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  •  Now - how do you get this info to 30 second ads? (4+ / 0-)
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    wader, tidalwave1, eXtina, DRo

    Basically the simple minded folks that actually vote can only handle info provided in 30 second ads and are not capable in comprehending all these figures.

    What is needed is a campaign to actually demonize the Rich and the Corporations who got all the breaks.

    •  'The US has a revenue problem' 2 sec (10+ / 0-)

      'Lowest corporate tax rates since 1950'.  2 sec

      Pick out the individual industries/companies:

      Big Oil - $33 billion in tax subsidies. They paid less tax than YOU and they are robbing YOU at the pump. 2 sec

      Make it personal.

      Not that hard really, if someone would care to do it.

      "I've taken up sculpting recently. Landscapes mostly." ~ Yogi Bear

      by eXtina on Wed Mar 09, 2011 at 06:12:11 AM PST

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      •  And the voice-over has to be done by (1+ / 0-)
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        that swift-boating guy with the ominous voice and teeth -gnashing diction. You know the one.  The wingers seem to believe everything he says.  Hey, perhaps he's the one really running the country.  He's gotten pretty wealthy from all his propaganda work.  Let's see what taxes he pays.

      •  Exactly - Progressives Need to Educate the Average (3+ / 0-)
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        tidalwave1, SJLeonidas, eXtina

        citizen about historical tax rates for the rich and corporations vs. tax rates today. Show a chart (ala Ross Perot) in a commercial showing how income tax rates on the wealthy used to go up to as high as 90% and now only go up to 35% maximum. It can be done.

      •  yep (3+ / 0-)
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        NoMoreLies, ewmorr, eXtina

        right now oil and gas reserves and inventories in this country are at 15 year highs, YET we are looking at 4 buck gas.  Why?.?  Greed pure and simple.

        Commodity markets need to be pulled in, and yet Obama does NOTHING, like usual.

        Bad is never good until worse happens

        by dark daze on Wed Mar 09, 2011 at 07:05:45 AM PST

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    •  Easy (0+ / 0-)
      The rich get 85% of their income from capital gains - and they pay a lower rate than YOU do on your WAGES. MUCH lower when you figure you pay into Social Security, as well as income tax. There's no Social Security on capital gains.

      Shouldn't somebody who makes millions and millions a year pay the same rate that YOU do?  

      Call your Congressperson - tell them you want millionaires to pay the same rate YOU do, regardless of source. Tax capital gains as regular income.

      Easy to understand, has an action point, a talking point, and a soundbite.

      Should take less than 30 seconds.

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