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1 dragonfire1981  Tue, Oct 11, 2011 5:33:48am

Very few people succeed entirely on their own…ever.

2 Our Precious Bodily Fluids  Tue, Oct 11, 2011 5:52:12am
brainchild of Erick Erickson

Stories about orphans make me sad.

3 nines09  Tue, Oct 11, 2011 5:58:25am

Amazingly blatently stupid. “Someone somewhere is getting something for nothing,” about sums it up.

4 Jimmah  Tue, Oct 11, 2011 6:49:45am

I’m getting ripped off too but you don’t see me laying the blame at the door of those who are to blame like those smelly kids are doing thank you very much.

5 Achilles Tang  Tue, Oct 11, 2011 7:00:37am

Amazing tunnel vision these “conservatives” have. They can go to hell. I worked damned hard all my life and followed the rules. These self declared 53 percenters, who do not represent 53% of the population, are the ignorant assholes who allowed their wall street heroes to rip the rest of us off.

6 mr.fusion  Tue, Oct 11, 2011 7:01:09am


As mentioned before, just look at the first full year of the crisis when workers lost an average of 25 percent off their 401k. During the same time period, the wealth of the 400 richest Americans increased by $30 billion, bringing their total combined wealth to $1.57 trillion, which is more than the combined net worth of 50% of the US population. Just to make this point clear, 400 people have more wealth than 155 million people combined.

7 mr.fusion  Tue, Oct 11, 2011 7:16:31am

re: #1 dragonfire1981

Very few people succeed entirely on their own…ever.

No one succeeds entirely on their own.

Elizabeth Warren put it perfectly. So you own a business and you’re doing well…..congratulations. But you use the roads provided by taxpayers to move your goods and services, or to allow customers to your place of business. You rely on the police to keep your storefront safe, firefighters to keep your building standing, the public school system to provide you with workers that are ready for employment….etc etc etc

9 aagcobb  Tue, Oct 11, 2011 8:05:53am

People talk about the genius of Steve Jobs, but only now I learn that Erick son of Erick all by himself invented the personal computer, the internet (take that Al Gore!), and wired the world without anyone’s help just so he could blog at Because Erick son of Erick is John Galt!

10 Jeff In Ohio  Tue, Oct 11, 2011 8:28:22am

Math is hard.

11 mr.fusion  Tue, Oct 11, 2011 9:26:37am
12 nines09  Tue, Oct 11, 2011 10:35:32am

“I don’t blame Wall Street because it doesn’t matter what Wall Street or anyone else does. I am responsible for my own destiny. I will succeed or fail because of me and me ALONE,” writes another loon. No mention of God in there? That won’t sit well with the masters. Wish they would make up their minds. So confusing.

13 Kragar  Tue, Oct 11, 2011 11:05:49am

Does GE count as one of the slackers who doesn’t pay taxes?

14 mr.fusion  Tue, Oct 11, 2011 11:29:09am

edit: sorry, misread somebody’s post and was trying to delete

oh well

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