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    Re: Income Inequality

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    Unions are not the government either.
    Public sector unions but labor and management on the same side-in a sham scheme against the taxpayer-to which both are accountable. Not a recipe for success.

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    Re: Income Inequality

    Unions are a really mixed bag... Before osha (which should stick to work place safety IMO and get its nose out of code) they were totally necessary IMO... In the current situation some unions are very necessary still (teachers union) and some are downright evil and try to monopolize their sector or rig the system in their favour. (construction unions, fraternal order of police)

    I live in philly, and the construction unions and the mob are one and the same. I was painting a widow in south philly before (at a house my boss owned) and the sash painters union rolled up in trucks and threatened to shake me off he latter. I was painting a third floor window! I explained they had know right as I was not a contractor and working for a flipper. I also had a few courts of paint and some tools and told them if they got close to the ladder I would start throwing stuff. They backed off.

    So like a said, mixed bag.

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    Re: Income Inequality

    Quote Originally Posted by gdgyva View Post
    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
    It's not about fairness, it's about what's best for our economy. Wealth pools. The distribution of wealth is zero sum. By those two factors alone, the short sightedness of a few can quite literally destroy our entire economy, without oversight, and means to put things into balance.
    Quote Originally Posted by calamity View Post
    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
    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...
    You are uninformed. The recent (last 25 years) gains in both China and India were from dumping marxist fail and utilizing free market principles. Indeed China is doing well because its done just that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    Sounds like CT needs some basic reforms.
    Not really. We simply need to remove the laws that protect unions and their members from employers. The only power a union should have is the collective bargaining.
    Quote Originally Posted by calamity View Post
    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 US Conservative View Post
    You are uninformed. The recent (last 25 years) gains in both China and India were from dumping marxist fail and utilizing free market principles. Indeed China is doing well because its done just that.
    Well, that and they are manipulating the value of their currency to give their products an unfair advantage on the open market, as well as bringing jobs to their shores by short sighted business owners.
    Quote Originally Posted by calamity View Post
    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 US Conservative View Post
    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.
    Except that unions are not government.

    But yes, big government supports big government, which is why neither party has ever cut back the size and power of the federal government. The main difference between the two parties is the lip service that they pay to "limited government", but lip service is all it is.

    It would be much better if neither big business nor big unions were supporting candidates and lobbying Congress, but if the boss has influence in Washington, then the workers need to have influence in Washington as well.
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    Re: Income Inequality

    Quote Originally Posted by KevinKohler View Post
    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.
    we can repeal citizens united at the exact same time, all money goes out of politics

    repeat....all money

    candidates would be given a budget by local/state/feds depending on what they are running for

    no money from pacs, lobbyists, companies, or persons allowed in any election

    you stand on your own....no party backing you with millions and millions

    if citizens wish to donate to the process, they donate to the fund that all monies are paid out of....with zero political affiliation

    no entity can campaign for a candidate (no lobbyists, no unions, no robocalls, no pac ads, nothing)

    i have zero issue getting rid of citizens united....lets change the entire freaking think though
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    Re: Income Inequality

    Quote Originally Posted by gdgyva View Post
    we can repeal citizens united at the exact same time, all money goes out of politics

    repeat....all money

    candidates would be given a budget by local/state/feds depending on what they are running for

    no money from pacs, lobbyists, companies, or persons allowed in any election

    you stand on your own....no party backing you with millions and millions

    if citizens wish to donate to the process, they donate to the fund that all monies are paid out of....with zero political affiliation

    no entity can campaign for a candidate (no lobbyists, no unions, no robocalls, no pac ads, nothing)

    i have zero issue getting rid of citizens united....lets change the entire freaking think though
    100%. Hell yes.



    Naturally, it won't happen. Politics is a billion dollar a year industry.
    Quote Originally Posted by calamity View Post
    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 lizzie View Post
    It isn't Walmart. Go find me some AMerican made products to buy ANYWHERE. It's not easy to do. The finest clothing stores are selling Chinese crap.
    New Balance makes sneakers in America. Only one I know of.
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