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Remember that for the past 30 years wealth has been redistributed upwards.

The wealthy business owners and CEOs used to pay their workers to keep up with inflatiuon

Then they decided that they just needed to pay the stockholders dividends
so they would keep investing.

and they could keep more of the money from their businesses
(because they have the power and control) so there was very little trickle left.

Yearly bonuses and increases for the middle class did not keep up with inflation so
we worked year after year for less and less money

Until we got to the point where we figured we may no be able to retire and we would
eventually, die at our desks and never retire -SO, we started to save more money
so we could retire and we didn't buy goods to support the businesses of the wealthy.

Here is the key:
Now, the wealthy have accumulated money over the past 30 years that they have invested
and from which, they collect income and will continue to do so.

What we are asking is that the wealthy business owners and CEOs start increasing wages
so that the middle class will be able to buy goods and support the businesses of the wealthy.
Some of the wealthy see the wisdom to this and say - Hey, we've had it good for quite a while.
Now we should start paying a little bit more (Right Mr. Buffet?) so our businesses don't fail and
we keep being RICH!

But, it seems that the nevou riche want more, more, more and the Repukes, who are paid/bought
by the rich and wealthy and who have signed a "pledge" with Grover won't dare to besmearch
their reputations by breaking their "pledge" even though they can lie thru their teeth during
elections and suggesting that the Dems are stealing from them when the Repukes and Lyin' Ryan
say straight out that they will take $713M out of Medicare so they can give it to the wealthy.
Duh! O.K. boss. Whatever you say.

Posted by socialindependocrat | Sun Nov 11, 2012, 03:59 PM (1 replies)

It's one thing to shame people into feeling guilty for sinning because

They may feel guilty but they still have the choice to sin and ask for redemption later.


To set up laws that take away the people's tight to choose is going too far.

Like my parents said, "We can only teach you to be a good person.
What you do with the rest of your life is up to you."

There is a control issue here.
These people want control over the lives of others.
which takes control away from the individual.
This is why people try to stay out of prisons - they want to maintain control of themselves.
Once you take a person's rights away, what's the sense?
That's why the U.S. is different from China and Russia
That's why we're Americans - so we have freedom of choice
Posted by socialindependocrat | Sat Nov 10, 2012, 09:58 PM (0 replies)

Freedom of choice should be the norm

"they’re reacting on an emotional level to their deep-seated anger about other people’s sex lives"

This is the crux of the problem. When you look at the right trying to stop others from having freedom of choice. The conservatives are not happy living their own lives the way they see fit. They need to try to interfere with the lives of others.

Saying that the church has to go against it's principles by providing insurance that includes birth control and women's reproductive health care - Standard insurance needs to be provided by all employers to allow the people to choose how they use their policies. If each employer got to taylor their insurance provisions we would have a confusing mish-mosh of policies. Insurance should provide for a standard variety of health care benefits. If the Catholic church has taught it's parishioners well, they will CHOOSE not to use the birth control provisions. If the people CHOOSE to utilize the birth control provisions then it should be a sign to the church that they are either not getting their point across or that they don't understand their congregation. Control of thought and/or action is only necessary for people and institutions that need to control.

For conservatives to CHOOSE to live a life based upon their beliefs is fine but when a group tries to impose their beliefs on others - this is not democratic, this is not live and let live - this is more indicative of a communist dictatorship - This is not America.

We need to figure a way to get the Teabaggers to understand that they have no control over the lives of others. They need to be happy that they have the freedom to CHOOSE how they live their own lives and see that Christians allow others to live as they see fit in spite of our own personal beliefs.
Posted by socialindependocrat | Thu Nov 8, 2012, 10:53 AM (0 replies)

Interesting that there was a problem with the initial ballots

They need to make sure all this stuff is corrected before the next elections.

When you look at the situation we're in because Bush stole the vote and
you can project what things would be like if Romney had won. You can
see that these elections mean a life of freedom vs a life of slave labor and
religious control to the American people.

We aren't a group of immigrants who's lives improve every year on the way to the
realization of the American Dream; we have had our upward mobility stagnated
and half the country is voting to give more money to the wealthy who have been
reaping more than their fair share for the past 30 years! They are far ahead of
where they would have been if we all shared in the growth and prosperity of the
businesses for whom we worked. We're not asking them to give back, we're asking
them to give their fare share from this point on.
Posted by socialindependocrat | Wed Nov 7, 2012, 02:51 PM (0 replies)
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