Posts Tagged ‘taxation’

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Trump’s tax plan just got its first brutal review showing how it would benefit rich Americans but almost no one else

Fooling no one, the vulgar plutocrat tries to rig the system further for the rich.

“Taxpayers in the bottom 95 percent of the income distribution would see average after-tax incomes increase between 0.5 and 1.2 percent,” the TPC’s report said. “Taxpayers in the top 1 percent (incomes above $730,000), would receive about 50 percent of the total tax benefit; their after-tax income would increase an average of 8.5 percent.”

 

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Tax breaks for the super rich, courtesy of the rest of us.

 

 

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Donald Trump Keeps Calling The U.S. The ‘Highest Taxed Nation.’

Right wingers love to bitch about having to pay taxes. It’s the one unifying principle they all share. And they’re full of shit.

Donald Trump likes to say the United States is the “highest taxed nation in the world.”

 

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In a type of targeted taxation against the poor of Ferguson, they are written up, arrested and fined to generate huge sums of income to perpetuate the cycle. This oppressive environment leads to the revolts we witnessed last week.

Ferguson Feeds Off the Poor: Three Warrants a Year Per Household

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Well here’s a simple exercise in hypocrisy.  Those who cheer the loudest for war also want to cut the taxes that would help treat the predictable casualties of war.  This is not a new issue, and stems back to the beginning of time.  The warmongering, often racist, militant right wants to pay nothing toward services that would actually help people, the victims of their own wars, even their own allegedly beloved “troops.”  Such monstrous, callous, barbarous stupidity is now normalized across large swaths of the population.

 

Veterans Affairs: Support a 90 yr old Purple Heart recipient and veteran of two wars

By Nicole M.
Sun City Center, Florida

My dad, James March, is a World War II and Korean War veteran with a Purple Heart he received in WW2 — but now that he’s seriously ill, the VA is refusing to help him.

Even though his injury from the war caused him terrible back and leg pain throughout his life, my dad never complained to the VA — he rarely asks for help from anyone. But now that he’s 90 years old, dad is really sick and he urgently needs help from an assisted living facility. Our whole family is worried about him: he’s barely eating, he’s nearly lost his eyesight, and he’s suffering from dementia. In just a few months, he lost 70 pounds.

Dad needs constant care, but Mom isn’t able to be a full-time caregiver because she’s struggling with cancer recovery and diabetes — and my family doesn’t have enough money to pay out of pocket for him to get a home aide.

The VA lost our application for assistance two times before they denied our claim. Even though my parents are crippled by medical costs and their home was foreclosed on 2/27/2013, the VA says my dad “makes too much money” to qualify for help. In reality, my parents barely have enough left over at the end of the month to buy their groceries, let alone pay for at-home care.

My dad was there when our country needed him to fight in WWII, healing others as a medic on the battlefield where he earned a Purple Heart. Now that he needs us, will we turn our back on him? Sign my petition asking that the VA give my dad the benefits he and all veterans deserve for their service and sacrifice.

My dad needs help

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Zillionaire fake philanthropist Bono is at it again, fronting for global predatory finance at the TED talks. The greedy twat Irishman’s data lays claim to improvements in the world that are completely unrelated to the rapacious predatory capitalism he shills for. His pet continent Africa has grown significantly worse over the past 30 years, but you wouldn’t know it from Bono’s cooked books.

Harry Browne is on the case:

‘Factivism’ and Other Fairytales from Bono

…In sub-Saharan Africa, where Bono’s agenda has been concentrated, the absolute numbers below every poverty threshold have skyrocked since 1981, with the number of extremely poor rising from 205 million to 386 million in 2008; at the below-two-dollar-a-day threshold the sub-Saharan numbers have almost doubled in the same period, to 562.3 million.

…As the World Bank acknowledges: “There has been less long-run progress in getting over the $2 per day hurdle.” The number of people in this category remains, after three decades, around 2.5 billion.

Slide the threshold slowly upwards and you very quickly embrace the majority of the world’s people – 80%, for example, living on less than $10 a day.

In his homeland of Ireland, the megashill is despised by more than a few for storing his multi-millions in off-shore accounts where they can’t be taxed by the desperately strapped Irish government. So much for the concern over poverty. He won’t even pay his share of taxes to help fight poverty in Ireland.

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Harry Browne also gives a nod to this film:

The End of Poverty?

 

The End of Poverty?, and makes the compelling argument that it’s not an accident or simple bad luck that has created a growing underclass around the world.

 

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Mandatory viewing:

Wealth Inequality in America

 

Plutocracy
  1. the rule or power of wealth or of the wealthy.
  2. a government or state in which the wealthy class rules.
  3. a class or group ruling, or exercising power or influence, by virtue of its wealth.
Kakistocracy
  • government by the worst persons; a form of government in which the worst persons are in power.

(dictionary.com)

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