47%

Posted by: MacBozo

47% - 07/14/13 05:01 PM

[rant]Those who vilify the 47% should take a few moments to think about just who that 47% consists of. If you continue to disenfranchise and eliminate all economic support to them, thus eliminating them altogether, who will mow your lawns, care for your children, clean your houses, prepare and serve you food at your favorite restaurant, build and maintain your roads, supply clean and safe water, keep the lights on, patrol your streets, put out your fires, save your life when you have an accident, teach your children, build your houses, sell you the things to maintain your houses, repair your houses, take care of your garbage, treat your sewerage, fix your plumbing, grow and harvest the food that feeds you, work their asses off so you can buy more stuff? You? I didn't think so![/rant]
Posted by: MacBozo

Re: 47% - 07/14/13 05:08 PM

I forgot some: Those who build, maintain, and repair your cars, yachts, and planes.
Posted by: Leslie

Re: 47% - 07/14/13 05:51 PM

They wear blinders. As long as it all gets done, they do not want to know, see or hear about it.
Posted by: Llewelyn

Re: 47% - 07/14/13 07:05 PM

Originally Posted By: MacBozo
I forgot some: Those who build, maintain, and repair your cars, yachts, and planes.


The guy who fixes my car charges his time around $80/hr, he's not part of the 47%, neither is the guy who fixes my house.
Posted by: Leslie

Re: 47% - 07/14/13 10:10 PM

He certainly isn't if he charges around $80/hr.
Posted by: steveg

Re: 47% - 07/15/13 03:13 AM

Based on a typical 40-hor work week, that's a bit over $166K. With overtime, maybe a shade under $200K. Not too shabby, but hardly 1%-er income. Then factor in a tax rate in the high 20%s - mid 30% range; vehicle maintenance, parts, tools, materials, possibly a small payroll or sub-contracted assistants, insurance, rent or mortgage, trade license fees, etc...

So who's your plumber Larry Ellison? smirk
Posted by: musicalmarv7

Re: 47% - 07/15/13 03:40 AM

$80.00 per hour. A real rip off artist that is. What does he use gold tools to fix the cars.
Posted by: steveg

Re: 47% - 07/15/13 03:43 AM

*sigh*
Posted by: NucleusG4

Re: 47% - 07/15/13 04:27 AM

What a lot of people don't consider is all of the things Steve listed...plus there's no guarantee the mechanic is working 40 hours a week. Especially if he is running the business by himself. I charge quite a bit... but then several hours a week I am the accountant... repair guy.. floor sweeper... ordering equipment and shipping merch back to clients.. blah blah blah.
If I got my hourly rate @40+ per week... yeah, babay.. then I would be rolling in some dough.
AND.. on the weeks I do have 40 hours of work... all of that other crap still has to get done... so it's a 60 hour week... which diminishes what appears to be a high hourly rate.
Posted by: steveg

Re: 47% - 07/15/13 04:41 AM

Yep. Unless you've run your own biz, the concept of overhead is not top of mind.
Posted by: Celandine

Re: 47% - 07/15/13 04:53 AM


My auto repair SHOP charges $60 per hour,
that goes to the SHOP, Not the individual
wrench puller who does the actual work.

The greasy guy under the hood is a 47%-er.

goes without saying, that that goes for
just about every other service on MacBozo's
list... The OWNERS of the Businesses and
Contracts are usually NOT the people getting
their hands dirty, trying to send their
kids to school to break through the ceiling
of an imposed 'Capitalistic-Caste-System'.
Posted by: DLC

Re: 47% - 07/15/13 08:01 AM

The GOP always says that people should not fear the Govt but the Govt should fear the people... well I think that should apply to the elite, super wealthy, and the Corporations. Banks, & Wall ST...

TIME to get started ! mad
Posted by: Celandine

Re: 47% - 07/15/13 11:44 AM

Originally Posted By: DLC
The GOP always says that people should not fear the Govt but the Govt should fear the people... well I think that should apply to the elite, super wealthy, and the Corporations. Banks, & Wall ST...

TIME to get started ! mad


Ummm ...anyone else wondering
whatever became of the "OCCUPY____" Movement? confused