROxINxTHExWIND: LOL! You all are interesting to me. I remember going home after my day on a corporate job and telling my man Black, "These are REAL white people. The kind you see on 'Friends'". I would study them. Their humor. Their likes and dislikes. Their passions. I think its hilarious when something bad happens and a white guy gives up the sarcastic, "Great job" or "This is super". LOL! I don;t know why.


/I'd like to have intercourse with one of your women.
//for science

I think we can arrange a trade. Do you mean specifically "white" (as in "not a Jewess"), or are my people kosher?

// I'll try to avoid the Long Islanders - no one wants ANOTHER short, whiny, brunette with a skewed perspective on life and fairness
// apologies to those from LI, y'all get a horrible rap



LOL. No problem at all. Black people don't distinguish between white people and Jewish people. You're all white to us.

/Joking, but serious
2014-01-14 04:28:26 PM
1 votes:

dwrash: Two words.... Capital Gains... get rid of it and a sizable portion of our deficit will go away and it will slow down how fast the rich are getting richer.


You mean "increase it", right? As in increase the capital gains taxes back to where they were under Reagan?

I'm also in favor of taxing each and every stock sale (like, 0.01% or so) to reduce the market manipulation.
2014-01-14 04:22:27 PM
1 votes:

give me doughnuts: DROxINxTHExWIND: jst3p: ongbok: DROxINxTHExWIND: /I been going HAM

Never thought that I would see that phrase used on Fark, and you used it in the perfect context. Good job

Care to translate for those of us who don't speak jive?


Hard
As a
Mutherfarker

I had to use Urban Dictionary.

Soooooooooo very white.
"Hee-Haw" white.
Owning polka records white.
Pat Boone singing Little Richard white.
"As a matter of fact, I do own a banjo!" white.



LOL! You all are interesting to me. I remember going home after my day on a corporate job and telling my man Black, "These are REAL white people. The kind you see on 'Friends'". I would study them. Their humor. Their likes and dislikes. Their passions. I think its hilarious when something bad happens and a white guy gives up the sarcastic, "Great job" or "This is super". LOL! I don;t know why.


/I'd like to have intercourse with one of your women.
//for science
2014-01-14 03:29:42 PM
1 votes:
bitchslapmag.com
2014-01-14 03:23:18 PM
1 votes:

INeedAName: DROxINxTHExWIND: ongbok: DROxINxTHExWIND: /I been going HAM

Never thought that I would see that phrase used on Fark, and you used it in the perfect context. Good job


LOL. Don't let the smooth taste fool you. I'm from DC. I can hang with the best of them on here , but I can get ignorant as a mutherfarker, too. Thats why I always laugh when Farkers go internet gangster gangsta on me.

What, are you from Germantown or something?


I was giving them the benefit of the doubt. I think when they go ITG its more of an Al Capone/ John Gotti thing (gangster) than it is a Freeway Rick Ross/ Big Meech thing (gangsta).


/Hope this clears it.
2014-01-14 03:02:02 PM
1 votes:
img.fark.net
2014-01-14 02:50:09 PM
1 votes:

Arkanaut: firefly212: A rising tide only lifts all boats if you're rich enough to have a boat... otherwise you just drown. That's the problem with the Reaganomics thinking that persists to this day.

I hate the way that aphorism is used to refer to Reaganomics -- Reagan basically raised the bigger, fancier boats at the expense of the dinghies and rowboats.  I could make the same argument that a downward redistribution scheme like guaranteed basic income (you could even call it "trickle down"!) raises aggregate demand and therefore should be good for the whole economy, and thus "raises all boats", and so rich people should be for it.


These days, even if you're lucky enough to have a boat, the GOP is standing on the decks of progressively taller yachts throwing anvils at everything below deck height.

Dear GOP:
2014-01-14 02:36:36 PM
1 votes:

Arkanaut: firefly212: A rising tide only lifts all boats if you're rich enough to have a boat... otherwise you just drown. That's the problem with the Reaganomics thinking that persists to this day.

I hate the way that aphorism is used to refer to Reaganomics -- Reagan basically raised the bigger, fancier boats at the expense of the dinghies and rowboats.  I could make the same argument that a downward redistribution scheme like guaranteed basic income (you could even call it "trickle down"!) raises aggregate demand and therefore should be good for the whole economy, and thus "raises all boats", and so rich people should be for it.


The aphorism is used to refer to Reaganomics because he used it on multiple occasions.

You certainly could make that argument. As for me, I think that pretty much everyone who works 40 hours a week or more should be guaranteed to make at least 20k a year. I think that the current minimum wage (one that allows for wages so low as to qualify for public assistance when working full time) effectively means that taxpayers are picking up the cost of minimum wage workers, distorting the costs of inputs, and subsequently distorting the price of products via information asymmetry. Welfare for employees is, more accurately put, welfare for employers.
2014-01-14 02:25:56 PM
1 votes:

firefly212: A rising tide only lifts all boats if you're rich enough to have a boat... otherwise you just drown. That's the problem with the Reaganomics thinking that persists to this day.


I hate the way that aphorism is used to refer to Reaganomics -- Reagan basically raised the bigger, fancier boats at the expense of the dinghies and rowboats.  I could make the same argument that a downward redistribution scheme like guaranteed basic income (you could even call it "trickle down"!) raises aggregate demand and therefore should be good for the whole economy, and thus "raises all boats", and so rich people should be for it.
2014-01-14 02:17:24 PM
1 votes:

DROxINxTHExWIND: Drove around Montgomery County, MD without a seatbelt on.


You MANIAC!

Do you know how many lily-white soccer kids, safely bubble-wrapped in mom's crossover as she ferries little Cayden, Jayden, Aiden, Maiden, and Lleyton from ballet class in Cabin John to rock-climbing class in Gaithersburg before grabbing a glass of Pinot with the gals in the Town Center you put in danger?

Mama might have had to actually use a turn signal!
2014-01-14 02:13:52 PM
1 votes:

Dr Dreidel: firefly212: [img.fark.net image 470x447]
Obama and his damned time machine...

Actually, from that graph it looks like we were on the way to fixing that inequality in the latter half of 2008 (the blue line bends down), when SOMETHING that occurred right around the start of 2009 reverses the trend.


GDP dropped in late 2008 because the economy was crashing... but MHI was also dropping still, and Median Net Worth was doing even worse... what happened was the economy got back on track, and continued to fark over everyone who wasn't at the very very top of it. A rising tide only lifts all boats if you're rich enough to have a boat... otherwise you just drown. That's the problem with the Reaganomics thinking that persists to this day.
2014-01-14 02:08:50 PM
1 votes:
Neither was the debt/deficit.
2014-01-14 01:56:11 PM
1 votes:

Dr Dreidel: firefly212: [img.fark.net image 470x447]
Obama and his damned time machine...

Actually, from that graph it looks like we were on the way to fixing that inequality in the latter half of 2008 (the blue line bends down), when SOMETHING that occurred right around the start of 2009 reverses the trend.


static.guim.co.uk
2014-01-14 01:51:11 PM
1 votes:
Run chickens! Run for your lives!

~static1.mypetchicken.com
2014-01-14 01:47:44 PM
1 votes:
img.fark.net
Obama and his damned time machine...
2014-01-14 01:47:38 PM
1 votes:
once again i ask: if your cause is so righteous, conservatives, why do you have to lie about it all the time?
2014-01-14 01:41:22 PM
1 votes:

Car_Ramrod: Cyberluddite: So, according to American Stinker, they've always been right Obama promoting "class warfare."  The only difference is that they've not apparently switched sides in the war.

Exactly. You cannot complain about "redistribution of wealth" and "income inequality" at the same time.


Well, you can if you're a lying piece of shiat with no ethical foundation and no goal other than to make the black president look bad.
2014-01-14 01:38:40 PM
1 votes:

Cyberluddite: So, according to American Stinker, they've always been right Obama promoting "class warfare."  The only difference is that they've not apparently switched sides in the war.


Exactly. You cannot complain about "redistribution of wealth" and "income inequality" at the same time.
2014-01-14 01:37:52 PM
1 votes:
Worst socialist ever.
2014-01-14 01:21:18 PM
1 votes:

Pocket Ninja: In exactly the same way that global terrorism wasn't a problem until 9/11.


And civil rights for African Americans wasn't a problem until they made a stink about it.
2014-01-14 01:14:40 PM
1 votes:
Here I can save you reading the balance of right wing web sites:

____________ wasn't a problem until Obama took office

Or

The problem of _____________ would be solved if Obama would just do what Republicans want and because he won't do what they want it proves he's the hyper partisan
2014-01-14 01:03:18 PM
1 votes:
i.imgur.com


i.imgur.com


persephonemagazine.com
2014-01-14 12:53:10 PM
1 votes:
Wait.  So American Thinker just admitted that income inequality started right at the same time as Obama took office?  So, that means, Bush left Obama a little present?  Because, obviously, Obama didn't have enough time to effect policy on Day 1...

Kind of nice for American Potato to admit "but but but Bush!"
2014-01-14 12:50:24 PM
1 votes:
So the rich are getting richer and the poor are getting poorer.

Obama is so incompetent, he can't even do Socialism right.
2014-01-14 12:38:08 PM
1 votes:
img.fark.net
2014-01-14 12:37:09 PM
1 votes:
...in much the same way that cancer is not a problem if you don't talk about it.
2014-01-14 12:29:40 PM
1 votes:
www.bitlogic.com
2014-01-14 12:29:26 PM
1 votes:
What incentive would this Wall Street executive and pension fund manager have to mislead anyone on income inequality issues?
 
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