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37. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Nov 16, 2012, 14:04 Beamer
RollinThundr wrote on Nov 16, 2012, 13:59:
[quote="Beamer"Nov 16, 2012, 13:47
uote what playbook? The one that says the corporate tax rate should be 0%? Wait, which party wants a lower corporate tax rate again?

You should know hard work is meaningless.

Also, it isn't about jealousy. It's about collapsing our economy. It's kind of weasely to say "you only want that because you're jealous." No, our entire economy is drastically weakened because too many people aren't being paid enough money. But our country is earning a ton, so where is that money going?

Again, in the 1970s the top 1% had 19.5% of the wealth. Today it has 34.5% of the wealth and, since the 1990s, it has had 93% of the income growth, according to Bloomberg.

This isn't sustainable.

Listen, you can call me jealous all you want. I'd wager $100 I'm much more educated than you (which isn't a sign of intelligence or hard work, just a sign of pedigree) and therefore much more likely to ever be in the C-Suite of any company (because the decisions you make before 25 often matter as much as those made after - having the right letters and names after your own matter as much as what you prove on the job these days.)
Spending 5 trillion in 4 years isn't sustainable either but folks like you seem fine with that, just as long as we tax the fuck outta anyone who makes 250k or more.

I'm college educated with an engineering degree and have multiple certs in IT as well. Am I rich? No, am I doing alright for myself after paying off loans and such? You bet your sweet ass I am.

I agree with you, knowing the right people or whatnot is obviously easier. I think that's kinda a given no?

Again, get off the wealth thing it doesn't even matter in what we're talking about. It does make you come off as jealous imo. You don't need to be rich to live well or be happy. Don't get me wrong, I'd be all for seeing minimum wage and the like be raised, I'd like to see loop holes in the tax code be fixed to ensure that big corps aren't scamming out of not paying the proper amount of taxes.

Stop being stupid (and fix your italics/bold), I said I agreed with you in that other topic that we spend too much in stupid areas.

And I don't give a shit if you think I'm jealous. This is not about me being rich. I'm already well into the six figures and well be in the 1% in a few years (which may be why I say it's more the top 0.5%, or even 0.1%.) It's about the economy, and the country, not falling apart because all the money our masses should be making are instead going to our few, leaving our masses unable to buy as much as our economy needs them to be buying, and that in order for those few to get that money they're actually reducing the number of jobs out there for the masses.

You are so fucking unable to comprehend that in order for one person to make $100 more another person needs to make $100 less, and you ignore nice things like how 93% of income growth over the past 22 years went to 1% of the people. That isn't sustainable. An economy cannot thrive like that. You need EVERYONE buying stuff. You need money changing hands. When it concentrates in a small group who are earning it much faster than they can spend it then money just sits around. That is what strangles an economy.
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