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Thu Feb 28, 2013, 12:36 PM

Remember the Cosby Show with Theo and the Monopoly Money?

Maybe what these silly republicans need is someone do what Dr. Cosby did to his son Theo. Hand them what you bring home on minimum wage and then start taking out basic living, rent, food, healthcare, gas, utilities. My guess is they would run out of cash at food.

These folks never lived on minimum wage so they don't get it. I don't anymore, but I see people who do and see how they struggle. Hell good sense tells you you can't live on that. Do these guys even go to the grocery store or the drug store? Do they know how much rent is?

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Reply Remember the Cosby Show with Theo and the Monopoly Money? (Original post)
redstatebluegirl Feb 2013 OP
Capt. Obvious Feb 2013 #1
redstatebluegirl Feb 2013 #2
niyad Feb 2013 #3
Brigid Feb 2013 #4
Kalidurga Feb 2013 #5
ProfessionalLeftist Feb 2013 #6
felix_numinous Feb 2013 #7
gollygee Feb 2013 #8
SoCalDem Feb 2013 #9

Response to redstatebluegirl (Original post)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 12:40 PM

1. Then Republicans can have their

designer shirts made by Denise.

We all remember how that turned out.

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Response to Capt. Obvious (Reply #1)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 12:43 PM

2. They had their budget made by her as well

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Response to redstatebluegirl (Original post)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 01:03 PM

3. I remember that episode--very good.

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Response to redstatebluegirl (Original post)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 01:08 PM

4. The very first episode.

Great show.

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Response to redstatebluegirl (Original post)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 01:12 PM

5. I have another idea...

Take over half of it and tell them this is "defense" spending...this is payments to federal employees such as congress people...this is infrastructure...oh see that teeny tiny 1 dollar you have left that is for people who can't find a job.

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Response to redstatebluegirl (Original post)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 01:36 PM

6. They need to be PAID minimum wage

and forced to "live" on it for a year. That would give them a nice little reality check. They need to be forced to eat their own effing dog (cat) food.

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Response to redstatebluegirl (Original post)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 03:13 PM

7. This would work

if the system was not sociopathic. I think we on the left would rather think that the powers that be just need to be schooled and this is not the case, IMHO. They KNOW what they are doing, they are dealing us out, as powerful people have done since the beginning of time.

The reason for this is fear--by NOT dealing directly with overpopulation, climate change--these people are allowing their reptilian brains to guide them to hoard, make war, and block others from resources. Instead of taking the alternative path of sharing resources and building a sustainable future.

They have changed the game of Monopoly so that no one can ever get enough money to buy any real estate or have a savings. We keep thinking we can play this game but we have to stop playing and get out another board and start our own game. It's called a social contract---and make them play OUR GAME.

Nice memory and a great allegory for these times.

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Response to redstatebluegirl (Original post)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 03:15 PM

8. So long as they connect the word "entitlement" with food

they won't get it. They think it's wrong for people to feel entitled to not starve to death.

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Response to redstatebluegirl (Original post)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 03:18 PM

9. I did something similar with my middle son who thought we were "rich".

I put him in charge of paying the bills and shopping for a month.. He was around 10 I think..

He was shocked to see how far our money did NOT go.. when we had to pay for "stupid stuff" like gasoline, mortgage, electricity, and food.

He thought that we always had lots of money for stuff he and his brothers wanted, and we were being mean when we said no.

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