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    Re: Walker takes broad swipe at public employee unions

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    The new census data backs that up -

    "The gap between the wealthiest Americans and middle- and working-class Americans has more than tripled in the past three decades, according to a June 25 report by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities.

    New data show that the gaps in after-tax income between the richest 1 percent of Americans and the middle and poorest parts of the population in 2007 was the highest it's been in 80 years, while the share of income going to the middle one-fifth of Americans shrank to its lowest level ever.

    The CBPP report attributes the widening of this gap partly to Bush Administration tax cuts, which primarily benefited the wealthy. Of the $1.7 trillion in tax cuts taxpayers received through 2008, high-income households received by far the largest -- not only in amount but also as a percentage of income -- which shifted the concentration of after-tax income toward the top of the spectrum."
    Income Gap Between Rich and Poor Is Highest in Decades, Data Show
    So what? How did a rich person make a poor person poorer. Your union buddies are doing their best to keep people dependent and taking away incentive. What is it exactly that keeps people poor and dependent if not unions and liberalism?

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    Re: Walker takes broad swipe at public employee unions

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    Even if you are right - and I strongly can say you are not right - look at the strategy now. Destroy the unions. So what are we left with? Corporate America taking us on the Road to Serfdom.
    Do you even realize these union laws only exist in a handful of states?

    You should really the Road to Serfdom. It'll do you some good.

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    Re: Walker takes broad swipe at public employee unions

    Quote Originally Posted by Conservative View Post
    So what?
    That was Dick Cheney's pat answer as well.


    How did a rich person make a poor person poorer.
    By tax and economic policies that favor the rich and penalize the middle class such as what is happening in Wisconsin today.
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    Re: Walker takes broad swipe at public employee unions

    Catawba;1059316705]That was Dick Cheney's pat answer as well.
    If so, good answer and one that all Americans should give.


    By tax and economic policies that favor the rich and penalize the middle class such as what is happening in Wisconsin today.[/QUOTE]

    47% of the people, all under 50,000 per year pay no Federal Income taxes so where is favoring of the rich. You keep ignoring reality.

    The top 1% of wage earners make 20% of all income and pay 38% of all taxes.
    The top 5% of wage earners make 34.7% of all income and pay 58.7% of all taxes.
    The top 10% of wage earners make 45.8% of all income and pay 69.9% of all taxes.

    The bottom 50% make 12.8% of all income and pay 2.7% of all taxes.

    Currently approximately 47% of all Americans pay nothing and actually get money back making their tax rate negative.


    Tell me what you believe the rich should pay in taxes since obviously 38% of all taxes isn't enough and that is just Federal Income Taxes.

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    Re: Walker takes broad swipe at public employee unions

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    That was Dick Cheney's pat answer as well.




    By tax and economic policies that favor the rich and penalize the middle class such as what is happening in Wisconsin today.
    Thank you progressives! Progressives are no better at protecting the economic rights of the common man. Progressives very much support tax breaks, favorable tariffs, and subsidies for corporation. They just support a different kind of corporation. Instead of supporting such cozy governmental preferences for Shell, Walmart, and Microsoft, they support said benefits for GE and Apple (and usually justified by some grand social scheme to alleviate poverty or curb climate change).

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    Re: Walker takes broad swipe at public employee unions

    Quote Originally Posted by Conservative View Post

    Tell me what you believe the rich should pay in taxes
    A return to the progressive taxes that served the country so well during the 50 year period when we had the best economy with the least debt for the most Americans.
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    Re: Walker takes broad swipe at public employee unions

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    A return to the progressive taxes that served the country so well during the 50 year period when we had the best economy with the least debt for the most Americans.
    Correlations are not causations. Read your history more carefully.

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    Re: Walker takes broad swipe at public employee unions

    Quote Originally Posted by ElijahGalt View Post
    Thank you progressives! Progressives are no better at protecting the economic rights of the common man. Progressives very much support tax breaks, favorable tariffs, and subsidies for corporation. They just support a different kind of corporation. Instead of supporting such cozy governmental preferences for Shell, Walmart, and Microsoft, they support said benefits for GE and Apple (and usually justified by some grand social scheme to alleviate poverty or curb climate change).
    Yeah, that's probably why most of the big corporate money went to the GOP candidates in 2010, right?
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    Re: Walker takes broad swipe at public employee unions

    Quote Originally Posted by ElijahGalt View Post
    Thank you progressives! Progressives are no better at protecting the economic rights of the common man. Progressives very much support tax breaks, favorable tariffs, and subsidies for corporation. They just support a different kind of corporation. Instead of supporting such cozy governmental preferences for Shell, Walmart, and Microsoft, they support said benefits for GE and Apple (and usually justified by some grand social scheme to alleviate poverty or curb climate change).
    Catch me if you can.

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    Re: Walker takes broad swipe at public employee unions

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    Yeah, that's probably why all the big corporate money went to the GOP candidates in 2010, right?
    Actually, no they did not. Though the majority probably did go to the republicans, we're probably talking about a 51% or 52% majority. Check out OpenSecrets.org and you'll see I'm right. Republican politicians are not the only ones with their hands out. Heck, even beloved Teddy R. was guilty of such political bribery and it was the exposure of the bribes that he had taken which fueled him to act accordingly.

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