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The End of the American Dream?

Did the CEOs of big corporations and wall street speculators want so much for themselves, it ended the American dream?

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The End of the American Dream?. Did the CEOs of big corporations and wall street speculators want so much for themselves, it ended the American dream?
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Spider_sol
Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 1454 Posts
Friday, June 24, 2011 3:12:57 PM
Anyone else just really annoyed at the fake marker squeaks?

Not annoyed by them being fake; annoyed by the noise.

EgalM
Male, 30-39, Canada
 1710 Posts
Friday, June 24, 2011 8:49:09 AM
That would be where capitalism fails, it uses democracy against itself because they can afford to.

I kinda prefer the barter system, where you have a say in what your time is worth, and a say in what your willing to pay someone else. In North America we get told what were paid, and what we have to pay. I would think most would at the very least agree what they get paid and what they have to pay out and vastly out of proportion. If you work hard you shouldn't be in f`ing debt your entire life.

razordragon
Male, 18-29, Canada
 338 Posts
Friday, June 24, 2011 4:34:13 AM
The taxation system in America is pretty damn complicated, and it would generally work better if they got rid of all the social engineering and stuck to a simple gradual rate per person. 15% of the first chunk of income, 20% for the second bit, 30% for the next bit, and as you hit the 500k and up bracket, 40% for that bit.

Maybe not exactly that, but something akin to that. With all the way tax breaks go, (General Electric didn't give a cent to the government last year) it`s pretty easy to cheese the system. So make it so simple and basic that it`s impossible to cheese. Like C++.

xCYBERDYNEx
Male, 18-29, Southern US
 4799 Posts
Friday, June 24, 2011 2:39:12 AM
The begining of me not giving a f*ck

RoboPatton
Male, 30-39, Western US
 2429 Posts
Friday, June 24, 2011 12:34:20 AM
meh, your still free to come up with something new and get rich but that would cut into IAB time and Halo.

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