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“Democratic socialism to me is creating a government and an economy and a society which works for all, rather than just the top 1 percent. It means ending the absurd inequalities that exist today.”.............@Richva, can you better explain why you think the absurd inequalities exist today? Is it because of taxes, our culture, different levels of ambition, personal drive or skills, pure luck or some other reason?

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There seems to be this continued misunderstanding on the part of Republicans about how the tax system works. No one has a single tax rate except the very, very poorest in our country who pay no taxes or zero percent. The next level do not pay taxes on the first $15K or so. The next well off pay no taxes on the first $15K, the same rate on the next segment and them a higher rate above that. When America was a successful and functioning country, the top sliver of a wealthy person's income was taxed at 93%. 

 

So, when  someone asks what the appropriate tax rate should be, you need to ask which sliver of income they using in their discussion.  Usually, it is the top segments reached only by the top 1%.

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@Fishslayer777 wrote:

Ole Bern, in Bethlehem PA did quite well at a town hall meeting. Who wouldn't want or love what he's promising? Who wouldn't want more and better everything? especially If your piece of the pie is small or you believe you're entitled to "more". No one,  is my guess.  Your guess is wrong.

 

So how much is his panacea gonna cost us?

Not much difference - the only difference is whether it goes to the top percenters or the bottom percenters - either way, you have no choice whatsoever - learn to live with it - I'll pray for you...

 

What is the acceptable tax rate?
Neither  you nor I have a say in the matter.

 

It must be nice to think that tRump or any of his droogs give a **bleep** what happens to those of us below the 10% level...

 

I've always known that repugs are the rich men's party and never trusted any of them...

 


 

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“Democratic socialism to me is creating a government and an economy and a society which works for all, rather than just the top 1 percent. It means ending the absurd inequalities that exist today.”

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Ole Bern, in Bethlehem PA did quite well at a town hall meeting. Who wouldn't want or love what he's promising? Who wouldn't want more and better everything? especially If your piece of the pie is small or you believe you're entitled to "more". No one,  is my guess. 

 

So how much is his panacea gonna cost us?

 

What is the acceptable tax rate?

 

 

 


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