H2O MAN wrote:
That was an interesting diversion, but we now return to the original point.
Dems vs. The FairTax Plan
Why are the Democrats attacking this plan?
Why shouldn't we all attack any tax plan that includes giving the rich a pass, and making working people pay when the only result of that is more poor and more super rich... The income tax, and tax policy generally has been used as a weapon of class warfare, to reduce the working class to poverty, and give the capitalist class a pass from their obligations to support the society which defends their wealth...The age of Capital with its robber barons did not have the income tax... Property paid for its own defense, and now labor pays to defend what it can only have by the assumption of debt beyond belief, and God alone know why this is the case, that working people should pay for rights they will for the most part never enjoy... We have fought one civil war over property rights, but now property enjoys more freedom than ever... Since this inequality of rights will result in all power, all wealth, and all rights being enjoyed by a small and vicious class of people, while all slavery and frustration are endured by working people; i would say it is time to rub out property rights altogether and the class which defends them... They are the result of economic inequality that destroys in time all political equality... Money talks, to the priests of God, to judges and justices, and to the officials of government... We cannot be heard... It is long past time for a change...