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  •  Tbe period (21+ / 0-)

    of the uber wealthy, just like sunspots have periods, seems to be 100 years.

    See "sunspots; 11 years" and "uber wealthy not even bothering to hide their contempt for the 99.9%", for examples...

    Seriously, Germany is doing OK, the EU hasn't gone under, yet, so they're going to extract a pound of flesh from the poor and middle class in Cyprus? While here in America SS is "in crisis" and medicare is "about to go broke", when all we have to do is increase the tax on the wealthiest of the wealthiest and it all goes away, so "the solution" is, according to the Ryan plan, give the wealthy another tax break?

    We're living in surreal times.

    Average Income For The Bottom 90 Percent Of Americans Grew Just $59 In 40 Years

    And the response of "average Americans" is "federal workers have it too good" instead of "I want what they have"?

    Where do you even start fixing thinking that's so persuasive, yet so radically fucked up?

    "Doing My Part to Piss Off the Religious Right" - A sign held by a 10-year old boy on 9-24-05

    by Timbuk3 on Mon Mar 25, 2013 at 07:41:14 PM PDT

    •  I just have to post this, again (5+ / 0-)

      A reaction to the "re"-election of Bush.

      The battle for America (transcript).

      BTW, the 100 year period refers to the LAST Great Depression brought about by monopolies, greed, and the American people allowing a few wealthy people to accumulate all of the wealth. ALL of of it (see link, above).

      "Doing My Part to Piss Off the Religious Right" - A sign held by a 10-year old boy on 9-24-05

      by Timbuk3 on Mon Mar 25, 2013 at 07:46:51 PM PDT

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    •  Hartmann With Many References Says 80 I Think. (2+ / 0-)
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      semiot, Timbuk3

      Goes back long before the Constitution, which was at least a century out of date when its ink was wet.

      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 Mon Mar 25, 2013 at 08:23:50 PM PDT

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    •  The object of collecting federal taxes is to (6+ / 0-)

      keep the currency moving by recycling it back through the Treasury.
      Of course, once it has gotten into the hands of the hoarders, it's almost impossible to retrieve because taxes only apply to money that's moving and churning stocks doesn't count.
      Congress, which is in charge of issuing U.S. currency in the first place, is reluctant to tax hoarders because they expect those hoarded dollars to fund their re-election to public office.
      Congress is making a side-deal with the hoarders. The advent of 160 freshmen in the House in the last four years, suggests it's a deal that's not paying off. But then, it's sort of stupid to expect hoarders not to hoard, isn't it?
      The unjust stewards are getting skunked by their cronies.

      We organize governments to deliver services and prevent abuse.

      by hannah on Tue Mar 26, 2013 at 02:14:09 AM PDT

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