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Our Deviant Society

kgrant Wrote: Nov 07, 2012 6:37 PM
Oh yes? And what is that 59% of all income taxes as a percentage of the income 'earned' by the wealthy? 10% perhaps? It's certainly a significantly lower rate than you pay. So in other words we have people who are the least able to bear high rates of income tax paying higher rates than those who are most able to pay. As I mentioned in an earlier comment, taxes on the wealthy are now significantly lower then they were when Reagan was President. As for the 1800's, if you think it would have been nice to live under the conditions of those times you are having yourself on.
Here's one usage of the term gentleman: The gentleman helped the fallen lady to her feet. Here's another, one we might hear from a newscaster or a police spokesman: Tonight we report on the arrest of two gentlemen who raped, sodomized and murdered an 80-year-old woman.

During earlier times, to be called a gentleman meant one was honest, brave, courteous and loyal. Today "gentleman" is used interchangeably in reference to decent people and the scum of the earth.

Much of today's language usage demonstrates a desire to be nonjudgmental. People used to shack up; now they cohabit or are living partners. Few young...