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  •  I can't believe that we, the people, are allowing (7+ / 0-)

    this to happen.  Yes, they have the power, the money, the militarized lap dogs, but we have people power.

    As Patti Smith said, PEOPLE HAVE THE POWER.

    We just have to stop believing their hype, and their lies.  

    KILL YOUR TV and get out there and throw some love at those hateful bastards.

    And if love and truth don't get 'em, well, thre's always [REDACTED].

    •  It Started Under Ford or Nixon So We've Had (2+ / 0-)
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      almost a half century for the people to respond.

      I don't think we should wait for them any longer.

      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 Sun May 18, 2014 at 10:03:52 AM PDT

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      •  Top marginal rate was still 70% under Nixon/Ford (3+ / 0-)
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        It was Reagan who cut it to 50% his 1st year in office.  Today, such a top marginal rate would be considered "socialism."

        The top estate tax rate in 1981 was 70%.  Today, it's 40%.  While income tax rates are hotly debated, this sharp reduction has largely gone unnoticed.

        Some men see things as they are and ask why. I dream of things that never were and ask why not?

        by RFK Lives on Sun May 18, 2014 at 11:05:22 AM PDT

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