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Old April 29th, 2018, 06:56 PM   #1
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This is what the right wants for this country

Literally since the 81 trickle down lie no one except a few at the top got anything other then pennies during the biggest increase of profits in history. How big, corporate profits after taxes was 200 billion in 1980, 2015 they were 1700 billion. 850% increase. Wages maybe 10% increase at the most. all that went to the few at the top ,exactly as Reagan and his party planned . This is what the right want for this country. They want it all.
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Yes, that unfortunate fact that the highest growth this country ever experienced and the greatest advancement of the middle class, coincided with the highest tax rates we ever had.
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Old April 30th, 2018, 02:37 AM   #3
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This is what the right wants for this country

It amazes me that, even on a political forum like this where people express their ideas freely at some length, there is still so much miscommunication/misunderstanding between people who (currently) identify with the other side(s). The inability to 'bridge-the-gap' is very dangerous, as it balkanizes the country into competing camps for survival.
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Old April 30th, 2018, 04:03 AM   #4
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This is what the right wants for this country

It amazes me that, even on a political forum like this where people express their ideas freely at some length, there is still so much miscommunication/misunderstanding between people who (currently) identify with the other side(s). The inability to 'bridge-the-gap' is very dangerous, as it balkanizes the country into competing camps for survival.


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This is what the right wants for this country

It amazes me that, even on a political forum like this where people express their ideas freely at some length, there is still so much miscommunication/misunderstanding between people who (currently) identify with the other side(s). The inability to 'bridge-the-gap' is very dangerous, as it balkanizes the country into competing camps for survival.
What does this crap even mean ?
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Literally since the 81 trickle down lie no one except a few at the top got anything other then pennies during the biggest increase of profits in history. How big, corporate profits after taxes was 200 billion in 1980, 2015 they were 1700 billion. 850% increase. Wages maybe 10% increase at the most. all that went to the few at the top ,exactly as Reagan and his party planned . This is what the right want for this country. They want it all.


I have been informed (by many on DTT) that the trickle-down/tinkle on concept works, J. AND it is successful for several reasons. Here are some of their offerings:
*The top 1% must be given tax breaks so they will invest that extra money in employment, improvements and economies.
*The top 1% deserves those tax breaks because they have worked harder and smarter. They have built better mouse traps. They have spent MORE TIME on their trade.
*The top 1% are generous, altruistic and charitable, thereby contributing to the "general welfare" of those who NEED welfare.
*The top 1% assure us that EVENTUALLY all their hard work will "DRIP" down to the needy.

Reagan used TRICKLE. Shrub used TRICKLE. It seemed to work, BUT..... at the same time, the Federal Reserve lowered the fed funds rate. It fell from 6 percent to 1 percent. It's unclear whether tax cuts or monetary policy caused the recovery.
NOW we understand what happened. It took decades but here we are. Income inequality worsened--dramatically. Between 1979 and 2005, after-tax household income rose 6 percent for the bottom fifth. That sounds great until you see what happened for the top fifth. Their income increased by 80 percent. The top 1 percent saw their income triple. Instead of trickling down, it appears that prosperity trickled up.

Unfortunately, you'll NEVER convince a Reaganite or a Trumpette that trickle down doesn't work.
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Do you see the (profound) irony with that post, in this context?
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It amazes me that, even on a political forum like this where people express their ideas freely at some length, there is still so much miscommunication/misunderstanding between people who (currently) identify with the other side(s). The inability to 'bridge-the-gap' is very dangerous, as it balkanizes the country into competing camps for survival.
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