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Republicans Suddenly Interested in Income Inequality

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posted on Jan, 25 2015 @ 02:58 PM
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the art of government consists of taking as much money as possible from one class of citizens to give to another


Yes, they're taking it from the working people and giving it to the rich. How is that right?!




posted on Jan, 25 2015 @ 02:59 PM
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a reply to: FyreByrd

As oppose to mob 'privledge'

Hell read some Mencken a relatively 'new' political thinker.



Liberty and democracy are eternal enemies, and every one knows it who has ever given any sober reflection to the matter. A democratic state may profess to venerate the name, and even pass laws making it officially sacred, but it simply cannot tolerate the thing. In order to keep any coherence in the governmental process, to prevent the wildest anarchy in thought and act, the government must put limits upon the free play of opinion. In part, it can reach that end by mere propaganda, by the bald force of its authority — that is, by making certain doctrines officially infamous. But in part it must resort to force, i.e., to law. One of the main purposes of laws in a democratic society is to put burdens upon intelligence and reduce it to impotence. Ostensibly, their aim is to penalize anti-social acts; actually their aim is to penalize heretical opinions. At least ninety-five Americans out of every 100 believe that this process is honest and even laudable; it is practically impossible to convince them that there is anything evil in it. In other words, they cannot grasp the concept of liberty. Always they condition it with the doctrine that the state, i.e., the majority, has a sort of right of eminent domain in acts, and even in ideas — that it is perfectly free, whenever it is so disposed, to forbid a man to say what he honestly believes. Whenever his notions show signs of becoming "dangerous," ie, of being heard and attended to, it exercises that prerogative. And the overwhelming majority of citizens believe in supporting it in the outrage. Including especially the Liberals, who pretend — and often quite honestly believe — that they are hot for liberty. They never really are. Deep down in their hearts they know, as good democrats, that liberty would be fatal to democracy — that a government based upon shifting and irrational opinion must keep it within bounds or run a constant risk of disaster. They themselves, as a practical matter, advocate only certain narrow kinds of liberty — liberty, that is, for the persons they happen to favor. The rights of other persons do not seem to interest them. If a law were passed tomorrow taking away the property of a large group of presumably well-to-do persons — say, bondholders of the railroads — without compensation and without even colorable reason, they would not oppose it; they would be in favor of it. The liberty to have and hold property is not one they recognize. They believe only in the liberty to envy, hate and loot the man who has it.


Mencken

What a joke.



posted on Jan, 25 2015 @ 03:02 PM
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originally posted by: AlaskanDad
a reply to: neo96

Neo, both parties are a part of the problem and I see no hope that they will suddenly try to fix it. The corps have spent a long time and lots on money making our political system work for their interests and will not stand for changes that will help the average citizen of the US of A.


Still don't get it.

All Money Is Fiat Money

People are literally fighting over nothing.

Money has no value.

Other than the value people place on it.



posted on Jan, 25 2015 @ 03:03 PM
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a reply to: CB328

Hi.


Republicans are talking about income inequality that Democrats have recognized as an important issue for years.

If the Democrats gave such a crap about it, why didn't they do something about it when they controlled the House, Senate and the White House?
Yeah, they really care.
They had two years and didn't do squat.



posted on Jan, 25 2015 @ 03:06 PM
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originally posted by: Jamie1
This is funny.

Dems pissed off they can't continue to play the class warfare card.

That pretty much leaves them with no card to play.


This isn't a card game, kitten.

The one percent have been waging class warfare on the rest of us since their puppet Reagan doddered into Washington. Longer than that, really. To hear the Repugnacant party take up the issue is an affront to anyone who has been paying attention.



posted on Jan, 25 2015 @ 03:08 PM
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a reply to: butcherguy

Oh they have.

Created the ACA which increased healthcare premiums.

Created the capitol gains medicare sur tax.

Created more taxation on the capitol gains.

Created the alternative tax.

That takes money from the middle class.

Thus EXPANDING income INEQUALITY to stick it to them evil rich folks.

Vis a vis their IRA's,401k's, and their pensions.

And then!

The federal reserve which they created that artificial manipulated the interest rates of EVERY financial instrument there is.

Which is why bonds,cd's,money markets, and savings accounts all pay exactly JACK SNIP.

The biggest reason for income inequality is EXACTLY because of the LEFT.

But they just love blaming the rich for all their woes.

It's a GD Greek tragedy really.

And they want more stupid.

Dunno whether to laugh or cry.



posted on Jan, 25 2015 @ 03:12 PM
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a reply to: neo96

I see a lot of people paying more money for health care, when we were promised savings.

That money isn't coming from the rich and it isn't benefiting any of the rest.



posted on Jan, 25 2015 @ 03:13 PM
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a reply to: neo96

Calling money fiat capital is fine for those that have more money then sense, but not matter the name or what it is called it puts food on the table of those that have it. And for those that don't have?



posted on Jan, 25 2015 @ 03:14 PM
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originally posted by: CB328



the art of government consists of taking as much money as possible from one class of citizens to give to another


Yes, they're taking it from the working people and giving it to the rich. How is that right?!


Spin that bull snip again.




The American republic has endured for well over two centuries, but over the past 50 years, the apparatus of American governance has undergone a radical transformation. In some basic respects—its scale, its preoccupations, even many of its purposes—the U.S. government today would be scarcely recognizable to Franklin D. Roosevelt, much less to Abraham Lincoln or Thomas Jefferson.




In 2010 alone, government at all levels oversaw a transfer of over $2.2 trillion in money, goods and services


Are entitlements corrupting us

Jefferson for all his flaws.

Eliminated ALL direct taxation upon his election on Americans.



posted on Jan, 25 2015 @ 03:16 PM
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And here we go again.
It's the left, no it's the right.
No it's the republicans-nope, it's the democrats.

Omg-- It's all of them, and we are complacent in our knowledge of the facts.



posted on Jan, 25 2015 @ 03:16 PM
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Republicans Suddenly Interested in Income Inequality



I think Democrats have been interested for a lot longer.

It shows in their own wealth structures !!!

Who's the joke on again?




posted on Jan, 25 2015 @ 03:17 PM
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originally posted by: rupertg
Maybe, just maybe
the GOP are finally getting their head's outta their ass. They don't have the luxury of writing off and discriminating whole sections of Americans any more (minorities, the elderly, women, gays, the poor etc...).

It's nice to see some 21st century Republican politicians with compassion, better known from their contemporaries as "RINOs".




Don't be so naive. This is simply a talking point the GOP is trying to steal from the opposition to gain power, they have no intention of addressing income inequality. In fact, most of their legislation is designed to do the exact opposite; make the super rich even more wealthy, while shifting more of the fiscal burden to the already beleaguered middle class.



posted on Jan, 25 2015 @ 03:20 PM
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a reply to: debonkers

And the LEFT does ?

Their base would be non existent.
edit on 25-1-2015 by neo96 because: (no reason given)



posted on Jan, 25 2015 @ 03:36 PM
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originally posted by: neo96
a reply to: AlaskanDad

That was GD hilarious.

Thought it was damn clear I don't believe in the bullsnip of 'income inequality'.





Any other facts you don't believe in?



posted on Jan, 25 2015 @ 03:38 PM
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a reply to: debonkers

Yeah government 'benevolence'.

Think they actually give one crap about the people ?

Especially all those millionaire congressman on the blue side crying about income inequality.

All the while laughing to their banks.
edit on 25-1-2015 by neo96 because: (no reason given)



posted on Jan, 25 2015 @ 03:40 PM
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Income inequality would almost certainly be worse today if we had a Republican president, according to an “exclusive analysis by the nonpartisan Tax Policy Center, conducted at the request of The Washington Post” in July 2014, “that compared today’s income distribution with what it would look like if President George W. Bush’s tax policies were still in place.”

www.politicususa.com...

I can't believe people are falling for republican b.s.. they are a party of deception, obstruction, and greed.

👣



posted on Jan, 25 2015 @ 03:42 PM
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originally posted by: neo96
a reply to: debonkers

And the LEFT does ?

Their base would be non existent.


Are you stating that the Democratic Party has never proposed or enacted legislation to address the results of income inequality and provide a social safety net for the poor and middle class?

That would be an absurd position to take, would it not?



posted on Jan, 25 2015 @ 03:48 PM
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a reply to: BlueMule

If we had a republican president we would not even be talking about it, or the rest of identity politics.

Which only purpose is to divide the masses to keep them fighting between themselves.



posted on Jan, 25 2015 @ 03:48 PM
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originally posted by: butcherguy
a reply to: CB328

Hi.


Republicans are talking about income inequality that Democrats have recognized as an important issue for years.

If the Democrats gave such a crap about it, why didn't they do something about it when they controlled the House, Senate and the White House?
Yeah, they really care.
They had two years and didn't do squat.


Correction.

They had 2 years and didn't even try to do squat.

Their power comes from blaming others and inducing fear. When they had the power to do something they didn't have any solutions because they have none.



posted on Jan, 25 2015 @ 03:50 PM
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originally posted by: debonkers

originally posted by: neo96
a reply to: debonkers

And the LEFT does ?

Their base would be non existent.


Are you stating that the Democratic Party has never proposed or enacted legislation to address the results of income inequality and provide a social safety net for the poor and middle class?

That would be an absurd position to take, would it not?


Effing seriously ?

Miss the GD 'war' on poverty ?


The War on Poverty Has Been a Colossal Flop

Democratic policies.

Democratic legislation.

Have been EPIC, and I MEAN EPIC FAILURES.

What is absurd is anyone defending them.



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