Changa

August
21st

Inequity


There are 307,006,550 in the USA. Of those, 76,751,637 don't pay taxes. Which sounds like a lot, until you consider that the richest 400 people have more money than the poorest 153,503,275 people combined. Yet those poor people taken as a whole do still end up contributing taxes!

I'm not complaining about the president making 10 times as much as me -- that sounds fairly reasonable, since I don't want his job and won't claim I could handle it.

But it is not a healthy indicator when one person makes 383,758 times as much money as another person -- that's not capitalism, that's feudal exploitation.

By the same standard that allows one to claim "corporations are people," you must also agree that unions are people. And while corporations are people who invest in banking fraud schemes and then move the money out of the country to avoid taxes, unions are people who simply perform hard labor to produce the physical goods our country uses.

Lee Atwater:

"You start out in 1954 by saying, 'Nigger, nigger, nigger.' By 1968 you can't say 'nigger' that hurts you. Backfires. So you say stuff like forced busing, states' rights and all that stuff. You're getting so abstract now you're talking about cutting taxes, and all these things you're talking about are totally economic things and a byproduct of them is blacks get hurt worse than whites. And subconsciously maybe that is part of it. I'm not saying that. But I'm saying that if it is getting that abstract, and that coded, that we are doing away with the racial problem one way or the other. You follow me because obviously sitting around saying, 'We want to cut this,' is much more abstract than even the busing thing, and a hell of a lot more abstract than 'Nigger, nigger.'"