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Equidable Economic Values help Everyone

If a person is able to reap the benefits of our system to the rate of 10 times what another who works equitably as hard reaps, he should 'equitably' pay a 10 times higher rate in taxes.

In addition and similarly, but much harder to calculate:
If a person like a CEO benefits at a higher rate from paying an inequitably lesser rate to his/her laborers, who often work at a MUCH harder rate to make a rate MUCH less, the person/CEO should give that back equitably in proportionately higher taxes as well, or better yet, in equitable Bonus payment back to his laborers.

The resulting increased money in more hands returns the benefit to the economy and the company, so that all do better when rewarded equitably.

CEOs that think equitably rather than greedily are better for our country over the long run, and are happier in a more equitable society. So let the CEOs who think greedily go elsewhere!

Does this make sense, or how do I word it better?

Short but Good Bio of ML King's Courage and Accomplishments


Like FDR, Obama needed to stand up LOUD against GOP's Blocking!

Obama went the high and wise,
and tried his best to comprimise.
When blocked he should have SOSed,
and showed that he had done his best.

The public only saw the end,
They did not see him 'strong defend.
He should have spoken up with heart,
About the GOP's lost heart.

And what about 'his' senators,
Who whimpered, whined, and just deferred,
They should have spoken up with heart!
About the GOP's lost heart!

We need to rally with him folks,
Or like 'Dog says, we'll lose the 'ark.'

Barcelona Shows the Way!

In the FIFA World Club Cub final, Spain's Barca just made beating Brazil's Santos look easy, but it belies the hard work of recruiting and training, perfecting individual skills and fitness, and shoving ego aside to play with the whole team on offense and defense, content to play ones role, yet still shining when individual artistry is called for. Thanks to the original masters of team and artistic play: a lot from Hungary and Brazil, then from Johan Cruyf helping to bring it to Spain's richly ready culture, then Coach Pep Gardiolla insisting on the ultra-team play we see dominating all challenges. Will the rest of the world catch on?

'Read anything by Frederick Douglas?

A battle lost or won is easily described, understood, and appreciated, but the moral growth of a great nation requires reflection, as well as observation, to appreciate it.
Frederick Douglass

A little learning, indeed, may be a dangerous thing, but the want of learning is a calamity to any people.
Frederick Douglass

America is false to the past, false to the present, and solemnly binds herself to be false to the future.
Frederick Douglass

At a time like this, scorching irony, not convincing argument, is needed.
Frederick Douglass

Find out just what any people will quietly submit to and you have the exact measure of the injustice and wrong which will be imposed on them.
Frederick Douglass

I am a Republican, a black, dyed in the wool Republican, and I never intend to belong to any other party than the party of freedom and progress.
Frederick Douglass

I could, as a free man, look across the bay toward the Eastern Shore where I was born a slave.
Frederick Douglass

I didn't know I was a slave until I found out I couldn't do the things I wanted.
Frederick Douglass

I prayed for twenty years but received no answer until I prayed with my legs.
Frederick Douglass

If there is no struggle, there is no progress.
Frederick Douglass

It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men.
Frederick Douglass

It is not light that we need, but fire; it is not the gentle shower, but thunder. We need the storm, the whirlwind, and the earthquake.
Frederick Douglass

One and God make a majority.
Frederick Douglass

Read more: http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/f/frederick_douglass.html#ixzz1gnsr6OCJ

Thanks for posting Thom Hartman's usual stat backed arguement!

And I recommend again, the great stat backing in the book Tom quotes, "The Spirit Level" as well as in "America, What went Wrong" (Barlette and Steele), and The Great Depression of 1990 (Ravi Batra). Hopefully, more politicians will start using real stats and charts to convince more people!

Define or Describe 'Beautiful Game'....

..., not in the sense that Football is 'the Beautiful Game', but what is meant by, "to play football/soccer beautifully.'
1. How does it look, sound, feel, etc..
2. Can only teams as good as Brazil and Barcelona play it? Can youth play it?
3. What are key skills and tactics, said in a way that, say 10-16 year olds can emulate?
4. Can capitalist zealots occupied with facebook and video/computer games ever play it?
5. How can I inspire often distracted undisciplined american kids to love and practice it?
6. Can only latino teams have enough 'dance' to play it?

Quiz Time-Who is the Yin and who is the Yang!

Quiz time! (Picking from one of today's editorials in the Washington Post)
1. Who's this about? (the Yang)
2. Who wrote this? (the Yin)
(answers below)

"One: He’s changed his mind. True. He changed his mind, thus becoming more conservative.
Two: He’s too perfect. Three: You can’t drink beer with him. Whatever.

(This person's) record of leadership is demonstrably erratic. He is, in the words of former senator Jim Talent, who served with (this person) from 1993 to 1999, “unreliable.” Another insider speaking to me privately was blunter: “He’s unstable, and everybody knows it, but no one wants to say it. Yes, he’s a genius and is respected for his many great ideas. But he’s Icarus. He flies too close to the sun.”

●Ethics violations when, just before he was sworn in as speaker of the House, (This person) tried to cash in with a book contract. While campaigning even now, he’s lining his pockets with book sales, profits that supporters may mistakenly believe are going toward the campaign.
●Throwing Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) under the bus by calling Ryan’s Medicare reform plan “right-wing social engineering,” though (This person's) later recanted and said he would implement the plan as an option while keeping the current system in place.
●Accepting $1.6 million in consulting fees from Freddie Mac to help persuade conservatives not to dismantle the mortgage company, even as he called people who supported Freddie criminals.

1. Newt Gingrich-F...., F...., and Full of it.
2. Kathleen Parker--Funny, Fetching, Fantastic to read
'Hope you enjoyed and will enjoy many more of this excellent Washington Post columnist, Kathleen Parker--The GOP’s Death Wish
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