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PostPosted: Mon Sep 02, 2013 8:22 am 
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He is right on- again.

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How can someone who works for a living be considered the moral equivalent of a bum on welfare? Well, part of the answer is that many people on the right engage in word games: they talk about how someone doesn’t pay income taxes, and hope that their listeners fail to notice the word “income” and forget about all the other taxes lower-income working Americans pay.



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PostPosted: Mon Sep 02, 2013 8:57 am 
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I'm going to wear my "CNA-NUHW" red t-shirt to work today.


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 02, 2013 9:19 am 
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Phil, it's because conservatives hold people who work for a living in contempt. Whether you work at McDonalds, or drive a truck, or build spaceships, they hold you in contempt.

They worship the titans of industry, and those who move money around for a living. They consider workers who make things and provide services to be the "takers" that suck money from capitalists, who want it all for themselves. They'd like to bring back slavery, they think it's the natural order. That's why they close down American factories to move them to places where slavery is still accepted.


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 02, 2013 6:32 pm 
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Phil, it's because conservatives hold people who work for a living in contempt. Whether you work at McDonalds, or drive a truck, or build spaceships, they hold you in contempt.

They worship the titans of industry, and those who move money around for a living. They consider workers who make things and provide services to be the "takers" that suck money from capitalists, who want it all for themselves. They'd like to bring back slavery, they think it's the natural order. That's why they close down American factories to move them to places where slavery is still accepted.


The sad thing is that GoU believes every word of what he just wrote is 100% correct.

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 02, 2013 6:41 pm 
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The sad thing is that GoU believes every word of what he just wrote is 100% correct.

Listen to Fox News, and to the right-wing politicians. They call workers "takers". The believe ONLY the bosses create wealth.


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The sad thing is that GoU believes every word of what he just wrote is 100% correct.



He is 100 percent correct.

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 03, 2013 2:49 pm 
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The sad thing is that GoU believes every word of what he just wrote is 100% correct.


You know what's sadder?
He's right correct.

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 05, 2013 8:59 am 
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the only thing i would add is that the poor do pay income taxes. it is taken from their paycheck and thus impacts their day to day living. that they get a refund at one point during the year is not nearly enough to make up for the economic impact daily.

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