Paul Szep by Paul Szep

Paul Szep

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  1. MangeyMoose

    MangeyMoose said, over 2 years ago

    Oh yes, this young man will go over & around all the hurdles & roadblocks in our rigged system, and become a self-made man!

  2. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Yes, getting wealth the true traditional way, even in America, inheritance. Though the occasional few, with intelligence and hard word DO “get lucky”, they are among the limited few who also have hard work and intelligence on their side, who do not. State lotteries play to that “American Dream of striking it rich”, and ticket sales reflect how many think they’ll hit the mark.

  3. mikefive

    mikefive said, over 2 years ago

    What is with everyone ganging up on the Koch brothers? There are a lot of people out there just like them. Of course, they’re probably glad that the Koch bothers are getting all of the heat and not them.

  4. MangeyMoose

    MangeyMoose said, over 2 years ago


    You’re right. We know who the Koch brothers are. We don’t know the names of most of the others.

    Before I get jumped on, let me pre-empt the barrage.

    I am not against anyone who is wealthy, or even super wealthy; whether they earned it from nothing or inherited it. Who wouldn’t want to be rich? I certainly would! It is how they use that wealth that raises eyebrows. Yes, many of them provide employment, and set up endowments for charitable causes. They have a perfect right to live large. But, not at the expense of others in an unfair manner. When one writes out a multi-thousand dollar check for a political party or running candidate, only an absolute befuddled moron would say that does not constitute an agreement! An “understanding”. Yet, that is the American Way. Always has been. In most other countries too! But, as I have posted before, I say it has gotten totally out-of-hand today. When de-regulation of the financial market began in 1981, the wealthy became much wealthier. What new “product” did they introduce? They made more money by influencing D.C. pols, invited them in on the game, and de-regulation continued, and continued. Thousands of U.S. businesses relocated overseas. Millions of middle-class workers were deprived of their livelyhoods. Insider trading is rampant, and now we hear of these new super-fast computers in NJ that pick up any signal as another broker pushes the “buy” button, snaps up the stock milli-seconds before the broker’s signal gets there, then they up the re-sell price! All these people are doing is sucking out dollars from other peoples investments! And, it’s legal!!
    These super-wealthy want to live in the U.S., with all its advantages, but they do not want to support it’s maintenance. Their influence often gets our military to go abroad to secure their overseas investments. Please name me ONE billionaire that has made a substantial (any) contribution toward helping our wounded combat veterans! Have their lackeys on Capitol Hill thought of a sur-tax on these huge, over-seas profits to help our veterans?
    Even the SCOTUS is on their side now, based on several recent decisions on seizing private property and unlimited, un-named campaign contributions!
    The American financial system has been greatly corrupted, at the expense of many, for a very few.

    OK, let the artillery begin!

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