Thoughtforfood said:They are not having the "sh!t" taxed out of them. Not even CLOSE based on historical data. They have it better now than ever. What they are doing is concentrating the wealth in fewer and fewer hands, and you want to kiss their a$$ and beg them for scraps. Fine, you have that option.
The wealthy are responsible for out current lot. No question about it. They are also responsible for shifting policy so in their favor that they are the only ones not suffering the consequences. And you want to continue to hand them everything they ask. Again, you have that option.
But you are right, social justice will never happen so long as there are people willing to bend over and ask to be violated. For sure, you're right about that.
I didn't say they were. I was responding to this;They are not having the "sh!t" taxed out of them. Not even CLOSE based on historical data.
Originally Posted by Alpe d'Huez View Post
Meanwhile AP is reporting that the super rich had their taxes drop dramatically in the last couple of decades, to where they now pay 17%. Back in 1992 they were paying 26%. You go further back than that, and it's even higher. Back in 1976 the capital gains tax was 48%, now it's 15%.
So, where's the economic boom? If these people are the "job creators" as Bush called them, were are all the jobs?
So, people never move up economically then? The people with good ideas do pretty well. So do some criminals. The latter bugs me as much as it bugs you.But you are right, social justice will never happen so long as there are people willing to bend over and ask to be violated. For sure, you're right about that
Social justice can never happen. It would be like asking you to stop enjoying the beauty of a woman. Some people will achieve, some won't and some will cheat.