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  •  But If You Track the Concentration of Wealth (3+ / 0-)

    it's been fatally regregressive under all Admins and congresses since Carter. I don't know that we ever had time to sort out whether 70% top marginal rates, and the various other higher tax rates, were high enough for the large middle class to be sustainable long term. We certainly proved that the rates below that haven't been.

    Democracy can't survive a class of rich who are this rich and hold such a large share of net worth.

    We are called to speak for the weak, for the voiceless, for victims of our nation and for those it calls enemy.... --ML King "Beyond Vietnam"

    by Gooserock on Tue Jan 17, 2012 at 10:49:56 AM PST

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    •  one of the contradictions of crisis capitalism (1+ / 0-)
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      by annieli on Tue Jan 17, 2012 at 10:53:15 AM PST

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