There are two novels that can change a bookish fourteen-year old's life: The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged. One is a childish fantasy that often engenders a lifelong obsession with its unbelievable heroes, leading to an emotionally stunted, socially crippled adulthood, unable to deal with the real world. The other, of course, involves orcs.... John Rogers
I've got news for ya, the wealth redistribution happened when the "rich" were allowed to game the system and bleed out the middle class. Executives making 200-400 times their average paycheck to paycheck employee, are not being punished to ask them to pay the same tax rate or more... It's a return to balance.
The wealthy stole it from the middle class through tax breaks unprecedented in U.S. history, driving free trade to outsource good jobs with good benefits to other countries, collapsing the economy and markets (more than once) with fraudulent investments and destroying middle class wealth and retirement while consolidating assets and buying up bankrupt assets...
And you want to cry victim because we want it back? Amazing
Last edited by Occam's Razor; 06-21-15 at 11:37 AM.
"A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the majority discovers it can vote itself largess out of the public treasury." Attributed to Alexander Tytler
I'm talking taxes, tariffs, free trade exodus of good jobs, economic collapses stripping wealth and assets from the middle class to give corporations welfare.... And you pull out the tired old gates and buffet dodge?