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That is a Thomas A. Edison quote. The point is that I am discontented, you are discontented and the reason is that our government is failing us. They seek to balance their books on the backs of the working poor. They think that those who can barely afford food because they work at Walmart should shoulder the burden of an unpaid war and give away to the pharmaceuticals. I say fuck them!

To quote a great Senator, "I will be damned if we’re going to balance the budget on the backs of the elderly, the sick, the children, and the poor." They want us to fight over the scraps from their table. When is enough, truly enough. They can go Galt all they want, but without the means of production, the workers, they are nothing. You know what, I am fucking discontented, and I want progress, so things are going to change.

I don't know how to do it, and I don't know that it will work. The powers that be need to understand that they don't derive their power from their own self importance. They derive it from us. Power is derived from the consent of the governed. So if they would like to continue the charade and pretend like the capital gains tax cut and lower marginal rate of 35% is a stimulant to the economy, let them prove it. The economy didn't grow after Bush's massive giveaway, so why continue it?

On a side note, raising taxes has barely an effect on the economy. Last year Illinois raised their income tax from a three percent rate to a five percent rate (they have a flat tax enshrined in the state constitution), and yet their economy grew faster than the supposed low tax states of Wisconsin and Indiana (both not lower tax states anyhow). This says that Illinois is still doing well, and the tax increase had little discernible effect on GSP (Gross State Product).

Okay then you say, what is the problem with raising taxes on everyone if it has little effect on GNP? People go hungry you inconsiderate ass. Raising taxes on any middle or lower income families means their monthly budget is blown. Would you like them to forgo paying for power, gas, medicine, or food?

The thing of this is, taxes are going to go up next year, because there will be no "grand bargain" and the republicans will get blamed (as they should), but the economy won't suffer as much as those who have the least. And for them Mr. Boehnor, I say fuck you!

Rich people don't spend their money, they save the spoils. Giving them more to keep doesn't put it in our economy. Giving them a tax break doesn't goose our economy like giving something to people living paycheck to paycheck. Those people spend the money rather than hoard it.

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  •  Tip Jar (4+ / 0-)

    “The real truth of the matter is that a financial element in the large centers has owned the government since the days of Andrew Jackson” -FDR

    by You know me man on Sat Nov 17, 2012 at 04:22:14 PM PST

  •  Can a brother get a table dance or at least a (0+ / 0-)

    comment? I thought I done good with this diary.

    “The real truth of the matter is that a financial element in the large centers has owned the government since the days of Andrew Jackson” -FDR

    by You know me man on Sat Nov 17, 2012 at 05:05:14 PM PST

  •  Didn't Alan Grayson say .. (0+ / 0-)

    tax all types of income the same.
    All this talk about the fiscal cliff and raising the rates on the top 2%. Bullshit. People making 60-70k or so will still be paying way more of a percent of the money they get, in total tax burden, than a guy like Mitt Romney. How about fixing that first. How about a Financial Transactions Tax. How putting the so called death tax back like it was. America ain't about creating a princess and princesses elite. It was working fine like it was before.

    How about we fix our election system to be sound, fair and easy.

    How about we get control of Wall Street thru regulation.
    Bill Clinton made a bad deal rollingback those regulations. Put those abck, Make em tighter. America's Government ain't about getting pushed around by bussness. Not if we don't want it to.

    How about all these politically active religious charlatans start getting taxed like everyone else. Since they want such a loud voice in our representative government, how bout they pay for it like the rest of us! It seems like representation without taxation. Ain't that backwards?

    Anyway. Your right author. Discontent is a proven driver of change. I believe the discontent is growing. Seeing what happens with Walmart is gonna be telling I think.

    I think the people are ahead of the thinkers right now.
    Maybe the dog is wagging the tail?

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