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    Quote Originally Posted by Devil505 View Post
    Of course it works.
    It's intended to make the rich richer and steal money from the middle class.

    It works exactly as intended!
    But not as advertised.

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    Quote Originally Posted by labrea View Post
    And what were conditions in Venezuela that precipitated socialism?

    Hmm - it looks like the economy can do well without the peeps doing well.

    What about Cuba?

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    Perhaps we should fear the social and economic conditions that lead to socialist totalitarian revolutions rather than socialism itself. I seems the best way to stave off what conservatives fear is to make sure we have a transparent political system that acts with integrity, and economic system that truly provides equal opportunity (not outcome) for all its people.
    Good post.

    Quote Originally Posted by Devil505 View Post
    Of course it works.
    It's intended to make the rich richer and steal money from the middle class.
    This agitated little conspiracy theory is garbage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neomalthusian View Post
    This agitated little conspiracy theory is garbage.
    Lower taxes on the rich and corporations means they get richer and stay richer. What part of that is a conspiracy theory? The only thing that's a "theory" is the notion that somehow with that formula, the garbage man is going to also get richer, since those nice rich people are now able to take better care of him.

    Ludicrous. It's not even a theory. It's just silly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by labrea View Post
    Trickle down doesn't work, so lets do it again.
    Trickle down happens every single day...denying it is just silly.

    It works in every field and in every single purchase.

    A CEO of a large company purchases a new Yacht...he takes the older yacht and sends it to the ship yard for retrofit's, hull cleaning, new engines etc.

    The sales company he hired makes this sale and taxes are collected at the point of sale. The company that sold the yacht has vendors, those vendors all use different vendors...each company pays payroll taxes, workers comp fees. Sales for this company have been good, so they expand and hire an architect and a builder..the architect and the builder all use vendors and they all pay taxes. The contractor uses sub contractors and they all pay taxes. An employee of the heating and A/C subcontractor (who bid on the project and was awarded the job), decides it’s time to purchase a new car. He trades in his older model. The car lot makes a sale and taxes are assessed. They sell the used car and taxes are assessed and insurance companies land new contracts. Each and every company uses vendors and pay them from the profits made doing business.

    The yard where the yacht is being retrofitted uses sub contractors and both have several vendors. The ship yard hires a few extra hands to complete the project on time. Marty who was hired on now can make his alimony payment. Curtis, the yard foreman tells his wife it’s time to upgrade their kitchen because they have saved enough to do so. Contractors are hired, those contractors use vendors and suppliers who all assess taxes at the point of sale.

    And on and on and on and on it goes...

    Meanwhile - Despite the idiots on the left and their "the sky is ALWAYS falling" whining refrain...Unemployment is now at the lowest rate it has been since the early 70's

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