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    Default Problems of the Super-Rich by LAWRENCE WITTNER

    https://www.counterpunch.org/2017/11...he-super-rich/

    A study just released by UBS, a major global financial services company, has revealed that, during 2016, the total wealth of the worldís billionaires rose by 17 percent―from $5.1 trillion to $6.0 trillion. Furthermore, the number of billionaires grew by 10 percent to 1,542, with more than a third of them located in the United States. As of late October 2017, the five wealthiest Americans were Jeff Bezos ($93.8 billion), Bill Gates ($88.7 billion), Warren Buffet ($81.0 billion), Mark Zuckerberg ($75.4 billion), and Larry Ellison ($56.0 billion).
    Ainít that a B.... the rich gets super greedy rich and the blue collar gets drained.

    There is a very substantial gap between the circumstances of what Senator Bernie Sanders calls ďthe billionaire classĒ and average Americans, including the nearly 28 million Americans working for companies these billionaires own or partly own. The five members of the Walton family who are heirs to the Walmart fortune now have a collective net worth of $140 billion. Recently, in fact, their wealth jumped $5 billion in one day. Walmart workers, though, are unlikely to ever amass any wealth―indeed, many find it necessary to apply for government food stamps to feed themselves and their families―for their wages are pathetic. Walmart sales associates earn an average of $9.41 an hour, while Walmart cashiers average $9.36 an hour.
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    Default Re: Problems of the Super-Rich by LAWRENCE WITTNER

    Wait a few ...

    Some won't read it because it's from a liberal commie socialist web site ...

    Others will stand up for the uber wealthy because they worked for it ...

    Wait ! Maybe someone will explain the "trickle down" effect you feel every time you see your pay stub too.
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    Default Re: Problems of the Super-Rich by LAWRENCE WITTNER

    Quote Originally Posted by fxstc07 View Post
    Wait a few ...

    Some won't read it because it's from a liberal commie socialist web site ...

    Others will stand up for the uber wealthy because they worked for it ...

    Wait ! Maybe someone will explain the "trickle down" effect you feel every time you see your pay stub too.
    If you are waiting for an intelligible answer, my advice would be, don't hold your breath.

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    Default Re: Problems of the Super-Rich by LAWRENCE WITTNER

    But it’s not fair and balance, they won’t read our site because it’s judged by its cover to be fake News, but expect us to read their conservative site

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    Quote Originally Posted by fedexnuno View Post
    But itís not fair and balance, they wonít read our site because itís judged by its cover to be fake News, but expect us to read their conservative site
    Welcome to Trump America.

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    Default Re: Problems of the Super-Rich by LAWRENCE WITTNER

    Quote Originally Posted by fedexnuno View Post
    But it’s not fair and balance, they won’t read our site because it’s judged by its cover to be fake News, but expect us to read their conservative site
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    Default Re: Problems of the Super-Rich by LAWRENCE WITTNER

    Quote Originally Posted by crazy View Post
    How much did you give??
    Itís none of your business, but if itís important to you, I pledge my liberal web site $150 a year, I am not on Welfare buddy

    But for you, itís free to read!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by fedexnuno View Post
    Itís none of your business, but if itís important to you, I pledge my liberal web site $150 a year, I am not on Welfare buddy

    But for you, itís free to read!!
    Good for you Joe! PBS has been getting my money for years.

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    Default Re: Problems of the Super-Rich by LAWRENCE WITTNER

    Quote Originally Posted by fedexnuno View Post
    It’s none of your business, but if it’s important to you, I pledge my liberal web site $150 a year, I am not on Welfare buddy

    But for you, it’s free to read!!
    I don't really give a crap and glad to hear you can afford it.. Glad your not on welfare and glad you admit its a liberal site but you know that I know it was anyway.

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    Default Re: Problems of the Super-Rich by LAWRENCE WITTNER

    Quote Originally Posted by crazy View Post
    I don't really give a crap and glad to hear you can afford it.. Glad your not on welfare and glad you admit its a liberal site but you know that I know it was anyway.
    And I am not ashamed, I am not a blockhead
    And you sure contradict yourself, you just asked me how much I give?
    Last edited by fedexnuno; 11-01-2017 at 02:59 PM.

 

 
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