It's only about getting reelected

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    "This disposition to admire, and almost to worship, the rich and powerful, and to despise, or, at least neglect persons of poor and mean conditions... is... the great and most universal cause of the corruption of our moral sentiments." Adam Smith


    As the rapacious republicans and the gutless democrats ruin the nation through debt and immoral tax policy, these books examine the consequences so obvious today in America. Politics has become, getting the 20 percent or so who vote to vote for you regardless of the consequences to the nation's health. And voters too have a part in this failure to keep our nation moving forward.


    "In 2005, 21.2 percent of US national income accrued to just 1 percent of earners. Contrast 1968, when the CEO of General Motors took home, in pay and benefits, about sixty-six times the amount paid to a typical GM worker. Today the CEO of Walmart earns nine hundred times the wages of his average employee. Indeed, the wealth of the Walmart founder's family that year estimated at about the same ($90 billion) as that of the bottom 40 percent of the US population: 120 million people." Tony Judt 'Ill Fares the Land'


    "Why inequality is undemocratic and Un-American'

    [ame="http://www.amazon.com/Spirit-Level-Equality-Societies-Stronger/dp/1608193411/ref=tmm_pap_title_0?ie=UTF8"]Amazon.com: The Spirit Level: Why Greater Equality Makes Societies Stronger (9781608193417): Kate Pickett, Richard Wilkinson: Books[/ame]


    Should be read by our so called national leaders. [ame="http://www.amazon.com/Ill-Fares-Land-Tony-Judt/dp/1594202761/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8"]Amazon.com: Ill Fares the Land (9781594202766): Tony Judt: Books[/ame]


    http://www.equalitytrust.org.uk/


    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Y0sBsZfzJk&"]YouTube - Interview - Richard Wilkinson - Why Greater Equality Makes Societies Stronger[/ame]



    "Ill fares the land, to hast'ning ill a prey,
    Where wealth accumulates, and men decay;
    Princes and Lords may flourish, or may fade:
    A breath can make them, as a breath has made;
    but a bold peasantry, their country's pride,
    When once destroyed can never be supplied." Oliver Goldsmith
     
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    :wtf:
     
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    midcan5 liberal / progressive

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    Did you review the information thoroughly?


    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zYDzA9hKCNQ[/ame]
     
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    (You obviously assumed I didn't. Not my style, so WRONG.)

    My post still stands.

    :wtf:
     
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    It's not information. It's class warfare propaganda.



     
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    The 'income difference' is a progressive talking point with little foundation in fact, yet much basis in socialist propaganda - the propaganda techniques don't get much more textbook than that. I mean, have folks never even studied, even briefly, propaganda techniques?????

    So, :wtf:.

    Is there a point here? I'm not seeing it.
     
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    The immoral tax policy is the fact that:

    1) Taxes are too high
    2) Taxes are unevenly distributed rather than equal for all citizens
     
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    Oh and yes, the politicians in both parties want to be reelected. That usually requires that they favor policies that dont destroy the economy. Somehow this Congress has ignored that, but then many of them were not reelected.
     
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    We should have a personal income flat tax that taxes ALL peronal income the same without any deductions. That is the only true fair tax.
     
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    I agree. It also gives everyone a stake in our Republic. So we don't have representation without taxation.
     

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