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    Re: Walker takes broad swipe at public employee unions

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    Income Gap Is Widening, Data Shows:

    "Income inequality grew significantly in 2005, with the top 1 percent of Americans — those with incomes that year of more than $348,000 — receiving their largest share of national income since 1928, analysis of newly released tax data shows.

    The top 10 percent, roughly those earning more than $100,000, also reached a level of income share not seen since before the Depression.

    While total reported income in the United States increased almost 9 percent in 2005, the most recent year for which such data is available, average incomes for those in the bottom 90 percent dipped slightly compared with the year before, dropping $172, or 0.6 percent.

    The gains went largely to the top 1 percent, whose incomes rose to an average of more than $1.1 million each, an increase of more than $139,000, or about 14 percent.

    The new data also shows that the top 300,000 Americans collectively enjoyed almost as much income as the bottom 150 million Americans. Per person, the top group received 440 times as much as the average person in the bottom half earned, nearly doubling the gap from 1980."
    http://www.nytimes.com/2007/03/29/business/29tax.html
    So you think overpaid union members with cadilac pension and medical plan will fix this?

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    Re: Walker takes broad swipe at public employee unions

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    Because I happen to think a strong middle class is necessary for a healthy economy, and I don't much care for a corporate run society.
    So then why do we have so many rich democrats making laws?

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    Re: Walker takes broad swipe at public employee unions

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    Whysoserious provides facts, you provide your vision of a distorted reality with nothing whatsoever to back it up.
    What facts, USA Today? CIA? Why would anyone believe what the CIA posts after the WMD debacle? Why do you ignore non partisan sites like BEA.gov, BLS.gov, and the U.S. Treasury sites? You buy what someone who agrees with you posts because that is what you want to believe. Trust but verify and you haven't done that.

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    Re: Walker takes broad swipe at public employee unions

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    One sixth of the country being under the poverty line doesn't concern you huh?



    How's that been working out since Reagan and Bush slashed tax rates for the wealthy and cut regulations? Are we better off now than we were during our 50 year period of progressive taxes and adequate regulatory oversight in this country?



    Because your trickle down theory has proven not to work. Why would I possible want to continue practices that have only made our economy worse for the middle class?

    We have been trickled on quite enough already thank you!
    Robert J. Samuelson - Why Obama's poverty rate measure misleads

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    Re: Walker takes broad swipe at public employee unions

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    Whysoserious provides facts, you provide your vision of a distorted reality with nothing whatsoever to back it up.
    I provided facts this morning which you did not address, which destroyed your opinion, which you've ignored and have not addressed with anything whatsoever either.

    http://www.debatepolitics.com/breaki...post1059304078
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    Re: Walker takes broad swipe at public employee unions

    Quote Originally Posted by Conservative View Post
    I have gone through the budget of the United States and don't see an expense line item for tax cuts. Please point that out for me. Do you think your parents keeping more of what they earn is an expense to the govt?
    So a debt is not a debt if its called another name? If I reduce my income and continue to spend at the same level, what happens? That is what has happened for the last 3 decades, mostly under Republican rule. How has this helped us?
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    Re: Walker takes broad swipe at public employee unions

    Quote Originally Posted by donc View Post
    I must have missed where you posted this and your explanation of how “collective bargaining will nullify the measures taken by union members to pay more into their healthcare and pension fund, and will put at risk the 120 million already approved in a bipartisan effort with the WI Senate ”would happen with a signed contract. How about giving me a synopsis?
    No, it's all there, read the thread. Have fun.
    “I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on what’s being proposed here, he’d agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute.” - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.


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    Re: Walker takes broad swipe at public employee unions

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Invisible View Post
    When did I ever say that the boss should earn less than his/her employees?

    Please, show me.

    Edit: Also the people at the top are the main beneficiaries because they are the one's who get major bonuses and stock options when the corp increases its value
    It sounded that way too me. Sorry, if I was wrong. Forgive me?
    Now,
    I wonder how those people got to the top.......
    I guess they all were just lucky and it had nothing to do with education and hard work.
    Also, there are some places who offer workers stock options etc. Not all are the evil people they are painted as.
    In fact I think the evil Wal-Mart offers them.
    Catawa is my favorite bleeding heart liberal.
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    Re: Walker takes broad swipe at public employee unions

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    So a debt is not a debt if its called another name? If I reduce my income and continue to spend at the same level, what happens? That is what has happened for the last 3 decades, mostly under Republican rule. How has this helped us?
    You mean under Democrat spending since they have had the majority more than the GOP

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    Re: Walker takes broad swipe at public employee unions

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    So a debt is not a debt if its called another name? If I reduce my income and continue to spend at the same level, what happens? That is what has happened for the last 3 decades, mostly under Republican rule. How has this helped us?
    You do what the govt. does, create debt. Stop the damn spending and stop blaming only Republicans, Democrats controlled the purse strings the last 4 years and added 5 trillion to the debt. you seem to have more of a problem with people keeping more of what they earn and the question is why? You keeping more of what you earn means less need for that liberal help and that drives liberals crazy.

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