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  •  I completely agree... (3+ / 0-)
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    caul, bogmanoc, bleeding blue

    It is a balance between capital and labor that makes our system work so well.  Couldn't agree more.  If the kids lose the formula that is their loss.

    •  This line (1+ / 0-)
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      bogmanoc

      "balance between capital and labor that makes our system work" should be repeated over and over again.  

      Instead of " makers" and "takers" we sould be calling people " money hoarders" and "spenders".  Spenders create jobs by pushing money through the economy.... hoarders stiffle job growth by freezing money from flowing.

      •  Saving is a laudable goal (0+ / 0-)

        You seriously want to discourage saving money like it's some kind of moral flaw?

        (-5.50,-6.67): Left Libertarian
        Leadership doesn't mean taking a straw poll and then just throwing up your hands. -Jyrinx

        by Sparhawk on Thu Nov 15, 2012 at 09:26:25 AM PST

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        •  When it is more money than (0+ / 0-)

          one can spend in their lifetime or their kids lifetime is is a moral flaw.  Particularly when the masses around them live in  poverty.

          I am a frugal saver but not a hoarder of money.  

          My beef is with the idea that they are somehow job creaters by hoarding money.  The reality is that the 47 % spend everything they have just to survive.  All their money gets pumped back into the economy and keeps moving.

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