43% of Liberal Iowans describe themselves as Socialist

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    Quote Originally Posted by mcpapa View Post
    Correct. 91%, $200K and above.

    1954. The decade of prosperity.
    Most of the prosperity of the 50s was due to America leading the way in rebuilding Europe after WWII not the tax code. Once Europe was rebuilt and began competing again, it was obvious to everyone rates would have to go back down to maintain growth.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LIPTON BASH View Post
    I honestly don't see how economics isn't mandatory at every school in America.
    I would specify Macroeconomics since it applies to everyone. Microeconomics would really only apply to business owners and managers. Save that for those who major in that type of degree.

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    I am trying to link the Milton Freedman videos I mentioned but Android doesn't want to cooperate today for some reason. His 45 minute interview teaches as much as a full semester of Macroeconomics 101.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mcpapa View Post
    Correct. 91%, $200K and above.

    1954. The decade of prosperity.
    Close, but wrong.

    94% during WWll.

    However, I'll play along.

    What was the total entitlements during that decade of prosperity as a % of GNP? What other factors not in play now occurred during that decade of prosperity?

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    Quote Originally Posted by LIPTON BASH View Post
    I honestly don't see how economics isn't mandatory at every school in America.
    That and personal finance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bert View Post
    Really? If so, that certainly takes away from the Buffet secretary story to a large degree Because such an income would put her in the top 10% easily and all her income would be highly taxed ordinary income.
    To be fair let me clarify. With the effective rates they put out in that article for Buffet and his secretary their are only two conclusions. Either made over 6 figures or they weren't being truthful with numbers . The only way at that time she could be at an effective rate of 35.8% and not make six figures was if they including both sides of the payroll tax , which they did Buffet effective rate would be much higher than the 17.4%%. There were a few other points to this topic I remember doing calculations on this a few years back.

    Also I'd like to state if we think logically the adminstration assistant for Buffet should be making 6 figures. I'm guessing it isn't an easy job and I know many corporate adminstration assistants ( PC term for secretary ) who make around and above 6 figures.

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    Fellas, you keep patting yourself on the back about your economic knowledge while a growing population begins to feel left out in the cold. The OP was about Iowa, but a 2011 Gallup poll had around 35% of Americans that viewed Socialism positively.

    Let Bernie take a main stage against a guy who wants to build a wall to solve our problems. He may not win, but...

    Then the oil bubble bursts where our government has to bailout another big business that has fleeced our nation.

    Game over.

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    How socialist Bernie Sanders offers Democrats a shot at the white working class

    “Scandinavian countries have accomplished extraordinary things. Quality healthcare as a right. Excellent childcare systems. The U.S. is very different from small countries like Denmark or Finland. But that’s what socialism is about, and I don’t apologize for that. In Denmark, it’s very hard to be very rich and very hard to be very poor. Sounds good to me.”

    That scares the hell out of me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hellcats View Post
    0% pay 91% today.
    And they shouldn't.

    Why in Hades would the government be allowed to take 91% of your earnings? That's absurd.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hellcats View Post
    Fellas, you keep patting yourself on the back about your economic knowledge while a growing population begins to feel left out in the cold. The OP was about Iowa, but a 2011 Gallup poll had around 35% of Americans that viewed Socialism positively.

    Let Bernie take a main stage against a guy who wants to build a wall to solve our problems. He may not win, but...

    Then the oil bubble bursts where our government has to bailout another big business that has fleeced our nation.

    Game over.
    Your guy Obama bailed out GM. Do you hold him accountable or does he get a pass because he has a D after his name?

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    I'll say this, I will fight against socialism with every bone in my body.

    It has ruined every country it has been tried in.

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    Bernie won't win but if he did, it won't be pretty there will be a lot of trouble.

    Hellcats can we go ahead and label you a socialist now?

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    Quote Originally Posted by capt278 View Post
    Your guy Obama bailed out GM. Do you hold him accountable or does he get a pass because he has a D after his name?
    Yes, his decision to bailout banks and auto industry was a poor decision. I am certain no one would have liked the alternative, and that includes me. BUT nothing changed in business-as-usual in corporate America.

    Quote Originally Posted by capt278 View Post
    I'll say this, I will fight against socialism with every bone in my body.

    It has ruined every country it has been tried in.
    Good luck.

    That depends where you were before it started.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LIPTON BASH View Post
    Bernie won't win but if he did, it won't be pretty there will be a lot of trouble.

    Hellcats can we go ahead and label you a socialist now?
    More trouble than we would have with Hillary or we had with Obama?

    Labels. You rightie-tighties are all about labels.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hellcats View Post
    More trouble than we would have with Hillary or we had with Obama?

    Labels. You rightie-tighties are all about labels.
    I'm not worried literally zero chance a proclaimed socialist is president. He is popular with far left loons . But wouldn't win over independents or middle America.

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