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  •  Hate to burst your deluded bubble, but... (1+ / 0-)
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    Since you have decided to make this personal, let me tell you a little about myself...

    I'm a college graduate, have no mortgage on my house, own my car outright, put both my kids through college (neither owed a penny upon their graduation, thanks in part because both had so many AP courses they were able to matriculate into college as sophomores which saved me 2 years of tuition,)  am in a great relationship, and have a cat who thinks I'm worthy of her attention.

    Except for the 7 years I was a stay at home mom, I've worked since I was 15.  I believe volunteer work is essential in order to fully realize one's potential as a human, so to that end I give of myself to worthwhile causes.  Upon his completion of college, my son gave a year to AmeriCorps, and my daughter has been volunteering an afternoon every week at 826 for the past 4 years.

    I find the word "whine" is often used by men because they don't have the intellectual capacity to enter into a thoughtful discourse.  They think if they accuse someone of whining, especially a woman, she will stop talking and then they will have averted being forced to show their ignorance.  

    Nice try, ace.

    It always surprises me when someone doesn't understand the deleterious impact of wealth inequality.  What's more amazing is that someone would believe that 80% of Americans are slackers deserving only a pittance for their labors.  

    Since wealth provides the most efficient access to power, we now live in a country where the top 5% control nearly all the societal institutions.  That is not a democracy; it's a plutocracy.

    Perhaps you could spend a little less time being smug and a little more time reading history.  You'll find that the greater the disparity in wealth, the more unstable an economy becomes.  It's in everyone's interest to maintain a viable economic system.

    Interestingly enough, you don't seem upset that tax payers subsidize corporations.  You jump to the ridiculous and specious conclusion that a more fair distribution of wealth means us poor, lazy slobs are going to take away rich guys houses and cars.  Seriously, you have to stop subscribing to Sarah Palin's Facebook page.

    I do believe in private property rights for people.  I don't believe that corporations should be given the same rights, with almost none of the responsibilities or penalties, as a citizen.  Since corporations live on into perpetuity, the wealth they accumulate grows at an exponential rate and is never recirculated into society.  That creates a society where just a small percentage own the vast amount of wealth, and by extension, power.  It is also the same reason why inheritance should be taxed at a high rate.

    May I suggest that you read Rousseau's "Discourse on Inequality."  Then, when you have a better grip on the subject than you're able to glean from Glenn Beck, we can talk.

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