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In short, Republicans want you to subsidize the rich from the pockets of the middle class.  I call that forced redistribution of wealth. 


Yes, that is one of the more popular bumper stickers. But how do Republicans do that legislatively?


 

Well, we can start with the deficit busting tax refund bill they just passed under the guise of trickle down. 

 

Republicans are happily gutting the financial protections the middle class have so they can run payday loan and other operations. 

 

They enjoy tax subsidized health care plans by running them through their companies while individuals who have to pay for their own get no tax breaks. 

 

And the list goes on. 

 

 Tax payers received tax cuts. There was no guise - when taxes are cut only tax payers have their taxes cut - it's not "trickle down", it's plain English.

 

How did the Republicans gut financial protection and what have Republicans to do with payday loans.

 

When did the Republicans legislate subsidized health care?

 

Based on the going in points, that list must be a doozy!!


Ah yes, make sure you give a couple of bucks to the middle class so you can claim it is all for them.  Of course, the top 10% get millions returned and the middle 80% get enough for a dinner at Pizza Hut.  How fair of you all. 

 

Every payday loan operator I have ever met was a Republican and I have met a few. They are the cause of a lot of the folks at the homeless shelters.  

 

When did Republicans legislate subsidized military or highway systems.  Society needs to work together to provide services. and infrastructure. Republicans HATE paying taxes which is why we have private prisons.  How nice to assign a profit motive to locking more people up, eh?  

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@rk9152 wrote:

@Richva wrote:

@rk9152 wrote:

@Richva wrote: 

In short, Republicans want you to subsidize the rich from the pockets of the middle class.  I call that forced redistribution of wealth. 


Yes, that is one of the more popular bumper stickers. But how do Republicans do that legislatively?


 

Well, we can start with the deficit busting tax refund bill they just passed under the guise of trickle down. 

 

Republicans are happily gutting the financial protections the middle class have so they can run payday loan and other operations. 

 

They enjoy tax subsidized health care plans by running them through their companies while individuals who have to pay for their own get no tax breaks. 

 

And the list goes on. 

 

 Tax payers received tax cuts. There was no guise - when taxes are cut only tax payers have their taxes cut - it's not "trickle down", it's plain English.

 

How did the Republicans gut financial protection and what have Republicans to do with payday loans.

 

When did the Republicans legislate subsidized health care?

 

Based on the going in points, that list must be a doozy!!


Wow - posted just as if it were truthful and based upon verified fact.

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@Richva wrote:

@rk9152 wrote:

@Richva wrote: 

In short, Republicans want you to subsidize the rich from the pockets of the middle class.  I call that forced redistribution of wealth. 


Yes, that is one of the more popular bumper stickers. But how do Republicans do that legislatively?


 

Well, we can start with the deficit busting tax refund bill they just passed under the guise of trickle down. 

 

Republicans are happily gutting the financial protections the middle class have so they can run payday loan and other operations. 

 

They enjoy tax subsidized health care plans by running them through their companies while individuals who have to pay for their own get no tax breaks. 

 

And the list goes on. 

 

 Tax payers received tax cuts. There was no guise - when taxes are cut only tax payers have their taxes cut - it's not "trickle down", it's plain English.

 

How did the Republicans gut financial protection and what have Republicans to do with payday loans.

 

When did the Republicans legislate subsidized health care?

 

Based on the going in points, that list must be a doozy!!

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@rk9152 wrote:

@Richva wrote: 

In short, Republicans want you to subsidize the rich from the pockets of the middle class.  I call that forced redistribution of wealth. 


Yes, that is one of the more popular bumper stickers. But how do Republicans do that legislatively?


 

Well, we can start with the deficit busting tax refund bill they just passed under the guise of trickle down. 

 

Republicans are happily gutting the financial protections the middle class have so they can run payday loan and other operations. 

 

They enjoy tax subsidized health care plans by running them through their companies while individuals who have to pay for their own get no tax breaks. 

 

And the list goes on. 

 

 

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@Richva wrote: 

In short, Republicans want you to subsidize the rich from the pockets of the middle class.  I call that forced redistribution of wealth. 


Yes, that is one of the more popular bumper stickers. But how do Republicans do that legislatively?

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Scout is espousing a theory where I'm just checking to see if I'm understanding his theory correctly.  I guess you will just have to discuss the "Scout theory" with Scout since I can't determine if he is kidding or not!

 

The only people discussing this redistribution of wealth is liberals. They call it "what's yours is mine".


This whole "Liberals want to redistribute wealth" myth has been very helpful for the right but just has no factual basis. On the other hand, the idea of giving tax breaks to the rich and watching it trickle down has been debunked as an economic theory but continues to be espoused by conservatives regardless.  I would also point out that Trump was amazingly fast to offer welfare to corporate farmers to offset the impact of his disastrous tariff program but nothing to the farm employees or the local small businessmen who were hurt. 

 

In short, Republicans want you to subsidize the rich from the pockets of the middle class.  I call that forced redistribution of wealth. 

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Message 97 of 141

In the 21st Century, America is a combination of Free Market Captialism and Socialism. Here are some examples of socialsim.

  • Medicare
  • Social Security
  • The Interstate Highway system
  • Public Libraries
  • etc.
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@ChasKy53 wrote:

"Our Ignorance Of Socialism Is Dangerous"

 

A fairly accurate title seeing how it was written by a right winger !

Well, there are some that think beyond "Us vs them".

 

Do you have a better title to make it so you can engage rather than just insult?


 

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@ChasKy53 wrote:

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It is nothing less than comical to read what the extreme right has to say that socialism is and describe the things that they erroneously call "socialist".

 

Their ignorance is astounding.


Anything in particular or are you just playing, "Let's insult 'them' and swap kudoes"?


Well .............. no, not one thing in particluar .............. just about all of it.


Got it - you have nothing to discuss but will stick with the insults.

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@Richva wrote:

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So your solution to the inequality in wealth is having the government take the wealth away and redistribute it based on need? BTW, making more money is one indicator of success which you would seek to take away.

Where do you get these theories. The only people talking about redistribution of wealth these days are the Republicans. They call it "Trickle down theory".


Scout is espousing a theory where I'm just checking to see if I'm understanding his theory correctly.  I guess you will just have to discuss the "Scout theory" with Scout since I can't determine if he is kidding or not!

 

The only people discussing this redistribution of wealth is liberals. They call it "what's yours is mine".

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