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  1. Boobie the Rocket Dog

    March 7th, 2013

    Is this the same one as a week ago, or a spoof of it? Wanna know before I commit another six minutes.

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  2. Tabby

    March 7th, 2013

    If you want opportunity to reach any income bracket along with a very good possibility you will be what we call, part of the ‘middle class’, you also accept that you live in a society with ‘income inequality’..
    If you prefer socialism or communism where there’s only 2 classes & equality is only found in the people’s shared misery, then you’re pretty darn pathetic IMHO.
    Really it seems to me that people who get their panties in a bunch over such things are a sad group that spends far too much time being envious of other’s good fortune. You want more? WORK FOR IT! Stop looking for redistribution & create your own fortune.
    This film is a disgusting display with the only purpose of creating class warfare & jealousy. Listen to this guys voice, good grief. They obviously want the people beg for shared misery!
    Redistribution of wealth NEVER lifts up the poor.. Rather it makes EVERYBODY POOR! Sadly we let a Marxist public school indoctrination center teach a generation a lie.
    You cannot “eat the rich” & have an economy that survives. Sorry libs, that’s life.

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  3. Czar of Defenestration

    March 7th, 2013

    “Wealth Inequality”

    Script:
    “He’s got more. Gimme! GimME!! GIMME!!!”

    Cut! That’s a wrap! Perfect, guys!

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  4. Tabby

    March 7th, 2013

    Oh yeah one more thing I’d like to add…
    Every liberal / leftist should seriously read Basic Economics by Thomas Sowell… EVEN IF they took economics in college as so many now are so focused on Keynesian economics;(which was always only meant to be short term band-aid), that many graduates don’t even understand the basics of the basics anymore.
    Sowell makes it so easy for anyone, even a total novice that sucks with numbers like me can grasp them with the way Sowell teaches. And he has more advanced lessons for after they get through the basics. It’s a lesson that can convert a leftist real quickly! ;-)
    OKIES I’m done!

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  5. TN Tuxedo

    March 7th, 2013

    I’ll agree to redistributing the wealth, as long as you also redistribute the tax burden accordingly.

    No?

    Then forget it.

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  6. AbigailAdams

    March 7th, 2013

    I think this is the push behind union-controlled changes to public education; the aim to cut the bottom end off nonperforming/failing students’ grades and giving no one less than a “C-”. Additionally, there has been an effort underway for a long time to diffuse education to the point where all grades are subjective based on the argument that all learning is subjective–propped up by the argument that what is important to a given child depends upon their unique (read multi-culti) needs.

    Once you eliminate a bar for educational performance you can successfully argue that all talent, intelligence and ambition are equal and are therefore entitled to equal reward. The Cultural Studies student who hasn’t any practical work skills is just as “important” to a society’s GDP as the person who takes a business risk. There will be no more admiration for the person who works hard and takes personal risks because the outcome of personal wealth generation will be no better than for the one who does not.

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  7. Hank

    March 7th, 2013

    So if we focus on the far-left purple area which I would think to be the unworking poor, people “think” it is small, their “ideal” is to make it 4X larger, and the “reality” is that it is miniscule. Well then, yes this is a very interesting video.

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  8. Hank

    March 7th, 2013

    And what percentage of people in each of these colored categories can spell and define “precocious”?

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  9. Johnny Freedom

    March 7th, 2013

    This is 50 year-old Soviet propaganda, repackaged for sale to a new generation (or a stupid old one) as a “new” way to do things fairly.

    No one mentions the mountains of bodies, inherent corruption, or massive loss of wealth across the board, including the poorest, who the communists claim to be so worried about.

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  10. Ms. Mossberg

    March 7th, 2013

    I took a nap at the halfway mark…did I miss anything?

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  11. reliapundit

    March 7th, 2013

    what people EARN is fair.

    if lebron james has greater wealth it’s because he EARNS it.

    the fair distribution of wealth is not an abstract IDEA or IMAGE; FAIRNESS is not EQUALITY of outcome.

    giving people who EARN LESS more by taking away from people who EARN MORE is not fairness.

    it is TYRANNY.

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  12. Maudie N Mandeville

    March 7th, 2013

    OK, I’m convinced. Thanks, BFH.

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  13. Navigator

    March 7th, 2013

    This video fails to show the “redistribution of wealth” through tax revenue. It’s technically Incomplete, but I’ll give it a C for Communism.

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  14. SgtZim

    March 7th, 2013

    All we have to do is stand in a circle around the great American money pile and share nicely with each other. Or we can spout communist bs into one hand and crap in the other and see which fills up first.

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  15. Maudie N Mandeville

    March 7th, 2013

    After Piltdown Man, Manfred Mann’s hockey stick, Fast and Furious, Benghazi and sequestration lies, forgive me if I start with the assumption that everything the Left says is bullshit and work back from there.

    On this or some other site, I proffered whether the unsupported graph of ‘the poor’ includes all their welfare income. Let’s send this video to Walter E. Williams and let him dissect it for us. That would be a hoot!

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  16. "That Guy"

    March 7th, 2013

    This, and other charts the liberal elite use to influence libsheep, infers that there is a finite supply of wealth, and that the top earners are amassing their wealth at the expense of the lower and middle class.

    This is totally false!
    Wealth is not finite, without government interference it is constantly growing.
    If you want more of it for yourself, quite worrying about how much some CEO is making, get off your ass and do something to grow more!

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  17. Anonymous

    March 7th, 2013

    commies want to use the government gun to take money from citizens that earned it.

    if that is considered fair, then using the citizen gun to take power from the government communist should be ok, right?

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  18. MacGyver

    March 7th, 2013

     
  19. Tim

    March 7th, 2013

    First, there’s a difference between ‘money’ and ‘wealth.’

    Second, the real question isn’t ‘what’ but ‘why?’

    “The rich plan for three generations – the poor plan for Saturday night.”

    When you look at how many people vote for democrats, you perceive that the real problem is intelligence distribution, not wealth distribution.

    My guess is that wealth follows intelligence, drive, ambition, luck, and some other shit.

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  20. eternal cracker p

    March 7th, 2013

    DON’T COUNT OTHER PEOPLE’S MONEY. And if you can’t help yourself and MUST count other people’s money (because you obviously don’t have enough of your OWN money), STOP ASSUMING YOU KNOW HOW TO SPEND OTHER PEOPLE’S MONEY.

    The video is UNFAIR to everyone. Rich, middle class, AND the poor.

    just STOP IT.

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  21. Adrienne

    March 7th, 2013

    First of all he confuses “wealth” with “income.” Two entirely different things. Wealth is the summation of your assets minus your debts. Income is what you earn.

    @ That Guy is correct. You can earn less than someone else and still become wealthy. How? Live on less than you make. It’s really that simple.

    If you want more of it for yourself, quite worrying about how much some CEO is making, get off your ass and do something to grow more!

    Exactly, That Guy!

    Spend a few hours listening to the Dave Ramsey show and hear the tales of people with 10′s of thousands of dollars of credit card debt and student loans into the 100′s of thousands. They make car payments that are as big as my mortgage payment and wonder why they’re broke. Duh!

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  22. Anonymous

    March 7th, 2013

    I can’t say it better or more succinctly than Winston Churchill

    Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery.

    The people who advocate marxist policies are willfully ignorant of the needless misery and death they cause every single time they are appiled.

    In addition to Sowells’ book, also read The Creature From Jeckyll Island for background on how and why the US dollar is being debased. Very hard times are coming.

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  23. reddecaesari

    March 7th, 2013

    brilliant posts here.

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  24. kvn

    March 7th, 2013

    How taxes work – 10 Men Go To Dinner

    Suppose that every day, ten men go out for dinner and the bill for all comes to $100. If they paid their bill the way we pay our taxes, it would go something like this:

    The first four men (the poorest) would pay nothing like they do now with the present income tax structure.

    The fifth would pay $1.

    The sixth would pay $3.

    The seventh would pay $7.

    The eighth would pay $12.

    The ninth would pay $18.

    The tenth man (the richest) would pay $59 of the bill.

    So that is what the ten men decide to do.

    The ten men ate dinner in the restaurant every day and seemed quite happy with the arrangement, until one day, the owner threw them a curve. “Since you all are such good customers I am going to reduce the cost of your daily meal by $20″. Dinner for the 10 men now costs just $80…

    The group still wanted to pay the bill the same way that they paid their taxes so the first four men were unaffected. They would still eat for free. But what about the other six men — the Paying customers? How could they divide the $20 windfall so that everybody would get his “Fair Share”?

    They realized that $20 divided by six is $3.33. But if they subtracted that from everybody’s share, then the fifth and sixth man would each end up being paid to eat their meal…

    So, the restaurant owner suggested it would be fair to reduce each mans bill roughly the same amount; and proceeded to work out the amounts each man would pay.

    The fifth, like the first four now paid nothing (100% savings).

    The sixth man now paid $2 instead of $3 (33% savings)

    The seventh man now paid $5 instead of $7 (28% savings)

    The eight man now paid $9 instead of $12 (25% savings)

    The ninth man now paid $14 instead of $18 (22% savings)

    The tenth man now paid $49 instead of $59 (16% savings)

    Each of the six was better off then before. And the first four continued to eat for free. But once outside the restaurant, the men began to compare their savings…

    “I only got a dollar out of the $20,” declared the sixth man. He pointed to the tenth man “but he got $10″…

    “Yeah, that’s right,” exclaimed the fifth man. “I only saved a dollar, too. Its unfair that he got ten times more than me!?”

    “That’s true”, shouted the seventh man. “Why should he get $10 back when I got only two? The wealthy get all the breaks!”

    “Wait a minute,” yelled the first four men in unison. “We didn’t get anything at all. The system exploits the poor!”

    The nine men surrounded the tenth man and beat him up…

    The next night the Tenth man did not show up for dinner, so the Nine sat down and ate without him. But when it came time to pay the bill, they discovered something important. They didn’t have enough money between all of them for even half the bill!

    And that Boys & Girls, journalists and college professors, is how our tax system works. The people who pay the highest taxes get the most benefit from a tax reduction. Tax them too much, attack them for being wealthy, and they just might not show up anymore. In fact, they might start eating overseas where the atmosphere is somewhat friendlier?

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  25. bucky

    March 7th, 2013

    My new reply to those who tell me about ‘redistibution of wealth’ will be,

    “You want wealth? What did you do today to make yourself wealthy? Nothing? Then you’re doing it wrong.”

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  26. norman einstein

    March 7th, 2013

    This is nothing but a good old-timey propaganda film.

    Tabby nailed it.

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  27. BigFurHat

    March 7th, 2013

    You’re FIRED!

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  28. Billy Fuster

    March 7th, 2013

    Since the 60s the agenda for American education has been to disintegrate the mind. (Anyone remember “new math”?)

    In the 70s I started taking a college economics course and it was so convoluted and illogical I had to quit before my mind exploded, but not before I let the professor know what I thought of his bullshit.

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  29. MAJack

    March 7th, 2013

    First of all, I agree with pretty much everyone’s comments here, and I am for Capitalism 100%. My only concern, if these graphs presented are accurate, we should all be afraid. If things are as lopsided as presented, these circumstances are what feed revolutions, the rise of Communism etc. Personally, I think most of the lower income folks are where they are as a product of their own poor and stupid behaviors, but without a truly vibrant and growing middle class, I fear for this country’s future. And I certainly don’t want government (or Obozo) re-balancing the equation, but if the middle class give up and side with the radicals, we are screwed!

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  30. Ted Nougat

    March 7th, 2013

    I shut it off at about 40 seconds – then thought that maybe I was pre-judging the narrative – so I watched until about 1:16. I had enough. It was difficult to hear “distribute/ed/ion” multiple times, along with “equitable” and “unfairly.”

    We don’t “distribute” wealth. Who cares if there is “inequality?” We don’t guarantee outcomes. If my neighbor becomes filthy rich, this is not “unfair” – it’s a good thing.

    It means I can do it, too.

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  31. Navigator

    March 7th, 2013

    No sir, what’s “interesting” in your presentation is the “reality” that the total wealth of the United States in 2009 was $54 trillion. Considering that we’ll be $20+ trillion in debt when your hero leaves office should be, to any rational thinking person, far more frightening and unfair. And if your figures are true, America’s “ideal” perception of distribution isn’t even close to how true capitalism works. Nope. According to 9 out of 10 Americans(?) mentioned in your video, their “ideal” perception of wealth distribution couldn’t be any closer to socialim. Great. How’s that working out in Europe?

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  32. msq

    March 7th, 2013

    dude didnt finish the story, …
    he needs to show what the curve is in socialist countrys.

    I aint aginst working for my money, but be damned if I work so they can give my earnings to their freinds. .. its close now. See how much longer I get up at 3AM to make computer chips.

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