This illusion that the 1%ers deserve lower taxes and more benefits because they somehow worked harder than the rest of us is absurd.
i'm not sure what "deserve" means. i think people deserve to keep what they own, no matter how they came to it. i think the country deserves to expect that everyone will contribute to sucess through labor, and since we insist on doing it, though paying their taxes. i don't think that the majority of the country should expect that they deserve to have the majority of the taxes paid by a very small group, the wealthy, as they are now. everyone should have the same % of pain at the end of the month. and don't even bother with the whole dividend thing because we already went there and already explained it to you.
Ron Gettlefinger once said there is no amount of money that can satisfy their greed. The problem we face today is runaway greed in the top 1%, not capitalism per se. They simply want everything.
even if that were true, how is it a problem?
those same wealthy you mentioned were, and still are, huge philanthropists. i bet if there were a way to measure it, they and others like them, have done more long term good than any government program. and!!! they did it without being forced by the IRS. and!!!! i bet there was far less waste in the instruments that oversaw their foundations and donations!
And yet the GOP supports the Wall Street Bankers?
the wall street bankers are huge supporters of democrats, not republicans. i'm not sure why, but i think it is because most of the nutty regulations come from the left, and the WSB are engaging with the dems in massive crony capitolism and both a way to survive, and for some, a form of corruption.
that said: "wall street banker" has now become another buzz term. why don't you explain your objection to them? i'd be interested in it.
pushed in part by Grover Norquist and Tea Party activists — are destroying the country’s economic foundation.
what right wing tax policies would that be?