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Desc:If you earn over ,000 a year, you're in the 1%!
Category:Educational, Crime
Tags:economics, koch brothers, income inequality
Submitted:Yellow Lantern
Date:07/26/13
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Comment count is 24
Hooker
I love how any individual piece of propaganda is just ludicrous taken on its own merits.
SteamPoweredKleenex
What I love is this is "CharlesKochFndn"'s only video, they were stupid enough to leave the comments on, and its become a virtual "the Koch Brothers must die" comment stream.

PegLegPete
Very evil. First it re-purposes the rough fact that "1% have most of the wealth in the USA" to the rough fact that "if you live in a first world country you are in the 1% globally" in order to lend credence to the forthcoming assertions and relate it to popularized current events.

The re-purposing also sets the stage to present a rather low yearly wage in order to reinforce the common talking point that "we really don't have it that bad". Then, the real argument in the video, says that you are in the 1% globally because of "economic freedom" which - correct me if I'm wrong - is generally code for globalization, the free market, capitalism; essentially current economic trends. You also get a clear indication of what the video means by looking at the words under the text/graphic that reads "The Power of Economic Freedom": property rights, "sound money", rule of law, limited government, and of course free trade.

Then it shows simple graphs and talks more about us earning so much more than all those other countries, how we have great civil liberties, low unemployment and long life expectancy and then wraps it up literally saying all of this is because of "economic freedom".

The video ends with an animation showing how our nation used to be a "world leader in economic freedom" but how we "fell" and we could decline further unless... well I think you get it.

Another deceptive and insulting piece of propaganda.
Bootymarch
WOW
fedex
logic, bitch!

THA SUGAH RAIN
Surely the Kochs are aware of how Purchasing Power Parity works and how silly this video is.
Oscar Wildcat
Dick Cheney once famously opined that our poor are the envy of the world. When asked to elaborate, he explained that obesity is a major killer of them, and what other poor people die of obesity?
fedex
thats actually true

SteamPoweredKleenex
Fedex, they die of obesity-related diseases because value meal combos are (1) cheaper than healthy food, (2) more available than healthy food, and (3) often the ONLY food available as grocery stores become rarer and rarer in many poor areas, creating metaphorical "food deserts."

SteamPoweredKleenex
Basically, this is the same line of bullshit that says, "If other people in other countries only have two fingers, you should be happy that we've got a system where we leave you with three, because FREEDOM!"
Mother_Puncher
This is such a dad thing to say.

"BACK IN MY DAY WE WERE LUCKY TO GET BEANS AND CORNBREAD AT NIGHT AND WE HAD TO WALK 15 MILES IN THE HEAT JUST TO GET A GLASS OF WATER. KIDS IN CHINA AINT GOT NO FOOD. YOU HAVE NO IDEA HOW LUCKY YOU ARE TO HAVE THAT HOT POCKET." He says as tears into a 24 oz rare porterhouse, spitting little chunks at you as he yells at you.
Binro the Heretic
Since I'm a generally non-violent sort of person, I don't want any of the people involved in making this thing killed or seriously injured.

However...

I do think we need to all take turns hitting them with giant inflatable hammers for five minutes each.
StanleyPain
Oh, is this one of those things where it's some right wing screed about how because someone at poverty level might own a TV or iPod therefore there's no such thing as income disparity?

Why yes it is!!
Scrotum H. Vainglorious
http://i97.photobucket.com/albums/l217/Shockwave_73/KochBros_zps3e f479d4.jpg

Says it all right there.
THA SUGAH RAIN
Hey shockwave_73, I mean Scrotum H, why did you post that link and then delete the picture?

SteamPoweredKleenex
You have to remove the POETV-inserted space in the URL to see it.

THA SUGAH RAIN
Two white guys?

Scrotum H. Vainglorious
Not my photobucket pic, just something I was linking too.

Nominal
So using this same logic, the 1% shouldn't keep lobbying for more tax breaks and profits because they're already better off than billions of others.
Toenails
Goddammit, I was soooo close! :(
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Crushingly evil.
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