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Matt Wuerker

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  1. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, over 2 years ago

    The more riff-raff, the harder to keep them out of the gated communities. Wealth inequality often ends suddenly, and often not peacefully. Boss/employee is one thing. Lord/serf is another. The peasants are well-armed; it would be counterproductive for the ruling class to make them desperate.

  2. omQ R

    omQ R said, over 2 years ago

    @I Play One On TV

    So the 1%ers make many of them useful idiots who “aspire” to be like themselves, who then police the ones who see the 1% for what they really are by silencing them. I see that in action every day on this forum.

  3. crabbyrino

    crabbyrino GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    I must admit to being a tad disappointed in Buffet’s plan to award $1 billion to the person with the perfect NCAA basketball chamionship grid. Imagine what $1 billion could do in Detroit.

  4. wmconelly

    wmconelly said, over 2 years ago

    Watch Buffet’s other hand, not the one Fox News is showing you.

  5. Archimedes

    Archimedes said, over 2 years ago

    @crabbyrino

    Well Crabby, the budget for the city of Detroit last year was 1.12 Billion Dollars—How much good did THAT do?

  6. JmcaRice

    JmcaRice GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    The next 9% control 30 percent of the wealth, are they to be destroyed next ? There will always be someone better off and someone worse off than who you see in the mirror.

  7. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, over 2 years ago

    Agreed. I do not advocate for simple wealth redistribution. I do long for the days when working hard and applying oneself and taking responsibility were rewarded. When that is replaced with “I’m simply lucky to have a job”, there will be frustration and resentment. For all the bobbing and weaving about job-creation, our “representatives” from both parties have seriously failed our society, and continued failure in that regard will likely turn out badly. It is time for our leaders to actually lead.

    As an aside, I read in today’s local paper that my local congressman has been quoted as saying that simply voting against Obamacare is not sufficient; that his party needs to offer a better alternative. Signs of waking up, Mr. Van Winkle? I am cautiously optimistic.

  8. ARodney

    ARodney said, over 2 years ago

    It’s not that the top 1% own 46% of the earth’s wealth. It’s the top 87 PEOPLE. That’s much, much smaller than 1%, and it’s completely inexcusable.

  9. Godfreydaniel

    Godfreydaniel said, over 2 years ago

    Wealth addiction is a terrible affliction, leads both to apathy and sociopathy……….

  10. Stupid Idiot

    Stupid Idiot said, over 2 years ago

    @omQ R

    I Hate to “Godwin” this Subject, but what you said very much Reminds me of How the Nazis kept the Inhabitants of Ghettos in Line by giving Privileges to a Handful of them in Exchange for “Policing” the Rest.

  11. feverjr

    feverjr said, over 2 years ago

    “The wealth of the top 1% is $110 trillion. That’s 65 times the wealth of the bottom half of the worlds population.”
    “Recommendations….
    -Curbing the power of the rich to influence the political process.”
    Oxfam Briefing Summary

  12. Enoki

    Enoki said, over 2 years ago

    And the best way those with all that cash can keep it and even get more is to ensure that there is lots and lots of government that is in cahoots with them… Like Obama is…

  13. Enoki

    Enoki said, over 2 years ago

    Detroit’s demise comes down to really three things when you get right to it:
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    Government: Between regulations, taxes, and a continuing rise in both it made it too expensive for workers and companies to be there.
    Generous social programs attracted the unproductive that replaced the productive.
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    Unions. The closed shop “I’m going to take managment and the company for everything I can” mentalilty drove off the big companies. When a UAW worker was getting $70+ an hour an benefits on top of that for performing a semi-skilled job that required little education and training something was seriously wrong. The manufacturers moved elsewhere where the cost of labor was more in line with the work performed.
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    Lastly, deteriorating corporate infrasturcture. As factories and office buildings grew old and expensive to keep up it was cheaper just to build new. That just gave companies another incentive to leave.

  14. Crow Nobo, fol de rol de riddle

    Crow Nobo, fol de rol de riddle said, over 2 years ago

    You can thank Bush that America is diminished in the eyes of the world.

  15. AgentSmith101

    AgentSmith101 said, over 2 years ago

    I hate to break it to everybody, but we’ve known about this income gap for quite a while. This is a news talking point and will be forgotten after the next election.
    The only way that will change is if the 99% rise up into something other than a Woodstock/Burning Man wanna-be gathering.
    The start happens with creating a party that can’t be bought by the 1%. Then electing them as a majority in every single political office from school board member to Federal and State Congressmen. Then campaign finance reform. This allows other parties to come in that aren’t bought. Finally, oversight of the 1% with extreme prejudice. The 1% are like replicants. When they aren’t a hazard they aren’t my problem.

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