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  •  But Pubs are using 'socialism' instead of (0+ / 0-)

    'class war', and it makes it all good. Dems can't shout back with 'capitalism' as everyone's convinced that 'capitalism' good, 'socialism' bad.

    Good reads overall this Sunday on Dkos, as usual. Laurence Lewis never disappoints.

    "A time is coming when a single carrot, freshly observed, will trigger a revolution." -- Cézanne

    by toilpress on Sun Oct 10, 2010 at 05:34:30 PM PDT

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    •  Fair Capitalism, Socialism for the Rich (1+ / 0-)
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      And that's why the answer is --

        We oppose Socialism for the Rich
        We favor Fair Capitalism

      Why does a middle-class worker who makes $100,000 pay a payroll tax of 7.65% while a CEO making $1,000,000 pays a payroll tax of 0.8%?

      That's Socialism for the Rich.

      We need to support "Fair Capitalism"  and oppose "Socialism for the Rich".

      We support putting more cash in the worker's pockets.   For starters, how about having workers not pay payroll tax until their first $20,000.  And then extend the payroll tax so it doesn't end just north of $100,000.

      How would workers feel about the Democrats when they gave everyone a 7.65% raise on the first $20,000 that they earn?  And with the money left over by extending the tax, we could start talking about lowering the retirement age to 60.

    •  What the GOP wants isn't capitalism. (3+ / 0-)
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      Matt Z, SweetLittleOkie, toilpress

      It's robber baron-ism.  Big difference.  You can have the former without the latter.

      Once again we're letting the Right define the terms of the debate.  George Lakoff warned us about this;  wonder when we're going to listen?

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