Do the rich earn their income?

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    According to the IRS, the answer is mostly not.

    Of the richest of the rich only 6.5% of income was from working, as of 2007. The rest came from things like interest, dividends, and capital gains.

    In other words, the kind of income you get without having to wake up in the morning.

    Which raises the question: if the rich are consuming without working, who is doing their work for them?

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    Don't forget "inheritance". Republicans call that "the good old fashioned way".
     
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    It's for damn sure you didn't earn their income. Get over it.
     
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    Ah Geez--You can walk down your own main street. You will see doctors/dentist's office's--the guy who rebuilds car engines--your auto mechanic--your construction company--from A to Z--who bust their butts every single day of the week to bring a necessary service to this country and you. They are called small business people in this country and are also known as the largest employer of it.

    The PRESIDENT you voted for--decided to attack these same small business people with his continual and on-growing threat that if they make 250K per year--he is going to throw them into the exact same tax bracket (39%) which is exactly what multi-billion dollar corporations pay. If you add in state and local taxes--you are taxing the hardest working, most innovative people in this country 50% or .50 cents on every dollar they earn.

    This is the economic terrorist you have elected. And then your Harvard graduate--community organizer--most intellectual President ever--wonders where the "jobs" are?--:lol:

    Small business in this country has tucked in like a turtle and is waiting for the threat to leave. And that threat is Barack Obama. Not everyone that earns 250K per year pushes a button and works on 2 blocks of lower Manhatton in New York City--Da--Duh.
     
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    Did they steal it from you?
     
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    I can see which God you pray to.
     
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    My gawd you're ignorant.
     
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    Here's an idea... get off your lazy ass and go be successful.
     
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    Some did. It's why we have financial collapse. They buy politicians to deregulate or change laws. It's how an economic meltdown can occur and no one arrested. These things don't happen by themselves. I thought everyone knew that.
     
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    do you know who did it and how much they stole? give us a price range. how much did they steal from you ridiotdean? how much.
     

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