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    Re: Income Inequality

    Quote Originally Posted by gdgyva View Post
    what is unequal about chapter c corporations?

    and you want to force all companies into what?

    c corps
    llc's
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    partnerships

    what exactly is your idea here
    Limited liability, for starters. Tax them all equally, that's another good step. Repeal citizens united...corporations aren't people. And if they are, then put a few to death for heinous crimes committed.

    That would just be the opening salvo towards leveling the playing field for business in this country.
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    Reports indicate that everyone knew he was hauling a bunch of guns up there. But, since you brought it up, there's something which should be illegal: guns that breakdown.

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    Re: Income Inequality

    Quote Originally Posted by b_dubz View Post
    Dang look at Africa n Asia!! Looks anorexic!!!
    China and India would be much smaller if they hadn't adopted free marked principles fairly recently.

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    Re: Income Inequality

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    Since govt employees are REQUIRED to join these public sector unions, and since the money they forcibly take are spent supporting dems, even against the wishes of the employee-thats not good enough.
    Actually, at least here in the admittedly left wing state of California, employees are not required to join the union, and the union is prohibited from using membership dues to support political causes.

    I'm not sure how it is in other states.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    Actually, at least here in the admittedly left wing state of California, employees are not required to join the union, and the union is prohibited from using membership dues to support political causes.

    I'm not sure how it is in other states.
    In CT, most unions operate as "closed shop", meaning, you want the job, you join the union. And then thatunion uses dues to fund campaigns of union exec choice. And those union executives? They don't work, other than to be union executives, and they live in multi million dollar houses in Greenwich, a nice posh little town in CT where wealthy people from all over the country go to escape the peasants.


    Unions are a for profit business, nothing more, nothing less. Which I have no problem with.

    My problem is with the backing they get from the state and federal government.
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    Reports indicate that everyone knew he was hauling a bunch of guns up there. But, since you brought it up, there's something which should be illegal: guns that breakdown.

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    Re: Income Inequality

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    What has anyone else done to EARN those scraps? Why do you think that anyone else ought to benefit from the hard work of others?
    I think its reprehensible to allow people to starve. I also think they deserve the same opportunities as these ppl had. And furthermore the majority of amazingly wealthy people (see Paris Hilton or her father) did NOTHING to earn their wealth. They were just lucky.

    Basically I think they deserve the opportunity to work, at a fair and equal pay, and that it has never been afforded to them in our country's history.

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    Re: Income Inequality

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    China and India would be much smaller if they hadn't adopted free marked principles fairly recently.
    Duhhhhh china and India would both be part of Asia, (one of the places i said looked anorexic) and have extremely large socioeconomic gaps... Free market ain't gonna help that! It will in fact just make the gaps widen... That's why America's fat as heck n ppl still starve in the street...

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    Re: Income Inequality

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    No, because amongst other things its not the Govt doing it.
    Unions are not the government either.
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    Re: Income Inequality

    Quote Originally Posted by KevinKohler View Post
    In CT, most unions operate as "closed shop", meaning, you want the job, you join the union. And then thatunion uses dues to fund campaigns of union exec choice. And those union executives? They don't work, other than to be union executives, and they live in multi million dollar houses in Greenwich, a nice posh little town in CT where wealthy people from all over the country go to escape the peasants.


    Unions are a for profit business, nothing more, nothing less. Which I have no problem with.

    My problem is with the backing they get from the state and federal government.
    Sounds like CT needs some basic reforms.
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    Re: Income Inequality

    Quote Originally Posted by b_dubz View Post
    That's insanity. So you would allow the rich to pass on massive domes of money while everyone else picks up scraps?

    I say you can only pass on property, not money. Especially over 1-5mill or so.

    first thing

    inheritance taxes are double taxation

    that money was already taxes once....at some point

    secondly.....businesses value can easily exceed five million...with little or no cash

    so it passes on to a son or daughter who have to go deeply into debt to keep it? no thanks

    at the 50 million mark, its enough.....

    and 25% is EXTRA money for the government to waste as it sees fit

    so no...i dont think it's insanity

    i think it's rather fair to all myself
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    Re: Income Inequality

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    Actually, at least here in the admittedly left wing state of California, employees are not required to join the union, and the union is prohibited from using membership dues to support political causes.

    I'm not sure how it is in other states.
    They still have their money taken and used for left wing causes, and in the case of county and city govt (notably city workers and school district employees) it is indeed true.

    Big govt supports big govt. Power looks out for itself.

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