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Sun Feb 12, 2012, 02:24 PM

Something just hit me

I mostly lurk here and read the news and insight from members but was just reading a thread about those using the safty net and I realized that our problems with the economy could be solved overnight.

We need once and for all with taxation return this nations wealth to its rightful owners not so they can spend it on our overlords cheaply made goods but to provide a universal safty net for all the population.
Once the basic needs of shelter,food and care are met imagine the inovation and invention that can begin.
Have a great idea for a product that will better our lives?no problem you can work on it and perfect it without worry of starving.
Billions of dollars are just sitting in bank accounts doing nothing while we muddle along.
Instead of shrinking the safty net we need to expand and enlarge it.
Do that and watch the economy explode.

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libtodeath Feb 2012 OP
geckosfeet Feb 2012 #1
libtodeath Feb 2012 #2
WhoIsNumberNone Feb 2012 #3
WillyT Feb 2012 #4
leftyohiolib Feb 2012 #5
libtodeath Feb 2012 #6
barbtries Feb 2012 #7
Scuba Feb 2012 #8
Sirveri Feb 2012 #9
libtodeath Feb 2012 #10
NNN0LHI Feb 2012 #11
libtodeath Feb 2012 #13
Avalux Feb 2012 #12

Response to libtodeath (Original post)

Sun Feb 12, 2012, 02:27 PM

1. Tell that to the teaparty congress critters.

And watch their heads explode.

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Response to geckosfeet (Reply #1)

Sun Feb 12, 2012, 02:29 PM

2. I am hoping

that they have lied so much that this year they are so rejected that never again will we have to deal with their hatred and evil.

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Response to geckosfeet (Reply #1)

Sun Feb 12, 2012, 02:30 PM

3. Watch them call you a communist

And hold up pictures of you with the Hitler mustache

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Response to libtodeath (Original post)

Sun Feb 12, 2012, 02:31 PM

4. K & R !!!


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Response to libtodeath (Original post)

Sun Feb 12, 2012, 02:32 PM

5. repubs dont want the economy exploding they want it destroyed

 

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Response to leftyohiolib (Reply #5)

Sun Feb 12, 2012, 02:34 PM

6. Not just the economy

but people too.
Sick evil bastards.

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Response to libtodeath (Original post)

Sun Feb 12, 2012, 02:35 PM

7. oh you socialist you.

give a shit about other people?! omigawd. that's not the american way!

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Response to libtodeath (Original post)

Sun Feb 12, 2012, 03:43 PM

8. Medicare for All would be a huge boost to the economy.

Nurses and lab techs spend money, not stash it in the Caymans.

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Response to libtodeath (Original post)

Mon Feb 13, 2012, 04:18 PM

9. If people did not need to work for food or shelter would they?

Serious question.

That's probably not the way you mean it, but the question is at the root of the Republican ideology (other than the obvious racist roots). I suspect that they ask this question because they don't believe they'd work themselves, so why would they trust others to do so.

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Response to Sirveri (Reply #9)

Mon Feb 13, 2012, 04:25 PM

10. Because there is more to life

then just food and shelter but those are the basic needs and rights to existence we have.
Maybe for a few that would be enough but for the huge majority they will want to do something to better their own and everyone elses lifes.
Yes we have repukes that feel the stepping stones to riches are all the little people but once the rest see that no longer are they inprisioned by the need to serve a wealthy person virtually begging for survival they will be free to better the world.

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Response to libtodeath (Original post)

Mon Feb 13, 2012, 05:44 PM

11. We need to tax wealth

That would fix it.

Don

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Response to NNN0LHI (Reply #11)

Mon Feb 13, 2012, 06:58 PM

13. I believe

there should be a penalty for hording wealth whether cash or goods that is not bettering society.

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Response to libtodeath (Original post)

Mon Feb 13, 2012, 05:50 PM

12. Now now - what's this talk of shelter, food and care for all?

If all our needs were met, our overlords couldn't control us. We're all so focused on staying afloat day to day, no time for anything else like inventions.

Maslov got it right:

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