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Old January 22nd, 2015, 06:22 AM   #1
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The ever widening gap between the rich and poor







Wealth: Having it all and wanting more | Oxfam GB | Policy & Practice

A new study by Oxfam found that the richest 1% of the world's population will own 50% of the planetís wealth by the year 2016! It shows the ever widening gap between the rich and the poor in capitalist countries. This contradiction is prevented from exploding through the following means: 1) an abundant technical capacity that is spent in the production and distribution of waste, planned obsolescence, environmental destruction, military products, space junk, cheap gadgets, low-cost technology, and affordable luxury goods that are spread to the broad strata of the Earthís population, thereby increasing the overall standard of living but at the same time concealing the radical inequality and anarchy at the heart of the capitalist system; 2) the concentration and expansion of the police and military state to protect and preserve the rich as well as an anarchic obsolete capitalist system is accomplished through the monopolization and mobilization of economic, political, and technological power, which is combined with a high degree of governmental intervention in the economy and in the private spheres of human life; 3) the passivity and indifference of the masses is further achieved through the scientific manipulation of private and group behavior, both at work and at leisure, including consciousness and the unconscious, for political and economic purposes by a massive propaganda machine that works day and night in support of the capitalist system (i.e., Internet, TV, news media, mass advertising for the latest and fastest gadgets and technology, satellite radio, Hollywood movies, constant political lies and manipulation, the spread of the so-called "terror" threat, atheist diversion from the class struggle, etc, etc,).

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Old January 22nd, 2015, 06:29 AM   #2
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The real thing, People having billions of dollars more than me, has no effect on my life,

I am were I am due to the choices I made not the Choices they made.


Thou Shalt not Covet


You are were you are because of your Choices
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Old January 22nd, 2015, 06:33 AM   #3
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The real thing, People having billions of dollars more than me, has no effect on my life,

I am were I am due to the choices I made not the Choices they made.


Thou Shalt not Covet


You are were you are because of your Choices
I find it fascinating that you seem to actually believe that. Rather amazing.
And what does the Bible quote have to do with the OP???
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Old January 22nd, 2015, 06:41 AM   #4
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The real thing, People having billions of dollars more than me, has no effect on my life,

I am were I am due to the choices I made not the Choices they made.


Thou Shalt not Covet


You are were you are because of your Choices
it's called FALSE CONSCIOUSNESS and total disregard for your fellow men.
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Old January 22nd, 2015, 06:50 AM   #5
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it's called FALSE CONSCIOUSNESS and total disregard for your fellow men.
Horse hockey, it's about and many others on the Left that obsess over someone elsel's money.

Get off your butt and EARN what you want.
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It's about economic and tax policy that has skewed the wealth.
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Old January 22nd, 2015, 07:12 AM   #7
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it's called FALSE CONSCIOUSNESS and total disregard for your fellow men.
No..

Does it make me Richer if Bill Gates is only worth 1,000,000 instead of 90,000,000,000

I still have the net worth that I have.

So why would I want Bill Gates to be poorer?

The Effect on my life would be different how, if he is Richer?

Envy is the disease of the lazy and greedy.
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It's about economic and tax policy that has skewed the wealth.
Why difference does it make if Obama/Democrats tax bill gates 40, 50, 60%

if hey don't lower the rates on working people.

You noticed Obama's plan.. INCREASES taxes on the Rich.

And Creates new taxes on the middle class.

Go figure.. Democrats are not helping the working class.. In fact I think Bill Gates, Koch Brother have done more to help the working class than Democrats, or Republicans.

They have created well paying jobs for many working people.

Democrats and Republicans have only created a welfare plantation.
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any system that pays someone millions and millions to hit a ball into a hole or net or pays someone $80 million to star in a 2hr film while people who do REAL WORK get paid $10 per hour is near its end
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any system that pays someone millions and millions to hit a ball into a hole or net or pays someone $80 million to star in a 2hr film while people who do REAL WORK get paid $10 per hour is near its end
That's a fair assessment.
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