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Originally posted by pjsconcrete
reply to post by TheoOne
Do you mean for the whole country to go on strike? I had another thought, people have been marching on Washington for a long time. Why can't I get a group of people together and march on Wall Street? You could effectively draw people's attention away from Britney Spears and Paris Hilton at least for a little while. If you could effectively shut down Wall Street for a day that might get attention.
Originally posted by LiamStemrad
Ahh....if only we had the days of Reagan back! Probably the best President ever....and you're either lying about "trickle-down" economics not working, or you're ignorant.
Lower taxes bring in MORE revenue to the coffers, not less.
Trickle down economics works every time it's tried.
When the "wealthy" benefit, we ALL benefit. Fact, not fiction.
For God's sake, the "wealthy" pay 97% of the income taxes the govt
steals from us...OUR MONEY.
The Congressional Budget Office examined tax data for 2005 and found that the highest 1 percent of Americans saw their after-tax earnings rise by an average of $180,000 — more than average families earn in three years. Income for the median U.S. family rose only $400, less than enough to keep up with inflation. The working poor got only $200 more.
After paying taxes, the top 1 percent averaged $1.1 million take-home pay. The top 10 percent averaged $246,000. Families in the middle earned $50,000, while the poorest fifth averaged $15,300.
The number of homeless in Denver has risen from 1,985 in 1990 to 9,725 in 2003, according to a study by the Denver Homeless Planning Group. The Denver Human Services Center opened a temporary shelter in its northwest Denver office last year after a homeless man died in freezing temperatures in a city park.
Originally posted by Realtruth
Originally posted by radardog
To the OP and others, I am sorry your businesses failed, but in any economy, most small businesses do fail. If worse comes to worse, put down your pride and work for 10%; 10% of any number is better than 0 imo. Especially if you have a family to support.
Here's the problem with your thought process, yes people can work for less but the economy/taxes/government spending was set up for people earning higher wages.
This has nothing to do with pride. You can't squeeze blood out of a stone.
People can't pay what they do not have, hence governments will fail in the USA due to not being able to finance themselves off of industry/taxes/ and the people working.
Think about it.