Government by and for the 1 %

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We need to rebel now. We must no longer allow most Republicans to continue to appropriate our labor and our wealth for the top one-tenth of 1 percent. These Republicans are bastardizing the whole idea of capitalism. 

There is a class war, but it is one where the government is controlled by and working for the wealthy. It is time for some rebellion to force the government to work for the common people, the 99 percent, instead of for the few. 

Tom Ard

Oak Park

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Mot Dra from Oak Park  

Posted: April 19th, 2014 12:36 PM

Mr Ard, are you not aware of leftist billionaire Tom Steyer, who has committed $ 100 million to buy the Democrats? This, of course, so he can make billions more shorting energy stocks, thus further devaluing the pensions and 401K plans of us regular folks. This, of course, on top of the hundreds of millions spent by other Dem crony capitalists...you know, the same ones who trashed the banking system, Fannie & Freddie, etc, & that doesn't even include the worst of the bunch, George 1-world Soros.

Brian Slowiak from Oak Park  

Posted: April 19th, 2014 10:37 AM

I find it interesting that we only focus on taxes. Bruce Samuels and I agreed (for probably only the second time) that any person on unemployment benefits should be required to perform community service work,much like FDRs CCC and PWA (?) programs. Any objection to any person on benefits doing public service work?

Funny Cigarettes  

Posted: April 18th, 2014 11:13 AM

Someone failed to take their Prozac and was allowed to touch a typewriter.

dreamer from Oak Park  

Posted: April 16th, 2014 11:01 PM

I believe the statistics I heard quoted on April 15 were that the top 1% pay 20% of taxes,and the top 20% pay 80% of all income taxes.About 48% pay no income tax at all!It's still not enough for the Socialists that want to punish hard work and success.

joe from south oak park  

Posted: April 16th, 2014 9:44 AM

shhh... you're ruining the party narrative. Maybe our founding fathers were on to something when they designed a small and relatively weak central government.

What??? from Oak Park  

Posted: April 16th, 2014 9:06 AM

Is this a serious letter? Mr. Ard, do you realize that 2/3 of the federal govt is controlled by Democrats? That our entire state is controlled by Democrats? That Democrat SuperPAC's collect 3X as much $$ as Republicans? That unions contribute more to buy politicians than the Koch Bros.? That 99% of Oak Parkers ARE the 1%? Or are you being sarcastic? I usually pick up on that, but it's early.

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