Tax 'em

In 2007, the top 1 percent of U.S. income earners made 23.5 percent of all income — more than the bottom 50 percent combined. The share of income going to the top 1 percent has nearly tripled since the mid-1970s. Eighty percent of all new income earned from 1980 to 2005 has gone to the top 1 percent.

Taxing those folks isn't socialism, given article 1 section 8, it's the essence of American Democracy.

And come on, look at how you and I work. Do you think that if we'd be rewarded merely for hard work that we wouldn't be richer than these guys? I mean how the hell can these guys be working harder than the bottom 50%?

I mean really, these folks have had their taxes cut for decades now in the supposition that they would, in turn, create jobs but the truth of the matter, the crux of the biscuit is that they have only kept it to themselves and the rate of job loss has been one of the greatest in history.

I'm calling it a failed experiment, to be kind. Seein' as us reg'lar folks (Don't reckon anyone here is in the top 1%) have been footing their bill to the point that fixing the budget is blood from a stone and that those guys what got the money easy, we could take what we need for the nation and they's still have more money then they could spend in a lifetime. I say we tax 'em. I say they made that money off the honest sweat off OUR brows with out even the courtesy of health care, I say we tax 'em. I say that folks be taxed at a rate proportionate to the average wage of those what work for them. I say if the predominate wage they're willing to pay for their average worker is the minimum I say we tax 'em at the maximum. I say we tax the rascals and don't feel guilty about it. I say we tax them and have them work a year at minimum wage. I say we tax 'em.

I think that's the democratic thing to do.

Democrats Need To Reclaim the Word Freedom Now

Thom plus logo The big debate among democratic circles is about the word socialism. It really needs to be about the word freedom. Billionaires claim that freedom means no taxes for the billionaires. Industrialists claim that freedom means no regulation for their industries.