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Raise Taxes On Millionaires – 81% Of Americans Support It, That’s 81%!

With those kind of poll numbers, you have to wonder why all the politicians aren’t jumping on this bandwagon, don’t you? We liberals have to keep pounding this message home, continuous, relentless…kind of like what Republicans do with their messages. When poll questions that get to this info are actually asked, people tell it like it is, but how often are these sorts of questions actually asked? The media has no desire to help in the venture of informing the American people about the gulf between the rich and the poor. One example that blows me away is within a two week period, Republicans fought off an effort to take away $53 billion in subsidies to oil companies who made RECORD profits last year, RECORD profits. During the same period of time they chose to cut funding for NPR, Planned Parenthood, WIC and all sorts of other small programs that benefit the most needy in our great country.

The third richest man on the planet, according to Forbes, is Warren Buffett and here is what he has to say about raising taxes on rich people. I tend to take his word on it rather than someone like Eric Cantor or John Boehner.

And of course the only Senator with balls enough to actually talk about it, Bernie Sanders, has put forth a bill to do just that. Senators are lining up to co-sponsor it…cough, spit.

We in the liberal blogosphere must push hard, we must help educate the American people to the staggering shift in wealth from the poor and middle class to the richest of the rich. I will keep pounding it home and I encourage you all to do the same.

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March 14, 2011 - Posted by | Economy, President Barack Obama |

4 Comments »

  1. That argument about taking from the producer and giving to the non-producer is one of the reason for the shift in wealth. It is to much to expect the leftists to try to raise the income of the lower income earner, much easier to just give them something instead of have them earn it.

    Raise taxes on everyone and cut spending by the same percentage, that is far too much to expect but it would cut the deficit.

    Comment by atlanta ralph | March 14, 2011 | Reply

    • I’m sure that is what is going on in you brain, Ralph. No surprises.

      You know soooooo much more about wealth than Warren Buffett, Ralph. I would listen to you before him any day. :)

      Taking from the producer…who is this “producer” you speak of? Warren Buffett, who says your theory is stupid and hasn’t worked for 10 years. We here have asked you many times how after the Bush tax cuts in 2001, we didn’t experience a huge influx of jobs? Where were they Ralph? Jobs…not the other bullshit you will likely throw out, jobs. How many jobs did those tax cuts create Ralph. Give us numbers and links to all those jobs.

      Comment by ExtremeLiberal | March 14, 2011 | Reply

      • He’s got no numbers, just rw talking points. Nothing to see here.

        Comment by Eric | March 14, 2011 | Reply

  2. Warren Buffett is the man that I listen to… The Wealthy need to stop their whine and pay for services they benefit from…

    Comment by Rixar13 | March 29, 2011 | Reply


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