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Brucie

Just one...WARREN BUFFETT!

May 29 2013 at 11:35 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
B.Gee

I think that oil companies and banks would also rank in the top 10 of the biggest thieves known to mankind. One markets a basic commodity with no regard to our livelihood and the banks just shuffle currency get away with outrageous fraud.

May 10 2013 at 10:12 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
Michael Corn

The rich get richer. We need a review of all tax breaks given to oil and banks. We need either a 15% rate on 401k investments or a 50% captial dividend rate

May 10 2013 at 9:29 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
Mike

Guess, I didn\'t expect to see Fannie Mae in there. The others, (banks, oil companies and Apple/Google) probably were expected. No real manufacturing once again...and that\'s a shame because that\'s where real job growth could come from.

May 10 2013 at 4:10 PM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply
hershdones

Will some one PLEASE tell Obama that guns are not killing people,ITS TAXES, ESPECIALLY PROPERTY TAXES.

May 10 2013 at 1:54 PM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply
Sherrie

Why are there so little consumer rights today ? We are overcharged for so many things...all in the name of greed. Taxes are too high, gas and heating prices are way too high, goods cost more to buy and workers are expected to do the jobs of 3-4 people today. It's not right. Not everyone earns $100,000 and more. Meanwhile, the services are terrible, there is no customer service ethics anymore and the greedy are laughing all the way to the bank. It's criminal, really !!!!!

May 10 2013 at 10:36 AM Report abuse +3 rate up rate down Reply
mjfrancois

Why is it when the government has a surplus, we know we're over-taxed, but when companies have huge profits and can pay millions to CEOs, we don't get that we're being overcharged for their good and services?

May 10 2013 at 10:23 AM Report abuse +3 rate up rate down Reply
I lOVE JANA

FNMA and FMCC are the most profitable stocks out there for the common folk. Very affordable and will exponentially increase in a short period of time. About .85 a share, put a few bucks on it if you want to put my predicting skills to the test.

May 10 2013 at 9:46 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
dky359

Why do you consistently lead me in by saying "ten most .....' and then only showing only one plus a lot of unwanted advertising! RMD

May 10 2013 at 7:09 AM Report abuse +3 rate up rate down Reply
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davefromfwb1

Click on the right side of the picture....it\'s a slide show sort of thing...yes it confused me one time too.

May 10 2013 at 8:43 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply