Taxes? ATPT or oedipus or whatever his name is just slandering on. Arguments about topicality about non topical points. Geez, oh so way off the point people. Regular ass ****s are screwed. And it's not because of the government. To quote David Frum -
"Think back to 1960. The federal government regulated the price of every airfare. It regulated every rail, truck and shipping route. It regulated the price of natural gas. It regulated stockbrokers' commissions. It regulated the interest rates that could be paid on checking accounts. It told most farmers how much they could grow of what commodity. It regulated what kind of political and religious comment could be expressed on the airwaves. And of course it conscripted millions of young men beginning their careers into the armed forces."
Who regulates now? Our bosses. So many of them take advantage of that power. And who wouldn't? At least the government is representative of us. Or it used to be. Until Obama came in and suddenly and quite magically we as a "Christian Nation" who all of a sudden think mosques are insensitive realized it was much too big.
I have a point, and its not about big government, taxes, or anything other than pertaining to the original post - can someone please tell me the benefits of a model that on the micro scale looks like this...
There is a theoretical community where $10,000 exists. Ten people live there and each have $600. Except for one person. He has $4,600. This community makes $2,000 every year as a whole (GDP). So, by the end of the year there will be $12,000 as a whole for the community. Everyone agrees the community generates most of its $2000 annually because of the man with the most money providing services for profit. At the end of the year everyone who worked for this person now has $580 but person number 10 has $6,780. The community made money, but most citizens are worth less than they were last year.
This is what is happening RIGHT NOW on a massive scale. This is reality. Conservatives need to know what they are talking about instead of changing the subject. They need to ask why "trickle up" couldn't work as well (if not more efficiently) than trickle down. They need to make up their minds as to whether or not Obama is an extreme Christian, or a Muslim. They need to ask how the President can be held responsible for fixing the economy while insisting he have nothing to do with. They need to ask themselves who really is "in poor taste" when it comes to the freedom of a business man to build on property (whatever the hell might be there) he purchased and was approved by the city. And, finally they need to stop arguing that the community model I laid out - the status quo - is somehow OK.