I had to refute a listener whose mind could not come to terms with the fact that shareholders and investor tax rates are unfair and screw the poor and middle-class.
Tax rates for the rich?
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This listener was defending rich people. He thought a particular article maligned them because it computed their effective tax rate based on their unrealized gains. It was upsetting to see someone that may be struggling to defend those who are the cause of the struggles of most Americans. After all, most of the super-rich are but parasites who depend on the masses’ intellect, labor, blood, sweat, and tears.
Many get upset when I describe the super-wealthy as parasites. They have extreme reverence for them. Here is the truth. Bill Gates is a good man. But he was invited into the capitalist structure, followed the rules, and became primarily ultra-rich on the intellect of others. Our economic system is designed that way by those who made it biased for themselves. The system brainwashed us into believing this is how it has to be.
The powers want us to believe that we are a meritocracy with equal access to success. It has always been a fallacy. How many singers in your church are much better than some of those who the corporatocracy CHOSE. How many engineers are better than the ones the corporatocracy CHOSE. How many financial analysts are better than the ones the corporatocracy CHOSE.
It is time to establish an economic system that is not biased toward the CHOSEN. There must be a baseline living standard that allows everyone to excel in whatever field they want based on merits.
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