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Koch Brothers Allegidly Conducting Class Warfare

Koch Brothers Allegidly Conducting Class Warfare

This entry is part 1 of 17 in the series USA 2008 Recession

The Koch brothers own Koch Industries whose annual revenues are estimated to be a hundred billion dollars. The brothers believe in libertarian policies which in itself promotes corporate business freedoms that thus allow unbridled advantage for business and little to none for workers. They have created organizations, American for Prosperity Foundation and Freedom Works to mention a few, to move forward their political agenda. They are very smart and wealthy at using media to mold public opinion. Also, try to…

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The Republican Party Agenda

The Republican Party Agenda

This entry is part 2 of 17 in the series USA 2008 Recession

The Republican Party will not raise taxes on the wealthy to help this nation out of a deep recession and government short fall.  They will not raise the debt ceiling.  The apparent reason for this is their alleged sequence of priorities.  Let us provide a list in order of importance: The rich. Large and powerful businesses. Getting as many Republicans reelected as possible. Furthering the Republican Party; make it more powerful. This country. Also of note is the possibility that…

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Why Stop The Recovery?

Why Stop The Recovery?

This entry is part 3 of 17 in the series USA 2008 Recession

Now why would a political party not help YOU out but will help large corporations and the rich?  Let us look at  who they represent because they might not be representing YOU.  But they are representing a constituency.  Who could that be? First let us expose some financial terms. HNWI stands for “High Net Worth Individual” and one must have 1 million in net worth to meet this requirement. Ultra-HNMI are those individuals that have a net worth of 30…

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The Money Wall

The Money Wall

This entry is part 4 of 17 in the series USA 2008 Recession

Through out most of 2011, the Republican and Democratic party were not passing much legislation, far apart on most issues, could not agree upon resolving the debt limit.  Much of the citizenry were pretty disgusted with both parties.  Let us take a singular view and see if it shows merit. Think in your mind of a barren space, smooth and flat in every direction.  An arbitrary line is drawn north and south for a distance of 200 yards.  You stand…

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How the Rich Get Rich – Another Republican Lie

How the Rich Get Rich – Another Republican Lie

This entry is part 5 of 17 in the series USA 2008 Recession

The Republican Party would have you and me think that hard work and talent gains you wealth.  The party is against those who gain from social programs because they do not think we deserve those rewards.  But look at the partial list of success factors: •    Access to first-rate education •    Training opportunities •    Personality type •    Physical attractiveness •    Height •    Athletic ability •    Inheritance •    Nepotism •    Prejudice (and not just against race or gender) •    Social and…

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The Rich Are Getting Richer

The Rich Are Getting Richer

This entry is part 6 of 17 in the series USA 2008 Recession

This is further proof that the rich are allegedly using the Republican Party to game the system. ForeignAffairs.com: “Increasing inequality in the United States has long been attributed to unstoppable market forces. In fact, as Jacob Hacker and Paul Pierson show, it is the direct result of congressional policies that have consciously — and sometimes inadvertently — skewed the playing field toward the rich.” “… the financial rewards are increasingly concentrated among a tiny elite and whose risks are borne…

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Sand Box Fee

Sand Box Fee

This entry is part 7 of 17 in the series USA 2008 Recession

Attempting to resolve the Republican, Libertarian and Democratic Party differences, I propose imposing a sandbox fee separate from the concept of taxes. The sandbox theory can best be described like this.  Anyone who plays in the sandbox and gains from that play needs to pay a portion of their gains to the owners of the sandbox.   You can also think of this as the house cut or take from winnings. The nation is a sovereign entity and we all own…

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The Three Legged Stool.

The Three Legged Stool.

This entry is part 9 of 17 in the series USA 2008 Recession

Our economy is a very large and can be sort of understood if it is viewed as a three leg stool. Businesses spending, personal buying and government program spending are the three legs. If any one leg gets short, meaning, problematic, one or two other legs should make up the difference. This last recession saw two legs fail. Business spending and personal spending sank to such deep levels that we experienced a significant recession. To keep the economy running government…

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The Libertarian Philosoply

The Libertarian Philosoply

This entry is part 10 of 17 in the series USA 2008 Recession

When one  takes an overall top down view of Libertarian philosophy and the Libertarian Party one might immediately think that this philosophy should work best during the birth and expansion periods of this country when individual personal action, individual power, individual initiative were of paramount importance in a challenging environment of the times.  Individuals and families needed to rely on themselves more and society less for survival.  I think of farmer families spotted across this country working diligently as sole…

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