Discussion in 'Politics' started by Flaylo, Aug 25, 2011.
I think a national sales tax would be a horrible idea for a lot of reasons. But the reality is that the rich can spend the money to shelter their wealth and the rest of us can't.
The wealthy do pay a higher marginal rate, but the rest of the taxes hit the working class- propety, income, Social Security, Medicare, sales taxes, cigarettes, liquor, gasoline, etc.
But you know why you liberals never have any credibility on this issue. Because usually you never say, "Okay, let's cut taxes on gasoline!" Nope. That might kill the polar bears or something. "Let's cut the tax on cigarettes". Nope. Not giving up that cash cow. Big Government makes more off Dad's Cancer Sticks than the people who make them.
We have the economy our masters invented.
It does not take an economics degree to understand that if you keep giving advantages to the CAPITAL CLASS the WORKING CLASSES will lose ground by comparison.
Those consumption taxes hit the working poor much harder than the evil rich, but hey, it somehow gets overlooked by our current elected officials.
Sometimes it seems big money is fighting little people. After WWII corporations worked to support their workers and provide sufficient funds for the good life. My generation may be the last one that experienced a world in which a HS grad could do alright. Not that having a college degree today is magic either. The love of more money seems to have created a class of people who care more for it than for the nation and its people. The statistic below is telling.
"Inequality in a society also leads to the problems noted below, if morality were truly a consideration of a society and its wealth, this would be less a issue. "Great inequality is the scourge of modern societies. We provide the evidence on each of eleven different health and social problems: physical health, mental health, drug abuse, education, imprisonment, obesity, social mobility, trust and community life, violence, teenage births, and child well-being. For all eleven of these health and social problems, outcomes are very substantially worse in more unequal societies." Richard Wilkinson/Kate Pickett The Evidence in Detail | The Equality Trust
Some people will never get it................
Thankfully, the class warfare approach with public policy is losing big..........
Once every generation, the voting public takes a shot with the "SUCKIER" choice between "SUCK" and "SUCKIER"......and always get kicked squarely in the balls. ( see Jimmy Carter 1977-1980). Always end up back with the choice of "SUCK"........because on balance, more people benefit with "SUCK". With "SUCKIER" less people benefit more...............which is the way of the far left.
SUCKIER will be back in vogue in 2013..........big money will always be around, even if the k00ks spend the next 500 years trying to eradicate it with populist class warfare BS. Bet me house on it............
The difference was, after World War II, a HS diploma was actually worth something. Now there's a 20% chance that the person who holds it can't read it. We can thank unionized government schools for that.
Corporations are more international entities now than national ones. So, really, countries have to compete for their business.
But as long as we take our butts to Wal-Mart to buy cheap Chinese made shit, we are really screwing ourselves, aren't we?
Funny, Republicans are always supporting the worst possible outcome. Foreign policy, economics, doesn't matter. They are like Bizzaro. "Bad am good!".
So are we to believe there are no liberal business owners?? Or are we to believe there are liberal business owners that provide a good life for their employees?
Does anyone ever wonder why the left always seems to equate business ownership with conservatives?? Is there a reason those super duper educated progressives always work for someone else or the government??
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