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Too much still isn’t enough
Posted By Rob Schofield On July 1, 2013 @ 4:28 pm In Uncategorized | Comments Disabled
The basic premise behind the various conservative tax plans advancing at the General Assembly is the same old trickledown economic argument we’ve heard for decades: If we tax rich people and profitable corportations less, they’ll hire more workers and everything will be be hunky dory.
The only problem with this theory, of course, is that it’s a fantasy. For the latest confirmation of this hard truth, check out this report from the Economic Policy Institute  which shows that CEO pay continues to skyrocket.
The bottom line: You simply can’t give rich people and large corporations enough. No matter how much government slashes their taxes, inequality only gets worse.
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URLs in this post:
 this report from the Economic Policy Institute: http://www.epi.org/publication/ceo-pay-2012-extraordinarily-high/
 Too Much: http://toomuchonline.org/tmweekly.html
 Inequality.org: http://inequality.org/
 Image: http://pulse.ncpolicywatch.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/CEO-pay.png
 Amazing graph shows power of big money: http://pulse.ncpolicywatch.org/2013/08/19/amazing-graph-shows-power-of-big-money/
 The Koch brothers’ secret bank: http://pulse.ncpolicywatch.org/2013/09/12/the-koch-brothers-secret-bank/
 New study: Higher state taxes no deterrent to attracting the ultra-rich: http://pulse.ncpolicywatch.org/2013/11/18/new-study-higher-state-taxes-no-deterrent-to-attracting-the-ultra-rich/
 State of Working NC: Working full time still isn’t enough: http://pulse.ncpolicywatch.org/2013/09/04/state-of-working-nc-working-full-time-still-isnt-enough/
 “Inequality For All”: Two free documentary screenings in Raleigh on October 19: http://pulse.ncpolicywatch.org/2013/10/16/inequality-for-all-two-free-documentary-screenings-in-raleigh-on-october-19/
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