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  •  so can we get rid of the rich yet? (4+ / 0-)

    I'm not sure why anyone thinks that the rich are somehow going to magically transform into good citizens.  They have every possible incentive to want to do this to us.  At the very least, society needs to be willing to keep them on a very short leash, but that still begs the question: why do we need the rich at all when we do all the actual work?

    To those who say the New Deal didn't work: WWII was also government spending

    by Visceral on Sat Oct 13, 2012 at 10:59:27 AM PDT

    •  We did this once when the benefits went (2+ / 0-)
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      proportionately to the wealthy and everyone else.  In the last 40 years(since Reagan) that was reversed and now income equality is at its highest level.  Obama is not making the right case, the case he needs to make is that Romney represents rich people and if they aren't rich and vote for him, they are voting against there own interests.  He is not going to fix anything for them, he is going to cement the status quo for the rich.  If they understand nothing else, they must understand this.  They vote for him and they should buy their card board box now before there is a rush.

      •  but some people vote R because (0+ / 0-)

        they WILL be rich, one day soon, they know it or really really hope so - and want everything to be good, when they get there.

        Yes that is crazy and they are shooting themselves in both feet - but they still want to be on the side with the rich people....

        •  Except the rich people are just NOT going to let (0+ / 0-)

          that happen.

        •  State lotteries have a lot to do with that (1+ / 0-)
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          Greenfinches

          "I'll be rich some day mentality!"

          Millions of Americans line up twice a week to buy lottery tickets in their state lotteries or the multi-state Powerball lottery in the hope that this week will be their lucky week and they'll be rich when the winning numbers are announced.

          Since they have this sad, pathetic hope that some day they'll be rich, they don't want the rules on the rich to be changed until after they've won their jackpot.

    •  Don't call them "The Rich." Call them the Elite or (2+ / 0-)
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      ozsea1, 1Nic Ven

      the ruling Elite. Americans hate elites but they don't mind the rich.

      Ask top al Qaeda leaders about Obama's foreign policy. Wait, you can't. They're dead. -Paul Begala

      by Fickle on Sat Oct 13, 2012 at 03:01:52 PM PDT

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