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  1. matt
    matt at |

    Seems like you really hate rich people. Also, for number 1, the government had to bail out banks because banks are so interwoven with finances if one bank collapses it creates a domino effect that leads to other banks collapsing, which leads to more collapsing. Without bailing out the banks we would have had a depression probably comparable to the great depression.

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    1. mahakalakitty
      mahakalakitty at |

      This is the problem

      Citigroup gave 738 of its employees bonuses of at least $1 million, even after it lost $18.7 billion during the year.

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      1. matt
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        Yes I agree that is a problem but the author targeted the entire bailout as well as the large bonuses. But I’m not sure what the government could have done in that situation, aside from rewording the agreement between them stating that they won’t give any bonuses to employees using government money.

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        1. Rikd12
          Rikd12 at |

          Iceland didn’t bail the scumbags out and they were the quickest to recover. What the one percent have done and continue to do is inhuman. When the time comes they’ll be the first ones up against the wall. A $5000 tailor made suit won’t stop a bullet or better yet a guiloteen

        2. matt
          matt at |

          You do know that they make bullet proof suits now, don’t you?

  2. The Annoyed Elephant
    The Annoyed Elephant at |

    1. Rich people create jobs. If you take away their money, they will not create jobs.

    2. It’s their money. Most of them worked hard to earn it. Even if they didn’t, it’s their money, and only a greedy little coward would demand that the government take it away so that they can feel better.

    3. They pay more taxes than the rest of us, period. Sure the percentages may work out in their favor after they take advantage of deductions, but they still pay far more in taxes than the lower income groups.

    4. Meanwhile, nearly 45% of taxpayers and workers don’t pay a dime in income tax. Not one thin dime. You want a fair tax system? Make those folks pay the exact same flat rate that the rich pay.

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    1. Mark Johnson
      Mark Johnson at |

      1. No they don’t. This statement is the biggest load of BS.

      2. Most didn’t earn it. And no one is saying the government should take it away. Just level the playing field and stop taking bribes.

      3. % are all that matter. Everything is relative.

      4. The only people not paying taxes are people that are being exploited by the super rich….you couldn’t walk a day in their shoes.

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      1. The Annoyed Elephant
        The Annoyed Elephant at |

        1. Really? Prove it.

        2. They did earn it. They earned it through knowledge of business and risk-taking. And yes, people are working to take it away. When you tax the rich, you’re taking what belongs to them.

        3. Everything is relative. For instance, socialism is relatively evil. And by “relatively”, I mean “absolutely”.

        4. Here’s a hint, genius: I’ve been poor. I’ve been in their shoes, and I worked my way out of it. I wasn’t exploited by the companies I worked for. I had a job and they paid me what that job was worth. It sucked, but I kept working at it because I don’t live in a world where people hand you everything.

        So my advice to you is to get off your entitled, self-righteous socialist little ass, put on your big boy pants, and stop blaming everyone else for your choices, situations, and conditions. We used to call that “becoming an adult”, and it’s surprisingly satisfying.

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        1. Rikd12
          Rikd12 at |

          You are so full of shit it’s scary.

        2. The Annoyed Elephant
          The Annoyed Elephant at |

          So that’s a “no” to proving it. Merely claiming that I’m full of shit and you think the argument’s won. No logic can overwhelm your well-researched and knowledge-filled response of “you’re full of shit”.

          Well, let’s just crown you king of Internet debate then.

        3. Rikd12
          Rikd12 at |

          Bingo!! I’ve debated with you before and it’s a complete waste of time. You never admit you’re wrong even when presented with reasoned debate and provable facts. Have a good day

        4. The Annoyed Elephant
          The Annoyed Elephant at |

          Well, now you’ve added “I’ve debated with you before”. Not any actual evidence or anything. Thanks for giving up early.

        5. Rikd12
          Rikd12 at |

          You’re welcome. I also do weddings and bar mitzvahs

        6. The Annoyed Elephant
          The Annoyed Elephant at |

          Really. Cuz I just do your mom.

          Burn! Is that still a thing? Burn?

  3. Mark Johnson
    Mark Johnson at |

    you couldn’t be more wrong…..there was a run on banks during the great
    depression because people didn’t think their money was safe
    there…..now we have FDIC insurance so people’s money would be secure.

    You fell for the same fear mongering ploy they put on everyone else…..sorry….

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  4. Arlene Kovach
    Arlene Kovach at |

    Everyone better get out and vote out the people that are currently running the average American into the ground!!!

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