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288 reasons to hate the U.S. ultra rich

dmcowen674

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9-11-2012

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/wealthiest-americans-288-times-net-093200831.html


Wealthiest Americans have 288 times net worth of typical family



The wealth gap between the richest Americans and the typical family more than doubled over the past 50 years.

In 1962, the top 1% had 125 times the net worth of the median household. That shot up to 288 times by 2010, according to a new report

Most Americans below the upper echelon have suffered a decline in wealth in recent decades. The median household saw its net worth drop to $57,000 in 2010, down from $73,000 in 1983.

The top 1%, on the other hand, saw their average wealth grow to $16.4 million, up from $9.6 million in 1983.
 

Matt1970

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Mar 19, 2007
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Occupy a different Job then. You work for the Government. Why hasn't your beloved Government upped your pay?
 

jackstar7

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Jun 26, 2009
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Hate? Really?

If you can prove they perpetrated an elaborate scheme to take money from the middle and lower classes to hoard for themselves that might be reason to get mad... but if you're just trying to feel things rather than think them, knock it off.

Also... put your commentary in the first post.
 

Matt1970

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Mar 19, 2007
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How's that revolution working out for ya Dave?
He still hasn't forked over his share yet. He wants Socialism on a Global scale, so a $70 Trillion Global GDP divided by 7 Billion people is $10,000 per person.
 

TreyRandom

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Jun 29, 2001
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So... I should hate someone because they have more money than I do? Wow, I didn't know that. Thanks for the tip!

Still, I have a few questions. How much money should they have before I should merely dislike them? Or worse, kill them on sight? Are there any exceptions, or am I to love only people as well off or poorer than I am?

This class warfare thing has got me a little excited! What should we do next? Maybe we should take one of their cars. That'll show 'em! :D
 
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I dont hate them, but if i was one of them i would advocate paying higher taxes for myself and others of my wealth.

Either way id still be wealthy and feel im giving back to the people less fortunate than myself that also helped me get to the wealth i have in the firs place.

And yes id write a check to the IRS while fighting my cause to pay more actual taxes.
 

Paul98

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Jan 31, 2010
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Was there supposed to be a reason to hate them in your post somewhere?

You shouldn't hate someone just because they have more wealth, make more money,...
 

Jaskalas

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Jun 23, 2004
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Wealthiest Americans have 288 times net worth of typical family
How much do they have, combined? Now please compare it to the US debt - and see if it makes a dent. Whatever check you want from these rich - the US government could have done many times over.
 

shortylickens

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Jul 15, 2003
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# 1, they earned it.
Which disgusts professional academics and anyone else afraid to compete in the world.
 

JoeyP

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Hate is the overriding democrat emotion. It is the catalyst to action. When a group is assigned to be hated, it is easy to rally against it. After all, who is going to stand up and say that they like a hated group?
 

shortylickens

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Jul 15, 2003
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Hate is the overriding democrat emotion. It is the catalyst to action. When a group is assigned to be hated, it is easy to rally against it. After all, who is going to stand up and say that they like a hated group?
OH SNAP!
You just stirred up a hornets nest!
 

jackstar7

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Jun 26, 2009
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Hate is the overriding democrat emotion. It is the catalyst to action. When a group is assigned to be hated, it is easy to rally against it. After all, who is going to stand up and say that they like a hated group?
Like those who hate the government?
 

Fern

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Sep 30, 2003
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I think financial assets are a poor indication of a person's wealth. There's just so much that's far more important. I consider that one of the more important lessons I learned while traveling and living abroad. Embrace that concept and free yourself is my .02.

Fern
 

nanette1985

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Oct 12, 2005
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Wait, I thought it was the welfare folks that are bleeding the country dry? Make up your mind - I don't want to hate the wrong group.
 

Doppel

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Feb 5, 2011
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Hate is the overriding democrat emotion. It is the catalyst to action. When a group is assigned to be hated, it is easy to rally against it. After all, who is going to stand up and say that they like a hated group?
You are right they hate, but probably no more than republicans and honestly, maybe, just a little bit less.
 

HeXen

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Dec 13, 2009
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a wise poster once said.."if the haters became the 1%, they would not hate"
who was that wise masked poster?
 

rudder

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Nov 9, 2000
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Let me look through some of these old threads from 2004 showing all the hate towards John Kerry... who is much wealthier that Mitt and who married into money, and like most wealthy Americans... keep some of thier fortunes in overseas accounts.

I am sure John Edwards portfolio is larger than Mitt Romney's. Why all this new found rage towards wealthy people?
 
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Let me look through some of these old threads from 2004 showing all the hate towards John Kerry... who is much wealthier that Mitt and who married into money, and like most wealthy Americans... keep some of thier fortunes in overseas accounts.

I am sure John Edwards portfolio is larger than Mitt Romney's. Why all this new found rage towards wealthy people?
Well said, its partisan hackery
 

EXman

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Jul 12, 2001
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You are right they hate, but probably no more than republicans and honestly, maybe, just a little bit less.
please... that is just silly. Republicans are too busy being tired from making money to pay for all those obama voters that sit on their asses and collect checks.

Seriously though... Libs like hate it motivates them. Being an Indpendant conservative the Hate I have is for the sheepish status quo republicans that are more neo-cons and not true conservatives. Well it is not really hate it is more frustration that they think this election will be really easy or really hard and don't much either way to make a difference.
 

WackyDan

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I dont hate them, but if i was one of them i would advocate paying higher taxes for myself and others of my wealth.

Either way id still be wealthy and feel im giving back to the people less fortunate than myself that also helped me get to the wealth i have in the firs place.

And yes id write a check to the IRS while fighting my cause to pay more actual taxes.
If you were one of them you would not advocate paying more taxes because you'd be able to see first hand the handsome amount you were already paying.
 

OCGuy

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Jul 12, 2000
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I guess the OP doesn't have any money of his own to count, so he just counts other's while red-faced.
 

waggy

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Dec 14, 2000
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# 1, they earned it.
Which disgusts professional academics and anyone else afraid to compete in the world.
agreed.

i don't hate them. am i jealous and wish i was as rich? fuck ya! but i don't hate them or want to take there money.
 

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