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Washington DC and The Holy Land>20 Americans have more wealth than the bottom 50% of Americans(152 Million).
BigRedChief 10:07 PM 01-12-2016
I heard Sanders say this on CNN's post SCOTUS coverage. Googled it and found the same thing but on what looks like possibly biased sites.

Anyone know if this is true?
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petegz28 03:52 PM 01-13-2016
Originally Posted by cosmo20002:
I guess you're more familiar with the face-wrinklers than I am. I thought they are usually wrinkling at executives taking a bigger portion of the profits while employees work harder for flat wages. I'm not defending the face-wrinkling, just saying that's my basic understanding in general. Entertainers are at least the ones actually out there doing the work. And often, they are getting screwed over as well.
Yeah, movie stars are getting screwed over as they bank millions while the people pay out the ass to go watch them pretend to be someone else.
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BigRedChief 03:53 PM 01-13-2016
Originally Posted by KC native:
I took a pic for trolling purposes and it was a one time thing. :-)

Additionally, it was fucking hilarious.
I agree, it was shocking, trollish and funny at the same time.
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cosmo20002 03:56 PM 01-13-2016
Originally Posted by petegz28:
Yeah, movie stars are getting screwed over as they bank millions while the people pay out the ass to go watch them pretend to be someone else.
Yeah, they're all millionaire movie stars. Also, no one cares about this.
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Anyong Bluth 05:01 PM 01-13-2016
Originally Posted by Marcellus:
Why don't libs ever complain Beyoncé and JayZ are worth $900MM? Fucking entertainers.
Let me know next time they are lobbying for special interest legislation and I'll come join you to picket them.
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Anyong Bluth 05:04 PM 01-13-2016
Originally Posted by BucEyedPea:
Well, who are those getting that welfare? The illegal immigrants taking away those jobs.

Cut the welfare see how many apply for those jobs. Supply and demand should determine not just prices but also wages.
It's another govt perk I was opposed to for such businesses...as well as all the illegal immigration and other immigration
issues that lured people here for that welfare. That and all the fake free-trade arrangements. It's global socialism, redistributing American jobs and it's the govt connected business that are being favored. Then it puts pressure on all the other business or else they can no longer compete.

Can't blame any kind of free market for this situation.
Walmart being one of them. Largest employer in the nation for employees who receive government assistance, and to boot over 40% of the average Walmart employee's paycheck gets turned around and spent right back at Walmart.
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Anyong Bluth 05:08 PM 01-13-2016
Originally Posted by BucEyedPea:
Not really 'cuz the devil is in the details and that chart is misleading. For one that's merely based on an average for tax collections on a 40 year average—not the rates for individuals. Not the same thing. Plus when Reagan did increased taxes, after initially cutting them he made deductions more generous in that set. There's also been inflation creep when anti-inflation under Volcker ceased. No inflation is not what the govt is saying it is today. It's false. Overall, disposable income increased under Reagan whereas the cost of living is more under Obama.

Besides, I've posted before where he raised certain taxes too. Nevertheless your article also admits he was still a tax cutter legislatively, which is what I said. So it does not contradict me. As for his 1986 reform, I said he closed loopholes and deductions there. That doesn't mean he didn't reduce the overall rate from before legislatively. You also, cannot deny that the rate was 70% under Carter and Reagan did reduce that. So someone claiming Reagan made tax rates 50% makes it sound like he increased them, when he lowered them. Since, then the rates have climbed, more loopholes have been closed and Obama wants them higher.

Also from my previous link.
Real per-capita disposable income increased by 18% from 1982 to 1989, meaning the American standard of living increased by almost 20% in just seven years. The poverty rate declined every year from 1984 to 1989, dropping by one-sixth from its peak. The stock market more than tripled in value from 1980 to 1990, a larger increase than in any previous decade....

What is so striking about Obamanomics is how it so doggedly pursues the opposite of every one of these planks of Reaganomics. Instead of reducing tax rates, President Obama is committed to raising the top tax rates of virtually every major federal tax. As already enacted into current law, in 2013 the top two income tax rates will rise by nearly 20%, counting as well Obama’s proposed deduction phase-outs.
Standard of living is not rising under Obama.
So go Bernie!

Because, none of the Republican candidates, outside of possibly Trump give 2 shits about the average income of Americans or the middle class other than lipservice, and I don't buy Hillary would do much other than window treatment legislation that has very little teeth.
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DenverChief 05:16 PM 01-13-2016
Originally Posted by FishingRod:
Most of us have to fold it in half for that
:-). Pics or it didn't happen.
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Eleazar 06:08 PM 01-13-2016
Originally Posted by DenverChief:
you have a 9'' schlong too? :-)
That's probably a pretty close estimate, if I'm standing outside barefoot on a cold winter's day. /CP
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Marcellus 06:28 PM 01-13-2016
Originally Posted by Anyong Bluth:
Let me know next time they are lobbying for special interest legislation and I'll come join you to picket them.
https://www.opensecrets.org/lobby/in...ent.php?id=B02

National Assn of Broadcasters $12,820,000
National Amusements Inc $5,910,000
21st Century Fox $4,354,000
Recording Industry Assn of America $3,681,758
iHeartMedia Inc $3,258,000
Time Warner $2,026,000
Vivendi $1,750,000
Sony Corp $1,550,000
Motion Picture Assn of America $1,080,000
SoundExchange $730,000
Broadcasting Media Partners $712,500
ASCAP $620,000
Assn of Public Television Stations $600,000
National Music Publishers Assn $530,000
National Academy of Recording Arts & Science $510,288
Warner Music Group $388,070
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BucEyedPea 06:38 PM 01-13-2016
Originally Posted by Anyong Bluth:
So go Bernie!

Because, none of the Republican candidates, outside of possibly Trump give 2 shits about the average income of Americans or the middle class other than lipservice, and I don't buy Hillary would do much other than window treatment legislation that has very little teeth.
Neither does Bernie!

Whoosh! The point went over your head.
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BucEyedPea 06:40 PM 01-13-2016
Originally Posted by Anyong Bluth:
Walmart being one of them. Largest employer in the nation for employees who receive government assistance, and to boot over 40% of the average Walmart employee's paycheck gets turned around and spent right back at Walmart.
Yes, I know Walmart is one of them...and it was who I had in mind when I said that without naming. They're not the only one. GE is another govt connected firm. Both Soros and Chertoff profited from the naked-body scanners used by TSA.
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notorious 06:41 PM 01-13-2016
Wow, that's a shitload of money.
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BucEyedPea 06:41 PM 01-13-2016
Originally Posted by petegz28:
Yeah, movie stars are getting screwed over as they bank millions while the people pay out the ass to go watch them pretend to be someone else.
Those guys have a union too. Jen Law wants equal way.
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BucEyedPea 06:44 PM 01-13-2016
So among talk of tax rates this became a sex thread too?
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Loneiguana 07:23 PM 01-13-2016
Originally Posted by Marcellus:
https://www.opensecrets.org/lobby/in...ent.php?id=B02

National Assn of Broadcasters $12,820,000
National Amusements Inc $5,910,000
21st Century Fox $4,354,000
Recording Industry Assn of America $3,681,758
iHeartMedia Inc $3,258,000
Time Warner $2,026,000
Vivendi $1,750,000
Sony Corp $1,550,000
Motion Picture Assn of America $1,080,000
SoundExchange $730,000
Broadcasting Media Partners $712,500
ASCAP $620,000
Assn of Public Television Stations $600,000
National Music Publishers Assn $530,000
National Academy of Recording Arts & Science $510,288
Warner Music Group $388,070
You do know the people making those contributions are the same people who pay the movie stars, correct?

That, despite the amount of money celebrities and sports stars make, there is someone significantly richer than them who are paying them.
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