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Sat Dec 2, 2017, 04:00 PM

These guys?

Fucking PSYCHED about the private jet write-off.


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Reply These guys? (Original post)
HAB911 Dec 2017 OP
DangerousUrNot Dec 2017 #1
Martin Eden Dec 2017 #4
DangerousUrNot Dec 2017 #5
Martin Eden Dec 2017 #6
tazkcmo Dec 2017 #7
DangerousUrNot Dec 2017 #8
tazkcmo Dec 2017 #10
DangerousUrNot Dec 2017 #11
Achilleaze Dec 2017 #2
Motley13 Dec 2017 #3
lindysalsagal Dec 2017 #9

Response to HAB911 (Original post)

Sat Dec 2, 2017, 04:11 PM

1. What a sad picture.

Van Jones said something interesting on a video someone posted a few days ago. He said republicans vote for tax cuts because they don’t want government help. They like to be independent and don’t like the thought of the government going into rich people’s pockets, stealing their money and giving it to the lower classes. It goes against their principles and morals.

I’ve never looked at it that way but I still disagree with them. They’ve been brainwashed into the “pull yourself up by the boot straps” logic. I blame the republicans and libertarians. That money doesn’t always go into other people’s pockets. It goes towards infrastructure, the military, health care and other necessities that help the country. If we could explained the important of taxes and show examples of tax cuts not working, then maybe some of them will switch parties or at least go independent.

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Response to DangerousUrNot (Reply #1)

Sat Dec 2, 2017, 04:39 PM

4. How did so much money get into rich people's pockets in the first place?

They purchase politicians to rig the rules in their favor.

The fruits of our combined labor are hoarded at the top. No corporation could generate wealth without the contributions of everyone involved -- from the lowest hourly wage earner up through middle management to the CEO. A few decades ago the average CEO was paid 40 times as much as the hourly worker, but now it's more like 400. Have CEO's gotten 10 times better during that time span?

It's pretty obvious the pendulum has swung back from organized labor to the unfettered greed of the ruling class. Many of the very richest sit on boards of directors and garner shareholder wealth -- taxed at a lower rate than salary. Along with the ravages of the private equity game, they can sit pretty and watch their big piles of money grow bigger while people who work hard see their standard of living decline and find it ever more difficult to afford higher education for their children.

An economic system that doesn't float all boats is headed for eventual wreck and ruin. Trickle down economics has never worked and it never will. Entrepreneurship and innovation along with the investment resources of big business are necessary components of a healthy economy, but the real economic engine gets going when the majority of people have disposable income to spend.

Starving the government undermines the infrastructure -- both physical and human -- which is the foundation of a healthy economy and a healthy Republic. The concentration of wealth and political power at the top is poison to what our nation's founders bequeathed to us.

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Response to Martin Eden (Reply #4)

Sat Dec 2, 2017, 04:51 PM

5. I agree with you 100%

Trickle down economics is a failed policy. The person who came up with the idea has even said it doesn’t work but that doesn’t matter. It works for the 1% so that’s all that matters to republicans.

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Response to DangerousUrNot (Reply #5)

Sat Dec 2, 2017, 05:07 PM

6. Eventually the pitchforks will come out

Great article written by a billionaire arguing for sharing the wealth:
https://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2014/06/the-pitchforks-are-coming-for-us-plutocrats-108014

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Response to DangerousUrNot (Reply #1)

Sat Dec 2, 2017, 06:03 PM

7. Nope.

They don't care or are too stupid get it. They also believe liberals are the devil. Those guys look like most of the idiots I know in KC, KS and voted for Shitgibbon and Brownback.

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Response to tazkcmo (Reply #7)

Sat Dec 2, 2017, 06:08 PM

8. Well yea

they do see us as the devil lol but he was focusing on the economic reasons they vote republican. Socially, Yea they can’t stand us. They will vote for an alleged child molestor before they vote for a democrat.

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Response to DangerousUrNot (Reply #8)

Sat Dec 2, 2017, 06:12 PM

10. Sorry

You have given them undo credit for logic and reasoning skills.

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Response to tazkcmo (Reply #10)

Sat Dec 2, 2017, 06:14 PM

11. Haha

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Response to HAB911 (Original post)

Sat Dec 2, 2017, 04:14 PM

2. Will they be able to deduct their luxury golf getaways?

If not that would really be a tuffie.

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Response to HAB911 (Original post)

Sat Dec 2, 2017, 04:28 PM

3. they will also save on the inheritance tax

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When they leave their millions to their offspring



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Response to HAB911 (Original post)

Sat Dec 2, 2017, 06:10 PM

9. They'll use their tax savings to buy a second yacht.

Or maybe a mail-order russian bride.

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