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Gilded Class Warriors

ideaminer Wrote: Feb 21, 2013 11:03 AM
It's called cronyism, as you probably know. But, you did just remind me of something we can do instead of just complaining on these blogs: use our power as consumers. In the case of Facebook, what would happen if thousands of people started taking down their Facebook pages after making Facebook's tax 'status' their last post? Hitting the wallet is usually the most effective 'revolution' (and a lot quieter). Of course, the way our government is currently 'working', Congress would be just as likely to pass a law requiring every citizen to have a Facebook page as to closing any corporate tax loopholes.
Kevin 354 Wrote: Feb 21, 2013 11:58 AM
I have no desire to punnish Facebook's investors any more than I have the desire to punish the investor in a cotton gin, or plow for his own use. If I am to defend them in their endeavors, I must apply the law of taxation equally without regard to their profit, but their investment. Millions of losing lottery tickets cost the same as the winning ticket.

In his first term President Obama was criticized for trash-talking the one-percenters while enjoying the aristocracy of Martha's Vineyard and the nation's most exclusive golf courses.

Obama never quite squared his accusations that "millionaires and billionaires" had not paid their fair share with his own obvious enjoyment of the perks of "corporate jet owners," "fat cat bankers" and Las Vegas junketeers.

Now, that paradox has continued right off the bat in the second term. In the State of the Union, Obama once more went after "the few," and "the wealthiest and the most powerful," whom he blasted as the "well-off and...