50 Times Insanely Rich People Got Called Out By People Online (New Posts)
At least since the French Revolution, equality has served as one of the leading ideals of society, yet the further we get into human history, the less likely it feels that we’ll ever get to its truest form. And yet people keep fighting, keep searching for a means of achieving it for the 98% of the population.
The first step—call out the ridiculousness that the privileged are pushing as the norm. The Facebook group called “The Other 98%” has been trying to do just that with their informative yet witty memes and posts. Bored Panda has previously covered the good work they do, so if you’re interested in reading more about that, please click here.
But today, dear reader, we’ve got you some more hilarious remarks on the current state of affairs shared by people sitting in the same boat as the rest of us, whilst the millionaires laugh at their tax write-offs. As you scroll through, please upvote your favorites and leave your opinions in the comments below. Now let’s dive straight into it!
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Class conflict, also referred to as class struggle and class warfare, is the political tension and economic friction that exists between the rich and the poor. In the political and economic philosophies of Karl Marx and Mikhail Bakunin, class struggle is a central point and a practical means for effecting radical socio-political changes for the social majority, known as the working class.
Mike Savage noted back in 2016 that economic shifts started to pose challenges to understanding how social classes are changing more broadly. The shifts—especially the wealthy elites pulling away from the majority of middle- and low-income earners—seem to be shaping world events. There is a strong anti-elite feeling across developed nations, and it’s not difficult to see why.
Before we dive further into these topics, we must touch upon a very important aspect of the current world, and that is the trade war. According to Investopedia, a trade war happens when one country retaliates against another by raising import tariffs or placing other restrictions on the other country’s imports.
Despite Donald Trump’s claim that “trade wars are good, and easy to win,” neoliberal economists generally believe that it is a poor policy choice, as they restrict, rather than liberalize, trade. As argued by Ka Zeng and Wei Liang, the effect of trade wars is uneven and complex.
I also like to remember that he surgically implanted hair in his head…might be a good thing though bc bald elon would be SCARY edit: thanks little wonder, I didn’t realize I could have come across as rude. ❤️
And yet everytime corporations lose a dollar of profits, they fire 1000 people. Why doesn't anyone talk about the millions that the corporations saved by cutting back on office space, by not having to provide everyone a desk anymore or a phone, and having the employee now pay for their own electricity and internet so we can work. We could all get our phone, internet and part of our electric bills paid and they would still be saving hundreds of thousands.
New trade barriers imposed by the initiator of trade wars will protect or even create jobs in specific industries, but other related downstream sectors will lose due to the higher costs associated with their imported parts and intermediate goods. In addition to creating winners and losers at the domestic level, trade wars will also have an impact on the rest of the countries that are not directly involved in them.
What is it that drives class wars? A common answer is taxation and a seeming lack of fairness. Polls show that most voters across the political spectrum support higher taxes on the rich, with about 80% of Americans saying they are frustrated that very wealthy people and corporations don’t seem to be paying their fair share of taxes, according to the Pew Research Center.
And yet, for whatever reason, it seems like an impossibility. A lot of the wealth that we are talking about is in the form of private business wealth, and therefore, there’s not a readily available market value for this form of wealth on which a wealth tax might be based.
Dirk Krueger—Walter H. and Leonore C. Annenberg Professor in the Social Sciences and professor of economics—argues that if you then impose a wealth tax on this form of wealth, the owners of these businesses might take all kinds of actions to artificially lower the value of this form of wealth.
Furthermore, Jim Powell argued that class warfare is a mortal enemy of economic growth and jobs. At the very least, class warfare means “progressive” taxation—higher tax rates on investors and entrepreneurs, eventually reaching confiscatory levels.
Yes all folk have the right to believe what they want UNLESS it harms other Folk or is an Unspeakable Crime
Whatever tax revenue is realized means less money available for private employers to hire people and less money for consumers to buy things. He continues to say that pay is a matter of supply and demand, meaning that whilst progressive taxation can make the rich poorer, it makes the poor poorer, too.
So what should be focused on? The first priority should be to ensure that taxes are indeed raised to finance the infrastructure spending plans and to maximize the share of spending that is in fact an investment into infrastructure for the future. “The biggest potential injustice I see is leaving our kids with a rotten, overheated planet and a lot of government debt to pay for the spending programs discussed now,” discussed experts on Penn Today.
what the moses is this censorship "dOnT leT tHe ChIlDren SeE tHe WorD 'do' or 'ce' oR hEaveN fOrBid TheY BecoMe GaY"
It seems like we’re all in this together, and yet we’re very much apart. If taxing the rich is not the way forward, then what is, as people that are living paycheck to paycheck have very little to grasp onto. I suppose another revolution is inevitable one day or another, but we shall have to live forth to see it.
Dear readers, as you continue scrolling through this list, make sure you’re upvoting your favorites and leaving your opinions in the comments below. I wish you the best of luck in this chaotic world in which we live and a very Merry Christmas!
I'm starting to become nervous for my son, but I also know he has me and everyone in this family, and we won't ever let him feel as if he's alone. At the very least, he will have that love from us.
A man who barely knows how to write his own name, who "opposes" abortion, but paid for multiple abortions for women he was not married to.
okay but unrelated that's the most badarse looking wheelchair I've ever seen
We are watching, and waiting, for the perfect moment… and then we revolt!
I'm old enough to remember when Newt Gingrich, a man who cheated on multiple wives, went after Bill Clinton. I have yet to see the apex of Republican hypocrisy.
no but that would be the funniest bugging c**p I've ever seen PLEASE
Correction: good things can happen when decent people with brains get organized
smh. sometimes I wonder how many brain cells some of those people have put together. anyone wanting to take a gander?
Yes! But also in all seriousness, I hate daylight savings time, it completely throws off my already wack circadian rhythm
Damn right he is, I need to work on expressing my emotions :/ thanks DAD
Christians confuse me, no offense to any of you Christians out there, unless you choose to take offense then that’s not my problem
But who picks up the bill??? Taxes? None of the above paid enough so surely that comes out of the pocket of the working man??
what the heck? I just looked up the $8 thing and I'm amazed. wasn't verification supposed to DETER spam bots or impersonators? now I could get verified and I've never even BEEN on twitter much less amassed a group of people who agree with what I say or anything
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Did the person who wrote the headline bother to read the article at all? Most of these are just general (U.S.) political memes, not “calling out capitalism” or “the super rich.” There are a handful that hit on those topics but it’s not many. Jeez. ETA: They’ve since modified the headline.
what's the difference? USA's capitalism strangles the entire planet. It's what has made china the factory of the world, barfing out CO2 to produce cheap goods for USA. Without capitalism, the CO2 emissions of the world (USA and China being the two worst) , would not be causing Climate Change at this point.
The difference is the headline doesn’t match the article. Neither does your comment have anything to do with mine. Save your anti-American neurosis for another thread.
And what would you suggest? The US has some of the strictest environmental regulations on the planet. China's CO2 emissions are double of the US. If China would place those regulations that the US has, we wouldn't be having this discussion. And China is producing cheap good for the whole world, not just the US. Look around your own house, I'm sure you'll find "made in China" all over the place. So, get off you high horse and educate yourself before you spout off.
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It is double of the US because as said before, it made China the factory of the world.
I'm a little puzzled by the title of this -- if you read the memes, they're beating up on 1)Christians, 2)white people (guys, predominantly) and 3) anyone who might agree with Republicans. How does this mean "insanely rich people??"
Someone didn't read the definition of "Billionaire" very closely, nor check the latest list of world's wealthiest.
If they're not explicitly working in the interests of whites, Christians or Republicans than all of those attributes are irrelevant. Hell, many if not most aren't even Christians or right leaning. I think your secular cult and own bigotries are clouding your scientific objectivity.
yes, the title was changed for some reason. it first was about capitalism
US capitalism is a MLM scheme run by the rich which requires a constant supply of suckers the join the workforce and work extremely hard with the goal of getting themselves rich only to end up making the rich even richer.
It's just a list of progressive memes. I loved it but yeah it isn't as advertised
yes. Yes it does. in usa, at any rate. Here (africa) not quite.