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    Re: U.S. Poverty Climbed to 17-Year High in 2010

    Quote Originally Posted by Neomalthusian View Post

    People who want to be able to protect any of their wealth.
    If your wealth is generated at the expense of my well being then screw your wealth, my well being is more important to me than the size of your bank account. Private enterprise needs to be kept in check by public interest, otherwise we're living in a chaotic and unconscious society.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Neomalthusian View Post
    Don't let people protect their wealth or decide anything for themselves.
    The idea of "wealth protection" is interesting. Don't get me wrong- I use all of the tax shelters, deductions, etc. available to me like any rational market player...

    But I think Daniel Quinn got it right in "Beyond Civilization" when he identified the moment it all started going wrong for humanity. Once food is kept under lock and key, and the hungry are not allowed to eat for the simple fact that they are hungry... that is the earliest flicker of what has become global capitalism, and the wellspring of class division.
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    Re: U.S. Poverty Climbed to 17-Year High in 2010

    Quote Originally Posted by lpast View Post
    Data released by the Census Bureau today showed the proportion of people living in poverty climbed to 15.1 percent last year from 14.3 percent in 2009, and median household income declined 2.3 percent. The number of Americans living in poverty was the highest in the 52 years since the Census Bureau began gathering that statistic. Those figures may have worsened in recent months as the economy weakened.


    We all know the rich have gotten far richer in the last decade....So come one Corporate cheerleaders tell us why the rich and the corporations need another big tax cut...we can see how much bush' tax cuts have benefitted everyone just by this article.


    U.S. Poverty Climbed to 17-Year High in 2010 - Bloomberg
    More of that hope and change bs that the obumblites lap up



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    Re: U.S. Poverty Climbed to 17-Year High in 2010

    Quote Originally Posted by Bardo View Post
    If your wealth is generated at the expense of my well being then screw your wealth, my well being is more important to me than the size of your bank account. Private enterprise needs to be kept in check by public interest, otherwise we're living in a chaotic and unconscious society.
    an interesting justification of parasitic socialism



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    Re: U.S. Poverty Climbed to 17-Year High in 2010

    Quote Originally Posted by tessaesque View Post
    I didn't say that.

    I said the increase in poverty is related to the recession/depression. I also said that the programs we utilized to prevent increases in poverty did not work.

    Don't put words in my mouth simply because you don't like my argument. That's disingenuous and counter productive.

    I thought trickle down economics was supposed to increase jobs and revenue? We clearly see they did not and the GOP is only proposing more of the same.
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    Re: U.S. Poverty Climbed to 17-Year High in 2010

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    I thought trickle down economics was supposed to increase jobs and revenue? We clearly see they did not and the GOP is only proposing more of the same.
    Jacking up taxes on the rich has only made dem politicians wealthier and jacked up the deficit



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    Re: U.S. Poverty Climbed to 17-Year High in 2010

    Quote Originally Posted by catawba View Post
    i thought trickle down economics was supposed to increase jobs and revenue? We clearly see they did not and the gop is only proposing more of the same.
    QE1 QE2 Will we get QE3?
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    Re: U.S. Poverty Climbed to 17-Year High in 2010

    Quote Originally Posted by AdamT View Post
    Government is how "the people" regulate capitalism. If government doesn't do it's job, capitalism crashes.
    The elimination of the Glass-Stegall act in 2000 and the lax regulation in the decade that followed that allowed banks to once again bet on stocks and bad loans without putting up the money to back them is one of the biggest reasons I see for our current problems.

    I've read that before the stock market crash there used to be actual betting parlors where people could do the same thing we allowed the banks to do in the decade following 2000.
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    Re: U.S. Poverty Climbed to 17-Year High in 2010

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    Jacking up taxes on the rich has only made dem politicians wealthier and jacked up the deficit
    The rich are paying a lower tax rate now then they've paid in 65 years. You think the country is running better now than it was between WWII and the late 60s?

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    Re: U.S. Poverty Climbed to 17-Year High in 2010

    Quote Originally Posted by Bardo View Post
    If your wealth is generated at the expense of my well being then screw your wealth, my well being is more important to me than the size of your bank account. Private enterprise needs to be kept in check by public interest, otherwise we're living in a chaotic and unconscious society.
    For one thing, your value judgment about the importance of my bank account relative to your well-being (whatever that means to you) is nothing more than your value judgment. The two do not have anything to do with one another, and your attitude does not give you access to my money.

    For another thing, why can't the public look out for its own interest by way of their conscious, rational decisions? Why does someone else have to make their decisions and do the advocating the way parents do for a child? Private enterprise and public interest go hand-in-hand, yet you paint them as competing forces. I guess that's because leftism assumes people cannot make their own best choices. Am I right?

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