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RichF

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  1. Yes, the 99% are paying for it in a very insidious way. family income is going down while prices go up. The wealth gap between the 99% and the top 1% is the highest it has ever been, and actually accelerated under Obama, which may help explain the large defection by all demographics from Obama. People's lives are slowly but surely getting worse and no politician cares save Bernie Sanders and Ron Paul (talk about diametrically opposites being in the same place). What we need is a new progressive movement that will encourage fairness in the political system. As it stands now, both parties (
  2. Yes, the 99% are paying for it in a very insidious way. family income is going down while prices go up. The wealth gap between the 99% and the top 1% is the highest it has ever been, and actually accelerated under Obama, which may help explain the large defection by all demographics from Obama. People's lives are slowly but surely getting worse and no politician cares save Bernie Sanders and Ron Paul (talk about diametrically opposites being in the same place). What we need is a new progressive movement that will encourage fairness in the political system. As it stands now, both parties (
  3. One of the major issues within Liberal ideology is that there is no sense of "who is paying for all this" as if the Federal Reserve's money printing machine is coming at no cost. Of course it is hurting the very people that they suggest they are trying to help. Printing money drives up costs (just look at what is happening to gas prices in California), reduces the value of employment (there is less demand and therefore less jobs), and destroys the savings of middle class families. This is what happened during all of the Reagan, Bush, Clinton, and Obama years. In essence, the top 1% gets wealth
  4. If one believes, as I do, that the fundamental issue facing all slowing economies around the world is concentration of wealth (concentrated wealth leaves less money in the hands of the general populace thereby reducing demand for goods and services creating a reduction in available jobs), then a tax that ceases the flow of wealth to the top 1% would be helpful. However, this would only work if the 99% benefits. This is not the case. Not in France, not in the U.S., not anywhere. When government takes in more revenue, then it simply spends it and what has happened is that the top 1% are the
  5. You are invited to join my new forum: http://www.pottersville.info/forums/forum.php--a REAL lefty forum for REAL lefties.

    FYI, I can't PM yet 'cause I don't have enough posts.

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