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View Diary: Piss-Poor Americans - 50% of Us Earn LESS than $26.5K a year - TRICKLE UP POVERTY (158 comments)

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  •  I think some conservatives (5+ / 0-)

    should be made to live on an amount commensurate to that made by those who are at the top of the "don't pay taxes" income level and see how they like it.  The amount would depend on family size and cost of living in their area.  I wonder if it'd change their point of view?  

    ....nah.  They'd just insist that "those people" are too lazy to earn more money.  Even after living like "them", they'd still not have one bit of compassion or humanity.

    "... a disciplined minority of totalitarians can use the instruments of democratic government to undermine democracy itself." -- Hannah Aredt, regarding the behavior of the National Socialist (NAZI) Party in the Reichstag in the Weimar Republic.

    by billlaurelMD on Sat Sep 10, 2011 at 09:39:42 AM PDT

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    •  I think many self-declared conservatives (3+ / 0-)
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      War on Error, billlaurelMD, Bluefin

      actually are below that line, even while they are screaming for the freeloaders who live off the tax dollars "stolen" from them to be hit with a big tax bill.

      It's called "innumeracy". Thank defunding of schools.

      •  it sounds like a form of insanity to me ...n/t (0+ / 0-)

        "... a disciplined minority of totalitarians can use the instruments of democratic government to undermine democracy itself." -- Hannah Aredt, regarding the behavior of the National Socialist (NAZI) Party in the Reichstag in the Weimar Republic.

        by billlaurelMD on Sat Sep 10, 2011 at 02:38:36 PM PDT

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