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View Diary: A Conversation w/ My Rich, Republican Father (226 comments)

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  •  The tax code hasn't always been like this (8+ / 0-)

    There have always been loopholes, but nothing like the tax structure today.  It is the main reason for the separation between the 1% and the rest, not development of technologies or any other explanation. It has brought us trillions in extra debt. There is redistribution of wealth today, but it is to the top, and it's not based on merit, creating jobs, expanding manufacturing, increasing economic security, or hard work. We simply can't afford this anymore.

    "The only thing we have to fear - is fear itself." - Franklin Delano Roosevelt

    by orrg1 on Tue Jan 31, 2012 at 04:46:21 AM PST

    •  I started to notice under Reagan how unfair (7+ / 0-)

      the tax code was. Maybe it was because my husband was a young accountant and we didn't get the tax relief that his millionaire clients did or the unfairness of Reagan economics. I was never very political but this changed me.

      Reagan's "catsup as a vegetable" hit home when I saw kids too poor to afford lunch at school. Our PTA donated the bread and peanut butter for their free lunch. These were kids who were not on relief. They fell between the cracks. This was so wrong. It made me a liberal.

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