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woo me with science

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5. Predictable bullshit Third Way propaganda. You want FACTS?
Sun Nov 18, 2012, 09:14 AM
Nov 2012
http://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=view_post&forum=1002&pid=1798380

http://www.businessinsider.com/what-wall-street-protesters-are-so-angry-about-2011-10?op=1



Here it is. The bid for compromise. What a ridiculous, reeking load of nonsense. Democrats are lectured for being one-sided and "purist," as though WE are the ones insisting on getting our way, all the time, with no compromise....when the truth is that this country has been dragged *so far* to the right over the past 30 years that:

*our middle class has been virtually obliterated through policy

*forty percent of our wealth has been looted

*virtually ALL new wealth of the past 30 years has gone to the top one percent

*93 percent of the "recovery" has gone to the top one percent

*over a million American schoolchildren are now homeless

*America now ranks higher than any other developed nation in child poverty with the exception of Romania, which a DUer mentioned was only recently added to the list, perhaps to spare America the embarrassment of being last...

*CEO pay is now 350 times the average worker's pay, up from fifty times between 1960 and 1985

*CEO pay has skyrocketed 300% since 1990. Corporate profits have doubled. Average "production worker" pay has increased 4%. The minimum wage has dropped. (All numbers adjusted for inflation).

*After adjusting for inflation, average hourly earnings haven't increased in 50 years.

*income inequality has gotten so extreme here that the US now ranks 93rd in the world in "income equality." China's ahead of us. So is India. So is Iran.

*Social mobility is near an all-time low.

*The top 1% of Americans own 42% of the financial wealth in this country. The top 5% own nearly 70%.

*Hundreds of millions of Americans are deep in debt.

*Taxes on the highest earners are near the lowest they've EVER been and lower than for many who earn less.

etc., etc., etc., etc., etc.

*much, much more at link below,and that's just one of MANY we could post here...


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We have received no compromise. We have been looted, again and again and again, with no end in sight. And still the message comes, like a drumbeat: You have not compromised enough. You are being a purist.

It doesn't fly anymore. In fact, it has reached the point of ludicrousness.



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*Much here taken directly from this article at Business Insider, perhaps the best summary I have seen of the looting of America: http://www.businessinsider.com/what-wall-street-protesters-are-so-angry-about-2011-10?op=1

There is much, much more there. I strongly recommend that every DUer click through the whole thing again for a reminder of how how much "compromise" WE have received from the ones who are looting us blind:





We could have just elected MIT ROMNEY HockeyMom Nov 2012 #1
What part of mission accomplished do you fail to understand? Fumesucker Nov 2012 #2
It was a rigged game all along. There was no "our side". And plethoro Nov 2012 #9
more anti-Obama hyperbole. Left wing extremists are as bad as rightwing ones. graham4anything Nov 2012 #3
Yes, and a progressive tax structure is socialism! Fumesucker Nov 2012 #4
Eliminating these tax deductions is a progressive change to the tax code mathematic Nov 2012 #10
Mine was an argument from another thread Fumesucker Nov 2012 #11
you of course forgot the remainder of my reply- ZERO TAXES FOR THE FIRST $75,000 MADE, with graham4anything Nov 2012 #13
We both know what you wrote Fumesucker Nov 2012 #15
you lie! I love socialism. REAL socialism. Get your facts straight or stop lying. graham4anything Nov 2012 #17
Predictable bullshit Third Way propaganda. You want FACTS? woo me with science Nov 2012 #5
Thanks for that link! Lars39 Nov 2012 #6
Spot-on woo, k&r, n/t. appal_jack Nov 2012 #18
These are the facts, Jack +++ DirkGently Nov 2012 #19
and, i might add the globalists newspeak Nov 2012 #20
+1 leftstreet Nov 2012 #22
Is this the cause of it all? daybranch Nov 2012 #7
This is simply more talk. We are nearing rakes and shovels time........nft plethoro Nov 2012 #8
We don't need a grand bargain. JDPriestly Nov 2012 #12
I would raise the capital gains tax, and the estate tax. Only the rich are mostly affected by it. graham4anything Nov 2012 #14
I'm sorry. I have been sacrificing Horse with no Name Nov 2012 #16
The Bowles-Simpson plan is dead gravity Nov 2012 #21
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