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Taxing The Rich Is The Only Solution To Our Systemic Inequality

Americans must get informed as to what really ails the economy. More articles are becoming available, mostly on the Internet, that give light to the many unnoticed studies that details the unfairness of America’s tax codes and policies. While the mainstream media gives these studies tepid coverage at best, it is now the responsibility of citizen journalists and online journalists to use their thousands of spheres of influence to get the information out so that Americans can make the necessary demands to their politicians.

by Anonymousreply 2802/26/2013

So true. So true.

by Anonymousreply 102/24/2013

Killing them all is another final solution?

by Anonymousreply 202/24/2013

[quote]Killing them all is another final solution?

So 1930's.

by Anonymousreply 302/24/2013

Ah yes, and we have the ignorant "yew don't like it? geeeet out!" reaction from r4

by Anonymousreply 502/24/2013

So not true.

by Anonymousreply 602/24/2013

what do you mean r7? explain yourself chickenshit.

by Anonymousreply 802/24/2013

Figure it out, you worthless dumbass!

by Anonymousreply 1002/24/2013

Nobody needs more than 100 million, it doesn't matter if they 'earn' it, because it's at the expense of a whole lot of other hard workers (usually by laying them off). Any amount you make over 100 million should be taxed at 100%, period. If there's a minimum wage, there should be a maximum wage.

Don't tell me you can't be happy with 100 million. Bullshit.

by Anonymousreply 1102/24/2013

R9 - Minimum wage here in Australia (the country that brought you the minimum wage) is $15.96au an hour which translates to about $10.00us using purchasing power parity.

We invented the concept, and we've had one of the world's highest minimum wages for well over a century. Know what? No disaster! The sky has failed to fall in...anything but. We're doing just fine. In fact we have not even had a recession for over 20 years and we're the wealthiest people in the world, yay! So every dire prediction is wrong... oh and before you start on manufacturing dying 24.6% of the Australian economy is Industry vs 19.2% for the USA.

It is not that Australia is perfect (believe me we've got issues) but this crap about what a disaster a high minimum wage will be is just nonsense.

by Anonymousreply 1202/24/2013

Sending the rich to gulags and giving their assets to the federal government would also work.

by Anonymousreply 1302/24/2013

Too extreme, r13, just correcting the tax irregularities and offshore account dodging will suffice.

by Anonymousreply 1402/24/2013

Provocative and intelligent!

by Anonymousreply 1602/24/2013

They need to pay MORE

by Anonymousreply 1702/24/2013

History recounts the tax structure in France before the Revolution. The only ones who paid taxes were NOT the Rich or the Clergy.

by Anonymousreply 1802/24/2013

If you took ALL the money made over $10 million, not even $100 million, by the rich bastards, it still would not come close.

by Anonymousreply 1902/25/2013

This is too complicated. Can't we talk about clothes and disco?

by Anonymousreply 2002/25/2013

The U.S. tax system is a maze of antiquated, counter-productive policies. If you are rich enough, you can hire lobbyists and bribe, er I mean fund politicians to make special protections.

Taxing the rich is not necessarily the correct phraseology, harnessing the US dollar might be a better way to put it.

We need to modernize our tax system, eliminate loopholes, and make it globally competitive.

by Anonymousreply 2102/25/2013

R21, accountants will never allow the tax code to be modernized.

They'd be out of a job.

by Anonymousreply 2202/25/2013

There are almost no accountants in Congress. It is lawyers who are keeping the complexity.

by Anonymousreply 2302/25/2013

Since the rest of the world seems content financing our lifestyle indefinitely, why not get rid of taxes entirely? As long as the US remains a haven for riches, we can continue to live off our stability. (cause that's what we're doing when you stop and think about it)

by Anonymousreply 2402/25/2013

Most of our rich people put their money overseas, R24. The Cayman Islands, Bermuda, Switzerland, etc.

by Anonymousreply 2502/26/2013

Flat tax. No deductions. Gets rid of 90% of the IRS and turns filing into a one day affair.

by Anonymousreply 2602/26/2013

r 12. spot rate of the AUS dollar makes their minimum wage about $16 US. Cost of living in Australia is about the same as the US....

by Anonymousreply 2702/26/2013

Of course we need to eliminate the absurd capital gains tax, and tax passive inomr even more aggressively than wages; the incentive should be on earning income through labor.

by Anonymousreply 2802/26/2013
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