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  •  Do I feel "entitled"? Yes. (11+ / 0-)

    To a good job at a living wage, and a habitable civilization, with a proper infrastructure. Some are worried about just such a sense of "entitlement" in the little people. A high school classmate I ran into on FaceBook, even had a phrase to describe us, "entitled nitwits."

    I trained for a public-sector career that's fresh out of jobs. I took on student loan debt, for nothing. I remind myself that somebody, somewhere, is personally benefiting from my misery and my sense of desperation.

    I shouldn't have to respect this predator, should I? Seems to me like the final indignity. Myself, I'd call the sociopathic multi-millionaire an "entitled nitwit."

    It's here they got the range/ and the machinery for change/ and it's here they got the spiritual thirst. --Leonard Cohen

    by karmsy on Tue Dec 11, 2012 at 08:12:15 AM PST

    •  Are we not all entitled to food as well? (3+ / 0-)
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      I hated that Romney included that in his list of the things to which poor people felt entitled. As if one should be pilloried for wanting to survive, damn it!

      "extreme concentration of income is incompatible with real democracy.... the truth is that the whole nature of our society is at stake." Paul Krugman

      by Gorette on Tue Dec 11, 2012 at 10:18:53 AM PST

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      •  It's part of their plan that we suffer. (4+ / 0-)

        Before Glenn Beck got too crazy and his career went down the tubes, he did a segment on Fox about how Depression-style hardship and want were "character building." This was all at the behest of the Kochs.

        It's here they got the range/ and the machinery for change/ and it's here they got the spiritual thirst. --Leonard Cohen

        by karmsy on Tue Dec 11, 2012 at 01:16:19 PM PST

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