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  •  The fault is with the voters, then. (3+ / 0-)
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    Every person in this country wants laws, especially tax laws, that benefit them.  Every. Single. One.  Including people who own businesses.  That's how democracy works. Pretty much nobody -- except maybe a few of the uber rich who are so rich that their money is nothing more than number on a sheet of paper, and a billion here or there doesn't make much difference -- says "please, pass a law so I can pay more in taxes."  Do you EXPECT anybody to do that?    

    The problem is that in states that do not have an income tax -- like Texas -- there's not a huge outcry from the voters of that state to impose more business taxes.   States that have a tax system where businesses don't pay very much do that on purpose, because business that can move all or part of their business often will "follow the money" and move to states where their tax burden is lessened.

    •  Yawwwwnnnnn. There is nothing wrong (5+ / 0-)

      with calling out the people who lobby to have the laws in place that benefit the few at the price of the many.  That is also called democracy, with a helping of free speech.  The system is corrupt b/c its flushed with money. Politicians on both side of the aisle are bought and paid for.  They serve big money interest over small and confuse voters with propaganda and lies about the effects.  Do you think Americans are voting for a reduced standard of living? B/c that is what there getting.  

      •  I think the people get the government they (2+ / 0-)
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        vote for.  And if enough people would rather vote for social issues, for example, over economic issues, then they get the government they vote for.  

        And comments like this:

        They serve big money interest over small and confuse voters with propaganda and lies about the effects.
        make it sound as if you think most people are too stupid to be voters.  I always find comments like these to be arrogant.  The implication is that most voters are stupid, or at least not as smart as you are, because YOU can discern all those "lies" through the "propaganda" but it seems -- from this kind of comment -- that you think most voters are too stupid to do that.  

        What's your solution, then?  An IQ test for voters?  Only those who are smart enough to see the lies through the propaganda (like you) get to vote?  

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