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Fri Mar 14, 2014, 11:21 AM

I pity the man ...

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Response to ashling (Original post)

Fri Mar 14, 2014, 11:26 AM

1. We have been there for a while Mr President

Far too long.

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Response to ashling (Original post)

Fri Mar 14, 2014, 11:27 AM

2. the person who wants that coat that cheap is probably getting a pay, that reduces them to not eating

 

also.

says a man earning a wage he is privileged enough to make this statement.

in theory it would be a good statement if so many people were not working so far below a living wage.

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Response to seabeyond (Reply #2)

Fri Mar 14, 2014, 12:18 PM

4. We as a group are now positioned by the powerful and wealthy

to accept the poverty of another to survive.....the face of evil is corporate America
I might add this would also apply to minimum wage debate that is now raging

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Response to seabeyond (Reply #2)

Fri Mar 14, 2014, 01:37 PM

11. I prefer to think of it in a somewhat larger context

As in, WAL MART wants (to produce) the coat so cheap that...etc.

I don't think most Americans have descended so far into barbarism that they would hope their fellows starve. What I do think is that they are so steeped in ignorance and falsehoods that they fail to think at all.

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Response to lapislzi (Reply #11)

Fri Mar 14, 2014, 03:03 PM

12. Your interpretation is spot on


Try this quote on for size:

"If one man has not enough to eat three times a day
and another man has $25 million,
that last man has something
that belongs to the first"

-Mary Elizabeth Lease

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Response to ashling (Reply #12)

Fri Mar 14, 2014, 09:02 PM

14. Your spot on to the posters interpretation is me suggesting people HOPE others starve?

 

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Response to seabeyond (Reply #14)

Fri Mar 14, 2014, 09:33 PM

15. That's not what I said

I was applying the quote to the macro economic situation where WalMart and their cohorts are willing to see American workers starve in order to sell their crap at rock bottom prices. Rather than take a hit on their profits, they pressure their suppliers to produce in unthinkable sweatshop conditions overseas.

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Response to lapislzi (Reply #11)

Fri Mar 14, 2014, 09:00 PM

13. Where in the world do you get me saying people so low as to HOPE others starve?

 

People have to buy a coat to survive, buy for kids so they do not freeze. They have no money even working 40 plus hours a week. They buy cheap. Pretty damn simple and i see nowhere in my post where you could interpret what I said, that is so simple, in such a nasty manner.

Wow

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Response to seabeyond (Reply #13)

Fri Mar 14, 2014, 09:51 PM

16. I didn't see that post as having said that at all.

They were just expanding upon the train of thought from what I read.

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Response to ashling (Original post)

Fri Mar 14, 2014, 12:14 PM

3. Funny, I pity the country...

... where that is the accepted state of things.

-- Mal

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Response to malthaussen (Reply #3)

Fri Mar 14, 2014, 12:55 PM

8. +1 (unfortunately) n/t

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Response to ashling (Original post)

Fri Mar 14, 2014, 12:22 PM

5. Wow, what an awesome quote!!! Thanks! nt

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Response to ashling (Original post)

Fri Mar 14, 2014, 12:32 PM

6. this quote is actually real

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Response to ashling (Original post)

Fri Mar 14, 2014, 12:48 PM

7. Actually, I pity NO man wants to be a rich man in a poor country

I've met plenty of people, and know some right now, that believe everybody but themselves are overpaid. Believe that if everybody else made less; their money would go farther. What makes it all the more sickening is these people I mention; all but one are working class types.

I don't pity them. I want to knock their heads off.

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Response to Populist_Prole (Reply #7)

Fri Mar 14, 2014, 01:18 PM

9. +10000 + more nt

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Response to ashling (Original post)

Fri Mar 14, 2014, 01:27 PM

10. His record--Sherman Anti-Trust Act, National Forests, 50% duty tariff, Voting rights

 

From Wikipedia: Its interesting how at that time the Republicans were for high protectionist tariffs and the Dems werent. Just opposite now...... as most of the other issues!

Benjamin Harrison (August 20, 1833 – March 13, 1901) was the 23rd President of the United States (1889–1893);

Harrison, a Republican, was elected to the presidency in 1888, defeating the Democratic incumbent Grover Cleveland. Hallmarks of his administration included unprecedented economic legislation, including the McKinley Tariff, which imposed historic protective trade rates, and the Sherman Antitrust Act; Harrison facilitated the creation of the National Forests through an amendment to the Land Revision Act of 1891. He also substantially strengthened and modernized the Navy, and conducted an aggressive hands on foreign policy. He fervently proposed, in vain, federal education funding as well as voting rights enforcement for African Americans during his administration.

Due in large part to surplus revenues from the tariffs, federal spending reached one billion dollars for the first time during his term. The spending issue in part led to the defeat of the Republicans in the 1890 mid-term elections. Harrison was defeated by Cleveland in his bid for re-election in 1892, due to the growing unpopularity of the high tariff and high federal spending. He then returned to private life in Indianapolis but later represented the Republic of Venezuela in an international case against the United Kingdom. In 1900, he traveled to Europe as part of the case and, after a brief stay, returned to Indianapolis. He died the following year of complications from influenza.


The Tariff Act of 1890, commonly called the McKinley Tariff, was an act of the United States Congress framed by Representative William McKinley that became law on October 1, 1890. The tariff raised the average duty on imports to almost fifty percent, an act designed to protect domestic industries from foreign competition.[1] Protectionism, a tactic supported by Republicans, was fiercely debated by politicians and condemned by Democrats. The McKinley Tariff was replaced with the Wilson–Gorman Tariff Act in 1894, which promptly lowered tariff rates.[2]

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