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by Zute
Tue Dec 20, 2011 10:07 am
Forum: Completely Off-Topic
Topic: Robert Reich on Occupy...
Replies: 6
Views: 1919

Re: Robert Reich on Occupy...

It's made the shrinking middle-class and growing income disparity a topic in American politics. It has succeeded. I hope they can keep the topic going. Robert Reich is awesome.

"Money is speech and corporations are people." A very important concept most people aren't even aware of.
by Zute
Fri Dec 16, 2011 8:24 pm
Forum: Completely Off-Topic
Topic: Top Income Tax Rate: How's 83% Sound?
Replies: 23
Views: 5921

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

Dollar for dollar? Sure doesn't sound like it. From the sources I've found, including the IRS, it sounds like they're paying a much lower percentage.
by Zute
Fri Dec 16, 2011 12:23 pm
Forum: Completely Off-Topic
Topic: Top Income Tax Rate: How's 83% Sound?
Replies: 23
Views: 5921

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

There are still loop holes. I read recently the of the 30 richest people in the country they're averaging about 10%. What did Warren Buffet say he was paying, about 17%? As Mr. Buffett explained last month, “What I paid was only 17.4 percent of my taxable income — and that’s actually a lower percent...
by Zute
Thu Dec 15, 2011 9:57 am
Forum: Completely Off-Topic
Topic: Top Income Tax Rate: How's 83% Sound?
Replies: 23
Views: 5921

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

It was 90% under Eisenhower for awhile.
by Zute
Fri Dec 09, 2011 2:15 pm
Forum: Completely Off-Topic
Topic: Top Income Tax Rate: How's 83% Sound?
Replies: 23
Views: 5921

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

Yes, I say do away with all the Bush era tax cuts. Including the capital gains tax cut.
by Zute
Fri Dec 09, 2011 11:45 am
Forum: Completely Off-Topic
Topic: Top Income Tax Rate: How's 83% Sound?
Replies: 23
Views: 5921

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

That's not entirely true. The deficit exploded during Bush II after the tax cuts. I posted a graphic a few months back demonstrating that. Of course, financing two stupid wars that lasted a decade or so hasn't helped either.
by Zute
Fri Dec 09, 2011 9:00 am
Forum: Completely Off-Topic
Topic: Top Income Tax Rate: How's 83% Sound?
Replies: 23
Views: 5921

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

http://www.businessweek.com/finance/occupy-wall-street/archives/2011/12/top_income_tax_rate_hows_80_sound.html Tax cuts do exactly what you would think, they make rich people richer and don't stimulate the economy. “countries that made large cuts in top tax rates such as the United Kingdom or the Un...
by Zute
Sat Dec 03, 2011 1:08 pm
Forum: Completely Off-Topic
Topic: If you just work hard enough...
Replies: 2
Views: 1101

If you just work hard enough...

...you'll get rich.

http://www.jwz.org/blog/2011/11/watch-a ... ell-a-con/

As told by an successful entrepreneur.
by Zute
Fri Dec 02, 2011 11:42 am
Forum: Completely Off-Topic
Topic: Did Racism Cost Obama Votes in 2008?
Replies: 2
Views: 3847

Did Racism Cost Obama Votes in 2008?

http://www.freakonomics.com/2011/12/02/did-racism-cost-obama-votes-in-2008/ Traditional surveys struggle to capture socially unacceptable attitudes such as racial animus. This paper uses Google searches including racially charged language as a proxy for a local area’s racial animus. I use the Google...
by Zute
Thu Oct 27, 2011 9:18 pm
Forum: Completely Off-Topic
Topic: Bigger Hypocrites than Christians/"Republicans"?
Replies: 81
Views: 13683

Re: Bigger Hypocrites than Christians/"Republicans"?

When you're scrapping by trying to buy food, medicine, etc, paying 15% of what little you have in taxes definitely has an impact on your quality of life. I know the Republicans love to chatter on about flat taxes being fair, but even Warren Buffet doesn't think so. He knows that 15% of the millions ...