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    happymisanthropy

    "Builders should earn more than shufflers."

    I couldn't agree more and for me this absolutely summmarizes the core problem we face in our country.

    When did our country develop a sneering attitude towards work that makes you sweat?  Why is it that "builders'" income (the income produced by a person's sweat) is the ONLY income that is deemed acceptable to tax?  Why can't we tax the "shufflers?"  There is always a collective gasp of horror if someone suggests taxing the people who do not need a shower at the end of the day because you would "discourage" them from investing.  

    Well, as this diary makes clear, the investments of the shufflers need to be curtailed...they are damaging.  Taxing them might be a way to put brakes on their insanity.

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