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Forum Post: Taxing the Rich - Richard Wolff

Posted 3 years ago on Oct. 8, 2014, 4:59 p.m. EST by struggleforfreedom80 (6584)
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[-] 5 points by trashyharry (3082) from Waterville, NY 3 years ago

Professor Wolff delivers the goods all right.I think I'm gonna hurl-corporations are now paying 25% of all .gov revenue-down from half-with WAGE EARNERS paying the rest? Forget "where's the outrage,"-where's the PANIC?

[-] 1 points by MattHolck0 (3867) 3 years ago

those that need food and services need to have money to circulate those sources

massing wealth does not circulate money

[-] 2 points by struggleforfreedom80 (6584) 3 years ago

A massive redistribution of wealth will create less profits in the short term for the ones in charge (the financial elite), so that's not on the agenda...unless the 99% really organize and put it on the agenda.

[-] 1 points by MattHolck0 (3867) 3 years ago

the current money system does not drive entrepreneurs to seek to serve the population if the population has no money

[-] 2 points by struggleforfreedom80 (6584) 3 years ago

The current money system drives the capitalist to prioritize short term profit, and ignore the well being of the general population.

[-] 1 points by MattHolck0 (3867) 3 years ago

how is that ?

[-] 1 points by struggleforfreedom80 (6584) 3 years ago

The ones who don't prioritize short term profit and dont act like douchebags will get outcompeted by someone who do and are.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VYW1SdQCM7s

[-] 1 points by MattHolck0 (3867) 3 years ago

thanks

[-] 1 points by elf3 (3778) 3 years ago

Add to this how much tax money is paid to corporations through subsidies grants and contracts? I worked for a company receiving a grant to expand business to europe and employ people there..huh? We just spent a billion dollars bombing isis...how many private businesses had their hands in that til? Private pork thrown into bills. The resources corporations use driving up all our costs jesus how much lighting can one box store use? How much pollution do taxpayers have to clean up? The point here is most of our taxes are being spent by and on Corporations ( um bailouts)and after all the downsizing we have to foot the bill for all the people who can't get jobs. If corporations are people why are they getting treated differently than the rest of us...real people are separate under the laws...sitting at the back of the proverbial bus - we are not equal! We must demand financial equality. Not too mention if they break laws they are also not treated like real people would be if we commit crime The supreme court made corporations people ...but won't give us equality ! Some people I guess are better than regular people?

See also the film we're not broke.

[+] -4 points by 99nproud (2697) 3 years ago

Robin hood tax explained:

http://www.rdwolff.com/content/robin-hood-tax-explained

"There is a growing movement in America that could potentially close the ever growing wealth inequality gap. The proposed "Robin Hood tax" would be a fee charged anytime a transaction on Wall Street is made. For decades these traders have avoided paying taxes, so is now the time to implement the Robin Hood tax, and is it really stealing? Richard Wolff, author of Occupy the Economy, helps us answer these questions."

Pressure ALL pols to support this key element of correcting economic inequity

[-] -3 points by DKAtoday (33315) from Coon Rapids, MN 3 years ago

Implementing the Robin hood tax - "should" be a no-brain-er.

And should be a huge issue for all progressives to push for passage and public support to get it passed.

Should be another Move To Amend "type" ( grassroots ) action.

[+] -5 points by DKAtoday (33315) from Coon Rapids, MN 3 years ago

[-] 0 points by DKAtoday (27675) from Coon Rapids, MN 2 hours ago

Implementing the Robin hood tax - "should" be a no-brain-er.

And should be a huge issue for all progressives to push for passage and public support to get it passed.

Should be another Move To Amend "type" ( grassroots ) action.

↥twinkle ↧stinkle reply edit delete permalink

Why would anyone on this site down vote slapping wall street with the Robin Hood Tax ???

[-] 8 points by oldJack (14) 3 years ago

Points are not important. They just distract. Don't worry about that.

[-] -3 points by DKAtoday (33315) from Coon Rapids, MN 3 years ago

Points are not important - issues are. I do not worry about the former - but I do worry about the later. Thanks SO much for your shared wisdom.

[-] 4 points by oldJack (14) 3 years ago

Then we agree. I was replying to a comment where you seemed to be worrying about points instead of issues. If that's not the case, my bad. Judging by your 'SO', you seems bit ticked off. I didn't mean to be condescending, it's just that I have seen many great activists such as yourself get lost in the meaningless games of trying to please or be pleased by others. I agree with you that issues are the key. Let's try to focus on those. I might be a good idea to just ask for the removal of the point system. I don't think anyone here really thinks they are important.

[-] -3 points by DKAtoday (33315) from Coon Rapids, MN 3 years ago

Thanks again old sock.

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[-] -3 points by DKAtoday (33315) from Coon Rapids, MN 3 years ago

OH stop playing dumb already.

[+] -4 points by DKAtoday (33315) from Coon Rapids, MN 3 years ago

I see you have your stinkle team in play ( again ) - did you run out of stupid crap to say?

[-] 3 points by turbocharger (1756) 3 years ago

Chances are its you they don't like, not the concept. Thats how forums are.

[-] 2 points by MattHolck0 (3867) 3 years ago

nah

[+] -4 points by DKAtoday (33315) from Coon Rapids, MN 3 years ago

A convenient excuse for down voting good causes - to keep them out of sight.

If they don't like me ( and I don't care ) - let em make a comment to that effect - but not shoot down forwarding good things = The Robin Hood Tax

[-] 2 points by turbocharger (1756) 3 years ago

Its how points go on a forum, its just how people interact online.

[-] 2 points by MattHolck0 (3867) 3 years ago

trust the secret ballot like the mask executioner

[+] -4 points by DKAtoday (33315) from Coon Rapids, MN 3 years ago

Sorry - not buying it.

I make plenty of comments which draw no attention whatsoever = no comments and no up votes or down votes.

But then I make comments or provide action items dealing with forwarding issues like Direct Democracy and Universal Health Care or ending fossil fuel use/pollution or overturning citizens united or implementing OSTA ( one subject at a time legislation ) or implementing a Robin Hood Tax on wall street etc etc etc etc etc etc etc - and then the boo-birds come out in force - never making comments if they can help it - just silently downvoting so that the comments won't end up on the best comment board where they might stay for awhile and be easily seen by those looking in.

[-] 2 points by turbocharger (1756) 3 years ago

Your comments could be upvoted 99 times and downvoted 100, with a total of -1, you would have no idea.

Believe what you want, its probably more coincidence than anything. Not exactly like you havent pissed off a ton of people online over the years, right?

[-] 1 points by MattHolck0 (3867) 3 years ago

I move people to emotion and thought

[-] -1 points by DKAtoday (33315) from Coon Rapids, MN 3 years ago

[ edit ] thrashingmasks is "not" a ton of people - just a ton of socks.

edit-> BTW look at the current list of comments - not the best comment board.

Notice that only the Robin Hood Tax comments ( yes not just mine ) received the down votes.

While I have other comments that have not been down voted.

That would strongly suggest content was the target and not the commenter.

[-] 1 points by MattHolck0 (3867) 3 years ago

The Robin Hood Tax acknowledges of the legitimacy of the stock market