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  •  '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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      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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