The Question Conservatives Can't Answer

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    "The following fact was sent to numerous conservative pundits, politicians, and profit-seekers:

    "Based on Tax Foundation figures, the richest 1% has TRIPLED its share of America's income over the past 30 years. Much of the gain came from tax cuts and minimally taxed financial instruments.

    "If their income had increased only at the pace of American productivity (80%), they would be taking about a TRILLION DOLLARS LESS out of our economy.

    "And a question was posed:

    "In what way do the richest 1% deserve these extraordinary gains?

    "This question was not posed in sarcasm.

    "A factual answer is genuinely sought.

    "It seems unlikely that 1% of the population worked three times harder than the rest of us, or contributed three times as much to American productivity.

    "Money earned from tax cuts and minimally taxed financial instruments is not productive income."

    Any takers, Cons?

    The Question Conservatives Can't Answer | Common Dreams
     
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    Conservatives can answer it. The federal government doesn't generate income.
     
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    It was their money to begin with. They earned it.

    When are you on the left going to realize that taxes burden the American people with labor they have to pay the government before they can take care of themselves? The money is theirs.

    At what point have they paid their fair share?
     
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    When they have none left. Of course, that begs the question, who are they going to take it from next?
     
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    They will say this is a lie and that will be that. Or else they won't answer at all.
     
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    You know, I try to avoid calling people liars when there is any ambiguity. But the fact that you are trying to claim that we wont answer the question after several of us have already answered it is a comete and utter lie.

    Are you ready to admit you were wrong?
     
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    Too fucking bad....Those "gains" are in terms of money that belonged to them in the first place.


    And if worms had machine guns, birds wouldn't fuck with them.

    The notion that someone "took money out of the economy" is pure commie bullshit, which is mind boggling in its sheer economic ignorance.
     
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    the top 10% pay the majority of taxes in this country.and until communist traitors like you voted in the piece of shit we have in the White House hard working people who invested wisely became more prosperous.:eusa_whistle:
     
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    Federal government writes tax codes and redistributes income gains from one percentage of workers to another.

    In 1980 seven percent of total US annual income went to the richest 1%.
    Today the figure is 20%.

    The best explanation I see is the richest 1% have bribed elected Republicans AND Democrats to write tax policies that shift the burden of taxation off unearned income and onto wages and salaries.

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    Which is completely irrelevant to the fact that the federal gubmint generates no income of its own, deflectasaurus rex.
     
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