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What Is Still Missing In the Tax Reform Debate

Business  (tags: tax reform, ultra wealthy, investment, laborers, middle class )

- 379 days ago -
The tax code is already rigged in favor of the ultra-wealthy and against the middle class. Trumps tax plan would make everything worse. Here is how.


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Winn Adams (179)
Wednesday November 1, 2017, 6:05 am
tRUMP should be impeached now!

Leo C (315)
Wednesday November 1, 2017, 6:42 am
Thank you for posting.

Sue H (7)
Wednesday November 1, 2017, 8:43 am

Ed Site Issues V (198)
Wednesday November 1, 2017, 10:27 am
Noted, Thanks

Barb SiteIssues V (202)
Wednesday November 1, 2017, 11:08 am
Noted, Thank you

Colleen L (3)
Wednesday November 1, 2017, 4:28 pm
Agree with Winn. As for tRump he's is a flipping liar. He's not for he people. He is for thyself. He can take his so called tax ideas to he*, that's with his so-called great health care plans too. Thanks Dandelion

Animae C (507)
Wednesday November 1, 2017, 5:56 pm
".... the middle class has fallen behind, the ultra-rich has surged ahead."
i don't see how anyone could have expected any different by voting in a wealthy POS!

Darren Woolsey (218)
Thursday November 2, 2017, 3:56 am
Shared news article and analysis over social media to raise and spread awareness.

Danuta W (1251)
Thursday November 2, 2017, 4:09 am

Sheryl G (360)
Thursday November 2, 2017, 5:13 am
Only Bernie Sanders was speaking a different Vision Animae. It might not have been as harsh under Clinton but she had no plans to make it any better. Stagnation of wages, cutbacks of programs, suffering of people would still rule the day not matter which one was elected. Until the people realize both Parties are controlled by the Oligarchy, little will improve for most of us.

Peggy B (43)
Thursday November 2, 2017, 8:35 am

Freya H (345)
Thursday November 2, 2017, 9:27 am
What I need are good talking points with people who cling to the line that higher taxes penalize people for earning more. Sometimes, when you talk about the tax burden shifting more and more onto the already overburdened shoulders of the working class, you get some spout about "Well, the rich earned it!" or "They're taxed too much as it is!" Anybody know good ways to open those eyes?

Sheryl G (360)
Thursday November 2, 2017, 2:38 pm
Our President Kennedy went by the saying that his Mother taught him, which I think came from the Bible but I could be wrong on the last part. "To whom much has been given much is expected." Now the wealthy can't be having it both ways Freya, is what I explain, they either pay higher taxes to fund programs for the workers or they pay their workers a good salary so they can pay for their own things. If they pay so little that the worker can't afford food and rent, then the rich need to pay higher taxes to keep the food program and rental subsidies going.

The wealthy have not been doing either, they want it all and they have been gaining it all. They want to cut services, pay their laborers little who has helped them make the money to begin with. The wealthy do not make the money all on their own. When I see a CEO washing the floors, answering the telephones, making sure the mail gets out, calling to maintenance to fix the leaking faucet, paying all the expenses, gaining all the contracts then doing the work to fulfill those contracts, then yes, they can keep 100% of the profits. But they don't do all that..........labor is doing MOST of it. And the profits have been going solely to the CEO's, a few high end management and the Shareholders who sit in their homes and wait for their mail carrier to deliver their shareholder monies.......they, who has done nothing to make the company a dime. They who are getting rich.

So tell me, how do they EARN their money? Those Shareholders? As this article states, the laborer is taxed at a higher rate, paid the least, and did the most work to make the company money. The Shareholder who did nothing, gets to keep the higher profit money and their dividends are taxed at a lower rate than the one who works hourly and receives a paycheck.

People better wake up to the way the system has been scamming them......they have bought the Oligarchy LIES to long.

Sheryl G (360)
Thursday November 2, 2017, 2:43 pm
Oh yes, and this give the wealthy more tax money to keep and they'll invest it into jobs is also a lie too. They are sitting on record profits and they are not making more jobs. What they are doing is buying more shares within their company which pays them more to sit and do nothing while the workers they already have still work hard, are told that they can't get a raise this year, because the company can't afford it. If the workers protest too much, they take the jobs and move them overseas, keeping the tax money incentive that the State gave to them to not send the jobs overseas. But once that 10 to 20 years are up, off those companies go if the workers will not continue to work for slave wages, just just move the company to China, Vietnam, India wherever they can get other slave laborers to work.

Janet B (0)
Thursday November 2, 2017, 6:09 pm

Donna G (42)
Friday November 3, 2017, 1:24 pm
I believe Jill Stein was also speaking about a more fair tax system; however, if Congress (and that includes Democrats) did not care so much about wars, bombs, and drones, we could save a ton of money on Defense, which should be renamed Offense Department. But, what we need instead of a Department of Defense is a Department of Peace.

Sheryl G (360)
Friday November 3, 2017, 2:37 pm
Yes she did Donna, and her plan wasn't to throw the middle class and poorer members of society under the bus. The Oil Barons and the Oligarchy that makes money off selling weapons of war never want to see Peace that would take their hefty profits away. This keeping the Americans afraid of their shadow with an ongoing war on terror is assurance to them. Meanwhile we had one man that pledged allegiance to ISIS the other day kill 8, which is 8 too many, however before that we had how many homegrown terrorist kill citizens in Las Vegas, schools, movie theaters and eateries and not one of those drones, tanks, missiles or warplanes prevented those shootings. So afraid of "over there" while right "here" our own are killing us in mass numbers.

Judy C (91)
Friday November 3, 2017, 4:47 pm
To put it as simply as possible, the rich get rewarded for accumulating excessive amounts of money, often unearned – for instance, received from inheritances or from gambling on the stock market. These resources pile up to a point where they are unneeded and unused, and yet no taxes are paid on them. This kind of situation needs to be changed. We're used to accepting abuse of the tax system, including the use of ridiculous loopholes. People need to make an effort to understand what is going on more, and to support politicians at all levels of government who favor a just and reasonable distribution of wealth.

Ian C (31)
Friday November 3, 2017, 4:51 pm

Janet B (0)
Friday November 3, 2017, 7:11 pm

Sheryl G (360)
Saturday November 4, 2017, 5:45 am
Well people want Tax Reform Judy, certainly to move away from just what you wrote, but what the Republicans are doing now in DC, is just more of the same, giving the billionaires and multi millionaires more tax breaks at the expense of those in the rest of society. That isn't Tax Reform.
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