America = me first f*** all y'all just doesn't seem to be what I was taught.
And "hey! leave a little pie for the rest of us" is not the same as "everyone gets the same amount of pie no matter how much or how little they contributed to the baking of said pie", that's just silly, but you can't conceive of there being some reasonable balance between the two extremes, both of which suck.
I don't think anyone on the left actually supports the position you attribute to them.
I think many on the right do support unchecked greed and the false "survival of the fittest" model.
Seems that way, anyway.
Taxes are about all the revenue a govt has.
And I still haven't seen the joyous benefits of tax cuts on the economy as a whole after ten whole years of their being in place.
Cut taxes. Scream about deficit this causes. Cut programs that allowed middle class to flourish. use dividend to further cut taxes.
Repeat until peasantry reestablished.
Income Gap Widens: Census Finds Record Gap Between Rich And Poor
In dollar terms, the rich are still getting richer, and the poor are falling further behind them.
The income gap between the richest and poorest Americans grew last year to its largest margin ever, a stark divide as Democrats and Republicans spar over whether to extend Bush-era tax cuts for the wealthy.
The top-earning 20 percent of Americans – those making more than $100,000 each year – received 49.4 percent of all income generated in the U.S., compared with the 3.4 percent made by the bottom 20 percent of earners, those who fell below the poverty line, according to the new figures. That ratio of 14.5-to-1 was an increase from 13.6 in 2008 and nearly double a low of 7.69 in 1968.
At the top, the wealthiest 5 percent of Americans, who earn more than $180,000, added slightly to their annual incomes last year, the data show. Families at the $50,000 median level slipped lower.
What can be envisioned is our people engaged in civil war just like what is going on in the middle east, look at the number of people who will be living at or below the poverty level and then the number of people that will make up the rest of our population and decide which group you would rather find you and yours in.
For some reason liberals have this obsession with a large central govt. that is bloated and full of bureaucracy.
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