> Those would be the evil rich people who pay almost all of the country's income taxes?
> Yeah, Socialism - where success is indeed punished, and the stuff that's taken is given
> to other people. That's socialism for everybody, because it's socialism doing what it likes
> to do: taking from the most productive/successful, and giving to the least. Half the country
> pays no income taxes at all (or pay's negative income taxes, getting "refunds" and cash
> credits on taxes they don't even pay), and the vast majority of the income taxes that are
> paid are paid by a small portion of the other half.
The vast majority of the income and wealth goes to the top 10% and, actually, to the top 1%.
And their wealth comes form what they own not what they do. Gates owns/owned one third
of Microsoft stock. Yes, he's smart and founded a successful company but his total fortune
was based on ownership of stock, the value of which was created by workers at Microsoft.
Albert Einstein was a socialist.
Germany is a social democracy, has a standard of living higher than the United States, is a
net exporting manufacturing economy, and has free tuition for all strudents at all levels.
All of the above contradict your Libertarian Fundamentalist religious-like views.
BTW, I am a socialist and I am for *more* people owning things, not fewer. This Libertarian
Fundamentalist clap trap about socialists wanting the gov'ment to own everything is B.S.
We should have natioanlized banks that enable all current renters to purchase their units
and own them instead of paying their landlords mortgage.
See the above link for more argumentation along those lines.
February 15, 2016
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