reply to post by beezzer
I take it you don't have kids! No more earned income credit huh? Once again the deductions the middle class has allowed or a high standard of living.
Just the same as our welfare system keeps shanty towns/slums out of America and keeps em in Africa!
There is no mistake why we have the system we have today! All that is missing is to end the Bush era tax cuts! They alone are the reason for our
credit downgrade and our spending crisis! America has a worse distribution of wealth then most banana republic's Beezer. 2% hold 98% of the wealth!
This is the American way, but with great power wealth comes great responsibility. I would rather see a billionaire pay tax that would not affect his
living standards vs. taking food from those that need it. After all it is the monopolists systems in place that have destroyed the mom and pop
operations and have shipped American industry overseas.
You can't compete in this country Beezer! Sure you can start up a small assembly line and start making any product but you will not be able to sell
your goods! Well, at least not a product controlled by the big boys (Which all are).
20ish is not old enough to remember the days when a mom and pop shop was on every corner, or a time when American quality made the rest of the world
look cheap. Today in this Wal-Mart nation we get the cheapest lowest quality products on the planet. The Chinese themselves have standards in place
that require any product sold domestically to be covered by a mandatory one year warranty, but this does not apply to the cheap exports that our dear
countrymen shove down our throats. So we accept the cheapest products on the planet and beg for more as our living standards are degraded and our
liberties are stripped away.
This all looks like a direct path to the slums to me Beezer! What is left when oportunity is gone, the tools we use to fight poverty are gone, fair
elections are gone etc...
You live in the richest nation in the world yet you wish to see your country men in the dirt! You say that those who robbed America of its opportunity
and industry should be entitled to preferential treatment. Why is this? With import regulation or just a warranty requirement on imports American
quality would be able to compete over night, but instead we will just get a degraded dollar so that American wages can better compete with a Chinese
laborers wages! Top down economics is pure BS!
American slums would be the worst on the planet, or at least the most populous, and thats exactly where we are headed!
To me Beezer you come off like a guy driving 90 miles an hour towards a brick wall. No brakes and ignoring all those on the way side warning you.
20ish is not old enough to know about the American promise of liberty and freedom!
Aggressive war, sudden armed attack, secret police, these must be forever circumvented.
FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT
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