Class Warfare is a Myth, or….

Okay, here’s the thing, I have nothing I can add, but I’m sure you will. Commence!


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  1. That just about covers it, doesn’t it?

    Yesterday, I had Limbaugh’s show on for a moment, and some caller was discussing the merits of changing our electoral system so that your vote was weighted according to how much you paid in taxes, less how much you receive in “direct services.” No doubt, that’s a loophole so that the CEO of Exxon gets his massive vote for being rich without any tradeoff for the fact that Exxon is heavily subsidized.

    I don’t know if Limbaugh later blasted the idea, but while the caller was on and immediately thereafter, he was just lamenting the fallacy of one man/one vote.

    (Disclaimer: I didn’t listen long enough to hear if he was being sarcastic, which is possible.)

  2. I’ll bet the $42 Billion in tax cuts for the wealthy actually produced more benefit for poor people than the $44 billion wasted by government bureaucracy.

      1. Considering that every government program does little more than perpetuate itself and enrich the people who operate the programs along with the politicians, I think not.
        Answer this: Since the government began its “war on poverty” during the Johnson administration, has poverty increased or decreased in our country?

        1. More straw men, Jeff. Not every program is as you describe, but that that, I am, what you’ve heard.

          Decreases during Democratic admins, and increases in Republican admins.

          1. What kind of nonsense is that Joel . . . “decreases during Democratice administrations and increases in Republican administrations.” It makes little difference whose adminstration it is, the government bureauacracy plods on.

        2. actually, the LBJ “war on poverty” did make strides and gains in combatting poverty‚Ķ

          more essentially, the safety net programs enacted by FDR New Deal created the American middle class, on a scale hitherto unprecedented. before, there did not exist a ubiquitous middle class presence — and the LBJ 1960s reforms were addressed at those elements left behind — namely, those oppressed due to Jim Crow laws and pockets of rural poverty.

          during the golden age of american economic triumph, 1930s – 1970s, where GDP rose, productivity sky rocketed and the average consumer was blanketed in affluence, taxes were also ridiculously high for rich folk — with top rates at ~90%.

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