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U.S. millionaires say $7 million not enough to be rich - CNBC [Mar. 15th, 2011|06:45 pm]
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U.S. millionaires say $7 million not enough to be rich - CNBC
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Struggle against poverty is the fraud [Aug. 11th, 2009|09:09 am]
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I think that the culture is a thing personal. Not only nation, but also each person has the right to natural culture. The person has the right to have and to acquire cultural features, but the defence attorneys of identity attempt to prevent this. The person is not the property of the state, society, nation etc. It is impossible to produce moral estimations of different cultures, as estimation is given from of other culture; the universal standard and measure does not exist. It is impossible to speak: "culture of poor is low, their way of life is bad". It is their choice, their destiny. I do not charge the poor people with laziness and silliness, but I am not going by him to help. It is their culture, it is their choice, and to drive in other is incorrectly. The enforcing unity of culture and style of life is violence and evil; the struggle against poverty is the fraud.
 Here there are no emotions and moral values - only logic. I shall try to explain that will appear not clear. You can find more informations in blog, on which the here there are references. I would like to find the people having similar ideas. I am sorry for poor language.
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Won't somebody please think of the poor rich people? [Mar. 17th, 2009|01:00 pm]
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X-posted to my journal, an excerpt from an interview between Terry Gross and Grover Norquist, quoted in Michael J. Graetz and Ian Shapiro's excellent book about the fight over inheritance tax repeal, _Death by a Thousand Cuts_:
If only Godwin's Law applied to American politicsCollapse )
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it's not easy being rich [Mar. 11th, 2009|11:41 pm]
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i understand it's not fun times to be facing reduced incomes, but seriously?

You Try to Live on 500K in This Town
PRIVATE school: $32,000 a year per student.

Mortgage: $96,000 a year.

Co-op maintenance fee: $96,000 a year.

Nanny: $45,000 a year.

We are already at $269,000, and we haven’t even gotten to taxes yet.

Five hundred thousand dollars — the amount President Obama wants to set as the top pay for banking executives whose firms accept government bailout money — seems like a lot, and it is a lot. To many people in many places, it is a princely sum to live on. But in the neighborhoods of New York City and its suburban enclaves where successful bankers live, half a million a year can go very fast.

“As hard as it is to believe, bankers who are living on the Upper East Side making $2 or $3 million a year have set up a life for themselves in which they are also at zero at the end of the year with credit cards and mortgage bills that are inescapable,” said Holly Peterson, the author of an Upper East Side novel of manners, “The Manny,” and the daughter of Peter G. Peterson, a founder of the equity firm the Blackstone Group. “Five hundred thousand dollars means taking their kids out of private school and selling their home in a fire sale.”

no, not the onion, the ny timesCollapse )

nytimes 2/8/09
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Die hipster die [Dec. 23rd, 2008|09:25 pm]
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Hi... I just joined this evening because especially with the recession/depression/WHATEVER this fucked up economy is, I need some classism therapy. It all started when I was born to a Libertarian father...

No, we won't go into that.

I have no particular links to share right away but can I please get a show of hands for who wants to punch hipster chic in the goddamn face? I'm at a liberal arts college in NY where 75% of the population appears to be from Williamsburg, Brooklyn, and every last one of them seems to think it's the pinnacle of fashion sense and intellectual culture to "ironically" dress like they're poor. Trucker hat, shitty beer... look, you probably know the drill. I'm just so fucking sick of it. I'm not about to say that they're dressing and behaving "trashy" because that would be pretty classist in and of itself, but it's the lame, lame joke of it that winds me up. Oh wow, your Facebook interests include "thrift stores!" Yeah, it's not like some people actually go there because they don't have a choice. Good job.
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WTF? [Sep. 10th, 2008|09:48 pm]
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I can't even begin to broach all of the ways that this is fucked...
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Pull out your bingo cards.... [May. 17th, 2008|08:21 am]
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Basically the background on this, post on undocumented workers de-evolves into cluster eff, causing a mod post because of the xenophobic racist garbage. This thread pops up with all the old cosby-esqe chestnuts about poor folks. Head desking insues.

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(no subject) [May. 1st, 2008|08:02 pm]
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Some Rich Students 'Merit' Financial Aid
Colleges give money to well-off students while the needy get 'gapped'

By Kim Clark
Posted April 28, 2008

Although college tuition prices are at an all-time high, colleges are, on average, issuing stingier financial aid packages this year, say counselors who've been helping families with their college finances.

Counselors who have examined awards from many colleges say that only a few dozen extremely generous schools are making sure that every student who needs financial help gets enough scholarships to attend. Meanwhile, a growing number of schools and states are awarding scholarships to students from wealthy families. Some of the wealthy students are receiving "merit" awards because of their top grades or test scores, but counselors say they are increasingly seeing run-of-the-mill but wealthy students receive "merit" awards, too. Meanwhile, the vast majority of low- and middle-income students are receiving far less aid than they need.


Check the comments underneath the article for some extra fun...

x-posted to debunkingclass
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Richard Webster *HELPS* The Homeless [Apr. 23rd, 2008|07:42 am]
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[mood |aggravatedsnarktacular]

the article was gross enough. i can't bring myself to go to this guy's website.
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I Hear That Writers for the Onion Have This Problem Too [Jan. 25th, 2008|05:46 pm]
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You know, when I first saw a link to John Aravosis's now-infamous post bemoaning the fact that a white man making $75,000/yr can't get an even break, I was tempted to make a joke that ran something like this:

Next, we'll hear some benighted asshole claim that not increasing food stamp benefits is good for the poor, because it will help put them on a diet!

Unfortunately, reality has overtaken my joke.

(x-posted from teratologist
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