Mitt Romney is a Tool. Seriously, Don't give a what you think... I like this guy, brings up a political discussion, explains in full detail, and doesn't mind if we don't agree, i do btw. mfw both the candidates. Romney is a tool
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> hey anon, wanna give your opinion?
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#7 - zetsumeitaka
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I like this guy, brings up a political discussion, explains in full detail, and doesn't mind if we don't agree,   
   
i do btw.   
   
mfw both the candidates.
I like this guy, brings up a political discussion, explains in full detail, and doesn't mind if we don't agree,

i do btw.

mfw both the candidates.
#1506 to #7 - anon id: 30784077
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the thing is, back in my day, when we saw rich people driving along in a fancy car, my dad would say, "hey, there goes mr.Jenkins, he worked hard for what he has" and now rich people are often frowned upon, I myself , being born pore, had to become somewhat wealthy through investing and through hard work, blood and sweat, of me and my fellow man, and now, my life is fairly set and won't have to work a day more in my entire day, and the simple truth is, everyone's main concern in life is money, the only thing is, rich people can obtain money easier and faster than others because they're rich, and rick people get all the attention in today's world, and people always look for a perfect president, well, all the good presidents are gone, dead, feeding worms, now we got normal people, and we have the need to point out hey, obama's this and that, and Romney's This and that, well they're just normal people, we've only got normal people, and everyone's got something about them that's ****** up, everyone just freaks out about all the things that the president does that they don't agree with, well , everyone, the main thing is, be nice, and enjoy the fact that you aren't living in pure hell right now
#1514 to #1506 - zetsumeitaka
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Dear diary,   
   
today anon was a pretty cool guy.
Dear diary,

today anon was a pretty cool guy.
#2188 to #1506 - waswat
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so, many, commas
User avatar #2646 to #7 - daentraya
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"The people are people, the leaders are lizards. The people hate the lizards, and the lizards rule the people"
"Odd" said Arthur, "I thought you said it was a democracy"
"I did" said Ford, "It is"
"So," said Arthur, hoping that he wasn’t sounding ridiculously obtrude, "Why don’t the people get rid of the lizards?"
"It honestly doesn’t occur to them", said Ford, "They've all got the right to vote, so they all pretty much assume that the government they've voted for more of less approximates to the government they want"
"You mean they actually vote for the lizards?"
"Oh yes, of course"
"But," said Arthur, going for the big one again, "Why?"
"Because if they didn’t vote for a lizard the wrong lizard might get in. Got any gin?"
#1682 to #7 - raptorfacerumble
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I'm not even American and I completely agree with what this man has to say! **** that MItt Romney cunt.


Gif semi related, kinda explains Mitt.
#575 to #7 - coolcalx
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(yay Gary Johnson?)
(yay Gary Johnson?)
#663 to #575 - dlaxplayer
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GARY JOHNSON 2012 The Third Choice is the only choice.
User avatar #2124 to #663 - captainrattrap
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Yeah, because the fourth branch will allow that. Nope, sir.
#2544 to #575 - cumwhore
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User avatar #1100 to #575 - ILikeGreen
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don't hate me for this, because I recently just heard of him.
Is he more like a liberal?
User avatar #1158 to #1100 - juiceboxninja
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He's libertarian. He's fiscally conservative but socially liberal.
The place he ran before went from a MAJOR deficit to a $1 billion dollar surplus.
#2419 to #1158 - deltadeltadelta
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I should clarify. Being "socially liberal" and "fiscally conservative" (Social Liberalism and Fiscal Conservatism are their own distinct and fully-fleshed ideologies) best describes Market Liberalism, not Libertarianism.

Libertarianism is a fringe ideology. Typically it's teens and young adults that claim to be Libertarians without fully understanding what Libertarianism is.
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#2407 to #1158 - deltadeltadelta
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That isn't really what a libertarian is. A libertarian can best be described as being one step away from anarcho-capitalism.

Being "fiscally conservative" is one thing, believing the government should have no involvement in anything except in maintaining a small standing army, is quite another.
User avatar #1198 to #1158 - ILikeGreen
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Cool Thanks.
I just found it AMA on Reddit. Time to read that bad boy.
#1143 to #1100 - coolcalx
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he's libertarian I believe
#157 - saturdayarrows
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I don't usually comment on the political *********, but if this isnt the biggest woe is me post ive ever seen on funnyjunk. First off, what the **** does it matter if our president is rich or poor. JFK was rich as ****, but he still cared for the middle and lower classes. Romney spent thirty months in a mormon missionary, and it aint exactly the high life. And don't give me that "I was born poor, I'm gonna be poor" ********. You either work hard and make a man out of yourself or you dont. If you think the president is gonna somehow turn your 15,000$ paying job into six figures, I think you should seriously reevaluate where your life is going. This is just more of the pussification of America. My grandfather would have called your job opportunity and you should be damn thankful you have it. Man the **** up and quit bitching on what should be a comedy website
#198 to #157 - grenbowe
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If you have something to offer to our society, than you have the potential to be successful. It's just a matter of hard work.
#169 to #157 - anon id: 13c64d3a
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just saying the guy at the beginning, almost verbatim, agrees with your view of the ******** idea of born poor, stay poor

he even said that he is working minimum wage (or close to it) while in college, so hopefully that will take him somewhere...
#177 to #157 - anon id: a62702ee
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I'm going to go out on a limb here and say you didn't read the entire post...
#2216 to #157 - ribskeez
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Yeah, JFK was rich as ****, but he gave a **** about those poorer than him. Romney could care less.



Please, don't ever compare Mitt Romney to John F Kennedy again.
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User avatar #2622 to #157 - DeadEyeDan
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Dude I love you. Thank you for saying what I'm to high to say. Thumb for you my friend
User avatar #421 to #157 - Razierw
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Voting for Obama won't directly increase your salary, yes; but for people like OP who are going through college, Romney is cutting all the financial aid and preventing you from at least having the chance to work for a better job. When you say you need to 'work harder' you need to realise a college degree is the best way to lift yourself out of the demeaning work on minimum wage
User avatar #406 to #157 - mcroflskates
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I don't think he's saying he wants the president to do all his work for him and turn his 15k pay into six digits, but if we get a president that increases taxes for the lower/middle classes, that includes him. Which means that his already measly pay gets even lower, which means that if he had just enough to scrape by, now he might not. Besides, why would anyone besides the filthy rich be okay with tax breaks exclusively for the rich and for the business owners? It makes no sense to me.
#881 to #406 - anon id: 90b4404a
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Because when they have tax breaks, they can invest and create more jobs and money, that's the theory, on practice it becomes quite different, because of greedy companies.
#212 to #157 - johnshepherd
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I quite agree. My grandfather came here with a fifth grade education and became a Janitor for AT&T. He worked his goddamn ass off and you know what happened? He was a communications manager for AT&T on the goddamn NY stock exchange when he retired?

I don't have money so I can't make money is ********.
#921 to #212 - anon id: 48168477
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That was a long time ago, back then you could rise a corporate ladder without much schooling, there was a lot more on the job training, and the respected hard work. Now everything is about getting an education, you won't ever be above grunt work if you don't have some type of schooling past high school. I load semi trailers for a living and every one of my managers has a bachelors in business or more, one person rose up and he just retired. They replaced him with someone who graduated a university. People use examples from the past all the time, but we aren't living in the past anymore. It 's a different time, different economy, and different world.
#997 to #921 - johnshepherd
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I'm sorry, but job training? There is almost literally no amount of job training that can help you get from the dude who cleans **** off of bathroom floors to the dude who manages the NY stock exchange communications. That takes hard work.

Same with my dad on the other side of my family, his dad worked at a garage all his life, my dad went to an only half way decent college because he worked his ass off for scholarships and his job while getting a masters in mathematics, and a minor in physics. He then worked his ass off again when he needed to get a new job, went to law school and is not a top lawyer in AT&T, and is only a few levels away from VP. All because he worked his ass off.

Or, try my friend, who worked his ass off and is now going to yale after being from a middle-class family.

No difference in age or generation can discount the value of good hard work, so stop your whining, get your ass off the couch and get to it!
User avatar #1375 to #997 - yipkendu
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Yeah... that's exactly the kind of mentality that the capitalist economic structure is built upon: The harder you work, the more you will reap.

Unfortunately, it doesn't work this way. It might have been the case a really long time ago, and still is for a very small percentage of people. But the fact of the matter is that no amount of hard work or education is guaranteed to make you successful.

Get into the right social circles (lawyers, businessmen, politicians), have a very specialized job (Neurosurgery), and/or get very lucky and you might make it somewhere. Most people will be lucky enough to be able to pay off their student loans and still make enough money to enjoy their property.
#1404 to #1375 - johnshepherd
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I see. Your issue is with the debt that students take on, at least in part. Might I suggest a solution: These days, student loan debt is non-forgivable upon bankruptcy, unlike any other debt. That means, if you go broke, you still owe the school. Since the government often helps pay for schools, school boards look at this as a theoretically infinite supply of money. If loan debt was made forgivable upon bankruptcy, colleges would have to make their prices realistic so they could get the money they charge. Just a thought.
User avatar #1482 to #1404 - yipkendu
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Eliminating student debt would be great. Too bad the banks would flip their **** if almost no one took out loans. Banks control the economy.

As long as the 1% benefit from the rest of the population being ****** in the ass repeatedly, that is one thing that will not change.

Private and prestigious college costs are realistic considering the "quality" of education you are guaranteed, the space you occupy, and the resources you consume. You're not just paying for some guy with a phd to lecture you. You're paying your professor, the management, the water/electricity you might be using, and the prestige of just being there.
#1593 to #1482 - johnshepherd
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And how precisely does the "one percent" get money from everybody else having massive debt? I'd really love if you could explain that to me.
User avatar #1913 to #1593 - yipkendu
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1% of the population controls 43% of the wealth of the nation. The 1 percent are executives, doctors, lawyers and politicians, among some others. Even then, only a very small number of these professionals make enough money to be considered a part of this 1%. Yes, plenty of executives, doctors, lawyers and politicians do struggle.

The 1% are people the make over 27 million dollars a year. When I mentioned the 1%, I meant the banks/businessmen that form a part of this and are influential in economic decisions in the country.

Capitalist economy protects the interests of those actually becoming wealthy and successful. It's actually something like 4% of the population controlling 80% of the country's wealth. Working class only has about 10% of wealth and everything they do will just go towards making that 4% wealthier; Members of congress and many influential people are included here.

In the end, capitalism is basically just one huge conspiracy between the elite against the people that make them rich, which is anyone that works for a salary and consumes. We are literally brainwashed into adopting the mindset of the pack and thinking we will be at the top someday. No one wishes for that 1 or 4% to disappear, to some degree, because you wouldn't be able to be part of the elite in an unlikely day.

I'm sorry, I think I said too much. I feel like I wasted my time now.

Article about this:
www.forbes.com/sites/moneywisewomen/2012/03/21/average-america-vs-the-one-percent/

Documentaries that you might like:

"Default: the Student Loan documentary"
and
"College Conspiracy"
#2058 to #1913 - johnshepherd
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Assuming that you are right about 1% controlling 43% that just means that they have a lot of money. You haven't provided evidence of our debt helping them, only made assertions that it is so. All I'm asking for is definite, or at least plausible trains of logic leading to that conclusion.
User avatar #2108 to #2058 - yipkendu
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The article talks about that, and more.

It's as simple as this:

-We work for the people that control most of the wealth. They give us part of their money as a salary.
-As consumers, we inevitably spend that salary on everyday needs, products, and whatever we think we actually need.
-Money, like matter, doesn't disappear, it just ends up somewhere else, somehow.
-The money we spend ANYWHERE inside this country will inevitably fall on the lap of the people that control most of the wealth because they are, in some way, linked to big businesses.
-Aside from the money we receive as salary, that money doesn't return to us. Big businesses trade with other big businesses.

So all of the money we get, ends up in their pockets again (plus interest in the case of banking).

Even people on welfare aren't seen as an issue for the most part because things like food stamps is just government money being spent on private corporations. It will end up up there anyway.
#2146 to #2108 - johnshepherd
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Interesting, but, given your statistic, the majority of the money in the world is actually in the hands of the 99%, albeit in differing amounts per person. While debt does mean that we see less of our money, we also have to realize that the money goes to the schools a good portion of the time, and to the banks the other half, neither of which indicates that there is a connection between them and your 1%. The bank wants to keep its money, and so does the college.
User avatar #2245 to #2146 - yipkendu
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The length of my knowledge has reached its limit.
#2255 to #2245 - johnshepherd
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Also, I looked at the article you posted.

Thanks for posting it, it's nice to see somebody who actually sources his info for once. There's just one problem: your source has no known credentials and himself fails to provide any data for his stats or backing for his stats, meaning that logic dictates that I discount them.

If you want to show a trend, I'm all for it, but that sort of thing takes extensive research, a large budget and all together too much free time.
User avatar #2294 to #2255 - yipkendu
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In fact, it's so "Not-New" that major criticism dates back to Karl Marx texts which would be over 150 years old now.
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I only linked that particular article because it condenses a lot of information in a very accessible way.

None of this is new. There's buttloads of research, studies, texts, and articles on the subject. Finding it is as easy as a google search or two, a visit to your school library, or a college course of two to show you the best sources.
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#692 to #212 - anon id: 1661de42
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That's awesome. America used to be about being able to come here poor as dirt and if you worked hard, you could succeed, and if you didn't work, well, you didn't get paid. Now we're turning into a social democracy where people can sit on their asses all day and still get money while the rich are characterized as evil for their hard work and success. People talk as though the "poor" in this country live horrible lives but in truth they're at least in the top 15th percentile for our world; they have cable TV, good cars, expensive smart phones- the list goes on. I do believe that we should have welfare but only reserved for the extreme cases, such as a single mother of 5 who just lost her job. But even then, it should only be until she finds stable work again, which she will be required to do. Sorry about the rant, I just am pissed of because every day, where I live, I see the "poverty-stricken" children of illegal immigrants with Iphones, designer clothing, multiple pairs of 300 dollar shoes, and their parents roll up in cadelacs and Lincolns and yet they recieve free lunches as well as wellfare checks in the mail everyday. And who's paying for it? People like my dad who's past retirement age yet works every damn day and weekends to support two kids going into college. This whole "poor" **** and welfare, which started out for good, has become a scam and a destroyer of our nation and its freedom.

Related:
"I have never understood why it is "greed" to want to keep the money you have earned but not greed to want to take somebody else's money."
- Thomas Sowell, Look him up he's a genius
#2235 to #692 - ribskeez
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I was with you until you brought up the aprt about poor families with Cadillacs and Lincolns. I don't know what state you live in, but that pretty much sounds like ******** to me.

Also, calling being poor a "scam" is a TAD bit too far.
#2713 to #2235 - kevlarx
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thats how it is in illinois. also out here in mi, people who can barely afford food and have cars that barely run spend all there money on t.v.s and the like
#126 - lordhaha
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#348 to #345 - lordhaha
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#1266 to #345 - ThatBenKid
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Right, because Obama is TOTALLY doing so much better.



(BTW its always easier to do a little research before saying something then it is to sounds like a ******* dumbass)
#2536 to #1266 - anon id: 4eb8dea7
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yeah but obama isn't a wizard, he can't fix the economy in an instant and he had to do things necessary to deal with the left over problems. a man can't do much about the economy if it had a long history of being ****** up
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Oh yes because when a president comes in he can just magically turn a ****** situation around. There is more debt because we had to bail out GMC and infuse money into the economy which is not working out. Its darkest just before the dawn
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#1470 to #1446 - ThatBenKid
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*cant think of a response to argument, changes subject to grammar and spelling flaws*
*cant think of a response to argument, changes subject to grammar and spelling flaws*
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#1530 to #1479 - ThatBenKid
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"Obama didnt **** the economy."   
*Shows picture of obama ******* the economy*   
"Dude, that's not what i meant, dont assume things bro."   
   
(arguing *isn't* an excuse to talk like a retard) *I    
   
i never said Obama was good   
never said Obama was good   
said Obama was good   
Obama was good   
was good   
   
I can play this game too asshole. Point is the economy is worse under Obama then it ever was with Bush, even though Obama inherited the bad economy he made it 10 times worse then Bush ever did. So shut your mouth up and deal with it.
"Obama didnt **** the economy."
*Shows picture of obama ******* the economy*
"Dude, that's not what i meant, dont assume things bro."

(arguing *isn't* an excuse to talk like a retard) *I

i never said Obama was good
never said Obama was good
said Obama was good
Obama was good
was good

I can play this game too asshole. Point is the economy is worse under Obama then it ever was with Bush, even though Obama inherited the bad economy he made it 10 times worse then Bush ever did. So shut your mouth up and deal with it.
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this is where everyone is wrong... it wasn't bush and the economy started going down 30 years before bush but obama did the most damage to it
#1234 to #345 - mosher
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Bush ****** it up, Obama made it worse
#517 - tonttu
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I don't live in america, but I still find your politcs interesting. So far I have decided that if I  lived in america, I would vote for obama.
I don't live in america, but I still find your politcs interesting. So far I have decided that if I lived in america, I would vote for obama.
#649 to #517 - anon id: d29b2d31
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Another Finfag here and I'd also like to say that I'd vote for Obama too since he is so ******* sweet. He made a Mythbusters episode with Adam and Jamie and let his countrymen send Curiosity to Mars. I also remember how Obama wore jeans to some kind of happening and that is badass.

Seriously America, if you make Romney your president I'll lose all my hope for you again, and this time maybe for forever.
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You just explained all of the wrong reasons to elect someone as a president.. You don't vote for charisma. You vote for who will get the ******* job done.
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User avatar #1729 to #649 - renegadehawk
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Also Mars Curiosity has been in the works since way before Obama.
User avatar #903 to #517 - bluedwarf
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Seccond. Please americans don't vote Rmoney. It affects all of us.
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i'm english and i'm voting romney
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#716 - joemand
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Holy ****, I haven't seen so much ignorance since elementary school. Most people don't understand politics/economics, but it’s the ones like you who have the audacity to act is if you know anything that piss me off. So allow me to address your little rant point-by-point. Keep in mind if I really wanted to get into specifics than I’d be writing for days.

My parents are immigrants and when they first came to this country we had nothing. I spent Christmas/Birthdays/Holidays like any other day. We moved from shack to shack always trying to find a place called home. We tried those broken programs that the government simply doesn’t know how to handle with very little luck.

However, this did not stop my parents. My father worked three jobs as a measly cook and soon took over his very own restaurant. At 12 years-old I was in that kitchen from 530AM to 10PM every single day (unless I had school). Soon afterwards I was able to find the time to become an online programmer where I made my first 1000$ at 15 in a matter of minutes.

And guess what, I'm working my way through college (Michigan State University) as we speak. All of which I am completely paying for by myself. I am also duel majoring in Business kim jongistration and Computer Programming. Do you know how I've been able to do this? ************* hard work. So please, spare me your sob story.

As for business owners not having to actually work, well this is where you showed your ignorance. First and foremost, look at any business owner and you’ll see they’re working 80 hour work weeks. Although their work isn’t ALWAYS physical, the amount of stress is beyond what you could ever handle (i.e. my father a brain aneurysm, needs a new heart and a variety of other conditions due to stress). So let’s not undermine their work life you little prick. Your lack of business experience is completely fine until you start talking about it as if you know anything about it.
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And where in OP's argument was he complaining of having to work hard? I think you missed his point a little.
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dat tl dr
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Wow. I love this :O
#2880 to #716 - messerschmidto
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Thank you. You've said what I couldn't.   
   
With Romney,   
we would cut down useless spending on expanding the size of the government.    
we would cut taxes not only for the rich, but for all classes.    
we would remove the pressure on the economy, giving it the chance to build itself, as it has shown itself able to do many times over.   
And as you have shown us yourself.
Thank you. You've said what I couldn't.

With Romney,
we would cut down useless spending on expanding the size of the government.
we would cut taxes not only for the rich, but for all classes.
we would remove the pressure on the economy, giving it the chance to build itself, as it has shown itself able to do many times over.
And as you have shown us yourself.
#1018 to #716 - turtlewithashotgun
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"kim jongistration"
User avatar #2381 to #1018 - joemand
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Lol I said ad ministration. Damn kim jong!
#2442 to #2381 - turtlewithashotgun
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that's what I assumed. it just really caught me off guard, while tickling my nuts and making me fart.
#2347 to #716 - natawree
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User avatar #2377 to #2347 - joemand
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Lol as much as I may appreciate the comment, how did you find this comment when it's so far back? I've reposted it quite a few times just to piss off OP lol, but this is the first one that I posted.
User avatar #2396 to #2377 - natawree
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i was interested in what people had to say so i read most of the highest rated comments... and i have to say you probably had the most well-thought out response from all the comments i read
#720 to #716 - joemand
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As for tax breaks (subsidies), we all get them. Will I agree that they don’t always work – well of course. However, have they shown exceptional results in the past – yes. With this being said, lets address your feelings on the so called lazy rich people who didn’t work for anything, along with these EVIL tax cuts.

Taxes paid by millionaire households more than doubled to $274 billion in 2006, from $136 billion in 2003. What happened in 2003? We rolled back the Clinton tax increases! No president has ever plied more money from the rich than George W. Bush did with his 2003 tax cuts. That alone should dismantle your argument. Now let’s address the issue of them not paying their “fair share”. According to 2008 IRS records, the top 1% (income higher than $389,000) of Americans were paying for nearly 40% of all federal income taxes. The top 10% in income, that's income above $108,904, paid 71% of all income taxes. Btw, you are considered “wealthy” if you and your spouse combined income is over $100,000, which if I may speak frankly is damn pathetic. But anyways! All in all, your top 50% of Americans are paying 97.1% of all federal income taxes. All the while your bottom 50% is paying a measly 2.9%. This group of people is given a plethora of welfare services (my favorite is a free cell phone, with unlimited texting) that leaves someone stuck paying the bill. Granted, I do agree with many welfare services. However these systems are largely broken and extremely abused.
#722 to #720 - joemand
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As for blaming our current situation on Bush lol? You are undoubtedly one of the biggest fools I’ve had the displeasure of knowing. Our problems were caused by the canton era, not the Bush era. Although I do like Clinton for many policies, he made disastrous mistakes. Such mistakes include NAFTA and forcing of banks to lend money to people they knew couldn’t pay back just so everyone could have house. Lol, yea we can clearly see how well that worked out (housing bubble, thus causing the major recession of 2008). Not only his, but Bush also had an all new type of war. But the most important thing we seem to neglect is the fact that the job rate was going up very well up until 2007 when the Democrats took the House and Senate 9refer to the picture to your left). Yet, Bush still raised out national debt 4.6 trillion dollars which is nothing to be proud of. This took him a grand total of 8 years, along with the help of NAFTA, the bubble, and the war. Within Obama’s first term, he has raised the debt 6 trillion dollars. Yup that’s right, our national debt is now at a whopping 16 trillion. If you honestly believe that won’t come back to hurt us, than you are truly naïve.

Listen, I could go on all day disproving your idiotic ideology. In fact, I’m two pages in and I have so much more to say. However, you’ve lost my interest. It only saddens me that people like you are what we call “college educated”. Welcome to a new era, where the self-entitled brats who have next to zero common sense are the ones who think their policies are the right ones. We’re so spoiled by our smart phones, big TV’s, nice communities that we completely forget to thank our ancestors for what we have. Instead we call for more, more, more.
User avatar #724 to #722 - joemand
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Damn essay work here
#1112 to #722 - anon id: bc6e6791
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Its not common sense any more than it is knowledge, and that is something not many of us "college educated" people have, because we have low means of acquiring the knowledge we seek. We aren't taught anything about politics in school. Many of us are lead like sheep to be smart enough to run the machines for the rich and dumb enough not to question why. Give OP a break, he never found the opportunity or knowledge you did, but he tries.
#763 to #722 - anon id: 90e29ece
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Very nicely put! To add to your point about Clinton, we can't forget that he was the one that signed the PERMANENT trade agreement with China. Thus, opening the doors for tons of companies, such as Wal-Mart, to outsource American jobs.
#256 - allamericandude
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I don't get why people are only picking on Romney for being rich. They're all rich. Obama is worth $11.8 million. Sure, Romney's a lot richer, but they're lifestyle isn't a whole lot different. 47% of Congressmen are millionaires. And 7 of the 10 richest Congressmen are Democrats (and yet for some reason the lower class thinks Democrats "understand" them more than Republicans do. As if.) Almost all of our politicians come from backgrounds of power and privilege. The truth is poor people don't get elected, plain and simple.   
   
Doesn't matter to me at least. Not voting for either of them. I'm a Ron Paul-bot through and through.   
   
(Inb4 "Oh he's only voting for him because of pot." No. Never smoked it and never will. I do support legalization, but that's not my reason for voting for him.)
I don't get why people are only picking on Romney for being rich. They're all rich. Obama is worth $11.8 million. Sure, Romney's a lot richer, but they're lifestyle isn't a whole lot different. 47% of Congressmen are millionaires. And 7 of the 10 richest Congressmen are Democrats (and yet for some reason the lower class thinks Democrats "understand" them more than Republicans do. As if.) Almost all of our politicians come from backgrounds of power and privilege. The truth is poor people don't get elected, plain and simple.

Doesn't matter to me at least. Not voting for either of them. I'm a Ron Paul-bot through and through.

(Inb4 "Oh he's only voting for him because of pot." No. Never smoked it and never will. I do support legalization, but that's not my reason for voting for him.)
User avatar #272 to #256 - MythBuster
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look were obama came from compared to romney
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#283 to #256 - lunarflare
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You win all my internets, good sir.
User avatar #1254 to #256 - garyleneville
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Ron Paul has some good ideas, but in the end he's racist and homophobic, doesn't really make him a viable president in my eyes. Obama is clearly the better option in this election. He's not a great president, he has made mistakes with the economy. But at least he attempts to do the right thing. If Romney gets in, there will be active efforts to do things which are morally wrong.
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User avatar #2239 to #1254 - allamericandude
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He's not racist OR homophobic. He even supports gay marriage.

Those are just ad hominem attacks anyway. Ron Paul is racist in the same way Obama is a Muslim. There's just no substance to those sorts of things. If you want to attack Ron Paul (or any candidate for that matter) do it with evidence and reason.
User avatar #2791 to #1254 - rjthegreat
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Romney isn't the only racist homophobe, that is the majority of the Republican party (minus ron paul, although i am not a fan of him)
#264 to #256 - bishyouwish
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The difference comes down to if they've EVER experienced being lower or middle class, which Obama has. Romney has not. That's what OP said.
User avatar #270 to #264 - allamericandude
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Who cares? What difference does it make? You don't need to be poor to know that being poor sucks. There are rich people who have always been rich that help the poor. And there are poor people who become rich and never help anyone.
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**benedicto rolled a random image posted in comment #118 at Mitt Romney gets hit by a bus (OC **
User avatar #2668 to #2615 - theallseeingpotato
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Holy ****, props to you good sir.
User avatar #2679 to #2615 - sterlingarcher
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This needs top comments
User avatar #2738 to #2679 - benedicto
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in that case, it would be my second top comment roll.
User avatar #2740 to #2738 - sterlingarcher
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Let's hope it gets there
User avatar #2633 to #2615 - drakesblood
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I don't think you could have rolled anything more relevant than that...
#2700 to #2633 - benedicto
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**benedicto rolled a random image posted in comment #306 at nigga stole my title **wanna bet?
User avatar #2701 to #2700 - benedicto
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...that's my exact reaction right now...
User avatar #2618 to #2615 - penisflower
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Oh my ******* god.