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Originally posted by spirit_horse
Not to mention that I don't see how Obama plans to cut government spending from 26% to 22% of the economy with his spending bills already and plenty more to come. And health care will add a lot to that figure already. It will be more like the European countries that have tax rates of 40 and 50% or higher.
Tax Rates in Europe:
Originally posted by projectvxn
The rich are not responsible for everyone else.
[edit on 22-2-2009 by projectvxn]
"The ultimate ownership of all property is in the State; individual so-called "ownership" is only by virtue of Government, i.e., law, amounting to mere "user" and use must be in acceptance with law and subordinate to the necessities of the State."
The "plan" is to control all resources, human and natural. The control is not by elected public officials, but by a self-appointed oligarchy. This is born out by reading the details of Article 21 and 39 of the "Convention On Biological Diversity." This treaty declares there are no reservation of rights. Article 21 mandates that three international organizations, the UNEP, UNDP and the World Bank, will direct and control "the policy, strategy, programme priorities and eligibility criteria relating to access to and utilization of resources" in each member country.
Originally posted by Dbriefed
It's really hard to earn a paycheck from a poor person, poor people don't start businesses.
In Silicon Valley, if your household has two incomes to make ends meet, you're wealthy. Except you don't get to keep any of your money. I'm sure it's the same thing in Manhattan. Raise taxes, and these are two areas power the economic machine that will slow down further.
The poor are a burden, not the rich. Think of your family, who takes your money more, the rich uncle or the poor brother who borrows money for rent and usually 'forgets'.