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  •  So it doesn't matter how the $130k got there or (4+ / 0-)
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    how long it took to get there? Seems we've been duped by the real rich again and are pitted against one another.

    I see what you did there.

    by GoGoGoEverton on Sat Mar 23, 2013 at 08:41:55 AM PDT

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    •  I agree with the approach the diarist made (0+ / 0-)

      elsewhere. Graduated rates that go after the megarich would be a much better solution. But I have a hard time accepting, based on real data, that this would have a dramatic impact. At least in the US.

      You can't assassinate the character of any of modern conservative. You'd have to find where it was buried, dig it up, resurrect it, then kill it. And killing a zombie isn't really assassination, is it?

      by ontheleftcoast on Sat Mar 23, 2013 at 08:47:24 AM PDT

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      •  It'd be worse in the US. (0+ / 0-)

        That $130k might be all someone has, save some measly SS or SSDI. Much easier to take the hit when you have healthcare and housing covered.

        I see what you did there.

        by GoGoGoEverton on Sat Mar 23, 2013 at 08:49:47 AM PDT

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      •  Try this reality: People would stop saving... (0+ / 0-)

        Why save money over decades when assholes in power are just going to come take it all?

        If anything, your approach will push people to invest in foreign safe havens...something that would be disastrous for this country when lending dries up and the auto/retail industries along with it. That or they will just go all Glenn Beck and buy a shitload of gold and silver, which does SQUAT for the economy.

        Adequate health care should be a LEGAL RIGHT in the U.S without begging or bankruptcy. Until it is, we should not dare call our society civilized.

        by Love Me Slender on Sat Mar 23, 2013 at 03:44:54 PM PDT

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