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PostPosted: Tue Dec 17, 2019 3:23 pm 
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The massive triumph of the rich, illustrated by stunning new data

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 17, 2019 3:57 pm 
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At the very least, they should be paying for poor people’s TV licenses.


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 17, 2019 4:35 pm 
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Only schmucks who don't have free broadband want TV licences...


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 17, 2019 5:06 pm 
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Wunderschlung wrote:
Only schmucks want TV licences...


Fixed. No enlightened society hides TV behind a license. We Murricans never had one, never needed one, nor wanted one.

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 17, 2019 5:10 pm 
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If BoJo gets his way there won't be a TV licence before long.

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 17, 2019 5:12 pm 
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Then we will accept you gleefully into the ranks of the enlightened.

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 17, 2019 6:13 pm 
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If BoJo gets his way there won't be a TV licence BBC before long.


Fixed for accuracy.

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 17, 2019 6:21 pm 
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The bottom 50% of U.S. Society have seen their incomes increase by 40% in fifty years.

The "middle" (?) 50-90% have increased their incomes by 72%.

(I'm not gloating - it's no different in the UK...)

The "top" 1% of U.S. Society have seen their incomes increase by 250% over the same period.

How long can this sort of "Progress" be sustained?

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 17, 2019 6:55 pm 
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The bottom 50% of U.S. Society have seen their incomes increase by 40% in fifty years.

The "middle" (?) 50-90% have increased their incomes by 72%.

(I'm not gloating - it's no different in the UK...)

The "top" 1% of U.S. Society have seen their incomes increase by 250% over the same period.

How long can this sort of "Progress" be sustained?

:-?


I don't care if the top .01 percent of people are filthy rich.

Are you bent out of shape because all of your favorite actors in the Marvel movies make millions of dollars on a single movie? Did they work any harder than a coal miner or taxi driver? How about professional athletes, musicians, Youtubers and artists? Are they really working harder than anyone else, or are they simply bringing and creating value to their professions?

Most of the .1 and .01 percenters are using their money to create more wealth. It is not a zero sum game where they are taking money away from the bottom 50%. In fact, our Federal Income Tax system is very progressive where the top 1% pay the majority of Federal Income taxes. Just because they still have a ton of money left over after paying taxes should not be seen as a bad thing and a problem for our government to try and solve.

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- In 2016, the top 50 percent of all taxpayers paid 97 percent of all individual income taxes, while the bottom 50 percent paid the remaining 3 percent.
- The top 1 percent paid a greater share of individual income taxes (37.3 percent) than the bottom 90 percent combined (30.5 percent).
- The top 1 percent of taxpayers paid a 26.9 percent individual income tax rate, which is more than seven times higher than taxpayers in the bottom 50 percent (3.7 percent).

https://taxfoundation.org/summary-lates ... 18-update/


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 18, 2019 12:21 am 
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I've always been broke. The most we have ever made was when we pulled our retirement to pay off credit cards after our factory closed. Don't ask me why, but I've never figured out how to make money and still be a good person. You guys have, it's just never seemed to work for me. I did the school thing, it was a bust. Will never go back, just don't know how to be me and make money being me... :-??

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DEANNA79 wrote:
I've always been broke. The most we have ever made was when we pulled our retirement to pay off credit cards after our factory closed. Don't ask me why, but I've never figured out how to make money and still be a good person. You guys have, it's just never seemed to work for me. I did the school thing, it was a bust. Will never go back, just don't know how to be me and make money being me... :-??





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PostPosted: Wed Dec 18, 2019 12:49 am 
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barcelona wrote:
DEANNA79 wrote:
I've always been broke. The most we have ever made was when we pulled our retirement to pay off credit cards after our factory closed. Don't ask me why, but I've never figured out how to make money and still be a good person. You guys have, it's just never seemed to work for me. I did the school thing, it was a bust. Will never go back, just don't know how to be me and make money being me... :-??





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PostPosted: Wed Dec 18, 2019 1:08 am 
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Don't ask me why, but I've never figured out how to make money and still be a good person.


Contract work, not 9-to-5 nonsense, is what works for me. I’m also a horrible person when overstressed.


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 18, 2019 4:19 am 
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Holyman wrote:

How long can this sort of "Progress" be sustained?

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So long as world currencies are fiat instead of commodity or otherwise limited to a fixed maximum, this can be sustained indefinitely. It's not a zero sum game here, it's not like ye olde medieval or even antiquity eras where you stored all your money on your person or in pots hiding in castles and forts where it just sat there doing nothing.

This is basic economics Holyman, I thought knowing stuff like this was your forte.

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 18, 2019 4:38 am 
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How long can this sort of "Progress" be sustained?

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So long as world currencies are fiat instead of commodity or otherwise limited to a fixed maximum, this can be sustained indefinitely. It's not a zero sum game here, it's not like ye olde medieval or even antiquity eras where you stored all your money on your person or in pots hiding in castles and forts where it just sat there doing nothing.

This is basic economics Holyman, I thought knowing stuff like this was your forte.


I think you may have missed the point.

Eventually people will get mad, real mad. Then crazy things will happen.


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