Tax the Rich: Fix Jobs and Deficits

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    Since DC Democrats and Republicans are tone deaf to anything that doesn't ring of corporate cash, it falls on workers to demand a massive public works program which can be funded by taxing corporations and the richest Americans at pre-Reagan levels.

    "And it makes complete sense because the growing inequalities in wealth over the past three decades has meant a spectacular concentration of wealth at the top.

    "The rich have plenty of money to spare."

    Spare me the brain-dead conservative vomit about how hard the rich have "worked" for all their money.

    The rich have the money because Republicans AND Democrats threw money at Wall Street banks and hedge funds instead of prosecuting the executives responsible for the biggest economic downturn since the Great Depression.

    The rich have the money because their chief enabler, The Federal Reserve, has fueled a major commodity bubble "that may be in the midst of bursting, possibly triggering a double dip recession."

    Throw in high unemployment which allows the rich to work remaining employees harder and thus increase profits and combine it with commodity speculation and you have the entire basis for a corporate recovery which both major parties tout as "proof" of economic "recovery."

    It's another lie the rich tell.

    When the Fed stops purchasing 60% of US Treasury bonds, a new creditor will have to step up. One that will probably demand significantly higher interest rates before loaning anymore money to the US Government.

    Surprise, surprise - the rich win again!

    They got all that free bail-out money which increased the deficit.
    None of them went to prison for their crimes.
    Their bottom lines are being enhanced by commodity speculation and high unemployment.
    And now the rich want higher interest rates for investing in US Treasury Bonds.

    "In (all) instances working people pay the bills."

    The Rich Are Destroying the Economy | Common Dreams
     
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    So no deficit reduction, keep spending trillions more then we have and to help offset it steal the money from those you think have to much. Thanks for proving the point of just how brain damaged you are.

    Explain again how taking MORE percentage wise from people that happen to have more then you is A) Justified under the Constitution, B) reasonable behavior for a Government to do, And C) why you think those with more should pay a higher percentage based on some sense of fair play and reasonable conscious.
     
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    It's SCARY to think we have people in this country who FEEL THIS WAY.

    You couldn't get MORE DISGUSTING for calling to STEAL other people's money by TAXATION to use it for your own use.

    but then again, this piece of crap posting came from the so called, "PROGRESSIVE (pretty name for COMMIE)" website, common dreams..

    common dreams my ass..
     
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    If someone twice your size and half your age beats you senseless and transfers all the money in your pockets into his, will you bleat "life ain't fair" from your hospital bed?

    The richest 1% of Americans earned about 9% of annual US income in 1979.
    They earn over 20% today and control about 40% of national wealth.
    And they have seen their "fair share" of both increase since 2008.

    I don't believe the rich have earned all that money.
    They have bribed politicians to lower their tax rates to acquire some of it.
    They have manipulated the Federal Reserve and commodity markets for some of it.
    And they've spiked unemployment to levels unseen in generations for some of it.

    This is a damn war.
    Why are you afraid to fight back?
     
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    Well, if you DON'T BELIEVE the rich have EARNED all that money, you could call Nancy Pelosi, John Kerry and a few others who are the RICHEST Democrat Representatives, AND ASK THEM.
    You are showing your Liberal Red my dear.
     
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    If its a war, why dont you do the honorable thing and get a gun and take the money you think is yours, instead of being a chickenshit coward and using the government to get it ?

    Go to the fucking barracades for it, I dare you.
     
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    What part of equal scares you most?

    In 1979 when the richest 1% of Americans controlled 9% of US income they paid taxes at a rate of 70%. Today they pay taxes at half that rate EXCEPT when they pay at a 15% capital gains rate.

    It's REALLY scary that slaves like you don't see how the rich have bribed government to lower their tax rates over the last 40 years.

    Get some guts.
    Fight back.
    Fascist.
     
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    lol, You CALLING others fascist is real hoot. Calling to STEAL MONEY from others (who you DON'T BELIEVE EARNED IT) through TAXATION..Your COMMIE RED is showing my dear..:lol::lol::lol:
     
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    From the OP:

    "The rich have the money because Republicans AND Democrats threw money at Wall Street banks and hedge funds..."

    There is no shortage of millionaires in the US Congress.
    On both sides of the aisle.

    My solution is to FLUSH Republicans AND Democrats from DC by the hundreds (starting in the White House) in November of 2012.

    What's yours?
     
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    The problem is so much more complex than merely the rich have too much and the poor not enough, and the solutions to this development will take so much more than merely taxing the rich, that this sort of post (while certainly welcomed by the board partisans) really serves to DISINFORM more than to inform.

    Ask yourselves WHY capital has gained do much while the bottom 80% or so is losing ground.

    TAXATION is a very small part of the real problem.



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