No objections here. I know that there are "behind the scenes" activities going on in Washington. That's what the 99% percent movement is all about. It's not just about Democratic or Republican votes. It's about our government, which has grown into a very corrupt institution who yield their power to the highest bidder. The 99% percent are basically saying, "HEY! OVER HERE! WHAT ABOUT MY VOICE? WE OUTNUMBER THE 1% PERCENT SO LISTEN TO US, AND NOT THEM!" That's what this movement is all about.
Originally Posted by heb13-13
What saddens me is how Fox News has been reporting that the 99% percent are comprised of sleazy drug addicts and college kids simply looking for something to complain about. But that isn't true at all. Most of them are former business employee's who were laid off due to company cut backs or closures. Look at what happened to Whirlpool who took millions of dollars in bail-out money, yet still shut down despite their very good profit margins. Well, if they were doing so well, then why shut down? As Ed Shultz states, someone at the top wants more money, so the share holders have decided to close down their manufacturing plant and move it to China or India. The reason is obvious; cheaper labor, yielding higher profits for them. Where's the honor in that?
Here is my solution to the problem. And if I get the chance to speak to the President (yea right! ), this is how I would resolve the issue. Any American citizen who owns companies abroad should be taxed so heavily that it would be cheaper to keep jobs here. Those who refuse would end up paying very high taxes and penalties, and that money would contribute to badly needed revenue for the government. This in turn would create more Public Sector jobs, which are far better than private sector jobs. Sure they don't always pay very well, but they are stable, with guaranteed pensions and health care.
I would also end tax entitlements for the middle class and the wealthy. I would end the child-tax credit, AND the tax break loop holes for rich corporations as well as their tax incentives such as with Big Oil. For the top 1% percent, we know that they obtained their wealth from immoral practices, so I would bring back the luxury tax on the top 1% percent, and make it very heavy. This too would contribute to badly needed revenue for our government.
Lastly, all American corporations who have businesses overseas, and are relying on the military to protect their infrastructural, would have to pay additional taxes to support military troops, and/or equipment upgrades. Why not? We're protecting their assets, so it's only fair that they compensate the cost of keeping bases overseas. The U.S. didn't have any problems taking money from Saudi Arabia in the 90's, when Bill Clinton had huge piles of cash that supposedly nobody knew where it came from. The Saudi's were paying the United States for our protection. But WE, the members of the armed forces, didn't receive a single penny. Uncle Sam spoke on behalf of us and said, "we're not mercenaries"! We were there with the British and the French who were more than adequately compensated for their service. But the American troops got nothing except $3.50 cents a day for meals.
Oh, and for the middle class who would lose the tax credits, I would force American companies to increase their wages and raise the minimum wage to $15.00 dollars an hour. This would force the wager earning into taking responsibility for his/her own health care, and investments. If they screw that up, then they would require financial counseling. And if that doesn't work, THEN they'd be left on their own.
The secret to American economical success is to increase cash flow to the spenders, and NOT investors. Those who invest hurt the economy; those who spend keep the economy flowing with milk and honey.
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