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An entire class of people that want to self destruct


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Initial post: Feb 19, 2013 2:58:36 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Feb 19, 2013 3:01:40 PM PST
Treehugger© says:
that would be the middle class republicans. They want to give up the SS they have been paying into for their entire working lives. They feel the rich are entitled to not pay their share of taxes. Most of the rich wouldnt be rich if it were not the workers of America. The rich have also benefited financially from the outsourcing of jobs, selling people mortgages they cant repay, using the common investors money in some casino called Wall Street and when they lose the taxpayer bailed them out. The rich have also benefited from the efforts of improving productivity while the average American has gained nothing from this. The rich are getting richer and everyone else is not.

The average household income is about $50,000 and that is about the same it has been for 2 decades, in other words it has not kept up with inflation. If it had it would be $85,000. Where did that other $35000 go? into the upper 1%'s accounts.

Middle class republicans vote in politicians that only protect the rich

An entire class of people that WANT to self destruct...that would be the middle class republicans.

Posted on Feb 19, 2013 3:04:28 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Feb 19, 2013 3:06:20 PM PST
Treehugger© says:
WASHINGTON, Nov. 7 2001- Productivity in the third quarter rose at the fastest pace in more than a year as companies relied on fewer workers to produce goods and services, government figures showed today.

Productivity, a measure of how much employees produce for every hour worked, increased at a faster-than-expected 2.7 percent annual rate from July through September, compared with a 2.2 percent pace in the previous three months, Labor Department figures showed. Analysts had expected a 2 percent rate of increase in the quarter, when the economy shrank for the first time since 1993.

Worker hours fell at a 3.6 percent annual rate in the third quarter, more than at any time since 1991 as companies cut almost 250,000 jobs to save money in an economic slowdown. At the same time, companies installed new systems to improve efficiency.

''The relatively strong rise in productivity attests to firms' desperate efforts to remain price competitive and protect battered profit margins by aggressively cutting back on their work force,'' said Jade Zelnik, chief economist at Greenwich Capital Markets Inc.

The increase was the largest since a 6.3 percent surge in the second quarter last year, just before the economy started to slow. The third-quarter pace compares with productivity increases that averaged 2.5 percent a year from 1996 to 2000, when the economy grew at an average rate of 4.1 percent.

http://www.motherjones.com/files/images/change-since-1979-600.gif

Posted on Feb 19, 2013 3:07:52 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Mar 1, 2013 11:57:48 AM PST
Treehugger© says:
change in GDP vs pre-recession peak (about middle for top nations)

http://www.motherjones.com/files/images/change-in-gdp-300.gif

change in unemployment vs pre-recession peak (far worse that top nations)

http://www.motherjones.com/files/images/change-in-employment-300_0.gif

Posted on Feb 19, 2013 3:10:19 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Feb 19, 2013 3:13:08 PM PST
Treehugger© says:
gotta love this graph:

http://www.motherjones.com/files/images/output-and-employment-growth-300.gif

Posted on Feb 19, 2013 3:15:03 PM PST
south texas says:
yes, after all these years i now a tunnel filled with light and the dnc is guiding the way. as long as you keep thinking one side is better than the other we are all screwed.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 19, 2013 3:18:02 PM PST
Treehugger© says:
yes as long as you hate dems then your self destruction mentality comes all the easier for you.

brilliant

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 19, 2013 3:19:57 PM PST
south texas says:
i dislike both sides because the stupid people keep voting in the same stupid people each term. because there rep is different blah blah blah blah. and then the morons wonder why nothing changes.

Posted on Feb 19, 2013 3:22:14 PM PST
Treehugger© says:
whatever...

I think we can thank the republicans for this:

USA! USA! America Now Has Less Class Mobility Than Most of Europe
Today, the U.S. has less "equality of opportunity" than other advanced industrial nations.

http://www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/usa-usa-america-now-has-less-class-mobility-most-europe?akid=10073.238619.IDX0xx&rd=1&src=newsletter796610&t=2

Posted on Feb 19, 2013 3:23:35 PM PST
Treehugger© says:
If you voted republican you voted to protect the rich and screw the 99%

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 19, 2013 3:24:30 PM PST
south texas says:
yea and the dnc has done so much for me.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 19, 2013 3:25:23 PM PST
Treehugger© says:
the Democratic National Committee has done so much for you?

Posted on Feb 19, 2013 3:52:01 PM PST
@ Treehugger-

Seriously bro, are you a troll, a poe, or do you just not get how to appeal to your target audience?

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 19, 2013 3:53:32 PM PST
what a crockload of smelly brown stuff
put out by teh dnc disinformation machine

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 19, 2013 3:54:11 PM PST
that is a lie

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 19, 2013 4:13:09 PM PST
south texas says:
if you voted rnc to protect the rich and screw the 90%. then yea the dnc has done so much more than the rnc for middle class.

neither has done anything other than steal from right or left pocket.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 19, 2013 4:45:49 PM PST
Drifter: What's a poe?

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 19, 2013 5:04:47 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Feb 19, 2013 5:05:22 PM PST
Rev. Otter says:
<<What's a poe?>>

satire/parody that is mistaken for the real thing that it's satirizing/parodying.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poe's_law

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 19, 2013 5:10:21 PM PST
Leigh, On the internet (without face to face visual cues) it is very hard to tell if someone is a parody of who they appear to be. Someone with a handle like "Treehugger" is ripe for it.

http://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Poe's_Law

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 19, 2013 5:44:48 PM PST
Yep.

Posted on Feb 19, 2013 5:47:06 PM PST
Treehugger© says:
Stay ignorant. The rich are better for it

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 19, 2013 6:00:05 PM PST
I agree! The current system works out very well for the rich!

Posted on Feb 19, 2013 6:16:50 PM PST
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In reply to an earlier post on Feb 19, 2013 6:34:29 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Feb 19, 2013 8:58:46 PM PST
Mike EB says:
treehugger

You can wimper whine and cry about the way you feel you have treated..you still haven't learned...

Meanwhile corporations are importing highly educated workers from India in droves to take the high paying jobs that the average American hasn't bothered to get the education to learn how to do. The average American is too busy smoking weed and watching WEEDS

Party on Garth..I'm sure your friends will see you on the Darkside of the Moon

Posted on Feb 19, 2013 7:36:39 PM PST
OldAmazonian says:
There is a deep division in society today between those who want to work and enjoy the fruits of their labors and abide by and uphold the laws of the land, and an increasing number of what it has become fashionable to call "the disaffected", "the disadvantaged", "the differently motivated", what we used to call lazy people, dishonest people, people who don't want to take responsibility for their actions or their lives.

Posted on Feb 19, 2013 7:58:47 PM PST
Thanks, Rev., Drifter. I love learning things like that! Now to use it in a sentence....

I wonder if there's a word like "poeing."
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