30 Years of Class War

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    "Redistribution of income has been taking place since 1980, when the top 1% already had a large piece of the pie (7%).

    "Then they took a second piece (7% more).

    "Then they took a third piece (7% more).

    "That's over a trillion dollars a year of after-tax income that would be going to the other 99% if it weren't for 30 years of tax cuts and deregulation.

    "If the median household income had kept pace with the economy since 1970, it would now be nearly $92,000, not $50,000..."

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    There has been a class war in this country going all the way back to FDR.
     
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    Vote Republican OR Democrat in 2012 and give the 1% another 7% (or) more.
     
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    The class war was going on in the summer of 1787 when fifty-five rich white males created the basic law for a government that afforded special protection for property rights at the expense of political equality for the majority of taxpayers.
     
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    "At the time of the American Revolution, Thomas Paine noted that everything 'beyond what a man's own hands produce' came to him from society, and therefore 'he owes on every principle of justice, of gratitude, and of civilization, a part of that accumulation back again to society from whence the whole came.'"

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    OMG.........another CW thread from the champion of OCD CW threadmakers.


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    ps......for the curious taking a gandor into this thread.........."Common Dreams" is a hyper-far left website:boobies::boobies::D and is always referenced by this k00k.
     
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    Are you calling Teddy gay?

    "Over a hundred years ago, Teddy Roosevelt, facing a plague of inequality not unlike today, stressed that 'Great corporations exist only because they are created and safeguarded by [democratic] institutions; and it is therefore our right and our duty to see that they work in harmony with these institutions.'"

    How's the Big Red Wave working out?

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    The good news is that people have finally woken up and realized what's been going on. Republicans have a tendency to warn against provoking class warfare, especially when the possibility of increasing taxes on the rich is on the line. The GOP establishment isn't trying to prevent a class war; it's trying to convince one side that the war isn't even going on. They don't even like to use the terms "wealthy" or "rich" anymore, they'll instead say "job creators" because that stirs less anger towards the very people sucking up the bulk of America's wealth and hijacking our representatives in Washington.

    And yes, I know Democrats are just as vulnerable to being bought by corporate lobbyists, but they're not the ones denying the growing wealth gap in this country.
     
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