I am wealthy, and favor tax hikes for the wealthy
I am not wealthy, and favor tax hikes for the wealthy
I am wealthy, and against tax hikes for the wealthy
I am not wealthy, and against tax hikes for the wealthy
Do you know what happens when you "tax the wealthy?"
The so-called "wealthy" are the people who run small businesses. They are the people who create jobs and hire people.
So.... Do you want to make unemployment go up even higher?
Are you aware that we are far down on the back side of the Laffer Curve. Do you know what happens when you raise taxes there?
And... are you really ready to see Atlas shrug?
So... Go ahead.... Tax the "wealthy."
If you agree that there were whites who thought of their race as superior to blacks, then you believe racism existed in 1776. The word "racism" did not exist. However, theories of race that posited the superiority of the white race existed and that is racism, regardless of ignorance or stupidity or whatever. "Racism" is just a label to describe a reality.
Yes, I am using a modern word that did not exist in 1776, but the same belief that that word describes existed then as it does today regardless of what caused it or how normal it was. Moreover, the idea that they just "didn't know" isn't entirely accurate considering that other scientists recognized that races were equal in ability and many abolitionists recognized the same thing.
Last edited by ThePlayDrive; 07-05-11 at 05:03 PM.
"Never fear. Him is here" - Captain Chaos (Dom DeLuise), Cannonball Run
Mace Windu: Then our worst fears have been realized. We must move quickly if the Jedi Order is to survive.
“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.
Fact is, the bold part of your comment is NOT in the definition of racism. I have provided the definition of racism and it's only definition is "belief that there are differences in races and that certain races are superior to others." All the little conditions that you have added to the definition are your own - they are not in the definition of racism. Unless you can find an accepted definition of racism that says "racism is the belief in the superiority of one race over others...when available information says the opposite" then you're making **** up and trying to convince other people to accept it.
If I asked an average white slave owner, "Are you a racist?", he would respond, "What's that?" since the word didn't exist. If I asked him if he thought that the white race was superior to the black race, he would likely say, "yes". That's all I need to know to recognize him as a racist. You and others are hung up on the word "racist" and that word is completely irrelevant to argument I'm making. You could call the same reality I'm pointing to "purple" instead of "racism" and it would still exist in 1776.