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    Default Re: Texas judge warns of CIVIL war.

    Okay, my recovery was quicker than I anticipated. Looks like the ole liver still has a few good years

    To your question about the top 5 percent being wealthier than before. Honestly, I don't care enough about other people's bank account to know. I will assume they are indeed richer. I won't argue that, I will simply take your word for it. What confuses me is that you ask "at whose expense?" That sounds like you are saying they stole it from people like that one ponzi scheme guy a few years ago. What's his name? That will bug me all day....Anyway, I don't think they stole it. No one's bank account was tapped into that I know of. It takes money to make money. The first million is the toughest. There are a million other sayings just like those two. The sayings are a hundred years old. So this shouldn't come as a suprsise.

    Maybe you should explain how they stole it and from who because I fear we are talking about two different things.

    As far as school goes, the public school system is broken. It is all based on standardized testing and college prep classes. Why should a kid be forced to take classes he will never use instead of having the choice to learn HVAC repair and installation? Why do kids graduate HS with not a single valuable tool or experience to begin a career? There are vocational schools that do a decent job. I think they should expand the options. Not all women want to be a nurse aide or cosmotologist. Not all guys want to learn autobody. I suggest HVAC, CDL, general maintenance, carpentry, plumbing, office management, lawn care.....The point is that people will publically say that the nation needs more blue collar jobs but then privately tell their own children to go to college so they aren't forced to "dig ditches" for a living. They prove this mentality by the way public schools are structured. Kids grow up thinking that they are a failure if they don't have a degree and end up working in a factory. So we have a generation of college degreed adults who refuse to "lower" themselves to dig a ditch.

    The basic attitude in America needs to change. Start taking ownership of your own life, take the federal government out of schools and quit blaming everyone else for your situation. That's just my opinion. I wpuld love to hear your thoughts on why I should care about someone elses bank account. I'm sire there are things I haven't considered.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quinn14 View Post
    That's a good question Steve. I will give my opinion and I welcome any debate but if this turns into name calling a ridicule then I will no longer be interested. I already have Ban on ignore because he can't seem to stop with the stupid misspellings and childish nicknames.
    To clarify: I call no one on these boards "childish nicknames," those are only reserveed for my favorite celebrity republicans.

    I will thank comedian/party boss Rush I Want Big Gubment To Pay For My Internet Porn Limbaugh though for teaching me the entertainment value in using "childish nicknames." I had a good teacher.
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    Default Re: Texas judge warns of CIVIL war.

    Quote Originally Posted by quinn14 View Post
    What confuses me is that you ask "at whose expense?" That sounds like you are saying they stole it from people like that one ponzi scheme guy a few years ago. What's his name? That will bug me all day....Anyway, I don't think they stole it. No one's bank account was tapped into that I know of. It takes money to make money. The first million is the toughest. There are a million other sayings just like those two. The sayings are a hundred years old. So this shouldn't come as a suprsise.

    Maybe you should explain how they stole it and from who because I fear we are talking about two different things.
    If someone (or someones) gets a bigger percent share of a pie than formerly, then another (or others) is (or are) going to have a smaller percent share. I think it's perfectly appropriate to state such a phenomenon in historical terms as someone gaining share at someone else's expense. Theft cannot be assumed, not is it suggested or implied. It's disheartening to see such an advocacy spin right out of the gate.

    Question 1:
    Are the rich richer (to paraphrase your words) than before?

    Your answer to question 1:
    Maybe, I'll take your word for it.

    Question 2:
    Why has this happened?

    Your answer to question 2:
    It doesn't matter to me (in so many words).

    My thoughts: You imply that as long as you are okay it doesn't matter what the financial condition of the richest are. OK.

    But, why respond in this thread, since the "why" (question 2) is the whole point of the inquiry. We do have a collision of different political systems. Nominally, both are theoretically legitimate and this philosophical conflict has raged, formally-speaking, for over 200 years.

    I believe it is our duty to investigate current issues and work toward finding out if a better way to do things is necessary or possible.

    Finally (for the moment), a word on the "squeezing" middle class. A lot of folks have used the phrase "squeezed middle class" from both sides of the political spectrum. To me it means a combination of two things:
    1. From the sectrum of wealth: more folks are sharing the middle third of the wealth continuum than previously. Thus they have less wealth per capita.
    2. From the spectrum of head count: less wealth resides in the middle third of the people continuum than previously. Thus they have less wealth per capita.

    If there is tremendous growth in wealth, it seems that obtaining a smaller piece of the pie wouldn't be felt, because of a bigger pie to cut up. However if the pie is the same size of smaller then the effects are felt.
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