Originally posted by beezzer
Over and over again I see us vs. them. Rich vs. poor. Haves vs. Have Nots. The only difference is 99% of that 1% is that they worked hard. They
They earned it? Well that's a generalization. Take the Koch brothers for example, the biggest donors to the tea parties, they were born with silver
spoons in their mouths, they didn't earn it. The occupiers still don't have a cohesive message, but one issue with them is true, there is a great
uneven rich and poor divide in this country, and it has been growing significantly over the last 3 decades, the middle class is dissappearing.
I'm fairly certain that most folks among the occupiers (there will be some crazies) are not asking the wealthy to give up all their wealth. I'm fairly
certain that the demand here is that the wealthy pay a fair share, and I agree with them. The gap between the rich a poor was nowhere close to today
before the large corporate and wealthy tax cuts took place during the Reagan administration. The wealthy were still wealthy back in the 70's, 60's and
so forth, but they paid a fair part back into this nation. What have we been doing for last few years? Cutting taxes? We saw nearly $2 trillion worth
of tax cuts go toward mostly the wealthy since Reagan, how has this worked out? How many jobs have continued to ship out of this country? How large
has the gap grown?
Not sure what demonizing the occupiers is going to do for your movement and ideological agenda.... and here I was thinking that some tea parties would
participate in these rallies, considering the tea parties are not cohesive and diverse? Right? Continue to demonize the poor, the unions, public
workers, that's really going to solve the issue of divisiveness.
I don't have an issue with tax cuts to business owners, to companies and people who prove they are putting back into this country. I don't have an
issue with a man and woman lying in a tub of money they earned, good for them. I do have an issue with DC and the bulk of the tax cuts going to all of
the wealthy, even when they don't need itand even if they don't bring anything back to this country. I do have an issue with our government supporting
businesses that have a part in taking the jobs out of this country for slave labour in China.
If we are going to promote and support and give cut all these taxes for the wealthy, for business owners, it should be conditional. Because years of
throwing billions of tax cuts, tax exceptions, for people only to turn their backs on this nation and american workers, has done nothing but kill the
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