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    This stuff is hard to believe, anyone know the median income of the average American? :lol:

    "Conservatives say if you don't give the rich more money, they will lose their incentive to invest. As for the poor, they tell us they've lost all incentive because we've given them too much money." George Carlin

    "In making salary recommendations for the senior administrators, Nordenberg said, “The increases … are more than justified by the performance of these officers. They are compatible with the raises that have been awarded to others on campus, and the benchmarking that has been done by the committee’s independent consultant would support even larger increases.""

    "People of the same trade seldom meet together, even for merriment and diversion, but the conversation ends in a conspiracy against the public, or in some contrivance to raise prices. It is impossible indeed to prevent such meetings, by any law which either could be executed, or would be consistent with liberty and justice. But though the law cannot hinder people of the same trade from sometimes assembling together, it ought to do nothing to facilitate such assemblies; much less to render them necessary." Adam Smith

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    "Trustees said they had agreed to Chancellor Mark A. Nordenberg’s request that he not receive an increase in his salary of $561,500 for FY12. In December 2010, Nordenberg’s base salary for last year was set at $486,500 but trustees later rolled into that base salary the $75,000 that was part of an annual deferred retention incentive plan awarded to him each year for staying at his job through June 30."

    University Times » Retention pay rolled into salary of 3 Pitt senior administrators; chancellor declines FY12 pay raise

    And if you need more evidence check here: The Conservative Nanny State
     
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    Trick question! You cannot have a median of an average. I have one.

    If a plane crashes on the US-Canada border, does anybody know where they bury the survivors?
     
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    "Conservatives say if you don't give the rich more money, they will lose their incentive to invest. As for the poor, they tell us they've lost all incentive because we've given them too much money." George Carlin


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    Why not, let's exclude extremes. Or is that 'typical' American? But then we need to define income and income is often hidden, especially in cash businesses or for the wealthy, or simply left off the tax form. Hm, tough questions. Imagine being paid extra for sticking around as the article details, now imagine the average laid off worker. Odd thought huh. And to think wingnuts pick on unions. :lol:

    We need to know when the survivors died and whether they preferred burial or cremation, if cremation burial is iffy and unclear, if you are a practicing Catholic, you would reside in a mausoleum, well your ashes would. Some may want to be buried in their homeland, so we need more info. Your question is too ambiguous and unspecific. I'm considering having my ashes thrown from a Chevy going one hundred miles an hour on a beautiful American road on a sunny spring day. How about you? But I don't want to die in spring, just too nice a time, is there ever a nice time?

    "If I was dead, I wouldn’t know I was dead. That’s the only thing I have against death. I want to enjoy my death." Samuel Beckett
     
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    Imagine the median life expectency for the average dead worker.
     
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    I am a little confused, I thought Republicans hate education, how is it their fault that universities pay high salaries?
     
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    It's the sports.
     
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    Democrats hate sports? When did that happen?
     
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    Not at all, if you tax the rich, he meant to say, they have less to invest and the economy suffers as a result.
     
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    "A market where chief executive officers make 262 times that of the average worker and 821 times that of the minimum-wage worker is not a market that is working well. And it is surely not working well enough to build a solid middle class." Marcy Kaptur


    No one mentioned republicans except you, guilty conscience?

    I heard a proposal recently that college players be paid? Can you imagine that, it is a fascinating thought but consider they (many) are already paid through free education. America's worship of games is a fascinating comment on the modern world.

    "America believes in education: the average professor earns more money in [five years] a year than a professional athlete earns in [one game] a whole week." Evan Esar
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    That assumes that the Bush tax cuts created a robust and vibrant economy, were you asleep these last ten years? See my sig,


    The interesting point in this discussion is how the wealthy reward themselves based on nothing more than the ability to do so and a sense of entitlement along with a lack of moral conscience. Citizens United proves how powerful money is in America, a warning Lincoln and Eisenhower gave long ago, but then again the Bible noted it even earlier. :lol:

    Another example is below, this is a republican QW but it still exempliefies our corrupt modern landscape of political privilege. 'Mamas don't let your babies grow up to be cowboys,' politicians or sports is the way to go. ;)

    Way to go Rick.

    "In 2006, the Republican presidential hopeful earned about $200,000 from his Senate salary and book royalties. From January 2010 to August 2011, he earned at least $1.3 million as he cashed in on his 16 years in Congress by working as a corporate consultant, political pundit and board member."

    [..]

    "Much of the money Santorum earned in recent years was for his work as a board member for a large health care company and consulting for a Pennsylvania energy company and a Washington lobbying firm." Santorum's income has soared since he left Senate - Houston Chronicle


    "According to USA today, the average length of an attention span of a man in America is 23 minutes." Robert Fripp
     

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