January 2, 2012
The idea the holy untaxable  ”Job Creators” seems to me a bit like a nation wide case of Stockholm Syndrome.  Since the 1980’s our national wealth has doubled but the average person’s stake hasn’t grown with it.  The great majority of that wealth has gone to the super-rich whose taxes have been steadily decreasing since about that time.  So with such a large stake in our economy even a slight increase in taxation of the wealthiest of us would create huge amounts of revenue  for our government to be able to fund all sorts of programs to get us out of our current mess(perhaps not even creating anything new but just keeping on with what we have!).  I recently heard a radio host tell a caller “I’ve never been given a job by a poor person”, which I say is accurate but with less and less people doing well we can’t create work for ourselves and are dependent on the “job creators”.  Basically we have no upward movement. This seems the opposite of the idea of rugged individualism that the  defenders of the super-rich love so much.  

The idea the holy untaxable  ”Job Creators” seems to me a bit like a nation wide case of Stockholm Syndrome.  Since the 1980’s our national wealth has doubled but the average person’s stake hasn’t grown with it.  The great majority of that wealth has gone to the super-rich whose taxes have been steadily decreasing since about that time.  So with such a large stake in our economy even a slight increase in taxation of the wealthiest of us would create huge amounts of revenue  for our government to be able to fund all sorts of programs to get us out of our current mess(perhaps not even creating anything new but just keeping on with what we have!).  

I recently heard a radio host tell a caller “I’ve never been given a job by a poor person”, which I say is accurate but with less and less people doing well we can’t create work for ourselves and are dependent on the “job creators”.  Basically we have no upward movement. This seems the opposite of the idea of rugged individualism that the  defenders of the super-rich love so much.  

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