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2garen
06:33 PM on 11/20/2010
Check out this guy Max Keiser.
He wants to give us back our country.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wN0rcNJXFfI
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RacerX
E pluribus unum
08:02 PM on 11/20/2010
Buy Silver? Hmmm... I think I will. Thanks!
10:34 PM on 11/20/2010
Alex Jones is hard to swallow. Way too many conspiracy theories, like the boy who cried wolf. He's probably right about a few things, but only a few can listen.
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2garen
01:27 PM on 11/21/2010
I can appreciate what you are saying.
I can only do Alex in very small doses ..It is that discerning thing.
06:26 PM on 11/20/2010
My refraining rant: "We're living in an Oligarchy, that's becoming Fascist." We need leaders who will yell "enough!' - and mean it! Politicians have sold their souls to Corporations. The Republicans, set out long ago a plan which ensures them "permanence." This plan is deeply rooted in a group known as "C" Street. Read best selling author, Jeff Scharlet's book: "The Family: The Secret Fundamentalism at the Heart of American Power." This is what one reviewer wrote: "An astounding entrée to a fascinating Christian network unknown to most Americans. . . . A must-read for any American who wants to know who is actually pulling the strings at the highest levels of power." -- Heidi Ewing, co-director Jesus Camp

(my words) - Jeff's book is shedding light on a force that is determined to make into a Fascist Theocracy. It's chilling and frightening!
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Greta42
Let's make the House tea-free in 2014
06:45 PM on 11/20/2010
Jeff Scharlat has been on the Rachel Maddow Show many times to report on those who live in the Family House and other goings on. She interviewed him when his book came out and was astounded at what he reported. We have become an oligarchy and it was by conspiratorial design by the Repubs, the corporations and the Christian Right fundamentalists. How we will awaken the Palin comatose followers in our country to what has already happened is the big question. It seems that they have been so indoctrinated they will need an intervention.

Fanned & faved.
09:02 PM on 11/20/2010
brainwashing is difficult to undue. For reference, post war germany circa 1946
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godipo
06:17 PM on 11/21/2010
And stranger than fiction; I believe that it's all true, and yet it's hard to grasp.
holyghostie
Spiritus est qui vivificat
06:23 PM on 11/20/2010
The republithugs made it so that big corporations can pay ZERO taxes along with approximately 45% of individual Americans who pay ZERO taxes in April. This means 55% of us pay for everything. Is it any wonder the country is going broke?

Reform the tax code and collect whats due.
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10:21 AM on 11/21/2010
Your post refers ONLY to individual federal income taxes which are $1 trillion out of a $3.5 trillion budget; payroll taxes in some recent ears have nearly equaled income taxes. Single worker at median wage of $26,000 in 2007 paid 5 percentage points more in federal taxes (income and payroll) than the 400 top taxpayers, whose burden by the same measure was 16.6% of their incomes of almost $1m per day.
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Rich Moraghan
12:23 PM on 11/21/2010
Yes, because if someone offers you 10% of what I make, or 1% of what Bill Gates makes, I'm sure you'd take the higher percentage?! Are you insane? It's the top 5% that pay 30% of the bill in this country -- directly through fed taxes, and indirectly, through FICA & payroll taxes.

I've said it before: Us poor people don't pay our fair share, and should be grateful to our wealthy benefactors for raising our standard of living.
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flsense
05:37 PM on 11/20/2010
The rightwing propaganda machine has done a great job of convincing poor and middle class whites that big business is your friend.
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mcmutter
A Groover has to expect a few setbacks .....
05:37 PM on 11/20/2010
Milldleclass Wealth Destruction ....

Hard to believe .... until one day you wake up and realize its all gone ......
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PhilipTaylor
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05:26 PM on 11/20/2010
FACTOIDS:  ROBBERY BY THE RICHEST AMERICANS OF MAIN STREET WEALTH

LOOTING OF MAIN STREET WEALTH BY THE RICHEST 1%:
 
9%   (in 1976) of ALL INCOME to TOP 1% 
24% (in 2010) of ALL LOOT to TOP 1%
 
250% INCREASE in two decades.
 
80% of all INCREASE IN WEALTH from 1980 to 2005 was to TOP 1%!
 
90% lowest earning Americans have less COMBINED WEALTH than TOP 1%
 
USA = BANANA REPUBLIC!

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mheister
Raconteur. Blog michaelheister.com
09:11 PM on 11/20/2010
Excellent points, all.
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PhilipTaylor
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05:22 PM on 11/20/2010
40 of the Wealthiest Americans have ASKED Obama to discontinue the BUSH TAX BREAKS FOR those making over $1 Million
 
http://www­.salon.com­/news/opin­ion/joe_co­nason/2010­/11/18/mil­lionaires/­index.html
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PhilipTaylor
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05:20 PM on 11/20/2010
98% of All Welfare goes to Richest 0.1% + their Corporate Interests:

1. Lowest Effective Tax Rate (16.1%) for Richest 0.1% in Civilized/ Industrialized world! Use of 15% CAPITAL GAINS TAX and even then many Rich -- Offshore their Loot to avoid Taxes!    The BUSH TAX CUT COST $3.5 TRILLION and REWARDS MOSTLY THE RICHEST AMERICANS!

2. $23.7 Trillion in Welfare to Wall Street 

3. Big Pharma gets Half $Trillion in BUSH Giveaways - Bush Medicare Drug Bill = Welfare to Big Pharma!

4. Welfare to Military Contractors Overcharging 1,000%-10,000% for supplies + equipment + Services + Wasteful Construction Projects -- $40/Soldier's cafeteria breakfast + $500/gallon of gas from BP +$100/bag of laundry!

5. BIG OIL subsidies = Chainy's private party with Enron!

6. Welfare to Insurance Companies - 30,000,000+ More Government Paid for clients. Bush allowed the out-of-control rip-offs of Insurance Industry!  

7. WAR - Enriches Richest 0.1% - $1 Trillion in Direct Funding+$3 Trillion in Indirect Funding. Low income soldiers paid for hard dangerous work while Contractors rip-off Taxpayers Overcharging on Sole-Source Cost-Plus Contracts let by other corporate employees working within our government!

8. BIG corporate Agriculture gets $Billions!

9. ELIMINATED COMPETITION to maximize profits - Price Inflation

10. CUT WAGES AND SALARIES maximizing profits - Reduced wealth to middle class
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PhilipTaylor
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05:19 PM on 11/20/2010
"There's class warfare, all right, but it's my class, the rich class, that's making war, and we're winning." -- 
 
Warren Buffett, CNN Interview, May 25 2005
 
Warren Buffett -  Testimony before SENATE:
 
http://www­.youtube.c­om/watch?v­=QLD0p1Qpc­I8&p=D560D­03551A3583­A&playnext­=1&index=2­6

BUFFETT CAME OUT RECENTLY AND THANKED THE USA GOVERNMENT and TAXPAYER FOR THE $TRILLIONS IN WELFARE TO THE RICHEST 400 AMERICANS!

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2garen
06:35 PM on 11/20/2010
Hey Philip check out this guy..
http://www .youtube.c om/watch?v =wN0rcNJXF fI
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Enid
05:17 PM on 11/20/2010
Middle Class has money and a banker.
Working class is pay check to pay check maybe six mouths of reserve funds.
Where do you fit in.
Middle Class most overused sense of self in a mostly working glass society.
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2garen
01:29 PM on 11/21/2010
Most families are one pay check away from losing everything.
05:11 PM on 11/20/2010
Want to why the top 1% pay more in income taxes than the bottom 95%? Because they control a huge amount of the wealth.
http://sociology.ucsc.edu/whorulesamerica/power/wealth.html

The top 1% pay about 40% of all income taxes; they also have about 40% of the money, so this is no surprise.

The bottom 80% have about 7%. For those of you complaining about how much the rich pay in taxes, stop ignoring the rest of the story-the rich pay more because they have more, much more. Do the math.
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Enid
05:04 PM on 11/20/2010
These are the discussions and revelation of facts we need covered in media.
Not what some hate monger or what Shara just said that makes news on
every front page and TV endlessly.

Could we get some of these tax giveaways up on a blackboard for scrutinisation.
Anywhere.
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10:22 AM on 11/21/2010
I agree, Enid. Maybe you can urge some of the TV news shows to read my work.....
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MyTake
Release the Hydrogen Economy now!
04:53 PM on 11/20/2010
Gee, good analysis in this, but you are no where near the core of the problem.

In 1913, the Rockefeller/JP Morgan syndicate conspired to pass 3 pieces of legislation which, in just 100 years, has crippled a once great Nation and served to rip the control of money from the government and place it in private hands.

Democracy, in America, died on Dec. 24th when the President of the day singed the Federal Reserve Act, The Graduated Income Tax Act and The Foundation Law into law.

The Income Tax started out with just two pages denoting the personal and business federal income tax rates.

Now, after 100 years of assaults by high powered law firms retained by the Corporate and Ultra Rich elite, the IRS tax code stands at over 4000 pages at length and is nothing more than a TAX SHELTER for those same Corporations and Rich people.

In fact, the current head of the IRS this year admitted to having to obtain a tax preparer to do his federal income tax return because he found it TOO DIFFICULT TO UNDERSTAND.

In the sixties, Nelson Rockefeller, had to submit a copy of his federal tax return to a Senate committee. On record, one of the richest people in America paid a grand total of $650 in federal income tax which would not even pay to outfit one soldier to protect the Nation or that man's personal wealth.

Abolish the IRS tax code and this crises goes away!
04:44 PM on 11/20/2010
This one is a keeper and hilarious

Crash JP Morgan Buy Silver going world wide viral

http://www­.maxkeiser­.com

http://www­.youtube.c­om/watch?v­=QA2i8sFQ9­n0&feature­=player_em­bedded
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WhereSheStops
Mathematical conservative
04:20 PM on 11/20/2010
Wouldn't it have been sweet if Obama had focused on the economy instead of on his healthcare legacy?

He COULD have addressed middle class equity issues, corporate loopholes, etc. I mean he could have seriously addressed them. Really put his weight behind it. That would have meant something.

Too bad it didn't happen.