The GOP "direct cause of the imbalance in wealth" all by their lonesomes?
How about grabbing the corporations by their scrotums (since they are defacto persons) and tell them you sell here, you produce here. Not something the Clintons would ever do of course. Hell, Hillary may not even be able to find that tipping point.
I wish you would stop using that conservative talking point word, redistribution. You make it sound like we are actually taking money out of peoples pocket and putting it into others. That is not what is happening. People pay takes, uniformly, a very small percentage of the taxes collected, 6.4% goes to social programs. Some big redistribution, isn't it? Yes, 6.4% of the trillion dollar federal budget pays for all of the government social, safety net programs; that is all. What you need to be asking is, where does the other money go to? So, in reality, there is no physical redistribution of wealth downward.
Every plan the democrats come up with, like giving tax incentives to companies that pay a certain amount, the gop shoots it down and say we need to give tax incentives to all business to be fair. Then the companies take the tax incentives, create low paying jobs, and when that runs out, those same companies take another tax incentive and move those jobs overseas. I remember when the government, gop, made Puerto Rico a free haven for companies, a giant free enterprise zone and gave tax breaks for companies to locate there. What happened? Well, the pharmaceutical companies moved out of NJ and the other northeastern seaboard states and ran as fast as they could to Puerto Rico. So much for that idea. No taxes on profits of corporations with investments overseas until the money comes back to the states. What a joke? Bermuda, I think it has over 1,200 mailboxes, each called a U. S. Corporation and the money is stashed there.
No, Grove, you must tell it like it is. The gop is the direct cause of the imbalance in wealth in the U. S.
When you respond, I'll tell you exactly how to improve things here and it is very simple.
This is a message to the "wine and cheese" crowd of Memphis. You brought this economic misery on yourselves. You elected Wharton without any investigation on what kind of vision he had for Memphis. He gave thirty million dollars to Pinnacle Airlines and they flew away to Minneapolis. The city is suffering economically by the bad decisions of the elite few who support Wharton.
If you do not like Wharton, then I suggest the citizens who are not happy with his leadership organize an effort to vote him out of office. Memphis is not the next Detroit, Michigan. It is the next Cairo, Illinois. Memphis is almost bankrupted.
I understand what you are saying, but, in a democratic republic, that is not how it works or was intended to work.
Government is, of the people, for the people and by the people. There is no right way or wrong way in government fiscal matters. The people articulate their wants at the ballot box. If it turns out wrong, then, those same voters will have to suck it up and pay for or do without.
We don't have kings and potentates to do as they please, we have, we the people to make decisions on the directions we want to take.
So, your whold theory is completely wrong in the real world. Try another tact!
The best plan is somewhere in the middle.
Truly free markets with no regulation would be bad. As you see with the banking industry in particular, regulation is needed, or else the greedy will implode the whole system. You'd have a handful of people who continually take advantage of the rest of the country.
However, simple redistribution isn't a solution either.
Redistribution that's aimed in a way to encourage productivity from society is the best possible solution.
What about giving tax incentives to companies that add jobs to the rolls in different pay grades in order to try to actually decrease the number of people living off the government directly?
As usual, the best answer is somewhere in the middle.
You got one more reprieve. Tell us exactly why Obamacare will implode? It is modeled after the conservative Heritage Foundation plan introduced in 1993 and implemented by Mass. In Mass it is working quite well. The people there love it. The people that are getting it, in of all places, Kentucky are loving it.
So, nightcrawler, don't give me talking points, just tell us why it will fail? I don't care what you think, for the way you post, your thoughts are not only small, but, also bigoted.
You have the floor now, so tell us how it is going to implode!
I think you're missing the point. The Pope is responding as a Christian, not some Milton Friedmanesque mumbo jumbo. And really, give me free markets or give me death. I doubt it.
So get on board, it is the word of God! Or move back to Russia.
G'town will get all 8 schools. Memphis still hasn't paid MOE it owes.
Whose the bitch Nan?
I see it as a "Give a man a fish..." vs. "Teach a man to fish..." comparison.
Many of us say, "Give me liberty and free markets or give me death". But unfortunately, too many people nowadays are saying, "Give me the big government teat because big government knows what's best for me"
FDR's New Deal and LBJ's Great Society were both socialist programs purposely designed, borne and implemented to enslave a voting bloc; and to keep the poor down. They both failed America on an epic scale and the monetary and societal costs of these programs have been totally devastating and immeasurable. However, both programs will pale in comparison if Obamacare is not repealed and allowed to self-implode; and it will...
"As is not so well known, Thomas had been eyed by a number of Republicans as a potential replacement for an embattled Rich Holden as administrator of the Shelby County Election Commission, which in recent years has been the subject of virtually nonstop negative publicity concerning this or that glitch." - - -
Does this make any sense whatsoever? Republicans are eying Chris Thomas to replace someone who doesn't need to be replaced because Thomas needs a job? No wonder people are sick of politics. Even the uninformed know experience is needed for a job running elections!
A detailed report on each school! Hell, that is the same thing I asked for the other day on the Health Dept Report. I guess detailed reports are only in order when you people might be involved.
Keeping up with matters that are abreast of us now, what is up with the district administration. A major ice storm has been issued for Memphis and the Shelby County area, to include all of Shelby County. As of yet, the administration has not announced whether schools will be open or not. What the hell are they waiting for?
The county and the city of Memphis has already issued an emergency declaration. The national weather are 100% sure of the forecast. Why should I have to take my children to school and then 2 hours later get a call to pick them up, just as the streets get dangerous? It would be better for the supt to close the schools rather than take the chance that this storm might miss us. If we have to make up the day, so be it!
Homer, you suppose to carry weight in the school district, use it!
Because white people NEVER cause trouble.
Yes, they should report on an artificial, sanitized Memphis that never confronts people with information they don't like or disagree with.
Nancy is "payback" really a priority? I think that might be exacerbating the problem.
The CA has indeed fallen on hard times. I may be completely off base on this, but if they'd try to tone down the inflaming of racial divides in the the hopes of attracting a more diverse readership, perhaps some of us would re-subscribe and they could retain their talent.
Ex cathedra to your ear, bitch.
I took digital pictures of a person unloading a Memphis City Schools vehicle into his garage. I saw a Ridgid pipe vise tripod, an A/C compressor, a bucket of fittings, and a threading tool go into the garage. I reported it and have yet to have anyone follow up on it or even bother to ask if there are any more witnesses. As if the digital pictures aren't enough.
I agree. The temptation of sneaking out with the 16 gauge and splattering a flying pizza might be too much for this old man, imagine what it would do to my nephews and nieces.
Not for Southern skies.
Besides don't 3D printers make pizza already?
After the delivery drone brings me my pizza, I want it to open the box and deliver a slice to my fat, lazy mouth.
Why on earth did they use ProBar? Who's ever heard of them? Why didn't they use a reputable auditor?
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