unpatriotic rich

debs

If you go to the city of Washington, and you examine the pages of the Congressional Directory, you will find that almost all of those corporation lawyers and cowardly politicians, members of Congress, and misrepresentatives of the masses — you will find that almost all of them claim, in glowing terms, that they have risen from the ranks to places of eminence and distinction. I am very glad I cannot make that claim for myself. I would be ashamed to admit that I had risen from the ranks. When I rise it will be with the ranks, and not from the ranks.

this little humdinger from eugene debs stays with me often.

debs received more than three percent of the vote in the 1920 election.
even though (as the record points out) he was incarcerated due to resisting the draft.

americans pay taxes in many ways, and we do so with the knowledge that our money will be redistributed. it goes without saying. and a nation united can survive any calamity. so are we working together or working to destroy each other in a darwin nightmare?

the rich would like us to buy into the competition script. it seems they are now lobbying that letting the temporary bush tax cuts finally expire will cause a run for the exits. back to ayn rand all over again. jesus. apparently the job creators will remove themselves from the tax equation entirely if their rates return to the level of the booming clinton juggernaut…

Economists point to then-British Prime Minister Gordon Brown’s proposal in April 2010 to increase the marginal tax rate by 10 percent — to 50 percent — on residents earning more than $1 million. As a consequence, the number of people declaring that amount of income or more dropped from 16,000 to 6,000 in the 2010-2011 tax year, according to Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs, the United Kingdom’s tax collection agency.

Before Brown’s proposal, Britain’s wealthiest composed roughly 9 percent of the country’s tax pool. That percentage dropped by half — to roughly 4.4 percent — after the proposal.

It is believed that rich Britons moved abroad or took steps to avoid paying the new levy by reducing their taxable incomes, according to a report in the London Telegraph.

atlas shrunk

can’t get enough of that atlas dope…

who still has faith in the stars and bars?
not the business tycoons who got rich here…

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One thought on “unpatriotic rich

  1. armchair

    I am having to brush up on Eugene Debs. This guy’s name doesn’t exactly appear in bright lights in the mainstream American history.

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