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  •  I'd love to know how many people (7+ / 0-)

    he personally and directly employs. I would bet that the number is fairly small.

    •  especially since he (6+ / 0-)

      really likes to fire them.

      "Okay, until next time. Keep sending me your questions, and I will make fun of you... I mean, answer them." - Strong Bad

      by AaronInSanDiego on Thu Feb 09, 2012 at 10:58:27 PM PST

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    •  This would be a great question (4+ / 0-)

      Assuming he gets the nomination, I would like to see it asked in an interview.  

      "Mr. Rmoney, you made $45 million last year.  How many people do you employ?"

      I'm sure he keeps a few lawyers, accountants, and bodyguards in clover.  He probably has people to cook, clean, drive... other than that, how many jobs are being created and is it really any more jobs than would be created if his tax rate were 36 percent instead of 14 percent?

      That is an entirely rhetorical question.

      All you need is three chords and the truth, man - Jimi Hendrix

      by CharlieHipHop on Fri Feb 10, 2012 at 05:45:02 AM PST

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      •  Why wait (5+ / 0-)

        until he gets the nomination? Better to ask him right now, and don't stop with him. Everybody in the 1% parasite class should be confronted with this question. I'd love to see OWS riding the Metro North to New Canaan asking every fat cat in a suit how many secure, good-paying jobs they've created, as opposed to how many such jobs they've cut, eliminated, or exported.

        We also need to make a big deal of comparing the amount and kinds of jobs created by middle class vs. fat cat spending. A CEO who takes home 500 times the pay of a middle class worker might by a dozen Porsches made in Germany, for instance, as opposed to 500 Fords of Chevys made here. Same goes for houses :what drives the economy more, the construction, maintenance, and furnishing of a dozen mansions, or hundreds of middle class homes? Who spends a higher percentage of their income? That question answers itself.

        The rich are job destroyers, not creators. Jobs can only be created from consumer demand, which overwhelmingly comes from the 99%.

        Al Qeada is a faith-based initiative.

        by drewfromct on Fri Feb 10, 2012 at 06:50:20 AM PST

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        •  How about a website: ? (2+ / 0-)
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          drewfromct, elwior

          It could publish a directory of rich people so that the unemployed can send them resumes.  After all, if rich people create jobs, lets see it.  

          If I were rich I'd be a bit unnerved at republicans blaming me for unemployment.  

          I think alot of wealthy republican backers don't realize they are being set up.

      •  From his 2010 tax return, he employed (0+ / 0-)

        four people in his MA home.  Total wages paid for their services was approximately $20,000.  That's not $20,000 each but $20,000 paid in total wages for household help.

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