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  •  I guess my sub-$10k viewpoint doesn't help (3+ / 0-)
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    blue aardvark, shoeless, LSophia

    even though I was comfortable enough (and considerably better off) in my retirement back in '06-'07...but really, ALL the people I know who support the wrong-o-sphere do so in hopes of (semi-magical) largesse in return, whether it's increased custom, a job offer, a promotion, an investment.  I understand that there must be minions involved in creating the delusion, but THEY can't be quite so innocently-deluded if they're not working the machine from the bottom.

    If they simply pulled a Prince John on everyone, including the Sheriffs of the various Nottinghams, their supportive infrastructure would be reduced to only the truly deluded and the immediately threatened.  They might well do it, but I remain convinced that it would be their worst possible move - for themselves, specifically.

    I expect we'll all do very badly if Romney wins, and maybe for a very long time;  I'm curious about what you see as the primary downside for the top 10%;  understanding what that looks like could help me get through to some of my more intransigent friends.

    This year, I'm doing something I've never done before - I'm voting a straight Democratic ticket

    by chmood on Tue Sep 25, 2012 at 09:14:05 AM PDT

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    •  OK, here goes (7+ / 0-)

      (1) Romney WILL cut taxes for the highest earners. It is his only core belief.

      But the deficit remains a problem, and those tax cuts won't pay for themselves - never have, never will.

      So, he'll need to get money from somewhere. You can't get blood from a turnip. If you need large amounts of tax revenue, the rich are absolutely off limits, and the poor will literally stage food riots if you go after them, that leaves one place to go: the middle class. And especially the upper middle class.

      (2) I have an autistic son. He'll lose, and therefore I'll lose. The only reason he still has health care is Obamacare.

      (3) I have other, more functional, children and grandchildren. They will see their student loans go through the roof, their wages dwindle, and the state of public education collapse. That affects me indirectly.

      Romney economics: Feed our seed corn to the fattest pigs and trust them to poop out jobs.

      by blue aardvark on Tue Sep 25, 2012 at 09:22:28 AM PDT

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      •  Thank you. (1+ / 0-)
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        blue aardvark

        My own slide out of my shabby comfort into poverty can blind me to others' circumstances, so I appreciate you for that.  Gives me much to reflect on, and that is welcome.

        This year, I'm doing something I've never done before - I'm voting a straight Democratic ticket

        by chmood on Tue Sep 25, 2012 at 09:10:50 PM PDT

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