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Three Richest Americans Now Own More Wealth Than Bottom Half of US Combined: Report


#121

So go earn a bunch and leave it to your kids!
I’m sure all people with money are criminal and either inherit or steal the money. Yea, that’s it.
What about Obama…came into the Whitehouse with little and left a millionaire?
What about Sanders, 3 houses, fancy cars, on less than $200,000 a year?
Now those are a couple that didn’t earn a penny!


#122

John Kerry is also one of the finest examples of Democratic wealth.
During his presidential run, the LA Times estimated his family wealth at between 1 1/2 and 3 $billion.

“The couple would rank as the wealthiest to occupy the White House, far surpassing such storied presidential fortunes as the Kennedys’. Their assets are so vast and far-reaching that they mirror the U.S. economy, and will likely raise questions about conflicts of interest.” LA Times June 27, 2004.

Never had a real job in his life as far as I know.
Made a boatload of money servicing the public.
Married a fortune inherited by his wife, who also didn’t earn it. (Sort of an immaculate conception of money!)

When Kerry assumed a noble look and told Bush during a debate that he “was speaking truth to power”, I about spat out my dentures.
Now, THAT’s comedy when a billionaire US senator, arguably one of the most powerful men on earth claims to be speaking “truth to power”. I bet the folks here cheered.


#123

So while the Kochs and Mercers and other billionaires are busy using their obscene wealth to destroy democracy in pursuit of fascism and plutocracy, Gates, Bezos and Buffet sit back and do nothing to counter their influence. What little good that comes from their small efforts to support various causes is dwarfed by their enabling massive destruction caused by the right wing oligarchs.


#124

Sure they did.
They tried as hard as they could to put the Utterly Corrupt Clinton Political Machine® into the White House.


#126

No attack just a friendly reminder that you are posting on a progressive forum with “typical right wing proven wrong ages ago BS”, and you are MAKING A FOOL OF YOURSELF!


#127

You do realize that the Nordic Economic Model does not equate to anti-Capitalism right? Or are you that clucking ignorant? No need to answer that question, it was rhetorical.


#128

Maybe if the USA helped instead of planning to kill their leaders and undermine their economy it might be different.


#129

Yea, like we’ve been working with and negotiating with N. Korea for how many years? Signed a big ‘deal’ with Iran? Etc. All have helped. There are evil people in the world that want to kill us. Shall we just let them do that?


#130

Never said that…are you that ignorant?


#131

You didn’t equate my arguments in favor of the Nordic Economic Model to “the socialist gutter”? If you don’t want to sound like a right wing ignoramus, then don’t argue like one.


#132

When you can’t win on facts, do a personal attack…Such a person of character and class!


#133

If we are going to remain capitalist at least let us regulate the shit out of it.


#134

Oh stop your right wing whining. Stop playing the victim. It’s always right wingers coming in and trolling threads making personal attacks that then complain about personal attacks being returned. But then right wingers always have a problem being consistent on principle.

You are winning on facts? Spouting right wing talking points? Since when have such been rooted in fact?


#135

I never said I was a victim. I work for a living and don’t expect handouts from anyone, especially the rich, as you do. Why do you expect to be given something you have not earned?


#136

Don’t forget the DNC leaks, the WaPo/Bezos coordinated with them and HFA to frame the entire primary and basically be one big editorial for Hill and the DNC on thru the general and now they are the mouthpiece of the contrived “russiagate” and are downplaying all the crimes of the past 8 years that have been coming to light.


#137

Where the fuck have I said that I expect handouts you idiot. You just repeat these same tired right wing slogans that have been repeated ad nauseum since the advent of Rush Fucking Limbaugh.

You have been brainwashed and it is fucking annoying listening to the same utterly stupid arguments that have been made for the last 40 years.

The class of citizens who get the most “handouts” are the class of citizens you foolishly apologize for.

Explaining to you why that is true would be completely futile.

Unless you are a millionaire that is just crushingly bored, you are a complete and utter fool to catapult the propaganda of the super wealthy that have pushed an agenda that has resulted in the most inequitable society since the gilded age.

But you, an unwitting tool are all for it.


#138

Isn’t that what you want? Free money for everyone? Isn’t that the Progressive mantra?
Nice language! Great command of the English language when you have to go in the gutter to express yourself!


#139

My fowl language is a completely justifiable response to your apologizing for the most brutal class of individuals to ever hold power in this country. It is sickening to witness a culture so completely devoid of logic, and so enthusiastic to feast on every piece of red meat thrown their direction from those who hold them in utter contempt.

The coup that has transpired over the last 40 years, is made up of individuals who play you and your ilk like a fiddle.

Music to their ears as you help orchestrate your own demise.

Get rich quick or you are fucked too.


#140

Language like that is never justified in a civil discussion…If you hate the country that much, run for office, or leave and go to another country where you are more comfortable. You criticize me for spewing on a progressive website, why don’t you go to a country where you don’t have to put up with the Constitution in the US and is more to your liking?
Isn’t it a little cowardly to not even show your name???


#141

You have a nasty habit of projecting arguments that haven’t been made.

Typical of any right winger.

Civil discussion? That’s what you consider your trolling that is chock full of insults thrown in every direction?

Yet again, you play the victim and whine.

Why not go check in with one of the right wing talking heads that has filled your brain with nonsense.

As per the utterly idiotic dig at my anonymity. What there is only one JonZ out there? I can search for JonZ and find out all of your personal information, including name, address, phone number, etc?

Neither one of us are anonymous to those in power you dolt, and those are the people that matter.

Right wingers jump at every chance to trample on the Constitution. All any powerful person need do is repeat some military slogan, or any other hoodwink designed to foster “patriotism”, and off Johnny Jingo will go to fight for the interests of large corporations, or fly a flag on their Ford F150 upon any given “shock and awe” attack on poor people across the globe.

Go tell someone more stupid who will be impressed with your feigned reverence to the Constitution