cman: We are the ones who keep you rich. Show us some appreciation
cman: Hey you farkerWe are the ones who keep you rich. Show us some appreciation
Weaver95: ah yes, the ever popular 'they have cell phones and a refrigerator, they should be happy' meme. lovely. just lovely.
That Guy Jeff: Haha. I believe the "innate morals" of all living things is "kill anything that threatens me or run away from it", "eat as much as I can", and "fark like rabbits". Anything greater than "survival of the fittest" is something we made up. This hippy/religious 'universal morality' shtick is completely unsupported.And actually, the more wealth we create as a species the better our species is doing. Look at huge surge of wealth in the last 200 years. Food shortages are plummeting. Average lifespans are skyrocketing. In 1820 70% of the world lived on less than a dollar a day, now the number is down to 20%. The more wealth is created, the better we do as a species. This modern "make money" attitude and the industrial revolution it brought have propelled our species to new heights.
That Guy Jeff: All this "rich hating" is so weird to me, especially this nonsense with the "1%". All measures of achievement have outliers. Micheal Phelps is the 1% for swimming medals. Joey Chesnut is the 1% for hot dog eating. And Warren Buffet is the 1% for money making. There no good reason why a graph of "wealth acquisition" shouldn't look like a graph of any other measure of achievement. Yes, a select few do astronomically better than the majority. That's not news.
That Guy Jeff: He pays more taxes in a year that the bottom 30% or so will pay in their lifetimes.
DarkVader: Wow. You're an idiot.
Tio_Holtzmann: Mike_LowELL: cman: We are the ones who keep you rich. Show us some appreciationLOL. You think that you have anything to do with my wealth? If I rounded up all the workers in my factories and threw them into a bottomless pit, and personally ran the factories, I could double the output of my goods. I am not only the best businessman who has ever lived, but the best worker. But I don't waste my time doing things that I can put poor people to work doing. I have very important things to do. There are people on internet message boards who are flat-out wrong, and they need to be told this. That is why you are poor and I am a billionaire who posts on the internet, calling people out on their lies.It's.......beautiful
Bucky Katt: Nemo's Brother: The One True TheDavid: By the way, people used to think that the Third World poor would one day be up to the First World's poverty line; instead it seems like the trend goes the other way, that it won't be long before the USA is a Third World country.Only leftists with no understanding of economics or scarcity thought that way.care to enlighten us, professor?
geek_mars: If this guy were from "some countries we can't even name" he'd either be poor with the rest of us (not a lot of sequined gowns being sold in whatever those countries are named) or he'd need to travel in a bullet-proof vehicle with armed security everywhere he went for fear of abduction and/or murder.What's ironic to me is how people who make $35,000.00 annually are more thankful for what they have. Thanksgiving at this guy's place must be a ton of fun. I can see him at the table, "It's hard to be thankful for all that I have when there are so-called 'poors' out there whining that my dinette set cost more than their house. If they were in India their dinette could be that much better than everyone else's, too."
Nutsac_Jim: MayoSlather: Barry Lyndon's Annuity Cheque: jso2897: Well, this is what I call "True Bullshiat" - technically, it's true - but in it's intended meaning, it's bullshiat.I guess in a sense it's a somewhat poetic argument, since it means that nobody but the lowest man on the totem pole can complain about anything. Which if the 1% were logically consistent, would mean that they wouldn't complain about marginal increases to their tax rates because somebody else has it worse. Since they aren't, they compare themselves to Jews during the Holocaust, but I dream of the day on which they shut up because some kid in Ghana is eating dirt for lunch.Well put. It's thinking that would tell a guy that comes into the emergency room with a compound fracture to stop his bellyaching because someone else has flesh eating bacteria.Oddly enough, such an attitude will help one get through 99% of life.
albatros183: seems worth pointing out that although 99% of poor people HAVE refrigerators they do not own them, same goes for cell phones, cars, and pretty much everything
The One True TheDavid: real_headhoncho:The pitchforks and torches are too expensive to buy.BUY? Torches you make with sticks, rags and soybean oil, pitchforks you loot from Home Depot.I'd rather buy a Hi-Point carbine and a Mosin Nagant, but I'm weird. And when price is not a factor I'm open to suggestions. (But no ASSAULT RIFLES firing .22LR, okay?!?)By the way, here are links to Chuck Hawk's recoil tables for rifles, shotguns and handguns. Just in case, you know.
Smackledorfer: hardinparamedic: Barnabus_Duke: People go INTO debt, it doesn't just appear from out of nowhere. Yes, sometimes shiat happens, but CHOICES people!!! Choose wisely and take some farking responsibility!!!!!!And when those choices are food and medication/healthcare that are essential to their survival? How many people go into crippling debt each year because of their medical expenses, OR because of predatory lending practices.But yeah. They're all poor because they buy shiny rims and hydraulics for their caddies./facepalmTo add to your post:3/5 bankruptcies in 2013 were from medical costs.http://www.cnbc.com/id/100840148
hardinparamedic: Weaver95: ah yes, the ever popular 'they have cell phones and a refrigerator, they should be happy' meme. lovely. just lovely.Did you know that some of them EVEN have PS2 and Xboxes?PINOS, all of them.
Barnabus_Duke: People go INTO debt, it doesn't just appear from out of nowhere. Yes, sometimes shiat happens, but CHOICES people!!! Choose wisely and take some farking responsibility!!!!!!
yakmans_dad: cwolf20: It's ok. Mr. Prezzy signed an executive order to increase minimum wage so prices will increase on food etc, leaving us in the same boat we were in. But that's all good for the government, because the higher the check amount the more taxes coming out. Ah working at a payroll company.You don't know what you're talking about.
RedPhoenix122: Cool, asshole, trade me salaries 1 year, let's see how well you do, savings untouched.
Via Infinito: I always thought it was only a matter of time before people start breaking out the torches and pitchforks because of rich people saying stupid crap like this.But it hasn't happened yet, and now I'm wondering if it will happen at all. Maybe the American people really have bought into the idea that wealth = worth?
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