Most of the ungodly greedy have held the majority of America wealth for generation some families for hundreds of years. Though there are a few lottery winners in each generation. We all know that every monopoly game ends when all the wealth is accumulated by one player. The rules have been reversed and the middle class pays a higher tax rate than the wealthy and just as a monopoly game ends when all the wealth is accumulated so will America end.
You have to remember he who has the money makes the rules and they make rules to protect their wealth. Take social security the poor pay social security on every penny they make the ungodly pay it on less than 1% of their income. It is easy for the ungodly greedy to pass their wealth from generation to generation in trusts without it being taxed. Right now, there is old money and new money and they fight to make laws to favor one group over another.
The deal was that they would divest themselves of their wealth by the end of their lives not immediately. Gates holds the patent for windows, that is the operating system for most computers. He will have a huge income for life, it is hard to divest yourself of what you have not got yet.
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++It Isn’t the way I feel so much as it is the lesson that history has taught us since the beginning of time. Greed is not a virtue it is one of the seven deadly sins. In 2010 they did make a difference creating Obamacare and placing a tax on excess wealth to pay for it. The ungodly greedy were livid and created a front group to overturn the tax on greed. What seems to have fallen apart is the ungodly greedy’ movement to overturn Obamacare.
The middle-class income adjusted for inflation has gone down ever since Reagan bought the conservatives to power. Reagan was determined to cut the economic pie in a way to favor the ungodly greedy. He did this by giving the ungodly greedy a massive tax cut of 60% and at the same time raising payroll taxes 5 times. This was a massive incentive for greed and salaries for the ungodly greedy went through the roof. The ungodly greedy (top 1/100 0f 1%) went up an average $20,328,342 between 1970 and 2000. Any increase in middle class income was wiped out by Reagan 5 social security tax increases. The economic pie began to resemble Pac man with it about to google up the middle class’s share.
The middle class is far worse off because of the cost of health insurance that has increase like a geometric progression and it is not only the increase in cost of health Insurance, it was what it no longer covers. For $22,000 a year you get a policy that covers only 80% of your medical bills. If you get cancer you will owe an addition $100,000 after your $22,000 a year policies finishes paying. That still doesn’t take into account the deductibles and co-pays.
You are from the Rush Slimbaugh economic school. If a family has a big screen television, they are rich. You can buy a 55-inch television for $238 dollars now. It isn’t what you make it is what you own. The first television I bought after I was married was 23 inch and cost $3,154.24 in todays dollars. Owning big screen television today means you are far worse off economically than you were in the 1970s. But Slimbaugh thinks that makes you better off. Most people today are like Trump living on credit.
Where do we spend many more times on, than the rest of the world? Medical care? School teachers used to be considered middle class and entitled to a middle-class lifestyle.
You are talking about someone with a college education and the economy is so bad they can work full time and not afford a place to live. It clearly shows that the real American economy is far worse than the stock market shows.
Each year the homeless are found frozen to death. We have always had homeless but the numbers are now as bad as they were during the great depression. The economic numbers indicate how good the ungodly greedy are doing since the Trump massive tax give away.
Business isn’t theft but buying politicians is. When the money is used to raise the taxes on the middle class to pay for enormous tax cuts for the ungodly greedy that is theft.
The Republicans nearly handed the country over to the communists, like Whitaker Chambers, because they had let the ungodly steal most of America wealth. Roosevelt was starring down that revolution we have talked about and there is only one thing that could stop and that was to build a strong middle class. He did that by making the unions stronger and giving the working class some of the power. One thing that is glossed over in the history books is how close America came to being a communist country because of the greed of the few. When men are hungry revolution is not far off.
As far as cult of personality that more than describes Trump.
The NRA want to justify the ownership of guns as they are needed to overthrow the government. As if, the gun nuts are what is keeping the government on the straight and narrow.
We have seen in country after country that gun nuts have no respect for a government of any kind.
To start with America is far more socialist then capitalist even the biggest businesses in America are on the government dole with their hand out for even more government money. The government decides winner and losers by handing out $2 billion dollar chunks of cash money to big business. Capitalism vanished 70 years ago all you have is the illusion.
You think the rabid right would not grab their AR-15s and start a revolution, watch what happens when Trump gets beat and refuse to leave the White House. You will see why the right wants those AR-15s.
You should have learned from Timothy McVeigh and right-wing groups like the Sovereign Citizens who already teach that the government has no control over them. They are big gun nuts and have been involved in several shootouts with government officials.
The gun manufacturers have settled this question marketing these weapons as the very same weapons the elite military units use to make war.
The Federalists papers are not part of the Constitution or the Declaration of independence. They are opinion pieces written as editorials. They were written by the founding fathers but are not binding government documents though they give you some insights as to the opinion of a particular founding father.
The Federalist Papers are either official documents of the United States or they are simply the opinion of some of the founding fathers. BTW not all of the founding fathers participated in writing those editorials.
Timothy McVeigh was far better at making bombs the Weather Underground managed to blow themselves up while making a bomb. Their bombs were more like large firecrackers compared to McVeigh bomb.
In most cases terrorists are not successful in sparking a revolution but that does not keep them from trying. The Weather Underground was not considered a major problem at the time they were more of an irritation.
There are enough far right fringe groups out there like the Sovereign Citizens all that is needed is a leader to bring them together to make them dangerous.
I am not familiar with VOX it looks like it was established by former Washington Post writer. I doubt that VOX was the original source of that article, they just reprinted it.
I don’t think a good chunk of hate crimes are fake. In this case you had an actor using it as a publicity stunt, he did not end up dead as the woman in Virginia incident. Do you think she faked her death? Many of the hate crimes end with people dead or severely injured. Those were not faked.
We know Trump loved the KKK’s endorsement because he said they were fine people after a woman was killed by the rabid right in Virginia. Someone in Trump’s campaign no doubt made the decision right before the election. The Trump campaign did not turn down their money.
Trump the racist is out there currently in his biographies. That court decision is detailed to show Trump’s complete lack of character. His actions made him a racist not Hillary she only reported it.