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traddad


Nov 3, 2011, 7:12 AM
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I'm having a hard time understanding why a more equitable realignment of the tax code is meeting with so much resistance. The stats are there: Middle class income has remained stagnant or decreased over the last ten or so years http://money.cnn.com/...ddle_class/index.htm .

The wealthy are getting exponentially wealthier http://www.advisorone.com/...s-income-growth-outp .

Large corporations are screwing the public-at-large http://www.salon.com/..._corporate_tax_scam/

Why, the fuck, are we letting this happen? Why is the Tea Party propping up the American Corporate Oligarchy (and why is it still referred to as “populist”)? How can the Republicans dress up deregulation and call it a jobs bill…with a straight face? Why are the Democrats and Obama bending over and taking it up the ass?

This is a mystery to me.


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traddad wrote:
I'm having a hard time understanding why a more equitable realignment of the tax code is meeting with so much resistance. The stats are there: Middle class income has remained stagnant or decreased over the last ten or so years http://money.cnn.com/...ddle_class/index.htm .

The wealthy are getting exponentially wealthier http://www.advisorone.com/...s-income-growth-outp .

Large corporations are screwing the public-at-large http://www.salon.com/..._corporate_tax_scam/

Why, the fuck, are we letting this happen?

Because all in all, we still have it pretty good?

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Why is the Tea Party propping up the American Corporate Oligarchy (and why is it still referred to as “populist”)?

Because they don't realize that's what they're doing?

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How can the Republicans dress up deregulation and call it a jobs bill…with a straight face?

Because they truly believe it.

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Why are the Democrats and Obama bending over and taking it up the ass?

Because they like it?

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This is a mystery to me.

You're not alone. That much I know for sure.


curt


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traddad wrote:
I'm having a hard time understanding why a more equitable realignment of the tax code is meeting with so much resistance. The stats are there: Middle class income has remained stagnant or decreased over the last ten or so years http://money.cnn.com/...ddle_class/index.htm .

The wealthy are getting exponentially wealthier http://www.advisorone.com/...s-income-growth-outp .

Large corporations are screwing the public-at-large http://www.salon.com/..._corporate_tax_scam/

Why, the fuck, are we letting this happen? Why is the Tea Party propping up the American Corporate Oligarchy (and why is it still referred to as “populist”)? How can the Republicans dress up deregulation and call it a jobs bill…with a straight face? Why are the Democrats and Obama bending over and taking it up the ass?

This is a mystery to me.

It's right there--who do you think bought our government anyway?

Curt


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curt wrote:
traddad wrote:
I'm having a hard time understanding why a more equitable realignment of the tax code is meeting with so much resistance. The stats are there: Middle class income has remained stagnant or decreased over the last ten or so years http://money.cnn.com/...ddle_class/index.htm .

The wealthy are getting exponentially wealthier http://www.advisorone.com/...s-income-growth-outp .

Large corporations are screwing the public-at-large http://www.salon.com/..._corporate_tax_scam/

Why, the fuck, are we letting this happen? Why is the Tea Party propping up the American Corporate Oligarchy (and why is it still referred to as “populist”)? How can the Republicans dress up deregulation and call it a jobs bill…with a straight face? Why are the Democrats and Obama bending over and taking it up the ass?

This is a mystery to me.

It's right there--who do you think bought our government anyway?

Curt

Agreed. The Republican party has essentially become the lobbying arm of the US Chamber of Commerce. Democrats are not far behind....


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Nov 3, 2011, 9:41 AM
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http://news.yahoo.com/...eople-040233161.html

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About 20.5 million Americans, or 6.7 percent of the U.S. population, make up the poorest poor, defined as those at 50 percent or less of the official poverty level. Those living in deep poverty represent nearly half of the 46.2 million people scraping by below the poverty line. In 2010, the poorest poor meant an income of $5,570 or less for an individual and $11,157 for a family of four.

Yet, our number one priority is keeping tax rates on millionaires and billionaires at historically low levels. Face it, this country is done. We have no values other than greed. We deserve what's coming.


traddad


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Will no one defend the Job Creators from the onslaught of unwashed communist hippies that is OWS? Think of the children! What will they do if they have to give up their private dressage lessons and stable their polo ponies in BARNS for God's sake!
CLASS WARFARE!! Quit oppressing the wealthy! They're better than you!




rmsusa


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I'm having a hard time understanding why a more equitable realignment of the tax code is meeting with so much resistance. ......... This is a mystery to me.

1. People are always resistant to change, no matter what the change is.

2. There's a lot of money tied up in the present situation that will have to make big adjustments.

3. You use the word equitable, but there's zero consensus around what equitable means when you apply it to the tax code. Some are convinced they know what's equitable, but 50% of the country demonstrably doesn't agree.

It's sort of like asking "why can't we convert to the metric system?". It makes so much sense.


ubu


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rmsusa wrote:
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I'm having a hard time understanding why a more equitable realignment of the tax code is meeting with so much resistance. ......... This is a mystery to me.

1. People are always resistant to change, no matter what the change is.

True, but then again I don't remember many people resisting the change obscene hand-out that was the Bush tax cuts...

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2. There's a lot of money tied up in the present situation that will have to make big adjustments.

Yup.

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3. You use the word equitable, but there's zero consensus around what equitable means when you apply it to the tax code. Some are convinced they know what's equitable, but 50% of the country demonstrably doesn't agree.

Well, 50% of the country also has an IQ below 100. Correlation, or causation?

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It's sort of like asking "why can't we convert to the metric system?". It makes so much sense.

I blame the red states for this one. Also.


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ubu wrote:
rmsusa wrote:
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I'm having a hard time understanding why a more equitable realignment of the tax code is meeting with so much resistance. ......... This is a mystery to me.

1. People are always resistant to change, no matter what the change is.

True, but then again I don't remember many people resisting the change obscene hand-out that was the Bush tax cuts...

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2. There's a lot of money tied up in the present situation that will have to make big adjustments.

Yup.

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3. You use the word equitable, but there's zero consensus around what equitable means when you apply it to the tax code. Some are convinced they know what's equitable, but 50% of the country demonstrably doesn't agree.

Well, 50% of the country also has an IQ below 100. Correlation, or causation?

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It's sort of like asking "why can't we convert to the metric system?". It makes so much sense.

I blame the red states for this one. Also
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I blame American football. Can you imagine having to converts all those stadium and rules to metric. Wow.


ubu


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I blame American football. Can you imagine having to converts all those stadium and rules to metric. Wow.

Nah, just say "meter" for "yard" and don't change anything on the field. Nobody will know the difference.

"It's 4th and centimeters" doesn't have such a bad ring to it...


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