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Oct. 5th, 2019

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Pros And Cons Of A Wealth Tax

Pros And Cons Of A Wealth Tax

Democratic presidential candidates Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren have proposed a wealth tax as a way to increase government funding and reduce income inequality, but critics of such proposals argue they can cause more harm than benefits. The Onion takes a look at the pros and cons of a wealth tax.

PRO

Increased government revenue could be used to support struggling fossil fuel industry.

Darwinian principle behind tax will naturally drive hedge funds to find loopholes to extinction.

Could finally afford getting that bullet wound checked out.

Kinda nice knowing there’s a tax out there you’ll never, ever, ever have to pay.

CON

Unfair to those who worked really hard to inherit all that money.

The math might be hard to do.

Furs and silks barely staying relevant as it is.

Could face opposition if wealthy Americans ever decide to become influential political force.

Sep. 29th, 2019

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'Hong Kong can't go back to normal': protesters keep Umbrella spirit alive

'Hong Kong can't go back to normal': protesters keep Umbrella spirit alive

Police fire teargas at rally marking five-year anniversary of pro-democracy movement

Large numbers of police were on the streets of Hong Kong on Saturday night as officers conducted stop and searches on public transit lines and questioned residents wearing black, the colour adopted by protesters, after a mass rally dispersed to mark the fifth anniversary of the pro-democracy “umbrella movement”.

Protesters changed into civilian clothes in alleys and behind walls of umbrellas in districts close to government headquarters, where earlier police fired a water cannon filled with dye and abrasive liquid from behind defensive barriers.

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Climate protesters chain themselves to Merkel's chancellery

'100,000' march in Switzerland for climate action
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Jayne Cortez, 'There It Is'

Sep. 23rd, 2019

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Monsanto's 'Slime and Slander' Hit List

Sep. 9th, 2019


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Aug. 20th, 2019


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Jun. 10th, 2019

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Snake Oil - Part 1

May. 10th, 2019

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'Don't make a Federalist case out of it!'

The Federalists were not the true fathers of democracy.  They slid in after all the fighting, as slime will do, and established an oligarchy for the opulent, based on the primacy of property.  Click the pic for more...



How Wealth Rules The World

Apr. 24th, 2019


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When the Right tries to discredit the left, the Right likes to say that the left is "Naive" and "Out of Touch with Reality".

But what's more naive and out of touch with reality then arguing-IN ALL SERIOUSNESS-that....

That a Border Wall will keep foreigners from entering the U.S illegally?

Or that legalizing discrimination based on Race, Sex, Sexual Preference and Religion will make xenophobia go away?

Or that criminalizing Abortion will make Abortions stop?

Or that privatizing Social Security, Medicare, the Postal Service and other public services will make said services run more fairly and efficiently?

Or that if the rich didn't have to pay taxes, they'd share the extra money they accumulated by not paying income taxes with everyone instead of hoarding it for themselves?

Or that if Divorce were illegal, couples would work on their problems instead of trying to kill each other to get out of the marriage?

Nov. 24th, 2018

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How Populist Are You?

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