I am the "1 Percent" (The 1 Percent Strikes Back)

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        I am the 1 Percent.

        I own my own business.  And despite taxes and being overly regulated, I hire people.  I will hire more IF Obama is defeated in 2012.

        I don't hate people who have more money than me.  Nor am I jealous of them.

        I took out student loans..and paid them off without government help.

        I took the $7 an hour job and worked my way up.

        When I was 25 years old I was not living at home, or having my mother pay for my food, car or gas.

        I took risks, worked hard, and did not depend on government handouts.

        Sorry, I cannot join the protesting, hanging out in a public park holding a sign, listening to rock music, pissing on police cars, having sex in public, and demanding free money....I am too busy working, providing for my family and keeping my employees paid. 

        I don't have a sense of entitlement....I work for what I have.

        To the many in the 99 percent:  Develop a better work ethic, don't buy houses you cannot afford and lay off the credit cards.  PLEASE, stop putting things on credit cards you cannot afford.  I am sorry life is hard for you, but stop blaming others for your situation.  Be the master of your own destiny.
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        I love it Doc.. a thousands hugs and kisses to you..

        I almost fell in this Blackhole of debt but i managed to stop, think and pull myself out.. i will say please, please think before you jump into easy money.. remember it's easy now but never easy in the long run.. it takes more sweat, blood and tears to pay off these types of debts then it does to live, work and pay your own way, you can have it all without the side burns
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        The Mind Doc wrote:

        I am the 1 Percent.

        I own my own business.  And despite taxes and being overly regulated, I hire people.  I will hire more IF Obama is defeated in 2012.

        I don't hate people who have more money than me.  Nor am I jealous of them.

        I took out student loans..and paid them off without government help.

        I took the $7 an hour job and worked my way up.

        When I was 25 years old I was not living at home, or having my mother pay for my food, car or gas.

        I took risks, worked hard, and did not depend on government handouts.

        Sorry, I cannot join the protesting, hanging out in a public park holding a sign, listening to rock music, pissing on police cars, having sex in public, and demanding free money....I am too busy working, providing for my family and keeping my employees paid. 

        I don't have a sense of entitlement....I work for what I have.

        To the many in the 99 percent:  Develop a better work ethic, don't buy houses you cannot afford and lay off the credit cards.  PLEASE, stop putting things on credit cards you cannot afford.  I am sorry life is hard for you, but stop blaming others for your situation.  Be the master of your own destiny.


        you have done well doc,

        but what about if those people that need the handouts cant work, and the people that have no choice to get handouts even though they really really dont want them, i for 1 want to work soo badly, but it is soo hard for me with my anxiety and my other issues to find a job and get a job and keep it, then there is the propblem of lack of jobs out there in the market anyway, there is a lot of sides to this doc, and also what about when u r in the benefit system, it is soo hard to get back out of it, people dont realize how hard it is to get of them when u r on them too

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        (just wanted to give another view and side to this, but well done doc and keep it up)
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        I admire people like you Doc, hats off!
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        My father told me once when i was worried about not having this or that and while i was struggling to make ends meet, he said "i used to worry about not having shoes until i saw the man with no feet" he meant that there are alot worse out there who overcome the most difficult obstacles to survive allowing nothing to stand in their way, they realize that they are capable of being the masters of their destinys, they find their way and they won't give up.. a disabilty does have a choice either you can or you won't, the same goes for those in the system, yes i understand it's hard it can be extremely hard, i've been there temporarily and my choice was i can get out and i did it.. i remember thinking.. wow free money for bills, they pay my rent, i get food money.. i can just sit at home live it up.. then also sitting on my porch skimming thoughts and looking around im seeing no future, no ss paid for retirement,no money for my daughters college, no car, no house, no credt, living from  FS day to FS day and realized this is not going to be my destiny, my future or my fate..  i don't boast about religion but i do beleive God provides us with all we need and assigns us the tasks that we can handle, i beleive in miracles and angels.. i had a life that was in shambles once and at one time saw no way out until i made "i can" my choice stuck to it, i'm doing fine now..
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        Not in the top 1% but in the top 20% and am a sole-proprietor paying ordinary income taxes to the tune of $25,000.00 per quater in estimated tax. For 35 years paid 100% of my employees health insurance and they are vested 100% in the profit sharing plan after 1 year employment. They contribute 0 and I pay in for them at the same percentage I pay in for myself. Since I am a doctor, Obama and the Democrats hit me with the double whammy. Require I purchase a $30,000 electronic  health record plan that will cost an additional 5-10,000 per year for updates and expose me to additional liability. Plus, the new HHS requirements for group coverage will mean paying more because it requires coverage for benefits my family and employees don't need, such as maternity and newborn care.
        Our plan already covered prexisting and children up to 26 years of age as long as they were college students.
        Plus, reimbursements for Medicare patient surgery and care will be reduced by 20% in 2012 eventhough payments do cover our costs of treatment or barely do. Therefore, I am considering not taking any new Medicare patients and once my current patients no longer need my services, I will drop Medicaid and Medicare. I won't lose any revenue by doing so as the cost of treatment and new regulations is greater then the amount I am paid.
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        Thats a shame and unconstitutional footdr. Working hard to make a living and with your education as doctor you are forced to turn away patients because our health system sux.
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        You mention "lack of jobs."  There are reasons for lack of jobs:  Too many taxes and regulations on employeers, one of the highest corporate tax rates in the world.  (who wants to open up business in the US?  The taxes are too high!), Unions who choke job growth, etc.  The list goes on and on.  And please, don't take offense at this, but I don't think tax payers should have to pay for someone with "anxiety."
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        You mention "lack of jobs."  There are reasons for lack of jobs:  Too many taxes and regulations on employeers, one of the highest corporate tax rates in the world.  (who wants to open up business in the US?  The taxes are too high!), Unions who choke job growth, etc.  The list goes on and on.  And please, don't take offense at this, but I don't think tax payers should have to pay for someone with "anxiety."


        unbelieveable view, how dare you say that, you have no idea m8 of what peoples situations are, that is why the goverment benefit system was made for these types of people, OMFG i can not believe u have said that, and yes you are entitled to your view, but do you even know how bad anxiety actually is m8, i would really like you to read up on it on the internet and read all the threads and posts i made mentioning my anxiety and maybe you will have an insight into what anxiety actually is, it controls peoples lifes, and medication can sometimes help but anxiety always is there regardless of medication too, people have anxiety for vaious reasons and it wasnt something we wanted

        unbelievable view im so shocked, and why wouldnt i be

        and how and why would i not take offence from this mind doc either
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        mind doc,  you are one hundred and fifty percent spot on.  we have evolved into a nation of those who wish to be considered equal partners without doing any work.  a true welfare state. we are not all equals.....our opportunities are equal.  some people will achieve thru hard work and diligence and others will sit around and complain how poor they are yet still smoke weed, drink and gamble all day long.  i am surrounded  by people complaining about how they cant find any work, yet there are help wanted signs everywhere.  Maybe it is not the high paying lazy ass job they were hoping for...but they do call it work for a reason.  If all the jobs available are lower paying positions....then get two or three jobs....just like I and everyone else who wanted to be more successful had to do in order to make more than ends meat.  I will rejoice when the days of Pelosi, Reid, Obama and the entire freeloader society experiment  are behind us. I think Kid Rock may have said it best in one of his songs "God Knows Why" when he says "you get what you put in and people get what they deserve"  Go figure.
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        LuckyJR....You say your situation is bad?  Hey, I have no reason to doubt it.  Once upon a time I used to treat people with anxiety. 

        BUT.....should you get free goodies because of it?  No.  If you were a retired veteran, sure, you should get benefits from the government.  But for anxiety?  Nope. 

        If we are going to give you government benefits for anxiety, then shouldn't we also give benefits to people who are?
        1. Nervous
        2.  Depressed
        3.  Too fat to work
        4.  Too lazy to work, after all, being lazy just might be a "disability."

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        That was quite a mean spirited post! Good for you that you got your $hit together, but needing government help goes beyond lazy freeloaders! I'm doing ok now but there was a time when I NEEDED that HELP! I am by no means lazy or looking for a free ride. You have no idea what people go through or their situations...yeah there are alot of people out there who do take advantage of the system but there are so many out there who really do need it. I spent YEARS looking for work and I certainly wasn't being picky...I applied everywhere from McDonalds, to retail stores, to office jobs and everything in between...but no one was calling me back and when I took the iniciative to call I just got some lame excuse as to why they are no longer hiring.On top of trying to find work I was also putting myself through school and trying to raise a teenage child on my own! I thought my situation was tough but there are people who are doing alot more and stuggling even worse so those people could definately use the help! I know this is just a forum and everyone is free to post whatever they want but maybe you should think a bit before making such an acusation towards less fortunate people and maybe consider how people might feel. I make alot of post here and share my thoughts all the time but I have and will never post something that would offend other people or make them feel bad about themselves!

        Another reason not to make such thoughtless comments

        Dercum’s Disease


        Madelung’s Disease

        Familial Multiple Lipomatosis.
        ...to name a few...these are diseases that cause obesity. Do people with any of these need help? YES! Are they just plain out FAT as you call it?  NO! My goodness...even my 14 year old daughter knows better than to call people fat...I thought you were a little above that, but guess I thought wrong.
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        Oh and wait...did I read that right? Are you seriously asking if "depressed" people should get benefits??? Didn't you used to be a shrink or something...shouldn't you of all people know how serious a problem depression can be?!  Wow, that might explain why you no longer practice....
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        mind doc,  you are one hundred and fifty percent spot on.   we have evolved into a nation of those who wish to be considered equal partners without doing any work.  a true welfare state. we are not all equals.....our opportunities are equal.  some people will achieve thru hard work and diligence and others will sit around and complain how poor they are yet still smoke weed, drink and gamble all day long.  i am surrounded  by people complaining about how they cant find any work, yet there are help wanted signs everywhere.  Maybe it is not the high paying lazy ass job they were hoping for...but they do call it work for a reason.  If all the jobs available are lower paying positions....then get two or three jobs....just like I and everyone else who wanted to be more successful had to do in order to make more than ends meat.  I will rejoice when the days of Pelosi, Reid, Obama and the entire freeloader society experiment  are behind us. I think Kid Rock may have said it best in one of his songs "God Knows Why" when he says "you get what you put in and people get what they deserve"  Go figure.


        Thats so true what you said, especially the part i have bolded.. i have seen this and even have known friends that did exactly that complained about being poor, can't find a job.. while smoking weed, drinking and gambling, (sleeping all day from being weeded and boozed out) they search diligently for those things until they get it, letting nothing stop them, the time and energy they used to find and do those things could of been used to find a job.. so i have no sympathy for them..

        Doc.. you've jumped off the deep end and now are in BOILING HOT.. DEEP water... that statement wasn't ethical or nessesary, i understand you and what you are saying but your comment could of been a ittle more sensitive... yes?
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        the mind doc's post was not mean spirited.  it was a factual observation of where our country is headed.  People who have earned what they have are tired of the hand me down liberals demanding more.  I am a disabled veteran who has never asked for anything from anyone.  When in need, i worked multiple jobs and eventually started my own business.....all while serving active duty for 20 years.  You get in this life what you want to go out and get....those who TRULY cant fend for themselves will and always have gotten help from church, friends and loved ones.  This is the role of the community.  IT is not the role of government to be a NANNY STATE.  It is also very ironic for me to view this post and constantly read everyone's troubles and about how tough times are and how poor they are and then read about their great screen shot stories or how they blew the last nickel they had.  Go figure.

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