America is in Trouble!

Reply Sun 12 Aug, 2012 09:22 pm
@cicerone imposter,
Damn...if people keep agreeing with me my rep will be trashed. What will I do then?
cicerone imposter
Reply Sun 12 Aug, 2012 09:27 pm
Crawl back into your fox hole. Mr. Green

Maybe, that should be hawk's nest.
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Reply Mon 13 Aug, 2012 12:01 am
Campaign Slogans


1840 William Henry Harrison Tippecanoe and Tyler Too
1844 James K. Polk 54-40 or fight
1844 James K. Polk Reannexation of Texas and reoccupation of Oregon
1844 Henry Clay Who is James K. Polk?
1848 Zachary Taylor For President of the People
1856 John C. Fremont Free Soil, Free Labor, Free Speech, Free Men, and Fremont
1860 Abraham Lincoln Vote Yourself a Farm
1864 Abraham Lincoln Don't swap horses in the middle of the stream
1884 Grover Cleveland Blaine, Blaine, James G. Blaine, The Continental Liar from the State of Maine
1884 James Blaine Ma, Ma, Where’s my Pa, Gone to the White House, Ha, Ha, Ha
1888 Benjamin Harrison Rejuvenated Republicanism
1896 William McKinley Patriotism, Protection, and Prosperity
1900 William McKinley A Full Dinner Pail
1916 Woodrow Wilson He kept us out of war
1920 Warren G. Harding Return to normalcy
1920 Warren G. Harding Cox and Cocktails
1924 Calvin Coolidge Keep cool with Coolidge
1928 Herbert Hoover A chicken in every pot and a car in every garage
1952 Dwight Eisenhower I Like Ike
1956 Dwight Eisenhower Peace and Prosperity
1960 Richard Nixon For the future
1964 Lyndon B. Johnson The stakes are too high for you to stay at home
1964 Barry Goldwater In your heart you know he’s right
1968 Richard Nixon Nixon's the One
1976 Gerald Ford He’s making us proud again
1976 Jimmy Carter Not Just Peanuts
1976 Jimmy Carter A Leader, For a Change
1980 Ronald Reagan Are you better off than you were four years ago?
1984 Ronald Reagan It’s morning again in America
1984 Walter Mondale America Needs a Change
1988 George Bush Kinder, Gentler Nation
1992 Bill Clinton Don’t stop thinking about tomorrow
1992 Bill Clinton Putting People First
1992 Ross Perot Ross for Boss
1996 Bill Clinton Building a bridge to the 21st century
1996 Bob Dole The Better Man for a Better America
2000 Al Gore Prosperity and progress
2000 Al Gore Prosperity for America's families
2000 George W. Bush Compassionate conservatism
2000 George W. Bush Leave no child behind
2000 George W. Bush Real plans for real people
2000 George W. Bush Reformer with results
2000 Ralph Nader Government of, by, and for the people...not the monied interests
2004 John Kerry Let America be America Again
2004 George W. Bush Yes, America Can!
2008 John McCain Country First
2008 Barack Obama Change We Can Believe In
2008 Barack Obama Change We Need
2008 Barack Obama Hope
2008 Barack Obama Yes We Can

Somehow I would bet Mittens 'the flip flopper' Rmoney will have a new slogan daily. "America's in Trouble" is a 21st Century equivalent to that of Henry Clay or James Blain--wait who's that again? Ma Ma Where's my Pa? Gone to the White House Haw Haw Haw.

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Reply Mon 13 Aug, 2012 04:55 am
It's not just America that is in trouble - and I doubt anyone would think that a (is it about) $13 Trillion debt is anything about trouble. With a $5.1 trillion total tax revenue http://www.usgovernmentrevenue.com/ you must be paying about 20% of revenue in interest (that's just a guess).

The ratio of Income Tax Revenue : Company Tax Revenue shows a distinctive trend :
1934 = 420:364 = 1.15 : 1
1950 = 15755 : 10449 = 1.50 : 1
1975= 122738:40621 = 3.02 : 1
2000=1004462:207289 = 4.8 : 1
2011= 1091473:181085= 6.02 : 1

So between 1934 & 2011
Company Tax has increased almost 500 times
Income Tax has increased almost 2598 times

So the bulk of servicing the US Govt debt is paid for by the employee...but guess who gets the bulk of the benefit from govt 'stimulus' packages? Who gets the bulk of the benefit on tax cuts to companies? And you must realise that even when a country transitions from recession to growth, that those tax concessions are never reversed.

Income tax payers are effectively paying most of the tax that the corporations used to pay.

If you wonder why there is a growing divide between the rich and the poor - the growing divide between company tax and income tax should paint a picture.

That of course, is only one of the problems...another is related to how and why that divide keeps growing. It's certainly not something that politicians are unaware of.

There are plenty of other problems too.

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