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  •  I don't get it- (4+ / 0-)
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    I really don't.

    Who would actually take from those who have so much less- to give to those who have so much more?

    Does this even make sense to anyone?

    "Power is a fleeting thing. One day your souls will be required of you." Bishop Peter Storey---Central Methodist Mission, Johannesburg, June 1981

    by lyvwyr101 on Wed Jul 20, 2011 at 11:42:31 AM PDT

    •  Yes... (3+ / 0-)
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      it makes sense if one is a greedy son-of-a-beyotch with nothing but a narrow and short-term interest at the very bottom of the their blackened soul.

      Either that or they're in the phoney baloney economics theory that says: "If you lower my taxes, I'll trickle on you."

      •  I recognize that particular group! (1+ / 0-)
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        ...........a greedy son-of-a-beyotch with nothing but a narrow and short-term interest at the very bottom of the their blackened soul.

        This group-too-

        ........they're in the phoney baloney economics theory that says: "If you lower my taxes, I'll trickle on you."

        "Power is a fleeting thing. One day your souls will be required of you." Bishop Peter Storey---Central Methodist Mission, Johannesburg, June 1981

        by lyvwyr101 on Wed Jul 20, 2011 at 04:00:20 PM PDT

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    •  That is what (2+ / 0-)
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      I keep asking my self over and over again, how does it make sense?  I think it goes beyond greed, and moves into power taking over the mind until people become so delusional that they truly believe the have to keep taking in order to sustain their power and wealth.  It is very crazy, greed, in my humble opinion is how it starts, but material possessions and power then become a way to build up the ego into believing in a false self.  These people are not grounded in reality and believe that they can keep taking without any consequences and those taken from will find another way to survive.  However, they have taken away almost every avenue people in America use to survive bad times, and now, with SS and Medicare, and Medicaid cuts we will see the complete collapse of a broke system with too much strain break down.  

      They've taken too much without any after thought about balance or replacing what they took, and they didn't know when to stop, and now they want more, and we just don't have it because most of it was on credit just before 2008 anyhow.

      If you are digging yourself into a hole, the first thing to do is stop digging!

      by zaka1 on Wed Jul 20, 2011 at 04:15:43 PM PDT

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      •  This post deserves a million rec's! (1+ / 0-)
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        This is exactly what is going on-this is what the top tier is doing-

        ......... it goes beyond greed,

        .....people become so delusional

        .....keep taking

        ...... crazy, greed

         .....a false self.

        ......not grounded in reality

        ..........those taken from will find another way to survive.

        .............taken away almost every avenue

        .........complete collapse of a broke system

        ...........taken too much

        ..........they didn't know when to stop

        This says it all.

        "Power is a fleeting thing. One day your souls will be required of you." Bishop Peter Storey---Central Methodist Mission, Johannesburg, June 1981

        by lyvwyr101 on Thu Jul 21, 2011 at 05:18:56 AM PDT

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        •  Thank you (1+ / 0-)
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          for your comment and rec.  I just wish we had a clause that would allow us to discharge politicians for being delusional or mentally unbalanced, but that would be abused or lied about just like everything else is.  I think Tom DeLay is a good example of what happens to someone on top of everything and untouchable by the law, he went all the way and ended up on "Dancing with The Stars."  Which in my humble opinion was still a way to feed his ego, it didn't matter how low he went, he just wanted to still be in the limelight.  

          If you are digging yourself into a hole, the first thing to do is stop digging!

          by zaka1 on Thu Jul 21, 2011 at 11:15:21 AM PDT

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          •  Yup-every word! (1+ / 0-)
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            "Power is a fleeting thing. One day your souls will be required of you." Bishop Peter Storey---Central Methodist Mission, Johannesburg, June 1981

            by lyvwyr101 on Thu Jul 21, 2011 at 11:19:51 AM PDT

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