Well right now I think cap gains is a flat 20%. What income annual is rich to you?I really don't see it. If I implemented a tax, I'd have people pay a percentage of all taxes that parallel the percentage of total wealth. If you control .01 percent of wealth, you pay .01 of total taxes. As simple as that... I would not care how the wealth was generated...
Nobody ever said that Obama could not deliver a speech. Too bad that is all he is good for. More empty promises and lies.
He loves to talk the talk about helping the middle class and poor, but he is no better than Bush. He talks about the gun violence in Chicago yet doe snot mention that it is gang violence largely stemming from the war on drugs.
Nothing about the war on drugs ruining lives. Yet we should all stop everything for a few dead kids because they were shot in schools rather than in their public housing complex from a stray bullet.
About the only things I agree with is tying minimum wage to cost of living, and tax breaks for attracting jobs.
Hard to trust a man that has done nothing but talk the talk. Great speech, though. He is an excellent politician.
"The greatest nation on Earth..." Don't get me wrong. I'm not bashing the US. I'm just a bit sick of the blind patriotism/nationalism. It's a bit surprising, at least for me, that there generally seems to be this idea among a lot of Americans that their country is the best in the world. It's obvious that these people never bothered to, for example, check some indexes and compare the US to other countries. It's pretty high up, and even if it was the best country in the world (let's say, to live in), wouldn't it be a bit silly to go around saying it (I mean, okay, I'd understand that if it came from an average citizen, but the president?) and shoving it down the throats of others with "I'm a special snowflake" type of talk?
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The USA is infallible to most here. I am not even joking. It is called brainwashing, and the brains around here are sparkling.
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Im not gay, but I love that he keeps bringing up same sex marriage, and equal pay for women. I hope he makes a bunch of sweeping changes before he gets das bootas.
that will be the same as a dog chasing his tail
raising min wage increases inflation which increases cost of living so then they would have to increase min wage again which in turn increases inflation that increases cost of living and around and around we go