Wednesday February 19, 2014, 12:17 am
In recent months, more and more of the super-rich vulture capitalists behind the Republican war on the poor and middle classes have been exposed as greedy ideologues, as Democrats have pursued policies to end welfare for the 1%, and Republicans have sabotaged them. This seems to have hurt the Plutocons’ feelings so much that they have been going off the deep end in attempts to justify their extreme greed.
Wednesday February 19, 2014, 2:29 am
I think to level the playing field on that count Alan, the opposition (Dems) should get one vote for every dollar of the 1%'s tax breaks and every corporate bankruptcy dollar they expect the public to pick up.
Wednesday February 19, 2014, 3:59 am
The 1% is getting scared. Good! Many of them may be as loony as led door (literal translation from Dutch), and the others have defence mechanisms on steroids, boosted by their shrinks, but slowly it's dawning on them. They should be afraid. The article in Alternet (thanks TomCat) ends with "Maybe burying yourself alive in a bunker with an open line to your wealth therapist is the only thing left to do".Well, perhaps they also could alleviate their fears by sharing their wealth and not striving for world domination? ... Naaahhhh.
Wednesday February 19, 2014, 5:13 am
Thanks Tom for the post and link to the full article from Alternet by Ms. Parramore. I like the last line in her article regarding the 1%: "Maybe burying yourself alive in a bunker with an open line to your wealth therapist is the only thing left to do." Read and noted.
Wednesday February 19, 2014, 6:30 am
Poor babies!!!! It's tough when you're down to your last Rolls Royce, the Ferrari has carbon on the valves and that 3rd vacation home needs a new 60 inch flat screen and your employees are sick and tired of struggling from pay check to paycheck (those ingrates actually have the nerve to want living wage). BOO HOO!!!!
Wednesday February 19, 2014, 10:39 am
No one has called it for what it really is, yet. In the media, anyway. I agree, Jason. And they fear they may be losing, now that everyone is on to them. It just seems to me that the only people who can be that wealthy and not feel as if they want to share that wealth have to be mentally deficient. Totally narcissistic, and don't give a hoot about anything but themselves. I could NEVER be wealthy like that. I'd give it all away. There are so many ways to use that money to help the world, people, animals. It is just such a shame that the door was opened for them to use this earth for their own gains and the detriment of everyone else. It feels like it is time to see the walls of Wall Street come tumbling down.
Wednesday February 19, 2014, 11:10 am
If they read any History at all, they SHOULD be very afraid – but apparently they didn't Understand any of it, or they would be helping us (and themselves) by Demanding Government tax increases on themselves & JOB bills to keep us Busy & Earning instead of stewing about stupid 1%ers that are Killing us!
Wednesday February 19, 2014, 11:49 am
"Bill O’Reilly warned, "Every affluent person in America is in danger. Every one." He asks you to pray for them."
Okay that just made me giggle. Does Bill think the citzenry have armed themselves under the second amendment are plotting an overthrow of Rupert's media empire and the big banks of New York? Of course, he is speaking to 1% of the country, or less. Which does give him a sort of basis to fear income equality actually becoming policy in this country in a few centuries. Unless it is covered by a mile thick glacier by then. I pray for the one percent alright, but that they find a moral conscience, not that they get to pile their money up even higher while evading taxes like true criminal champions. I pray they get what is coming to them and I'll bet O"Leilly doesn't want THAT either. Their only real fear need be their money pile topple over and suffocate them. And I don't think that would even make the front page. Though it might be the cause of the spontaneous outbreak of a jig or two.
Wednesday February 19, 2014, 12:32 pm
These whiny bags are a distraction – and maybe intentionally so – from the extent to which the government colludes in transferring your wealth to their possession. We here talk about "corporate welfare" but I don't think most Americans realize quite how it works or how much it colludes in making the rich richer.
A little personal history – I had a fairly decent career going as a property and casualty insurance underwriter before my company left towin, after whoch I retired. I wanted very much to acquire the CPCU designation, which is done by taking and passing eight tests – sounds simple, but the preparation for each test is comparable to a college course. I completed seven. I failed the eighth – Personal Financial Planning. I failed the test because I was so horrified and disgusted at what was being advocated that I could not answer the (essay) questions without my answers dripping with scorn. I understand the test is now multiple choice, but I am not going back to it for various reasons. And I will never use the services of a financial planner.
Wednesday February 19, 2014, 1:40 pm
My dad used to rant and rave back in the 50's and 60's at the dinner table talking about politics/taxes/rich/famous people, (etc), he called them 'Whiney Hineys". Hasn't changed much, has it?
Thanks, Tom for this.
Wednesday February 19, 2014, 1:54 pm
I guess that, from this article, we should be happy we are not among the 1% or we'd be going off the deep end as well. Actually, if all this money is unhinging them, let them share it with the other 99% and then they could worry about things that matter, not where their next royalty!! check is coming from.
Wednesday February 19, 2014, 9:08 pm
Bill O', net worth some where over $50 Million and his FOX salary is $10 Million per year. Which disgusting as it is still makes him a pauper compared to those he defends. Personally I rather enjoy all of the "Let them eat cake", and yes I know that is a fake quote, from those who have no real connection to the real world. It is far easier for people to believe the inequality gap when the 1% open their moths and prove it them selves than it is to paint the picture of a difference so vast that many will consider it a cartoon.
Wednesday February 19, 2014, 9:37 pm
I really feel a Bonnie & Clyde period is still coming. Wait for that big Kidnapping. it's about to happen. Just push the people a little further. I wish I had a 43 plymouth.
Thursday February 20, 2014, 12:32 pm
Let them rave one so that Man shall know them mad.....
Yes, be afraid.....be very afraid you Sociopathic POS.....
Too bad we can't spay and neuter these classic poster children for contraception.....that would be.....Karma.
I do not loathe them because they are obscenely rich....I loathe them because they are GREEDY sorry pi$$poor excuses for human beings who do not want to play well with other children. They are Sociopaths and some are Psychopaths. We are their playground. I do not enjoy that and it does not amuse me.
Friday February 21, 2014, 1:00 am
"Write Off''...isn't that kind of what the middle class and the poor are used for by the rich ? They certainly feel they are expendable....see Iraqi war for profit and recall the words of that beginning..."Mission Accomplish".
Not so sure myself that many of them were ever sane to begin with...but hey, as someone above said.."a mind is a terrible thing to waste " , but then so are your tax dollars ..especially when they are being spent in the name of the top 1%!