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Submitted by Dave from L.A. on Fri, 11/08/2019 - 21:29 Permalink

You know, GC, no one wants to die for a cause, but if the cause is truth, we have no choice but to lay down our tabernacle (which is our body) for it because to prosper in a lie is the death of the soul, which is far more important than our flesh.  Right now let us keep in mind Julian Assange, who is paying the price for truth.

I just want to add one more thing on the subject of taxes:  There is a reason why drunkenness in public is not allowed.  A person who is heavily inebriated on alcohol is a danger to himself and others around him.  This goes for a far more dangerous form of drunkenness, which is drunk with power (i.e. money).  We need to have only two tax brackets, and it should have nothing to do with income.  If a person has more than $500 million in assets they become a danger to themselves and others.  They are drunk with power, and if their resources are unlimited they will control the government for their own benefits.  Anyone above that figure should be taxed at 99% of their total assets above $500 million, but that would only work if the tax rate below a half a billion is zero!!!  The government should be encouraging the people to make merry, and grow their income, but when they reach a point where they become a danger, it's time to re-inject the money back into the economy.

Something to think about.

The billionaires should be taxed billions...

We are all on this planet together. 

Those with the means should be spreading the wealth to enrich society mentally, spiritually and physically...as I see it.

That would be a nice change because as it stands they are using their wealth to kill society mentally, spiritually and physically. 

 

What a wonderful government it would be if it stood behind it's citizens helping them to become what they want to be. The country would prosper and grow boundlessly.  Industry, invention and Arts would flourish. None would need handouts from the government. As they succeed then they contribute reasonable taxes. Although I have doubts that taxes would be necessary. 

Since I was young I rebelled against people in power and took on some people that I would maybe think twice about today.  As I age I realize how much I hate all politicians.  I've come in contact with seated politicians and politician wannnabes. They all have a certain slimy feel to them.

I have a friend who travels to China.  He mourns the loss of the United States.

Submitted by InfoWarsdottcom on Sat, 11/09/2019 - 13:42 Permalink

I love the Trump tax cuts.  In the first year they allowed my family & myself to keep a decent amount of OUR hard-earned money from working 6 & 7 days a week & not send it to the government to be 'redistributed' or wasted on endless wars.

I am all for much less government, much lower & simpler taxes, and an end to the death tax.  If a person has money & wants to pass it on - be it (1) dollar or millions, billions, or trillions of dollars - that's their money & their business.  The money was already taxed when they made it & it's theirs to do with what they want.  

The communists that have killed tens or hundreds of millions of people - in their manifesto they want a central bank, progressive tax rates, & 'redistribution of wealth'.   I will not buy into communism no matter what phony labels are put on it to dress it up & sell it to people as what is "fair".  

My small town has public buses that run all over town & the entire county.  Anyone with bus fare can get to a job IF they want a job.  A large factory less than half a mile from my work has had 'help wanted' signs out front for years and the city buses run right past it.  Yet every morning when I drive to work I see more & more homeless people walking from the various shelters to yet another shelter where they can wash their clothes & supposedly transition into getting jobs & standing on their own feet.  I hope some are indeed bettering themselves.  But they all seem to have cell phones to stare at like zombies that we're paying for and they somehow always have money for cigarettes.  

And the help wanted sign at the factory is still up.   

In 2014 I drove from Ohio  to California on the Blue highways. Acres and acres of empty lots, former factory sites, boarded up buildings in the small cities and towns, rotting skyscrapers in St. Louis, abandoned houses, empty and forlorn factories, tent cities all about. No Mom and Pop stores on the Main Streets. Not the nation I drove through forty years.

Submitted by mnpund on Mon, 11/11/2019 - 21:40 Permalink

Can you imagine someone opening up a cafe and calling it, 'Financed by the mafia'. I bet that would raise a few heads as people would ask, "where did these people get their finance from?" and so get the discussion going into the corruption of the banking system. 

You know, mnpund, I guess that would depend on what neighborhood you opened that cafe if it would succeed or fail.

If it's in a banking district, what if we call it 'The White Shoe', 

if the scene is political, 'The Public Serpent', 

or if it's near the law courts, 'A Den of Thieves'?