So Many Water Carriers

Presidential candidates Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan are practically certifiable water carriers for the rich, and so are Obama and Biden to a lesser extent.  None of these candidates want to tax the rich at the rate they should be taxed (after all, all 4 of them are rich themselves), including a closure of the tax loopholes that the rich take so greatly advantage of, such as the "Great Capital Gains Scam," where they pay no more than a 15% rate on their income, if that.  A rate that is less than half what commoners pay on ordinary income.  Anyone making from 250K to a million dollars, including capital gains, should be taxed at the old Clinton era rate - 39%.  After a million dollars (to five million), it should go up to 44%.  After five million dollars (to ten million) to 49%.  After ten million dollars, at least 64% on up, with varying progressive rates for each extra ten million dollars.  Estate taxes should at least be put back to where they were before they started reducing them in the last few decades or so.  No landed gentry in the United States.  America is collecting less taxes from the rich than in anytime in our history.  In the old days, at least the rich built museums and libraries for the commons, these days the rich, generally, feel no responsibility to improve society, horde their money and are destroying our democracy by buying elections.  Surely, they will use their largesse to try to put Mr. Romney in the Oval Office, as if Mr. Obama did not bow down to them low enough already. They don't pay nearly enough in taxes and they are the power behind the throne.  That is the crux of the problem with the so-called great budget deficit that the nation has in this Year of Our Lord, 2012.

[revised on 2/12/2013]

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