End of thread.
Progressive taxation is the only way this country survived and grew as long as it has.
Somewhat. But maintaining a quality of living for the working class, infrastructure, gov investment in science and tech, and education has allowed us to grow beyond that. All the things that I've explained to you many, many times. Big business prospers because of the gov. Not in spite of.what really spurred the middle class was the huge economic advantage the US had for the period after WWII to about 1960 being the only industrial power that had not been destroyed by the war
Unfortunately, a de facto monarchy has sprung up. And their inbred generation of crooks has taken over the markets. Amoral, short sighted, visionless weaklings who fell into wealth and power. Thank god for the self-made men who keep us afloat. Shame on the current Government for not turning back the clock on Bushies follies and cracking down on the markets run amok.
It may be too late. They may have grown beyond our ability to control them. Another great depression might be what is needed to give an enema to foul corruption in lower manhattan.