Distribution of wealth

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Distribution of wealth

Postby Elessar » Mon Oct 21, 2013 9:08 pm

The UK is presumably not quite so dramatic, but I bet it's not far off.

This is scary. It's actually not all that surprising though.

 
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Re: Distribution of wealth

Postby CNB » Tue Oct 22, 2013 12:00 am

Amazing video -- thanks for posting. It should be shown on the nightly news to the American people, especially those yokels in flyover country who think that the greedy Republicans are the patriots in this country. That upper 1% are the ones who are not paying enough taxes to keep this country afloat because their funds are hidden away in offshore accounts in the Bahamas and Cayman Islands. They had a hissy fit when the Bush tax cuts were due to expire at the end of 2011.
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Re: Distribution of wealth

Postby EaP » Tue Oct 22, 2013 7:21 pm

Elessar wrote:The UK is presumably not quite so dramatic, but I bet it's not far off

This is scary. It's actually not all that surprising though


no doubt, and it sucks :(
 
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Re: Distribution of wealth

Postby Elessar » Thu Oct 24, 2013 11:48 am

Russell Brand talks about this sort of thing:

 
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Re: Distribution of wealth

Postby EaP » Thu Oct 24, 2013 6:36 pm

Elessar wrote:Russell Brand talks about this sort of thing


ah yes, the wealthy Russell brand :lol:

a twat of the highest order, needs a good shaking imo
 
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Re: Distribution of wealth

Postby Lord Salmon » Sun Nov 10, 2013 10:11 pm

I'm actually quite sympathetic to some of what Brand is currently saying - I also agree that legitimising crappy Labour governments in order to avoid the Tories isn't going to solve anything and we need to move past this current vacillation between Labour and Tories, where both serve the wealthy and ignore deep-rooted problems.

Whether Brand is wealthy or not, I quite like the fact that he's managing to make that point in the mainstream media. How often do you get to see someone on Newsnight calling for a socialist revolution?
 
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Re: Distribution of wealth

Postby Elessar » Thu Nov 14, 2013 7:17 pm

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Re: Distribution of wealth

Postby queenb1656 » Sat Nov 23, 2013 2:48 pm

Elessar wrote:Image


Indeed, unfortunately the media still perpetuates benefit myths (programs like 'Britain on the fiddle', 'benefit scrounger' stories in the papers etc) and trying to turn working class against each other.

If there were only 2 human beings in existence there would still be corruption.
 
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Re: Distribution of wealth

Postby julymorning » Sat Nov 23, 2013 6:24 pm

Elessar wrote:The UK is presumably not quite so dramatic, but I bet it's not far off.

This is scary. It's actually not all that surprising though.



I saw this on facebook yesterday, and shared it to my page, I was so stunned. I stopped it twice, at least, and got up from the computer to share what I was hearing/reading with my houseguests.

As I wrote Inny, it's criminal that people in this country have to actually kill themselves (read drive their bodies and health into the ground) just to scrape by.

The figures comparing CEO's work effort compared to most everyone else was staggering.
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Re: Distribution of wealth

Postby Fizzle » Sun Nov 24, 2013 7:59 am

queenb1656 wrote:trying to turn working class against each other.


That sounds like what they're trying in the US as well.

Pretty disgusting, isn't it? How billionaires are allowed to store their money on islands to avoid taxes, yet people making minimum wage lose a third of their paychecks to taxes, blows my mind.

I wonder if things will ever turn around, or if it will continue to worsen.
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Re: Distribution of wealth

Postby Promite » Mon Dec 02, 2013 7:20 pm

Why 'Trickle down' economics does not work. It just redistributes more wealth to the wealthiest.

http://www.slate.com/blogs/business_ins ... _jobs.html
 
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Re: Distribution of wealth

Postby Promite » Sat Dec 07, 2013 2:13 pm

 
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Re: Distribution of wealth

Postby Innuendoes » Sat Dec 07, 2013 8:42 pm

I watched the 1st minute of that and don't have time to watch it all right now. Do you have problems with minimum wage being raised?
 
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Re: Distribution of wealth

Postby Promite » Sun Dec 08, 2013 2:08 am

Innuendoes wrote:I watched the 1st minute of that and don't have time to watch it all right now. Do you have problems with minimum wage being raised?


Um.. no. Why would you think that?
 
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Re: Distribution of wealth

Postby Fizzle » Sun Dec 08, 2013 2:33 am

Promite wrote:


I love you, Jon Stewart.
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