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Why Not Redistribute Wealth?

 
Koelbren

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Seems to me the whole problem with the global economy boils down to selfish greed. We have a tiny segment of the world's population controlling an inordinate amount of the world's wealth. The whole system is designed to make the wealth flow upward and those who have it are taking it from those who don't. It's gimme, gimme, gimme--it's mine, mine, mine--take, take, take--I have mine, get your own, fuck you.

Precisely the type of attitude that so-called adults implore their children NOT to do in kindergarten.

Seems that redistributing wealth would be an act of enlightened self-interest for those who have it, so that everyone could be housed, fed, clothed, and educated at a comfortable level and everyone would be happy, poverty would be eliminated, and the world's economy would become a smooth-running, well-lubricated machine in perpetuity.

Everyone would have a high standard of living, be well-educated, which in turn would spur innovation and invention, increasing the quality-of-life for everyone, and enhance creative new industries and technologies that would take us to the stars.

I mean, how many billions does one person need?
 Quoting: TheTymeBeing


After the laws have been made and placed into effect and you steal all of the money from the rich, what's to stop others from stealing it from you under the guise of the same laws you stole it from the rich under?

Dumbass.
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This already happened in Bolshevik Russia, dunno why we're even talking about it anymore. Communism just DOESNT WORK.
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Seems to me the whole problem with the global economy boils down to selfish greed. We have a tiny segment of the world's population controlling an inordinate amount of the world's wealth. The whole system is designed to make the wealth flow upward and those who have it are taking it from those who don't. It's gimme, gimme, gimme--it's mine, mine, mine--take, take, take--I have mine, get your own, fuck you.

Precisely the type of attitude that so-called adults implore their children NOT to do in kindergarten.

Seems that redistributing wealth would be an act of enlightened self-interest for those who have it, so that everyone could be housed, fed, clothed, and educated at a comfortable level and everyone would be happy, poverty would be eliminated, and the world's economy would become a smooth-running, well-lubricated machine in perpetuity.

Everyone would have a high standard of living, be well-educated, which in turn would spur innovation and invention, increasing the quality-of-life for everyone, and enhance creative new industries and technologies that would take us to the stars.

I mean, how many billions does one person need?
 Quoting: TheTymeBeing


After the laws have been made and placed into effect and you steal all of the money from the rich, what's to stop others from stealing it from you under the guise of the same laws you stole it from the rich under?

Dumbass.
 Quoting: Chip


This already happened in Bolshevik Russia, dunno why we're even talking about it anymore. Communism just DOESNT WORK.
 Quoting: Koelbren


There are 2 reasons we are discussing this (and yes I know you already know this);

1.) History repeats itself
2.) People are fucking stupid.

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The Class warfare argument rages on.

If we took 100% of the "millionaires and billionaires" cash...it wouldnt fund the government of the US for very long at all...and then you'd be left with nothing.

Sure people would run out with thier new found redistributed cash and piss it away...and then the lights would begin to go out.

I am not a shill for the rich, but until the day I can get my banker skin jacket, Lawyer leather shoes, and politican toothed necklace becomes the reality...you have to game the system and fight for everything you earn.
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Money is not wealth folks, wealth is what a society PRODUCES. If as society becomes non productive, you can print all the money you want, there won't be any wealth.

America has a lot of non productive citizens who want to enjoy a high standard of living. It's just an oxymoron, there's no way of making it work unless either you banish the unproductive citizens or they somehow become productive.
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THE LAST 30 YEARS IT HAS BEEN REDISTRIBUTED,IT ALL WENT TO THE TOP.WHEN RAYGUN TOOK OFFICE THERE WAS 4 BILLIONAIRS AND 30 LOBBIEST. NOW WE HAVE OVER 1400 BILLIONAIRS AND 30,000 LOBBIEST.
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How would you even begin to implement something like that? Who would be in charge of the redistribution? It's a total fairy tale.
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We could start by separating church and state (already done) AND separating corporations and state. Get corporations and their influence OUT of government, make monetary lobbying illegal, vote out all those on the take, and vote in only people who have the greater interests of society in mind.

Figure out an optimum income level for comfortability, and tax all income over that figure at 90%. That's pretty much how it was back during the Eisenhower administration. Reenact Glass-Steagle and shift the risk from financial gambling from the public to the gamblers. Use that 90% tax to ensure that everyone has a reasonable standard of living through earned income credits, and free education. Eliminate interest on loans, and abolish central banks.

For starters.
 Quoting: TheTymeBeing


No one has commented on this. Is something along these lines a viable solution? Extend the Earned Income Credit from the current $20K to, say, $50K, so that everyone who actually works is subsidized to have a $50K income. Have an income ceiling of, say, $500K, above which is taxed at 90%. Anyone who wants to pursue a higher education pays for it based on their ability to pay.
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How would you even begin to implement something like that? Who would be in charge of the redistribution? It's a total fairy tale.
 Quoting: HI.Lander


We could start by separating church and state (already done) AND separating corporations and state. Get corporations and their influence OUT of government, make monetary lobbying illegal, vote out all those on the take, and vote in only people who have the greater interests of society in mind.

Figure out an optimum income level for comfortability, and tax all income over that figure at 90%. That's pretty much how it was back during the Eisenhower administration. Reenact Glass-Steagle and shift the risk from financial gambling from the public to the gamblers. Use that 90% tax to ensure that everyone has a reasonable standard of living through earned income credits, and free education. Eliminate interest on loans, and abolish central banks.

For starters.
 Quoting: TheTymeBeing


No one has commented on this. Is something along these lines a viable solution? Extend the Earned Income Credit from the current $20K to, say, $50K, so that everyone who actually works is subsidized to have a $50K income. Have an income ceiling of, say, $500K, above which is taxed at 90%. Anyone who wants to pursue a higher education pays for it based on their ability to pay.
 Quoting: TheTymeBeing


Oh totally, there's should definitely be a wealth ceiling per family/individual of some sort, I couldn't come up with a theory right now but something of the sort would definitely be in order. Now as I said before remember money is not wealth, so that by itself wouldn't mean the money these rich people are not hoarding anymore would all of the sudden go to the poor. In fact most of the money the hyper rich have is merely fiat paper printed by the FED buddies out of thin air, that money has not been created based on some sort of real tangible wealth. They do however hoard real wealth with it in a disproportionate fashion so definitely a wealth ceiling would stop a tiny minority from hoarding the real goods and assets that are essential to a decent living standard.

That would be part of a solution, the other would have to be some sort of policy to create industries in mass, industries give jobs, create real wealth and create business, that's where the key of it all lies.

Last Edited by Koelbren on 09/09/2011 02:51 PM
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THE LAST 30 YEARS IT HAS BEEN REDISTRIBUTED,IT ALL WENT TO THE TOP.WHEN RAYGUN TOOK OFFICE THERE WAS 4 BILLIONAIRS AND 30 LOBBIEST. NOW WE HAVE OVER 1400 BILLIONAIRS AND 30,000 LOBBIEST.
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WHEN RAYGUN GAVE 10 MILLION ILLEGALS A GREEN CARD IT REDISRIBUTED WEALTH TO MEXICO WHERE THE RICHEST MAN IN THE WORLD LIVES
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Money is not wealth folks, wealth is what a society PRODUCES. If as society becomes non productive, you can print all the money you want, there won't be any wealth.

America has a lot of non productive citizens who want to enjoy a high standard of living. It's just an oxymoron, there's no way of making it work unless either you banish the unproductive citizens or they somehow become productive.
 Quoting: Koelbren


Very well said my good Sir



But sadly most people over here won’t even comprehend your logic. We “USA” have created a society of “ I want what he has but don’t want to work for it” We also have allowed our government to expand its roll into our personal life’s so much so that it fuels the “ I want what he has” mentality. We have a large group of citizens that live with grandma and carry around a new I-Phone… the same group would rather spend monies on looking good…car phone clothes whatever then save and build a future for themselves or there children


There is no way out of this, no spending bill, no created war to fuel the war machine…nothing…zip! The whole system will have to crash to fix this, I hate to say that but it’s the truth.
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I think if you impose an artificial limit on wealth accumulation you will discourage industry. Also, let's not forget that the politicians will find a way to exclude themselves from that limit.

In addition the rich in that way would simply shelter their wealth within a corporation, or trust or some such entity from which it cannot be taken, but to which they can easily help themselves.

I think the problem with most plans is that TPTB have been thinking/planning on how to do this since long before you and I were born, or even thought of.
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Money is not wealth folks, wealth is what a society PRODUCES. If as society becomes non productive, you can print all the money you want, there won't be any wealth.

America has a lot of non productive citizens who want to enjoy a high standard of living. It's just an oxymoron, there's no way of making it work unless either you banish the unproductive citizens or they somehow become productive.
 Quoting: Koelbren


Very well said my good Sir



But sadly most people over here won’t even comprehend your logic. We “USA” have created a society of “ I want what he has but don’t want to work for it” We also have allowed our government to expand its roll into our personal life’s so much so that it fuels the “ I want what he has” mentality. We have a large group of citizens that live with grandma and carry around a new I-Phone… the same group would rather spend monies on looking good…car phone clothes whatever then save and build a future for themselves or there children


There is no way out of this, no spending bill, no created war to fuel the war machine…nothing…zip! The whole system will have to crash to fix this, I hate to say that but it’s the truth.
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Yes I agree, the generational foreseeing mentality of "leaving a better place for our children" has totally vanished. All has become immediate gratification now, fueled also by the corrupt media (which if it on me depended would be totally banned)
This is the fate of man. He must strive for that which he cannot attain. He must believe in that which he cannot prove. He must seek that which he cannot find. He must travel a road without knowing his destination. Only thus can the purpose of life be fulfilled.

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How would you even begin to implement something like that? Who would be in charge of the redistribution? It's a total fairy tale.
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We could start by separating church and state (already done) AND separating corporations and state. Get corporations and their influence OUT of government, make monetary lobbying illegal, vote out all those on the take, and vote in only people who have the greater interests of society in mind.

Figure out an optimum income level for comfortability, and tax all income over that figure at 90%. That's pretty much how it was back during the Eisenhower administration. Reenact Glass-Steagle and shift the risk from financial gambling from the public to the gamblers. Use that 90% tax to ensure that everyone has a reasonable standard of living through earned income credits, and free education. Eliminate interest on loans, and abolish central banks.

For starters.
 Quoting: TheTymeBeing


No one has commented on this. Is something along these lines a viable solution? Extend the Earned Income Credit from the current $20K to, say, $50K, so that everyone who actually works is subsidized to have a $50K income. Have an income ceiling of, say, $500K, above which is taxed at 90%. Anyone who wants to pursue a higher education pays for it based on their ability to pay.
 Quoting: TheTymeBeing


A wealth ceiling? Do you understand capitalism?

Ok let put your theory into play

Ok this mechanical engineer is making 490K he works 50 to 60 hours a week he owns his own company. He is on the verge of turning a new idea into a marketable product. This product will advance a certain medical procedure and save time and money …but to get this thing off the CAD design and into a working product he will have to spend many many hours away from his family for the next two years…… and if this product works like it should and sells well….he can only make 500K? why would he want to put that hardship on his family?

You cap does not work, your subsidized pay will only decrease any desire to create wealth by working harder but learning more than the next guy, by getting up earlier and getting home later….if you subsidize something that means it cant make it on its own

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How would you even begin to implement something like that? Who would be in charge of the redistribution? It's a total fairy tale.
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We could start by separating church and state (already done) AND separating corporations and state. Get corporations and their influence OUT of government, make monetary lobbying illegal, vote out all those on the take, and vote in only people who have the greater interests of society in mind.

Figure out an optimum income level for comfortability, and tax all income over that figure at 90%. That's pretty much how it was back during the Eisenhower administration. Reenact Glass-Steagle and shift the risk from financial gambling from the public to the gamblers. Use that 90% tax to ensure that everyone has a reasonable standard of living through earned income credits, and free education. Eliminate interest on loans, and abolish central banks.

For starters.
 Quoting: TheTymeBeing


No one has commented on this. Is something along these lines a viable solution? Extend the Earned Income Credit from the current $20K to, say, $50K, so that everyone who actually works is subsidized to have a $50K income. Have an income ceiling of, say, $500K, above which is taxed at 90%. Anyone who wants to pursue a higher education pays for it based on their ability to pay.
 Quoting: TheTymeBeing


A wealth ceiling? Do you understand capitalism?

Ok let put your theory into play

Ok this mechanical engineer is making 490K he works 50 to 60 hours a week he owns his own company. He is on the verge of turning a new idea into a marketable product. This product will advance a certain medical procedure and save time and money …but to get this thing off the CAD design and into a working product he will have to spend many many hours away from his family for the next two years…… and if this product works like it should and sells well….he can only make 500K? why would he want to put that hardship on his family?

You cap does not work, your subsidized pay will only decrease any desire to create wealth by working harder but learning more than the next guy, by getting up earlier and getting home later….if you subsidize something that make it cant make it on its own
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A cap that allows the welbeing of the individual's family and his next generation should be enough of an incentive, anyone who wants something beyond that is just plain greedy. Unrestricted luxury shouldn't be a right for anyone.
This is the fate of man. He must strive for that which he cannot attain. He must believe in that which he cannot prove. He must seek that which he cannot find. He must travel a road without knowing his destination. Only thus can the purpose of life be fulfilled.

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We could start by separating church and state (already done) AND separating corporations and state. Get corporations and their influence OUT of government, make monetary lobbying illegal, vote out all those on the take, and vote in only people who have the greater interests of society in mind.

Figure out an optimum income level for comfortability, and tax all income over that figure at 90%. That's pretty much how it was back during the Eisenhower administration. Reenact Glass-Steagle and shift the risk from financial gambling from the public to the gamblers. Use that 90% tax to ensure that everyone has a reasonable standard of living through earned income credits, and free education. Eliminate interest on loans, and abolish central banks.

For starters.
 Quoting: TheTymeBeing


No one has commented on this. Is something along these lines a viable solution? Extend the Earned Income Credit from the current $20K to, say, $50K, so that everyone who actually works is subsidized to have a $50K income. Have an income ceiling of, say, $500K, above which is taxed at 90%. Anyone who wants to pursue a higher education pays for it based on their ability to pay.
 Quoting: TheTymeBeing


A wealth ceiling? Do you understand capitalism?

Ok let put your theory into play

Ok this mechanical engineer is making 490K he works 50 to 60 hours a week he owns his own company. He is on the verge of turning a new idea into a marketable product. This product will advance a certain medical procedure and save time and money …but to get this thing off the CAD design and into a working product he will have to spend many many hours away from his family for the next two years…… and if this product works like it should and sells well….he can only make 500K? why would he want to put that hardship on his family?

You cap does not work, your subsidized pay will only decrease any desire to create wealth by working harder but learning more than the next guy, by getting up earlier and getting home later….if you subsidize something that make it cant make it on its own
 Quoting: YaRight


A cap that allows the welbeing of the individual's family and his next generation should be enough of an incentive, anyone who wants something beyond that is just plain greedy. Unrestricted luxury shouldn't be a right for anyone.
 Quoting: Koelbren


Why? Why can’t someone make whatever there mind can produce? Who do you think funds 90% of the charities in the states? Why do they name building at collages after people? The economic engine that “use to” drive America came from this kind of wealth and we need to get back to that model.

America was founded on several things and one of them was a place to make your own, meaning your success depends on you
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The answer is simple, there are too many stupid racist republicans in America who are either too greedy, too religious, or too plain stupid to care about anyone but themselves
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The answer is simple, there are too many stupid racist republicans in America who are either too greedy, too religious, or too plain stupid to care about anyone but themselves
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Wow, really? You've dropped the IQ level of this thread.
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No one has commented on this. Is something along these lines a viable solution? Extend the Earned Income Credit from the current $20K to, say, $50K, so that everyone who actually works is subsidized to have a $50K income. Have an income ceiling of, say, $500K, above which is taxed at 90%. Anyone who wants to pursue a higher education pays for it based on their ability to pay.
 Quoting: TheTymeBeing


A wealth ceiling? Do you understand capitalism?

Ok let put your theory into play

Ok this mechanical engineer is making 490K he works 50 to 60 hours a week he owns his own company. He is on the verge of turning a new idea into a marketable product. This product will advance a certain medical procedure and save time and money …but to get this thing off the CAD design and into a working product he will have to spend many many hours away from his family for the next two years…… and if this product works like it should and sells well….he can only make 500K? why would he want to put that hardship on his family?

You cap does not work, your subsidized pay will only decrease any desire to create wealth by working harder but learning more than the next guy, by getting up earlier and getting home later….if you subsidize something that make it cant make it on its own
 Quoting: YaRight


A cap that allows the welbeing of the individual's family and his next generation should be enough of an incentive, anyone who wants something beyond that is just plain greedy. Unrestricted luxury shouldn't be a right for anyone.
 Quoting: Koelbren


Why? Why can’t someone make whatever there mind can produce? Who do you think funds 90% of the charities in the states? Why do they name building at collages after people? The economic engine that “use to” drive America came from this kind of wealth and we need to get back to that model.

America was founded on several things and one of them was a place to make your own, meaning your success depends on you
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Indeed! Everyone has, or should have the right to try to get rich.
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A wealth ceiling? Do you understand capitalism?

Ok let put your theory into play

Ok this mechanical engineer is making 490K he works 50 to 60 hours a week he owns his own company. He is on the verge of turning a new idea into a marketable product. This product will advance a certain medical procedure and save time and money …but to get this thing off the CAD design and into a working product he will have to spend many many hours away from his family for the next two years…… and if this product works like it should and sells well….he can only make 500K? why would he want to put that hardship on his family?

You cap does not work, your subsidized pay will only decrease any desire to create wealth by working harder but learning more than the next guy, by getting up earlier and getting home later….if you subsidize something that make it cant make it on its own
 Quoting: YaRight


A cap that allows the welbeing of the individual's family and his next generation should be enough of an incentive, anyone who wants something beyond that is just plain greedy. Unrestricted luxury shouldn't be a right for anyone.
 Quoting: Koelbren


Why? Why can’t someone make whatever there mind can produce? Who do you think funds 90% of the charities in the states? Why do they name building at collages after people? The economic engine that “use to” drive America came from this kind of wealth and we need to get back to that model.

America was founded on several things and one of them was a place to make your own, meaning your success depends on you
 Quoting: YaRight


Indeed! Everyone has, or should have the right to try to get rich.
 Quoting: tin foil hat off


Rich yes, but how rich? There's a point you go from being rich to be TOO rich, like rich way beyond your needs. That should be controlled in some way otherwise it makes incentives to the opposite of what it should, it incentives people to cheat to hoard wealth for the sake of hoarding it.
This is the fate of man. He must strive for that which he cannot attain. He must believe in that which he cannot prove. He must seek that which he cannot find. He must travel a road without knowing his destination. Only thus can the purpose of life be fulfilled.

For I tell you, God will not do things you are too apathetic to do for yourselves.
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I would rather teach you how to fish than just give you some fish.

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In my birth country Argentina the same happens, they gave land and material to build to the poor and they didnt build anything and continued asking for welfare checks.

Guess what, the poor in Argentina are overwhelmingly of Native race. I tell you, race plays a lot of part in all of this. It has two origins, first the fact that nations that were colonies which were conquered and in which slave force was used, resent the colonizers and feel entitled to reparations. Second, the original natives lived in a totally different manner, and never fully adapted to the incoming civilization that was enforced upon them.

America is similar just that more complex, more players, and even more "wealth" which people want to claim as reparations.

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The answer is simple, there are too many stupid racist republicans in America who are either too greedy, too religious, or too plain stupid to care about anyone but themselves
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Wow, really? You've dropped the IQ level of this thread.
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The same type of thing was said when people questioned christian flat-earth zealots, but it didn't make them wrong now did it?
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this planet needs a session of POTLATCH.

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Attention minorities hating on whitey!

As you sit around lusting after an image of wealth or lifestyle you percieve of others based on television or some form of media remember this:

A jewish is getting rich exploiting your false belief of victimhood with his lobbying of charities and handouts from increased taxes etc. This jewish is getting rich, guilt tripping white males into surrendering his labor to build you up but it is never enough.

Whites came to the new world with nothing and built this civilization, you can take native, asian, african, arab out of the equation and this civiliztion would still have been created! If you take whitey out of the equation none of this would have happened.

Or you can revel in the falsehood of the noble savage and how living in a grass stick mud feces hut is superior and walking 10km everyday to get water is a better life.
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America was founded on several things and one of them was a place to make your own, meaning your success depends on you


Newsflash: it's not the 19th century anymore. There's no teleporting back to Kansas; ruby slippers are pure fantasy.

It's pretty clear what all those brainwashed teabagger types mean when they whine about "Taking back America"....taking back America to pre-industrial times.
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America was founded on several things and one of them was a place to make your own, meaning your success depends on you
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Newsflash: it's not the 19th century anymore. There's no teleporting back to Kansas; ruby slippers are pure fantasy.

It's pretty clear what all those brainwashed teabagger types mean when they whine about "Taking back America"....taking back America to pre-industrial times.


Liberal commie doublespeak for, you must keep working to support minorities with welfare you like it or not.

Very tolerant of you libtard.
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America was founded on several things and one of them was a place to make your own, meaning your success depends on you
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1542353


Newsflash: it's not the 19th century anymore. There's no teleporting back to Kansas; ruby slippers are pure fantasy.

It's pretty clear what all those brainwashed teabagger types mean when they whine about "Taking back America"....taking back America to pre-industrial times.


Your words have no meaning; you’re lashing out at a group you “think” you know but if the truth was told you would see the Tea Party is not a group it has no single leader it has an idea. The idea is less government…now remember this “same” government is the one that waste our money, takes lobby money and goes to war for nothing. Both sides of the established parties are lying to us!

I am neither a republican or democrat I am a American and with traditional American spirit I want my government out of my way. ( Insert your common sense here) yes the government has a role to play but over the last 30 years we have been lulled to sleep thinking these people were looking out for us instead they have created a populous of weak minded, poor work ethic pathetic people.
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09/09/2011 04:23 PM
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A wealth ceiling? Do you understand capitalism?

Ok let put your theory into play

Ok this mechanical engineer is making 490K he works 50 to 60 hours a week he owns his own company. He is on the verge of turning a new idea into a marketable product. This product will advance a certain medical procedure and save time and money …but to get this thing off the CAD design and into a working product he will have to spend many many hours away from his family for the next two years…… and if this product works like it should and sells well….he can only make 500K? why would he want to put that hardship on his family?

You cap does not work, your subsidized pay will only decrease any desire to create wealth by working harder but learning more than the next guy, by getting up earlier and getting home later….if you subsidize something that means it cant make it on its own
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Not a wealth ceiling, an income ceiling. $500K income is a hardship on his family? LOL I'd love to have that kind of hardship--a $500K income. And someone can still make over that income ceiling, it's just gets taxed at a rate similar to the tax structure of the 1950s, a time of unbridled prosperity.

The thing that makes an economy grow is demand and money to "spend" and the increased earned income credit will get recycled back into the economy.

So, it's OK to subsidize big oil corporations, big farm corporations, and any other applicable industry, as long as they are corporations, but not OK to subsidize the working class, who as a whole comprise the biggest spending group of them all, or at least used to?

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09/09/2011 04:29 PM
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A post-scarcity resource-based economy sounds like a good idea to me.
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09/09/2011 04:30 PM
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fair enough- if u can redistribute ur own wealth urself

it's when govt. wants to redistribute it for u that it
gets a bit hairy
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09/09/2011 04:32 PM

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America, the land of opportunity.

Yes, OPPORTUNITY to go find a job!

Just like I did in 1970, start working in a warehouse, then on to truck driving, then I put myself through more school and finally became an engineer and a general contractor. Oh, I raised a family, and managed to stay married 37 years.

Currently I give to the biggest charity on the planet, THE IRS, and I give plenty.

Suck it up people and get out of the working man's pocket.

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