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Originally posted by TheAgentNineteen
Originally posted by AllSeeingI
Enough is enough. Lets get this revolution started.
The rich still bleed as we do.
EAT THE RICH! There's only one thing that theyre good for.
-Aerosmith (Eat The Rich)
Anyone who has this much money and claims to need more should be jailed for willfull reckless endangerment... for having money to feed and house millions but they do not.
I am so angry I dont have the words.
There does not exist a curse proper for the damnation of this Oligarchish system.
[edit on (2/1/09) by AllSeeingI]
Individuals who feel that there is such a concrete "Oligarchist" System lurking in America, need to and should travel around the world in order to form a more Relative Perspective.
The United States of America is one of the FEW places in the world where anyone and everyone can move up the "Hierarchy" of Society at their own Free Will. You can become "Upper Class", or at the very least Successful as you wish, and the only factors holding one back are their Initiative and Planning (Sometimes Circumstance as well).
To create this idea of "Down With The Rich" is to engage in a HIGHLY Dangerous Precedence of "Class Warfare", and thus Communist Ideology. The Rich have just as much a right to keep their money as ANYONE else. The only structure and enforcement which we should go after however, are issues such as "Golden Parachutes", and the EXTREME Wage Differences currently present between CEOs/Board Members, and their Employees.
Aside from these Specifically Aforementioned Issues, the Wealthy should not be treated any different than your Average Citizenry; and in fact, the two Aforementioned issues are only present because by addressing them, we are in fact assuring that the Wealthy ARE being treated the same as the Common Citizenry.
I DO agree however that we all too often find Politicians running this Nation, and Representing us, who have become Corrupt and Completely Out of Touch with the Common Citizenry. For one, I believe that we can solve this issue by placing Consecutive Term Limits Upon Congress, of both the Upper and Lower Houses.
Originally posted by cognoscente
reply to post by ImaNutter
So you admit to jealousy... congratulations on expressing the emotions of millions of helpless people across America. Emotions such as those just aren't justified because they exist. Jealousy evolved for a reason. It's a psychological motivator, when there is nothing else left for you, to lock your eye on your neighbors' possessions. Once you steal from them you are rewarded with a diminishing of the negative feedback loop intrinsic to jealousy centers in your brain. Don't pretend your emotions matter. They don't.
Originally posted by Anonymous ATS
Hasn't anyone noticed the FACT that if the tax rate of the rich was reduced by a third, but their income doubled, they actually paid a higher amount in total to the government.
If you paid 60 percent of 1 million in taxes, that would be 600,000.
If the rate went down by a third to 40 percent, but you made 2 million, you would pay 800,000 to Uncle Sam.
I hate to give such an obvious example, but it really is as simple as that and somehow people just don't see it.
Put the blame where it belongs. Lower taxes allow the rich to create more jobs and expand their businesses AS WELL as pay more in taxes overall.
If you don't like what the government does with the money, I'm right there with you, but lower taxes benefit everybody except the power hungry politicians who don't like us being capable of taking care of ourselves without them.
I am absolutely not rich by the way. I make $32,000 a year in California.
Originally posted by Anonymous ATS
Hasn't anyone noticed the FACT that if the tax ratePut the blame where it belongs. Lower taxes allow the rich to create more jobs and expand their businesses AS WELL as pay more in taxes overall.
NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) -- Running short of cash, California has started delaying $3.5 billion in payments to taxpayers, contractors, counties and social service agencies.
With the governor and state lawmakers locking horns on resolving California's budget crunch, the controller Monday halted checks covering these obligations so the state could continue funding its school system and making its debt payments.
The delay will inflict more pain on the already sorry condition of the Golden State, which is facing a $40 billion budget gap. People won't have tax refund money to spend, businesses won't get paid for their services and agencies won't have funds to help the needy until the budget situation is addressed.