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1 Amory Blaine  Sun, Jan 6, 2013 2:37:04pm

The rich have no morals. They import cheap labor because they don’t want to pay Americans, then they unleash the racists among us on that population. They deny us health care in the richest country in the world. They lower our credit rating and threaten our economy to preserve a 2% break on their taxes. They fund think tanks designed to destroy public education and place our children into the hands of their greedy cronies. They buy the politicians and now crash our economy with impunity with no threat of arrest or liability. They never take responsibility for their own actions. They blame everyone around them for their own incompetence, greed and lack of morals. Show me one executive that has taken responsibility for any malfeasance in the past ten years in our country. The rich have assured that the rot that destroys a nation starts at the top.

2 lostlakehiker  Sun, Jan 6, 2013 5:59:40pm

Let’s look at the lives of Steve Jobs, Sam Wall, Bill Gates. Or going back a piece, Andrew Carnegie.

Every last one of them has made life better for the general public in one way or another. Their riches are the sea spray of a wave of productive innovation that made stuff better of cheaper for us all.

Let’s look at the nation’s revenues. In a magic world where taxes were 100% on the rich (and you don’t mean dentists, now do you, but the really truly rich, the Al Gores and Jon Corzines and John Kerrys and up, right?) the yearly revenue from them would likely not pay one day of the 140 days or so of deficit spending we incur each year.
It is pure fantasy to imagine that the deficits can be meaningfully addressed without some combination of taxes on the upper reaches of the middle class, and spending cuts.

Let’s take a look at the alternatives to the standard public school system. You’ve got Kipp Academies, Catholic schools, charter schools run by the State but not by unions, etc. Taken as a whole, these have had a healthy effect on education, either by supplanting the worst public schools, or prompting reform that allowed previously bad schools to measure up or beat their competition.

Let’s take a look at Fannie and Freddie. Who bought whom? Both these federal institutions were mired just as deep in the corrupt practices of liar loans, no-income-no-job mortgages, fantasy valuations of housing, and imaginary accounting, as the failed banks and other financial institutions that collaborated with Fannie and Freddie to pump junk.

Yes, there are corrupt rich people, and they have no morals and they steal from everybody and they corrupt the government. But that’s not the whole story, and they aren’t the only ones who are corrupt. Some of them are back and forth between government and “private” enterprise, gaming the system from both sides.

3 Amory Blaine  Sun, Jan 6, 2013 6:06:51pm

It may not be the whole story, but it’s most of the story and that string of anecdotes you provided won’t change my mind. The rich are corrupt and it’s destroying the middle class.

4 FemNaziBitch  Mon, Jan 7, 2013 10:29:41am

I think we’ve been used to the concept of a “caste-less society” here in America, no titles, everyone equal before the law. We forget that those with the funds have a habit of finding ways to put themselves above the law.

It’s not a matter anymore of Government controlling the masses, its a matter of the “Nobility” controlling Government.

It’s an idea that is anathema to most Americans. We have to face it.


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