To her Wall Street owners: Hillary Clinton: “But if everybody's watching, you know, all of the back room discussions and the deals, you know, then people get a little nervous, to say the least. so, you need both a public and a private position.” - Hillary Clinton: "I'm kind of far removed from the struggles of the Middle Class"
To say, "Entitlements for working people are earned benefits" is an oxymoron. The tax code is the tax code. Blame Congress. Entitlements are something else . . . for which you can also blame Congress.
Estate tax? Why should there even be a tax on my money when I die? Why?? I've paid tax on every dollar I have* . . . why should those net leftovers be subject to a confiscatory estate tax at all??
*Or certainly treated them the way the tax code says they must be treated.
Regardless of your presentation or whether I agree with each bullet point in the Alternet article, which is the one that I chose to read, my vote on your poll would be.
Both 1 & 2 & Ignorance that many believe that opportunity is equal even if income is not.
We need to stop talking about income inequality and really focus on opportunity inequality. I think that's really more what everyone wants, even what's mainly being discussed when education and healthcare and equal rights and even a higher minimum wage for all are being considered. Those open up a better path to opportunity equality. By calling it income inequality, it makes it seem as though we want their paychecks to go to our bank accounts, but what we want it for is to even out the opportunity potential for our children and, if applicable, ourselves.
jallman: "It's all good. At least you have a thick skin and can take being poked fun back at without crying. "
Thanks for the extra large font and bold type. It saves the people next door from having to call to see what I'm reading.