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Republicans Suddenly Interested in Income Inequality

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posted on Jan, 25 2015 @ 03:52 PM
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originally posted by: BlueMule
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.

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It's not income inequality that's the problem.

It's adding value inequality that's the problem.

A guy flipping french fries all day isn't adding much value.

A guy who started his own business and employs 100 employees adds a lot more value to society.

Why should their incomes be equal?




posted on Jan, 25 2015 @ 04:07 PM
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a reply to: Jamie1

Mencken has an interesting take of this:



All government, in its essence, is a conspiracy against the superior man: its one permanent object is to oppress him and cripple him. If it be aristocratic in organization, then it seeks to protect the man who is superior only in law against the man who is superior in fact; if it be democratic, then it seeks to protect the man who is inferior in every way against both. One of its primary functions is to regiment men by force, to make them as much alike as possible and as dependent upon one another as possible, to search out and combat originality among them. All it can see in an original idea is potential change, and hence an invasion of its prerogatives. The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out for himself, without regard to the prevailing superstitions and taboos. Almost inevitably he comes to the conclusion that the government he lives under is dishonest, insane and intolerable, and so, if he is romantic, he tries to change it. And even if he is not romantic personally he is very apt to spread discontent among those who are.


Mencken


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posted on Jan, 25 2015 @ 04:19 PM
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a reply to: neo96

Right, because obviously the over privileged would be 'crippled' by equality. How will they afford different ivory backscratchers for every day of the week? Oh, the pain of it all!

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posted on Jan, 25 2015 @ 04:22 PM
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Anyone with any sense will have to adresd it in some way.

Not too could result in 2 thing:

Massive 1929 style economic crash

Revolution.


Neither are very nice options and in both the rich could at best lose there fortunes and worse end up dead.

Its in there best intrests to put breaks on it.



posted on Jan, 25 2015 @ 04:29 PM
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originally posted by: BlueMule
a reply to: neo96

Right, because obviously the over privileged would be 'crippled' by equality. How will they afford different ivory backscratchers for every day of the week? Oh, the pain of it all!

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If you are poor no amount of jealousy will make you rich. If you are jealous and envious there will always be people with more than you.

Must be hard to live a happy life this way.



posted on Jan, 25 2015 @ 04:36 PM
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a reply to: BlueMule

Equality eh ?

How the eff is that when people are saying the mob is more important than the minority ?

Possession is 9/10th's of the law.

Deal.

The mob has no inherent right to the minorities property.

They never have.

They never will.
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posted on Jan, 25 2015 @ 04:43 PM
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Ya they show how concerned they are every year when they doll out the monthly
SS Retirement checks.
Sadly many have lost their fortunes and now have to survive on what the gov pays
on average $800 a month.
Worked all their lives, paid in to a system that was set up to help them in their old age
only to find out there is no way to survive on that amount.

Income equality is a joke, you get what you are worth, if you are a lazy pos with no skills
you get a $8 hr job at a restaurant shoving food around.
If you learn skills and put the time in to learn a craft or trade, then you make more.
Equality is a joke, set up to rob the ones who put the effort in, and give it to the lazy.



posted on Jan, 25 2015 @ 04:44 PM
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I will say this.

The people who are pushing 'income inequality' need to wake up, and smell what they are shoveling.

And are WILLFULLY violating the US constitution.

Being rich is not a crime.

So stop violating their constitutional rights:



Amendment IV The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.


Money is an EFFECT.

The state, and the mob has no 'supreme' authority to take what they wish from any group of people.




Amendment IX The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.


So the evil rich's right to keep possession of their property is contingent on the mob ?

Hell no doesn't work that way.

And the 5th.



Amendment V No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a grand jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the militia, when in actual service in time of war or public danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same offense to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation.


Being rich is not a crime.

Shame so many are trying to make it so.

www.law.cornell.edu...


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posted on Jan, 25 2015 @ 04:46 PM
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originally posted by: Jamie1

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.


Your lack of memory is troubling.

In those two years, republicans blocked almost all legislation by filibuster.

How many times did the republicans block legislation in just those first two years, you ask?

Once? Twice? Five times? Nope. Not even close.

One hundred and sixteen times. In two years, the republicans prevented the President from enacting legislation 116 times by filibuster alone.

Who didn't do squat? The republicans.

In fact the TOTAL NUMBER OF REPUBLICAN FILIBUSTERS UNDER OBAMA?

Nearly 500. That's right, 500! Republicans are clearly the party of not doing squat.



posted on Jan, 25 2015 @ 04:49 PM
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originally posted by: neo96
Income inequality eh.

I wonder what Voltaire has to say on this.

After all he was one of the founders of 'liberalism'.



In general, the art of government consists of taking as much money as possible from one class of citizens to give to another. Voltaire


Voltaire



The worst form of inequality is to try to make unequal things equal. Aristotle


Aristotle

Funny thing there.

There has always been 'inequality' between jobs. Thus income will always be different.

Different work. Different pay.

Throw in fiat currency for the fait du accompli

Which brings us back to Voltaire.



Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities. Voltaire


There is no greater absurdity than American politics.


Actually, the funny (but not actually hilarious) thing about human existence is that inequality is not built into our genetics and was largely absent from our social existence as well up until a few thousand years ago. It was only with the invention of capitalism that inequality was truly born and then spread itself like a disease.



posted on Jan, 25 2015 @ 04:51 PM
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originally posted by: debonkers

originally posted by: Jamie1

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.


Your lack of memory is troubling.

In those two years, republicans blocked almost all legislation by filibuster.

How many times did the republicans block legislation in just those first two years, you ask?

Once? Twice? Five times? Nope. Not even close.

One hundred and sixteen times. In two years, the republicans prevented the President from enacting legislation 116 times by filibuster alone.

Who didn't do squat? The republicans.

In fact the TOTAL NUMBER OF REPUBLICAN FILIBUSTERS UNDER OBAMA?

Nearly 500. That's right, 500! Republicans are clearly the party of not doing squat.


Seriously ?

How can a minority block ANYTHING ?

Answer THEY CAN'T.

The Republicans WERE THE MINORITY.



posted on Jan, 25 2015 @ 04:54 PM
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a reply to: neo96

Yes.
The Democrats changed the Senate rules, didn't they?
They could have done that any time they felt like it.
They all play for the same team today, and it isn't our team.



posted on Jan, 25 2015 @ 05:00 PM
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Well, that's just great!

What are we supposed to do now that we're all armed to the teeth and hunkered down in our underground shelters with our MREs, prepared for the "Class Warfare" they kept hollering about during the last election?

Right wing politics is just one big circle-jerk.

It's hard to believe they can't hear the whole world laughing out loud at their public display of unadulterated hypocrisy.


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posted on Jan, 25 2015 @ 05:02 PM
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Republicans have obstructed efforts to strengthen the economy for everyone but the wealthiest few, and then they campaign on complaints that the economy isn’t helping anyone but the wealthiest few. If their dishonorable, despicable tactics work well enough to get those pricks in the White House, then it will be time for a revolution.

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posted on Jan, 25 2015 @ 05:06 PM
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originally posted by: neo96
I will say this.

The people who are pushing 'income inequality' need to wake up, and smell what they are shoveling.

And are WILLFULLY violating the US constitution.

Being rich is not a crime.

So stop violating their constitutional rights:



Amendment IV The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.


Money is an EFFECT.

The state, and the mob has no 'supreme' authority to take what the wish from any group of people.




Amendment IX The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.


So the evil rich's right to keep possession of their property is contingent on the mob ?

Hell no doesn't work that way.

And the 5th.



Amendment V No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a grand jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the militia, when in actual service in time of war or public danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same offense to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation.


Being rich is not a crime.

Shame so many are trying to make it so.

www.law.cornell.edu...



Oh my, those poor rich people!

Will no one help the poor, poor elite?

Why, they have it so rough! Did you know that only 200 rich people have as much wealth as 3,000,000,000 of the rest of us?

200 people with more money than 3 BILLION people. And you dare to pretend their constitutional rights are being violated? How stupid do you imagine us to be?



posted on Jan, 25 2015 @ 05:11 PM
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200 people with more money than 3 BILLION people. And you dare to pretend their constitutional rights are being violated? How stupid do you imagine us to be?


Oh! Let me guess. He imagines us to be as stupid as the 3 billion inferior people who just don't have what it takes to be one of the 200 superior people.

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posted on Jan, 25 2015 @ 05:12 PM
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a reply to: neo96

Id agree.

Up to any buisness that has taken corperate welfare from the state.


Any buissnes that has formed round or taken taxoayers money should be at the mercy of the taxpayer.



posted on Jan, 25 2015 @ 05:12 PM
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Why, they have it so rough! Did you know that only 200 rich people have as much wealth as 3,000,000,000 of the rest of us?


I don't care.





200 people with more money than 3 BILLION people. And you dare to pretend their constitutional rights are being violated? How stupid do you imagine us to be?


Don't really want me to answer this.

Anyhow.

Moving on to a conversation that has more substance.

Then blah blah evil rich blah blah.



posted on Jan, 25 2015 @ 05:13 PM
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originally posted by: neo96

originally posted by: debonkers

originally posted by: Jamie1

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.


Your lack of memory is troubling.

In those two years, republicans blocked almost all legislation by filibuster.

How many times did the republicans block legislation in just those first two years, you ask?

Once? Twice? Five times? Nope. Not even close.

One hundred and sixteen times. In two years, the republicans prevented the President from enacting legislation 116 times by filibuster alone.

Who didn't do squat? The republicans.

In fact the TOTAL NUMBER OF REPUBLICAN FILIBUSTERS UNDER OBAMA?

Nearly 500. That's right, 500! Republicans are clearly the party of not doing squat.


Seriously ?

How can a minority block ANYTHING ?

Answer THEY CAN'T.

The Republicans WERE THE MINORITY.


So are you actually saying that the republicans did NOT block legislation 116 times by filibuster during the first two years of the Obama administration?

That would be foolish of you, because it is a matter of fact. Don't take my word for it, it's public record, for all to see.



posted on Jan, 25 2015 @ 05:13 PM
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originally posted by: neo96

Seriously ?

How can a minority block ANYTHING ?

Answer THEY CAN'T.



That's a bald faced lie and you know it.

Just wait, next week you'll be ranting on and on when one man, (a minority in almost any room) rightfully vetoes the hell out of your precious Keystone pipeline legislation.
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