Another Liberal Myth: Rich people are more well off than poor people

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    For years now we've been hearing liberals spout support for policies aimed at helping society's poorest, going so far as to repeatedly peddle the bald faced lie that rich people are somehow more well off than poor people. As any wise and educated person can tell you, money does not buy happiness. And what's a truer measure of happiness than how 'well off' a person happens to be? This disconnect between money and happiness has been known and understood by man for centuries. Yet here we have these bleeding-heart liberals, still proffering in this nonsense in the year 2011. When does this myth finally get put to rest?
     
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    LOL, there is another saying, "More money ALWAYS helps, but it's never the cure! However, no more always hurt and is always poison!"
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    It appears that the myth will live on.

    But whatcha gonna do? :dunno:
     
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    What a load of crap

    Anyone who watches Fox News knows that the government buys poor people Escalades, filet mignon, HDTVs, cell phones and yes......even cigarettes

    Everyone knows that even rich people can't afford cigarettes these days
     
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    Incontrovertible proof: Watch an all day marathon of "Housewives of (insert rich liberal shithole here)" and if you have an ounce of empathy you'll commit suicide from sheer misery.
     
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    Money may not be able to buy happiness, but it CAN buy bacon. And that's pretty much the same thing...
     
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    There does seem to be a positive correlation between wealth and happiness, but it's much less than people think it is (Princeton University - Link between income and happiness is mainly an illusion). We could also quibble over whether the correlation implies a causation, but the original post doesn't ask for causation.

    Further, if we consider a more expansive definition of wellness, the benefits of wealth continue to stack up. For instance, the correlation between wealth and life expectancy is large and growing (Gap in Life Expectancy Widens for the Nation - New York Times).

    It would be kind of a breakdown in a capitalist system if wealth wasn't desirable, wouldn't it?
     
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    Only Pub rich are so stupid, vain, selfish, vulgar, greedy, oblivious, and moronic. Sorry.
     
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    Sorry, if you cannot eat and another can he is better off. Happiness is not what makes wealthy better off than poor. It is simple ability.
     
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    Horse patoot, pub dupe.:eusa_angel:
     

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