Originally Posted by scott free
You seem to me to have a pretty solid handle on the basics of this, Pete... what bothers me is that you take so much flack from the older guys here for challenging the status quo.
I've never once seen you advocate for taking money from "the 1%" or any of that nonsense... they earned it, they keep it is fine by me and you as well as far as I can tell, we don't want anyone elses money, just a chance for Americans to earn their own... but you, and others, seem to be relentlessly attacked and ridiculed for even mentioning that something is terribly wrong, something is ruining this country.
The people in question point to "the other" party, but its becoming plain to see that both parties are beholden to the same interests and are both complicit in whats happening.
This is exactly it. It's a shame, really. I have family members who own their own businesses and make a good living and I don't think they should have to give their money away at the whim of some politician preaching "fairness".
What rich people don't seem to get is that the money is going to leave their pockets in one form or another. Either by paying good salaries and benefits or by being taxed to pay for an increasing welfare state. They have more control and stand to benefit more from the former, of course.