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  • FT: Errors place doubt on Piketty's theory about rising inequality [View news story]
    The 1% are paying a tax rate 25% lower than they were before Reagan. How is that "punishment"? If anything they are being rewarded. We need to cut back on the goodies the rich receive by way of tax cuts, and rebuild the middle class.

    Why did Republicans make is so hard just to repeal the Bush tax cuts for the rich and preserve them for the middle class? Why did we have to resort to outright shaming to pass that legislation? That should have been common sense, if we had a GOP that wasn't bought and paid for by the same plutocrat class they serve. I understand that is a massive IF.
    May 26 02:56 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • FT: Errors place doubt on Piketty's theory about rising inequality [View news story]
    I wouldn't call people like cool cat "fake conservatives", I would just call them delusional liars. America would be better off to rid itself of these people so we can have open and honest debate.
    May 26 02:52 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • FT: Errors place doubt on Piketty's theory about rising inequality [View news story]
    Wyo,
    I think you misspelled conservatives.

    Remember Kenyan birth certificate, death panels, death spirals, voter fraud, and all the other right wing lies that are perpetrated by our right wing main stream media?
    May 26 02:48 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • FT: Errors place doubt on Piketty's theory about rising inequality [View news story]
    Heritage foundation? Are you kidding me?

    Obama signed no major legislation before that budget was signed, so how are the costs "his"? Everything in that budget was Bush legislation. Not to mention the Bush tax cuts, the largest single driver of the deficit were still in place under Obama. Those mistakes are Bush's mistakes, not Obama's mistakes. So of the 8 Trillion, you say is Obama's debt, in reality, the only thing you can attribute to him is about 1 trillion in stimulus. Even though that legislation was also started under Bush, wisely I might add.

    So Obama is responsible for 1 trillion in debt Bush and Reagan, 17 trillion. Who is more fiscally responsible now?
    May 26 02:45 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • FT: Errors place doubt on Piketty's theory about rising inequality [View news story]
    Bret Johnson, caught in another lie... tsk tsk..
    May 26 02:39 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • FT: Errors place doubt on Piketty's theory about rising inequality [View news story]
    Nothing in your comical blog post stands up to the slightest scrutiny.

    First of all quoting the FT article with 5 separate links (many, of which don't even work) that all link back the the original FT article is not a multi-source.

    Second, the FT article offers ZERO original research, they simply say, "trust us, we hired experts."

    Third, saying, "income inequality is a myth, because I say so", is not an argument.

    Therefore, your entire blog post is invalidated.

    Good day.
    May 26 02:36 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • FT: Errors place doubt on Piketty's theory about rising inequality [View news story]
    Here is the "evidence" that FT offers to make their point.

    "For example, once the FT cleaned up and simplified the data, the European numbers do not show any tendency towards rising wealth inequality after 1970. An independent specialist in measuring inequality shared the FT’s concerns. "

    What independent specialist? how did the FT "clean" up the data? Why should the data have been "simplified" when the prof has normalized that data already?

    This is perhaps the shoddiest piece of journalism I have ever seen, the fact that SA uses FT as a source shows an astounding lack of integrity on their part.
    May 26 02:28 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • FT: Errors place doubt on Piketty's theory about rising inequality [View news story]
    Do you have any evidence whatsoever to corroborate such a bold claim or am I supposed to trust you?

    If you are going to make a claim that goes against 99% of all peer reviewed academic research done by people who spend their lives studying these issues, you should at least provide a source. No fox news, FT, and right wing blogs are not acceptable sources.

    This sounds like the global warming debate. Scientists offer facts and figures based on years of research and some hillbilly says he stuck his head in the freezer and it was cold, so global warming must be a myth.
    May 26 02:14 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Ukraine goes to the polls; Putin pledges to respect result [View news story]
    Vasiliy, you are correct, Putin is a thug and a criminal. No wonder he garners so much love and affection for the American (con)servatives. This is the same Putin who had journalists murdered for writing negative articles.
    May 25 12:25 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Exxon extends partnership with Rosneft, despite tensions [View news story]
    Was their a point? They made a lot of money, they SHOULD pay a lot in taxes. They shouldn't be getting and more tax breaks.
    May 23 03:41 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Viacom pushes up against net neutrality rules with online blackout [View news story]
    This is what free market radicals don't understand. Someone has to write the rules. If government doesn't write the rules, corporate entities write the rules. At least with gov we have somewhat of a say.
    May 23 03:35 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Exxon extends partnership with Rosneft, despite tensions [View news story]
    They should have all of their tax subsidies revoked, unfortunately they have bought and paid for the entire Republican Party. John Boehner was caught handing out checks to Republican member on the floor of the House of Representatives.
    May 23 03:11 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Must-Know News [View article]
    The right wingers here are some of the most delusional I have come across. The blame government for everything and anyone who disagrees with them is insulted. You have to be seriously impaired to not understand that taxing is about the only way possible to decrease the deficit. Every time we have cut spending the economy slows and we go deeper into debt.
    May 19 11:33 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Must-Know News [View article]
    You are right, there is nothing wrong with spying. The Chinese just aren't as good at it as we are...

    Another foreign policy success story for President Obama. No doubt the Texas village idiot Bush was asleep at the wheel as the Chinese stole trillions of ideas from us. Now that President Obama is at the helm we see the Chinese economy slow and ours is full steam ahead. Great job President Obama. No wonder the Obama haters are frothing at the mouth on news that is GOOD for America.
    May 19 11:29 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Must-Know News [View article]
    You have no where to look but our corrupt right wing supreme court and decisions like citizens united.
    May 15 09:29 AM | 9 Likes Like |Link to Comment
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