A bold new regressive tax at a flat 20% proposed by the Perry campaign would increase the taxes of the poor 100% and reduce the taxes for billionaires by 45% making this the strongest effort to restore aristocracy since the confiscation of lands of Lord Fairfax and the end of the hopes of King George the Third to concentrate U.S. wealth.
Presidential candidate Rick Perry has taken the lead from Presidential candidate Herman Cain and opened a second front of the tax war on America’s poor. Texas Governor Perry wants to charge the rich the same tax rate as the poor at 20%. The middle class is tossed under the bus too in the bargain that would let the rich accumulate billions and trillions and purchase everything in the free world fundamentally letting their subjects rent from them.
The United States recovered from the depression with a 70 to 90% tax rate on the rich and that policy kept Americans in an egalitarian prosperity until the Reagan era tax cuts followed up by Bush II-Obama tax cuts-extensions. Now the global networking of the wealthy owning everything as they concentrate wealth erodes the basic political and civil freedoms the founders fought for long ago. Billionaires may earn more in a minute or an hour through investments that a working American can earn in a lifetime. The broadcast media is a sycophantic tool for the corporate rich propagandizing Americans to economic servility.
http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2011/10/orangutan-human-cultures/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+wired%2Findex+%28Wired%3A+Index+3+%28Top+Stories+2%29%29&utm_content=Google+Feedfetcher Orangutan culture develops like human culture
American culture has dumbed down, yet the NFL has not smarted up and installed head-impact concussive measuring chips in its helmets to quantify the seasonal total amount of head impacts each player sustains. The players with the most total quality quantitative head impacts should probably receive higher compensation for their progressive brain injuries. Texas Governor Rick Perry has developed comparable dumbing down oversights in failing to comprehend the pervasive effects of carbon dioxide emissions from human sources to the global atmosphere.
A quarter of a million years ago one of the greatest mass extinction on this planet occurred in an area of global warming. Scientists believe the oceans became acidic then as they are becoming now from the excessive carbonic acid runoff into the ocean from the excess carbon dioxide in the atmosphere precipitating to the ground. A full 90% of the life in the ocean was exterminated by global warming. That is a real, present danger to the world’s fisheries and other marine life that the Texas Governor just wouldn’t be convinced about.
Plainly the U.S. Presidential primaries should offer brain scans to all presidential candidates and also a two hour -90 question multiple choice GRE comparable exam taken in public, on-stage to find out who is an idiot and who isn’t- The public should know who has substantial brain damage from football playing in America and who is not if they want to become President of the United States.