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    Re: Is the OWS against Capitalism?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dickieboy View Post
    Maybe so, maybe not. If the wealthy decide to retract from the US market and invest overseas the reduction in available capital AND taxable income would hurt would it not?
    In order to help our country, financially, I believe we must cut spending and tax the rich. If the wealthy want to take their business elsewhere, and leave America to rot, then I think it is then time for the government to grapple them back into America's affairs.

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    Re: Is the OWS against Capitalism?

    Quote Originally Posted by Wake View Post
    In order to help our country, financially, I believe we must cut spending and tax the rich....
    this is exactly what Obama & the Democrats want to do, but the Republicans keep calling it "Communism".

    Standard & Poor's called for a balanced approach, of $3 trillion in spending cuts & $1 trillion in more tax revenue from the rich, over ten years.

    its a good plan. it asks for sacrifice from all.

    and the GOP said no.
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    Re: Is the OWS against Capitalism?

    Quote Originally Posted by Wake View Post
    ...I think it is then time for the government to grapple them back into America's affairs.
    And how does this comply with the US Constitution or are you being facetious?

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    Re: Is the OWS against Capitalism?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dickieboy View Post
    And how does this comply with the US Constitution or are you being facetious?
    We are in troubling times. Our nation is suffering while the uber-rich move jobs overseas, which only adds to the problem.

    Corporations are not people, so I can see no problem if the government ordered corporations to focus their business in America.

    I have supported the right and the rich for far too long, and have realized that they don't give a damn about the poor.

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    Re: Is the OWS against Capitalism?

    Quote Originally Posted by Wake View Post
    We are in troubling times. Our nation is suffering while the uber-rich move jobs overseas, which only adds to the problem.

    Corporations are not people, so I can see no problem if the government ordered corporations to focus their business in America.

    I have supported the right and the rich for far too long, and have realized that they don't give a damn about the poor.
    the poor don't pay for the lobbyists and the PACs that fund the Republican's campaigns.

    so no, the GOP doesn't give a **** about the poor.

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    Re: Is the OWS against Capitalism?

    Quote Originally Posted by Thunder View Post
    this is exactly what Obama & the Democrats want to do, but the Republicans keep calling it "Communism".
    In a grossly broad sense it is. The aim to ‘tax the rich’ and ‘give to the poor’ theoretically ultimately results in a ‘class-less’ society which is a tenant of Socialism. The presence of an ‘authoritarian’ government somewhat supports the ‘Communism’ claim. Both of these are not my personal opinion but merely an explanation of the basis for the position of some.



    Standard & Poor's called for a balanced approach, of $3 trillion in spending cuts & $1 trillion in more tax revenue from the rich, over ten years.
    its a good plan. it asks for sacrifice from all.
    and the GOP said no.
    It is a good plan but still not sufficient enough. Per whoever’s published budget the debt will continue to increase for the next 10-15 years. The $4t you mention above will push the ‘point of no return’ out 7-8 years but only. The President’s debt commission came up with even more and was supported by both parties but still garnered no support from the White House. Why? At issue is that the spending/borrowing is increasing to the point that debt service will overcome the ability to generate revenue in the medium term.

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    Re: Is the OWS against Capitalism?

    Quote Originally Posted by Wake View Post
    I have supported the right and the rich for far too long, and have realized that they don't give a damn about the poor.
    Well neither does the Left give a damn about the poor. The Left's rhetoric focuses on the middle class.

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    Re: Is the OWS against Capitalism?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dickieboy View Post
    How is it fiscally responsible to think that the proposed tax increases on the wealthy which increases revenues $80-$100B annually will address an approximate $1T annual deficit?
    where are you getting your numbers from. The bush tax cuts for the wealthy amount to 4 trillion over 10 years which is 400 billion a year.
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    Re: Is the OWS against Capitalism?

    Quote Originally Posted by 99percenter View Post
    Its a fallacy to compare ourselves to europe. Our GDP is roughly equivalent to the whole continent and we have 300 million people.
    Why?

    Sure Europe is a little bit poorer, but not by much. The idea that you can pursue different policies in the US than in Europe, and get the same results as Europe is really dumb. Fact is, the richest 1% take about 15% of Americas economy (after the crisis). Shall 15% of the economy pay for a welfare state that costs 40% of GDP. It is pretty obvious that everyone has to pay, not just the 1% if you want to live in a welfare state.

    As for rich not wanting to invest, that has been repeatedly proven to be false by liberal and conservative economists. We had some of our most prosperous times during the clinton years and even bushs own treasury secretary called tax cuts a mistake. he was forced to resign for not agreeing with it.
    No it hasn't. In fact there are direct evidence that there are policies that scares the rich away. Just compare Venezuela and Chile.

    Now over to Clinton tax rates. Actually the tax rates for rich today is higher than under Clinton. States taxes have increased, especially for the rich, and there is some new taxes from the health care legislation. Taxing the rich is like plucking the golden goose. If you pluck to much it is going to fly away, or in modern economic terms. Invest outside the US. Companies are already investing outside the US.

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    Re: Is the OWS against Capitalism?

    Quote Originally Posted by Camlon View Post
    It is pretty selfish and greedy to want student loans to be forgiven.

    I thought they were protesting against greed?
    Show me where this has been officially endorsed as a position of the Occupy movement?
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