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Re: “The evil of two lessers

It's worse than all that. The political funding system which we now have in place, is basically a way for the richest 20% (who control 85% of the material wealth in the United States) to buy whoever they need to be in office in any position. Whoever you vote for will most certainly support the richest 20%, because they paid for their campaign through whatever means were necessary, and after the politician is done they will be responsible for their well being after that as long as their taxes don't increase, the deals which benefit the corporations they sit on the board of prosper, and things like the inheritance tax are moved from keeping their money to themselves.
(This is also why capital gains taxes remain at about 15%).

The saddest part of course is that Americans have little understanding of how wealth is actually distributed in the country, AND how they actually rank on the list. I know when I was a kid in a middle class family I could not have ever imagined how different the world must look atop a 6 billion dollar fortune, compared to my dad going off to build houses every day. And stepping beyond this our country IS fueled to hate each other. Because we say we belong to this party or that party. How many people who make less than $75,000 total income identify with Republicans who say we don't want to raise taxes on the rich? What they are really doing is saying "Hey don't tax those people who could effortlessly afford it. Continue taxing me because I make an amount of money each year, that should one of the super rich encounter it while walking across the street, they may stop and have someone pick it up for them." So long as Americans can be convinced by the 20 second clips on Faux news;, that one idea is all there is we will continue to be polarized and factionalized against each other, just enough to allow the top 1-20% to rob us blind for another 100 years or so. Once all the parks are gone, and the schools continue in their decline,
and the welfare systems are locked away, and no one outside the sphere of the 20 percent-ers have true health care maybe those of you who wrote about how bad a tax increase would be may shut the hell up. Because you should know this more than anything else: The super rich don't care about our schools, their kids don't go there. The don't care about our parks because their estates eclipse them in both size and beauty, and they sure as hell don't care about our access to welfare programs and health care because when you have billions that is not a reality for you. Keep supporting to cut their taxes and keep hoping that creates jobs. But we all know the reality. They don't want to create more jobs. They want to continue to find ways to keep from creating jobs so they can make more money. Those jobs didn't go to Mexico and India. They are the online travel agents, the digital photo machine, the robots assembling cars and packaging foods. That means that those jobs aren't coming back. And you poor saps felt so sorry about taxing the rich, the very people who have made their lives, and whose ancestors made it their lives, to amass and amass and amass wealth on the backs of hardworking people from every race, color, and creed.

If you haven't already started to buy your ramen noodles in bulk you may wanna make a run to Wal Mart this week. Because we are so far from where this will end that you'll be lucky to have water and electricity to cook them for dinner when the time comes.



Posted by lcp1138 on 08/04/2011 at 10:15 PM

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