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    Lightbulb women roar / men thunder

    Quote Originally Posted by sandblasters View Post
    the only solution for the future.. move to the land down under, i can hunt and eat kangaroo, a country boy will survive. also be shreding mad west coast aussy waves. i hope move there one day but who knows they might be losing theyre civil liberties as well. its getting hard man, i dont like the way american society is going.
    i SO agree. u going; i might join ya…….i have the east coast covered, not so much
    south and west coast…..in sydney they like american men (the ladies do; i mean)...

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    Maybe if everyone in the swellinfo community puts their money together, we could buy a small island in the south pacific, and we could start our own democracy. We call it The Republic of Swellinfo. The currency is in wave priority.

    But, of course, you can't talk about anything you want, or you might get banned off the island - J/K!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SI_Admin View Post
    Maybe if everyone in the swellinfo community puts their money together, we could buy a small island in the south pacific, and we could start our own democracy. We call it The Republic of Swellinfo. The currency is in wave priority.

    But, of course, you can't talk about anything you want, or you might get banned off the island - J/K!!!
    You might be on to something here.

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    Since we know your intellectually honest maybe you should also thank your senator for VA Beach having the lowest income inequality in the U.S. Of note as well, 70% of the states (and the district) with the lowest income inequality between the 1% and 99% are in Red States:
    http://finance.yahoo.com/news/the-10...193329822.html
    Last edited by oipaul; Feb 21, 2014 at 05:43 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oipaul View Post
    Since we know your intellectually honest maybe you should also thank your senator for VA Beach having the lowest income inequality in the U.S. Of note as well, 70% of the states (and the district) with the lowest income inequality between the 1% and 99% are in Red States:
    http://finance.yahoo.com/news/the-10...193329822.html
    Let's all be honest, the millionaires/billionaires on both ends of the political spectrum really don't give 2 sh1ts about the poor and middle class.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brewengineer View Post
    Let's all be honest, the millionaires/billionaires on both ends of the political spectrum really don't give 2 sh1ts about the poor and middle class.
    probably not, but without them your tax base and a large part of the economy on which the poor and middle class depends is facked.

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    Wow, this thread pops up just as I have been reading about the decline of the Western Roman Empire. It rotted from within which allowed migrating peoples (not calling them barbarians because they were not) to infiltrate and remove it's social, economic, and political structures. Visigoths and Lombards were cool dudes.

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    If you spread the wealth around via wages instead of handouts then the taxable base in the economy would be much more robust. Pay the middle class more and you have more wages to tax. The problem with trickle down econ is the 1%ers are very adept at finding ways to reclassify their "income" in ways that don't get taxed.

    Manager makes 50k and taxes go up 1% he has to cough up $500 more dollars
    CEO makes $1mil and taxes go up 1% he has to cough up $10,000
    What situation has more blowback for the politicians? Who has better access to the politicians?

    If a CEO only gets 15 million of the payroll pie instead of the usual 20 million that leaves enough $ to give 500 managers a $10,000 raise which will definitely have a much greater impact in your community than whatever the CEO would've done with the extra 5 mil.

    That goes against all of my libertarian leanings but I don't see any other way out of this mess.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chicharronne View Post
    Aaaaaaaaaand?
    And so its not breaking news and the US dollar hasn't crashed since then and is in fact up from where the US index was in that article. And these issues were covered extensively by financial journos at the time from the wall st journal, new york times et al. So I just don't quite get the post, since that article made it seem like it was breaking news of an imminent US currency collapse... Having said that there are serious financial issues regarding how we trade with china, our debt, oil and the global economic community at large but that article didn't seem to want to dissect those serious issues in a serious way even back in sept 2012, nevermind feb 2014.

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    occupy wall street

    when i was involved with the ows movement i learned that were bill gates to forfeit
    his annual compensation 80K people could instead have a job making $1000 p/week.