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Tax The Rich

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posted on Feb, 6 2019 @ 12:03 PM
a reply to: thedigirati

Most people on this site don’t seem to comprehend that millionaires aren’t the rich, wealthy maybe, but the real rich are the billionaires the 0.1% that have 39% of the nations wealth.

The economists said wealth inequality had become “extreme” in Russia and the US. The US’s richest 1% accounted for 39% of the nation’s wealth in 2014 [the latest year available], up from 22% in 1980. The researchers noted that “most of that increase in inequality was due to the rise of the top 0.1% wealth owners”.

Think about that for a second, most of that increase was due to the rise of the top 0.1% they will own all the wealth if this trend continues.


posted on Feb, 6 2019 @ 12:18 PM

originally posted by: jacobe001

originally posted by: surfer_soul
a reply to: carewemust

How about nobody pays taxes then? Get rid of government altogether, why not?

I’m gearing up for civil war myself, Rich vs poor bring it on bastards.

If nobody paid taxes, it would not be the ones at the bottom of the totem pole that would suffer. Think of all crony contracts, pork barrel spending, military, medicare and so on that would suffer.

Why are we still spending so much with Republicans in power?
Because their cronies would have to take a hit.

I was being sarcastic for the most part, but there is an alternative that would do away with lobbyists, career politicians and corruption in one fell swoop. It would mean changing the system entirely and instead implementing a Demarchy.

In governance, sortition (also known as selection by lot, allotment, or demarchy) is the selection of political officials as a random sample from a larger pool of candidates,[1] a system intended to ensure that all competent and interested parties have an equal chance of holding public office. It also minimizes factionalism, since there would be no point making promises to win over key constituencies if one was to be chosen by lot, while elections, by contrast, foster it [2] In ancient Athenian democracy, sortition was the traditional and primary method for appointing political officials, and its use was regarded as a principal characteristic of democracy.[3] Today, sortition is commonly used to select prospective jurors in common law-based legal systems and is sometimes used in forming citizen groups with political advisory power (citizens' juries or citizens' assemblies).[4]

posted on Feb, 6 2019 @ 04:15 PM
It’s very simple. Just like with the new deal, use the money to create jobs. Public works. Infrastructure. There are positive economics and negative. The discussion about taxing the rich is about recycling money into the active economy rather than letting it sit stagnant in offshore accounts. There is over 7 trillion sitting in offshore accounts. This stagnant money is detrimental to the economy. The wealthy are not using it to “create jobs” as everyone thinks they do. So when you tax it, create jobs with it. Create public services, low cost high speed internet, phone plans etc to create real market pressure to facilitate price competition and eliminate monopoly gouging. Public healthcare services to bring healthcare costs to reasonable prices. Public banks to counter the gouging on credit card interest rates and other bank services. These would equalize the playing field, provide tons of jobs, stimulate the economy, and break the stranglehold of oligarchs and oligopolies with their price fixing and exploitation.

posted on Feb, 6 2019 @ 04:25 PM
And let’s be real here. We actually paid to create much of what is being sold back to us at premium prices. We built the roads they charge tolls on. Our tax dollars did the research to create every single part of the iPhone and galaxy, then we gifted it to folks to sell back to us. Internet? Our tax dollars paid for that. Many of the drugs and treatments sold to us at massive price hikes were researched and created in schools paid for by tax dollars. We invest in the creation of these things, but then get cut out of the profit stage of product creation, meanwhile the wealthy do all they can to protect their own intellectual property rights and profits.

posted on Feb, 6 2019 @ 04:41 PM
At any rate, continuing the above plans, the economy would grow, prices would actually go down, more people would have good, middle class wage paying jobs, we would have more disposable income, and the cycle could continue this way until the wealthy convinced everyone to once again lower their taxes and deregulate all their restrictions again.

posted on Feb, 6 2019 @ 06:12 PM
Hmph. Guess my answers weren’t good enough.

posted on Feb, 6 2019 @ 07:06 PM
a reply to: Vector99

Provide services so that citizens basic needs are met. Simple.

posted on Feb, 6 2019 @ 07:54 PM
a reply to: pexx421

There is a stirring out there. People are starting to briefly remove their heads from the sand for a moment before going back in the hole. I am seeing more and more mainstream articles trying to defend wealth concentration and how wonderful these oligarchs are for humanity.

They wouldn't be putting these articles out there if there wasn't a fire that is starting to burn brighter and hotter. People are getting pissed.

I even saw a genuine article on marx that was trying to lay out how his message was grossly corrupted and his socialism isn't what they have turned it into.

I think the best thing to happen now would be to redirect the growing anger from 'taxing the rich' to taxing unethical wealth gains. We shouldn't put the pressure on the amount of wealth someone has, but the means in which they gain it. If it were at all possible, this should be tied into morals, or how a person could setup a society without the parasitical extraction from the bloodsuckers.

posted on Feb, 6 2019 @ 08:01 PM
The ultime form of socialism is Christianity but I bet those on both sides will deny it.

It's being selfless.

"the needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few, or the one"
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posted on Feb, 7 2019 @ 09:28 AM
No, it actually is. Jesus’ message was strongly against bankers and unearned income. In fact, most religions have injunctions against usury. To bad there’s no real practicing Christians.

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