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by Zute
Tue Feb 21, 2012 9:42 am
Forum: Completely Off-Topic
Topic: Here we go again...
Replies: 4
Views: 1707

Here we go again...

Different day, same shit. You'd think they'd regulate this stuff so we don't have to bail them out again when the $hit hits the fan. Some of the same investors who made big profits betting against mortgage bonds before the 2007 housing bust have started snapping up the toxic assets. Hedge fund manag...
by Zute
Wed Feb 15, 2012 9:25 am
Forum: Completely Off-Topic
Topic: Climate-Change-Denier-Gate?
Replies: 33
Views: 9622

Climate-Change-Denier-Gate?

Hmmm.... I was hard pressed for a title, go easy on me. Seems that the right-wing, climate change, think-tank, Heartland, has been caught doing embarrassing things and taking money from embarrassing places. The Heartland Institute — a self-described "think tank" that actually serves in part as a way...
by Zute
Tue Jan 31, 2012 12:00 pm
Forum: Completely Off-Topic
Topic: Top Income Tax Rate: How's 83% Sound?
Replies: 23
Views: 6686

Re: Top Income Tax Rate: How's 83% Sound?

Tax Reform is Coming The biggest loophole of all, though, is capital gains. There are a number of economic arguments used to justify a lower capital gains tax rate, particularly the belief that it boosts savings, investment, and economic growth. Problem is, the economic studies are ambiguous at bes...
by Zute
Wed Jan 25, 2012 1:36 pm
Forum: Completely Off-Topic
Topic: Robert Reich on Occupy...
Replies: 6
Views: 2294

Re: Robert Reich on Occupy...

Gosh, even the billionaires are concerned. Well, maybe not the Koch brothers... Billionaires Occupy Davos as 0.01% Bemoan Income Inequality Some sessions in a series labeled “Ensuring Inclusive Growth and Development” will touch on income inequality, said Kevin Steinberg, chief operating officer of ...
by Zute
Tue Dec 27, 2011 9:55 am
Forum: Completely Off-Topic
Topic: Cost shifting from the wealthy to the poor
Replies: 5
Views: 1997

Re: Cost shifting from the wealthy to the poor

You're crackers on this one. All rate payers for the G&E companies have to pay the cost of subsidizing the buy back of the power generated by those solar panels, which the poor, and middle-class, can't possibly afford even with government subsidies. The power being bought is far higher than the util...
by Zute
Fri Dec 23, 2011 11:14 am
Forum: Completely Off-Topic
Topic: Card Gate: 2011's war on Christmas
Replies: 2
Views: 1353

Card Gate: 2011's war on Christmas

They're having to reach pretty far into the bag o' outrage this year:
by Zute
Wed Dec 21, 2011 2:45 pm
Forum: Completely Off-Topic
Topic: Top Income Tax Rate: How's 83% Sound?
Replies: 23
Views: 6686

Re: Top Income Tax Rate: How's 83% Sound?

Problem with that whole "trickle down" thing is the trickle down never happens, but trickle up happens a whole hell of a lot. Really? Who pays your proletariat? Which way is that money trickling? Do you think your 1% is getting wealthy on money that just appears magically from the air? It comes fro...
by Zute
Wed Dec 21, 2011 1:47 pm
Forum: Completely Off-Topic
Topic: Top Income Tax Rate: How's 83% Sound?
Replies: 23
Views: 6686

Re: Top Income Tax Rate: How's 83% Sound?

An Inequality Tax Trigger: The Brandeis Ratio Explained An Inequality Tax Trigger By Ian Ayres and Aaron Edlin A central idea behind our Brandeis tax proposal was to have a tax that is triggered by increases in inequality. Our Brandeis tax does not target excessive income per se; it only caps inequ...
by Zute
Tue Dec 20, 2011 1:53 pm
Forum: Completely Off-Topic
Topic: Robert Reich on Occupy...
Replies: 6
Views: 2294

Re: Robert Reich on Occupy...

It was never a topic in the mainstream media.