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Anyone watch "Independent Lens" on PBS last night? Really good show!


I ran across "Park Avenue" last night, thinking it was probably another program about rich people whom I could loathe for their five-figure designer purses, and tiresome days shopping Instead, this was about the people who live at 740 Park Avenue in NYC, and how these richest of the rich have manipulated the system to the point that it's now almost impossible to work yourself up from poverty.

Be sure to watch "Park Avenue." It's running on PBS through the week, or I think you can watch it on-line.

I know most of us think we know the "score." But this program was VERY enlightening. The tax-break and lobbyist stuff was sickening.....

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Gpvernment is the problem they are looking for.

Public (government) TV won't find the problem.

Watching later.

Free includes debt-free!

The show raises good

The show raises good questions and then predictably answers them with more communist bs... Blind liberal boobs. Over educated and under-experienced and arrogant and awed at their own presence.

Like taxing the hell out of the rich and giving it to the increasingly bloated and inept government is any real solution to anything.

“Any man who thinks he can be happy and prosperous by letting the government take care of him better take a closer look at the American Indian.” ― Henry Ford.


saw it last night.

All good until they conveniently tied it all to supporters of the liberty movement... implying that we all want absolutely NO regulation/taxation on the wealthy and are pro outta-control-rich-people.

Was dissappointed.

(Then I remembered I was watching PBS... LOL!)

What would the Founders do?


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Comon' tivo this tonite!


You need to watch this program!!!!!!!!!

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WT Heck they think Paul Ryan

WT Heck they think Paul Ryan has a draconian budget plan that would demolish the poor! Why was you so insistent on people watching this?

It is easier to fool people than to convince them that they have been fooled. – Mark Twain

I think all should see it

because even with the PBS bias, there is a lot of truth here.

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Great now I'm pissed- they're

Great now I'm pissed- they're hating on Ayn Rand and Libertarians

It is easier to fool people than to convince them that they have been fooled. – Mark Twain

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I'm watching !! Seriously,

I'm watching !!
Seriously, I'm halfway through it and it's pretty good but I have yet to hear anything about the the Fed- the real reason for the wealth inequality!

It is easier to fool people than to convince them that they have been fooled. – Mark Twain