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    Quote Originally Posted by Jacquelope View Post
    An economy that depends on poorly paid workers facing constant threats from dangerous machinery and heat stroke is an economy that deserves to die in a meteor impact-induced fireball.
    I would rather have an economy where robots are picking the strawberries, and humans have jobs that are safer, more interesting, and better paid. And then, as a bonus, the humans get to enjoy the strawberries.

    And I DO love strawberries!
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    Quote Originally Posted by THOR View Post
    He's a moron with plenty of followers. He and most democrats are willing to help illegals and third world poor at the expense of Americans. They won't help the poor with their money by giving to charity.
    Thats the idea, promote fighting amongst the peeps for scraps from the table.

    Using the IRS data, The Chronicle was able to track gifts to charity at the state, county, metropolitan-area, and ZIP code levels. The data were for gifts to charity among taxpayers who itemize deductions on their tax forms. It captured $180-billion that was given to charity in 2012, or about 80 percent of the total amount given to charity as tabulated by "Giving USA."

    The Chronicle study found that Americans give, on average, about 3 percent of their income to charity, a figure that has not budged significantly for decades. However, that figure belies big differences in giving patterns between the rich and the poor.

    The wealthiest Americans—those who earned $200,000 or more—reduced the share of income they gave to charity by 4.6 percent from 2006 to 2012. Meanwhile, Americans who earned less than $100,000 chipped in 4.5 percent more of their income during the same time period. Middle- and lower-income Americans increased the share of income they donated to charity, even as they earned less, on average, than they did six years earlier.

    https://www.philanthropy.com/article...r-Share/152481
    Perhaps the 1% needs a dose of economic hardship to develop compassion.
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    Quote Originally Posted by labrea View Post
    Thats the idea, promote fighting amongst the peeps for scraps from the table.

    Perhaps the 1% needs a dose of economic hardship to develop compassion.
    Historically, the 1% has never shown much sign of developing compassion until they are facing the guillotine.

    And even then, their compassion is mostly for themselves.

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    Quote Originally Posted by the watchman View Post
    cool. It's all good. He has a lot of interesting ideas.
    Just hope he doesn't run for president again.

    The CIA kills people you see - to steal their oil, gas resources ...



    FYI : If you ever want to find out the TRUTH about a subject - look at the money trail - who finances it ...

    e.g. the Syrian rebels ( CIA ), Democracy Now ( Soros, Ford Foudation, CIA ), Centre for American Progress ( Soros, Corporate sponsors, CIA linked Foundations ), PBS / Pacifica Radio / NPR ( Soros, Corporate sponsors, CIA linked Foundations ) and so on



    What is the point if ( funded by the same Corp. Elites ) Bernie discusses ' economic equality ' a truly, nebulous, arcane concept in practice, while the CIA uses your tax dollars to slaughter 500,000 innocent people in Syria, while Sanders rambles on about Wall Street ?

    Apparently, Bernie fans ( and Americans in general ) cannot tell the difference between an Astroturf political celebrity group ( Sanders ) created by Corporate America, the Centre for American Progress, ( a Corporate DNC front group ), and a real grass roots campaign funded entirely by the people.

    The so called ' Independant ' Bernie loved taking big Defense dollars, how much real change do these folkes think they are going to get from a Corporatized Astroturf political movement such as Bernie Sanders was ?





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    Bernie Sanders made more than $1 million last year—here's how much it takes to be in the top 1%

    "Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders had a surprisingly good financial year in 2016. While the Democratic socialist was warning against the concentration of wealth in the hands of "the top 1 percent," he was also joining their ranks.

    Though his annual income of $200,000 still makes him one of the least wealthy senators, "the former Democratic presidential candidate made some $858,750 off book royalties alone last year," Newsweek reports. "Combined with his Senate salary, he likely cleared $1 million in earnings."

    That would place Sanders — whose website says that "the issue of wealth and income inequality is the great moral issue of our time, it is the great economic issue of our time, and it is the great political issue of our time" — in the unusual position of being among the top 1 percent of earners in the U.S. "


    https://www.cnbc.com/2017/06/06/bern...1-percent.html



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