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    antirove, 4Freedom

    I think it's difficult for us (well, for me) to grok completely what it means to have billions of dollars available. The fact that there are no limits on wealth in our system means that there are no limits on power or dirty tricks or even on the manipulation of the reality of the masses. Yes, the Kochs have exposed themselves, but really, that's probably because they don't care. There are probably many other similar manipulations permeating our lawmaking, media, and politics that we will never find out about. Drastic reform of our tax system would really help, including exponential progressivity and taxes on wealth as well as on income, capital gains, and so on. And not only would this improve the democracy, it would also increase revenue.

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