Stupid Onion...

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Stupid Onion...
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Wed, 07-21-2010 - 2:34pm

So, I "liked" the Onion on Facebook last night. I'm sitting in the Dallas airport, checking my email and FB updates, when this stupid article and headline came up on my feed. Stupid Onion, making me laugh out loud while I'm sitting by myself.

What I like most is that I'm finally able to get solid informatrion about "financial reform".

http://www.theonion.com/articles/new-law-forces-ceos-to-humbly-shrug-before-receivi,17380/

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Registered: 03-10-2010
In reply to: lj_jacieb
Wed, 07-21-2010 - 2:43pm

LOL!

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Registered: 03-01-2010
In reply to: lj_jacieb
Wed, 07-21-2010 - 2:53pm
The "article" was hilarious, thank you!!
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Registered: 03-10-2010
In reply to: lj_jacieb
Wed, 07-21-2010 - 3:52pm

That is SO funny!

 

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Registered: 07-15-2010
In reply to: lj_jacieb
Wed, 07-21-2010 - 5:31pm
I found it in poor taste. Obviously written by someone who likes to make things up. He probably should have ended by reminding the rest of us what these guys pay in taxes.

"Some people spend an entire lifetime wondering if they made a difference in the world. But the U.S. ARMED FORCES don't have that problem." ........Ronald Reagan

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Registered: 07-15-2010
In reply to: lj_jacieb
Wed, 07-21-2010 - 5:35pm
I wonder when the Obama administration is going to come down on restricting other high income earners like athletes or actors or just other hard workers they can't stand because they earn more than most people. You'd think they'd stop to realize how much darned revenue these people generate to pay their salaries and whatnot. Nothing like biting the hand that feeds you.

"Some people spend an entire lifetime wondering if they made a difference in the world. But the U.S. ARMED FORCES don't have that problem." ........Ronald Reagan

>>Luck is what you call it when preparation meets opportunity<<
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In reply to: lj_jacieb
Wed, 07-21-2010 - 5:41pm

Maybe they will when the US taxpayers have to bail them out due to their having nearly bankrupted their companies which could throw the entire US economy into a recession or depression. I do agree that some actors and athletes make a bundle that in no way reflect their contributions to our society.

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Registered: 07-15-2010
In reply to: lj_jacieb
Wed, 07-21-2010 - 6:05pm

Are you implying that banks paid out bonuses using TARP money? Where do you get this data from?

You do know that some banks were forced to take TARP money they didn't want to take? Others not permitted to pay it back when they wanted? All required to be paid back--none a give-a-way?

You realize that New York alone has lost (it's estimated) about a billion dollars in lost tax revenue due to the reduction in Wall Street bonuses?

We effectively have (based on last years statistics) 47% of income earners who pay zero in federal taxes. Take away the high income earners who pay the most of our federal taxes where is the revenue going to come from?

Money earned fairly and within the law should be welcomed, not begrudged.

"Some people spend an entire lifetime wondering if they made a difference in the world. But the U.S. ARMED FORCES don't have that problem." ........Ronald Reagan

>>Luck is what you call it when preparation meets opportunity<<
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Registered: 04-09-2007
In reply to: lj_jacieb
Wed, 07-21-2010 - 6:07pm

"Obviously written by someone who likes to make things up. "


I think that's pretty much who they hire at The Onion.

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Registered: 03-01-2010
In reply to: lj_jacieb
Wed, 07-21-2010 - 6:08pm

~I think that's pretty much who they hire at The Onion. People who like to make things up.~

:)

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Registered: 03-10-2010
In reply to: lj_jacieb
Wed, 07-21-2010 - 6:23pm

I have no idea how you could have concluded that. I was quite clear that the "mistakes" of the exceptionally highly paid bankers did not affect them much since the banks were bailed out by the taxpayers and sports/entertainment celebrities weren't (because they did not need to be). There is really no comparison with the harm what the big players in the banking industry did to our economy and what sports/entertainment celebrities have done to our economy.

As for the rest of your post...I won't address it, because it isn't relevant to what I posted.

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