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Yes, what's trickling down is debt. Judging by the TV ads for equity loans, the trickle must be quite a torrent.Originally posted by shostakovich:
...With the expanding gulf between rich and poor, wealth appears to be trickling up.
Really? How did you manage to control that while you were in the canoe club?Originally posted by Shapley:
All I can tell you is that my salary has never been paid by a poor man.
I'm willing to take a 10% pay cut, if all the teachers and cops and city clerks and other tax-paid public employees get a pay cut, too.Originally posted by shostakovich:
If all federal employees took a graduated pay cut, the deficit would be gone in a hurry, and surpluses would abound.
While my federal employee's salary is paid by patent application fees (the PTO receives NO tax money, and until a couple of years ago was revenue-positive for the US Treasury), somehow I don't feel shos's admonition was to cut welfare benefits, military pay (although a bird colonel [O-6] with 24 years gets over 100G), or the quality of mess hall chow.Originally posted by Selma in Sandy Eggo:
I'm willing to take a 10% pay cut, if all the teachers and cops and city clerks and other tax-paid public employees get a pay cut, too.
Can we include the retirees, too?
There are a few Federal agencies that are self-supporting through sales of their services. The PTO is the one I'm most familiar with, and the office does not receive tax money. It is supported by those who apply for and receive patent and trademark protection for their intellectual property. Although some inventions are assigned to the Federal Government (usually through the DOD), video recording technologies are pretty much in the commercial environment.Originally posted by shostakovich:
Hi Barfle, it's hard to imagine no part of your benefits emanate from taxes. If they do not, you are exempt from the Shos Solution. I did, however, include welfare payments in their tiny adjustment and the bird colonel in his more significant cut. My own Social Security check is also fair game.
We've discussed the situation in your country before. Some of the newly wealthy stole their wealth and should be prosecuted. The others earned their wealth by your own admission. So are you saying you are comfortable with the government taking their wealth away and giving it to someone else?Originally posted by dai bread:
A rather hefty number of people here found themselves without any wages at all when when wealth was torrenting up. Now that the people who conducted the New Zealand experiment have found out what happens, we have more or less come right. There are still more unemployed now than there were before the experiment started in 1984, but wealth is now only trickling up.
Trickle down is a lie.
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