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  •  One way of getting the super wealthy to (0+ / 0-)

    immediately return some, just some, of that stolen productivity would be to remove the cap on SS contributions and put a hard cap on their SS payout.  That way all the productivity they've taken over the past thirty or forty years would be returned to workers who would spend it.
    Any argument that it would anger the wealthy and they wouldn't go for it is certainly correct.  But, what would they go for that would have any impact on their income (not even talking about their accumulated wealth, just their income which should include capital gains).
    Short of storming the barricades what alternatives do workers have today? Trying to convince legislators? Ha.
    The ballot box? Ha. They own the software that counts the votes.

    So, I suggest we all sign a BIG greetings card asking them to be nice to us.
    Or, what if we send them a hundred million separate cards (at least that would help the Post Office).

    "I freed a thousand slaves, I could have freed a thousand more if only they knew they were slaves" Harriet Tubman

    by BrianParker14 on Sun Mar 31, 2013 at 10:48:16 PM PDT

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