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  1. Phokus

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    Assuming you're like me and you're in your 30's

    Nation & World | Study of incomes for men in 30s: Dad had it better | Seattle Times Newspaper


    Nation & World | Study of incomes for men in 30s: Dad had it better | Seattle Times Newspaper

    Lets see how sustainable it is that the rich keep getting richer while everyone else is getting poorer. It might never happen in my lifetime or my children's lifetime, but there will be a day of reckoning as the middle class disappears more and more.
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    Of course you'd post a stupid picture like that, you're devoid of any actual ideas.

    keep listening to glenn beck though. it's easier than producing your own thoughts.
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    Um, the rich will always get richer. It's a matter of basic mathematics. The focus should be on the size, and scope of gubmit, since it's cost is a burden to all a nations citizens, and hardest felt by those in the middle.
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    #87 Jersey

    This is definitely true for small business owners. It was common for small business owners to buy summer homes, investment property, vacant lots ... stuff like that. I'm not talking about investment type people ... just regular restaurant, small business type people.

    With the exception of dual nationality people who frequently have a home where they were born and a home here ... you rarely hear of this anymore. Most small business people are grinding out a paycheck. Ask some that you know ... they will tell you. Ask them what their fathers did when they were in business ... they'll tell you what I said above also.

    I doubt many of these people would really complain about it. Most feel fortunate to control their own destiny. The American dream is still alive ... the goals have just shifted a bit. Being sucessfull is paying your bills and employing people ... making outside investments is a supreme luxury and no longer the norm.
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    Comment redacted.
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    #87 Jersey


    Yup ... I've redacted more than my share since I've been here. :confused::confused::confused:

    My fingers go flying along with my brain ... then I delete it all ... still not sure why

    I can passionately type it and then passionately remove it ... don't think I ever will comprehend it.
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    #54 Jersey

    It happens to the best of us. :D

    Heh, I thought I would contribute and then afterward realized that it was probably best for me not to comment on this thread.
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    It's called "getting it out of your system" Obama groupies would be horrified to see some of the sh!t I've redacted, I've learned a lot of new words playing around on this forum "redacted' is another one.....................:)
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    You're just repeating the same point point I made in a thread a couple of weeks ago. You're right, our parents had it better than we do.

    But we STILL want a capitalist economy
    We still don't want to "Give" people free wages unless they WORK.
    We still don't want to pay 50% of OUR MONEY to the gov't
    We still don't want the gov't to control everything
    We still like the idea that some people can go from rags to riches and others can't...tough sh1t for you on this one phokus!

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    This is the second time you've "TOLD" someone they listen to GB without actually "ASKING" them first.

    I think that's "BI-ZAH"....does anyone else or is it me?
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    Did you know redacted is another form of the word 'shrinkage' ... :confused3:
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    I think you're confusing redacted with "Redaction"! ;)

    Redaction = Shrinkage (descriptive adjective)
    Redact = Shrink (verbs)

    I predict MrsP will comment on this :D
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    #24 Jersey

    Redact and redaction mean the same thing - one in verb form and one in noun form.

    You can add and "al" on the end (redactional) and make it an adjective or add an "un" in front and an "ed" in back and make it yet another adjective. (Unredacted.)

    Doesn't matter what you do to it - it all means the same thing.

    "Shrink" is a good definition, actually. I'd have said "edit" but either way, it's shortened and made smaller.

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