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  •  But They Shouldn't Unless They're Into the (10+ / 0-)

    millions per year. Yes they'll get the tax breaks, but at their level they're still probably dependent to a great extent on the domestic economy of the 99%.

    All through the Reaganomic boom under Clinton, the 91st through 99th percentiles gained not one dime of adjusted net worth, same as the bottom 90%.  They're at least coming out of this recovery to a modest extent but they'd do considerably better under Democrats.

    We are called to speak for the weak, for the voiceless, for victims of our nation and for those it calls enemy.... --ML King "Beyond Vietnam"

    by Gooserock on Sun Sep 16, 2012 at 04:00:44 PM PDT

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    •  Yeah, but even the 1% have children, (5+ / 0-)

      grand  children who may drift back into that sad 99% and may get sick, or have some trouble.

      I just moved from a community where the average home price is somewhere between 1 to 3 million dollars.  From what I gather very few of the children are gong to be in the same class from their own efforts.  

      Regression to the mean.

      I think I read in a foundational book on Social Status in America that it takes on average 3 generations to get the grandchildren into the top 'great wealth" category and then about 2 generations for the grand-children to lose it.

      The means is the ends in the process of becoming. - Mahatma Gandhi

      by HoundDog on Sun Sep 16, 2012 at 04:40:53 PM PDT

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      •  What Paris Hilton isn't spending it fast enough? (1+ / 0-)
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        Who knew?

        In capitalist America, bank robs you!

        by madhaus on Sun Sep 16, 2012 at 05:12:28 PM PDT

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        •  Probably not, due do that compounding interest (2+ / 0-)
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          and extensive tax breaks.

          She will probably need the help of a couple children brought up expecting to buy anything and everything they want, to totally exhaust the Hilton family fortune.

          The means is the ends in the process of becoming. - Mahatma Gandhi

          by HoundDog on Sun Sep 16, 2012 at 05:36:58 PM PDT

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          •  The reason grandchildren usually spend it all (2+ / 0-)
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            is there used to be so many of them.  Did Paris get the ENTIRE Hilton fortune or are there second cousins she has to share it with?

            Maybe if the Mittster's five sons each keep having lots of kids there won't be anywhere enough left.

            In capitalist America, bank robs you!

            by madhaus on Sun Sep 16, 2012 at 06:05:02 PM PDT

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