Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Tax Facts to Prove the OWS Protestors Are on To Something

Sometimes a chart is easier to understand than all the words in the world.  I don't need to write a lengthy post on this subject, but in the event you think that the Occupiers of Wall Street are blowing in the wind, here is proof positive that the rich  are far from paying their fair share.

One thing that really sticks in my craw is hearing John Boehner, Eric Cantor, Mitch McConnell and the Republicans in Congree continue to spread the lie that the wealthy are the job creators.  If that is true, we should be flush with job opportunities.   Just what kind of jobs will they create with more wealth?  I guess the stock brokers will be happy and there might be a few opportunities there.  Anybody else have any ideas?  


Nance said...

The Republicans in Congress don't actually have to know what to do about jobs...apparently. All they have to do is obstruct the President and wait. Since corporations and Wall St. are doing fine without the 99%, they don't need us. Our vote is all we've got.

Have heart. Public opinion might have begun to turn around.

Anonymous said...

Darlene--I'm always reluctant to pass such information along unless I've done a lot of research. I don't know whether "they" are talking about the rate as a function of income or the marginal rate - the rate paid on the "highest" taxed dollar. There is a huge difference in the two.
Cop Car
P.S. Thanks for the post, though. When I "have time" I'll go do the research.

naomi dagen bloom said...

Darlene, Thanks for more instructive images; we need all we can get.

Have you seen Bill Moyers "How Wall Street Occupied America" in current issue of The Nation? Just posted about Katha Pollitt column, a wry take on what we're having to watch from Repugs.

Darlene said...

*Naomi Dagen Bloom - Please see my post on November 11 (Just below Sarah's birthday post) on the Bil Moyers article. I love him and am so glad he is still active.

Jack Jodell said...

That's an outsyanding graphic, Darlene. The Occupiers aren't crazy, but the 1% certainly are, and piggishly greedy, as well!

Darlene said...

*Jack Jodell - You got that right.