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Old 10-19-2012, 16:49   #1
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A $billion is a thousand times more than a $million

With that kind of fractional advantage, comes absolute power.

The super-rich are getting richer, all over the world. Not just well-off, wealthy, but toweringly rich on a scale that challenges our understanding of how things work and ought to work. Editor and correspondent Chrystia Freeland has worked around the world as a high-profile reporter for some of the bibles of big business: The Financial Times, The Economist, Thomson Reuters.

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The "winner take all" economy is not a free market. It is a construct of, by and for plutocrats, and no one else.
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Instead of a handful of super rich lets have an entire country of lower middle class. Oh wait, that would be socialism, and even then there would be a minority group of untouchable elite. The guys who pumps your gas would make just as much as you, and would have all of the same stuff you do. Oh an you claim that the system is unfair now, wait until after the conversion. Corruption and perks would grow an an exponential rate. Good idea Free!

Or are you just doing the usual? Pointing out the some gripe or issue and then offering no solution whatsoever. Either way, it is futile.
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Old 10-19-2012, 18:43   #3
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A $trillion is a million times a million, or what it takes Obama about 9 months to spend.
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Old 10-19-2012, 20:21   #4
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Originally Posted by Parnelli View Post
A $trillion is a million times a million, or what it takes Obama about 9 months to spend.
With nothing of value to show for it.
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Nope... just a trail of failed green energy companies who's administrators got rich off of taxpayer money as a reward for their campaign bundling for Barry (AKA Barak).
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Old 10-19-2012, 21:00   #6
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They hired about a dozen morons at the VA for a valet parking service which just slows down progress, makes you have to drive past a parking spot to pull up so that they can park it for you and then make you wait while they go get the car when you are done all so that Barry could claim it as jobs created. They even have one moron that stands at the entrance of the parking lot and asks; Are you going to the VA? I always want to say no moron, going to the effin' McDonalds, where in hell do you think I'm going?
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