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"Actually, Tommy, we're just about full-blooded management, except for your grandfather on your mom's side, who was one-quarter labor."
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"Yes, I do make things, son. I make things called deals."
"He's giving the white-collar voters' speech to the blue collars."
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"As a potential lottery winner, I totally support tax cuts for the wealthy."
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'No, no, I've gone through all the steps in the procedure and I don't see anything about totally immersing yourself in oil before starting the job!!
"My work is to stare into space."
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"If it weren't for the red states I couldn't be living it up in a blue state."
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"It's been a hard day. My butler forgot to do laundry, the limo has a scratch on it and I had to postpone my month long vacation a few hours. Anyway, how are you doing working two jobs to make ends meet?"
Tags:poverty, wage gap, wage gaps, income gap, income gaps, income inequality, first-world problem, first-world problems, two jobs, rich, upper class, upper classes, class divide, class divides, gap, gaps, divide, divides, division, divisions, working man, working person, idle rich, problem, problems, poor people, blue collar, blue collar worker, blue collar workers, relate, relates, relating, difficulty, difficulties
"Don is an intellectual and a regular guy."
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"I've never met one, but I hear offices have fire drills."
'No, we aren't hiring, we just need help.'
"I wish they'd pay us for something besides work."
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"$189.13 for parts and labor and $25.00 for having to listen to your small talk."
"I have everything tied up in making ends meet."
Tags:social inequality, inequalit, poverty gap, rich person, rich people, the one percent, the 1 percent, wealth divide, wealth gap, asset, assets, personal wealth, personal fortune, making ends meet, working class, manual labour, labourer, labourers, blue collar work, blue collar worker, blue collar workers, austerity, recession, the recession, financial crash, the financial crash
The blue-collar diner for white-collar people...
Tags:blue-collar, white-collar, blue collar worker, blue collar workers, white collar worker, white collar workers, diners, class divide, class divides, class divisions, wealth inequality, working class, middle class, middle classes, working classes, rich, wealthy, diner, restaurant, bonds, investments, vacation house, italian villa
"The crude oil is on the left, and the refined oil is on the right."
"The plumber asked us to bring the leaking tap around to his office... he's too busy to make house calls."
Skilled Labor vs. Unskilled Labor
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'I can't get used to the white clothes. I was a blue collar worker.'
"You're hired. Folks are gonna be delighted by the incongruity of your uniform and your aristocratic name."
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'I may be upper management, but I'm still a lunch pail guy just like you. Foie gras?'
'The bad news is your not connecting with American workers. The good news is there's not that many of them.'
"Trickle down economics only works for plumbers, who are hired to fix the wealthy's leaking faucets."
Labor day has union written all over it!"