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This is What Class Warfare Looks Like

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This was done by a group called The Christian Left, picked up by Daily Kos. Permission was granted to lift the image as it was made downloadable. They have no problem with anyone spreading their message and say so.

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I just found out that the original chart came from this article for The Center for American Progress: http://www.americanprogress.org/issues/2011/02/tax_breaks_infographic.html

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Liberty275 3 years, 1 month ago

Class warfare:

"The midnight honking of cars circling the white building had ceased. The chalk outlines around fake dead bodies etched with Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker's name remained in dismembered parts, not yet completely washed away by hoses."

http://www.time.com/time/nation/article/0,8599,2058601,00.html

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Flap Doodle 3 years, 1 month ago

If you're going to be bleating about class warfare, you shouldn't ignore the prime examples of that whole mindset, cait. Of course, the 20th Century was sooooooo long ago.

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Flap Doodle 3 years, 1 month ago

Here what the real class warriors accomplished: "...We cannot allow the atrocities of Lenin, Stalin, Mao, Pol Pot, Ho Chi Minh, and Castro to fade into the background of history. We must not forget the trail of blood and tears this utopian deception has left behind: * When the Bolsheviks murdered their way into power... * When Lenin destroyed hundreds of thousands of Cossacks... * When the Kremlin starved more than six million in Ukraine... * When Mao murdered tens of millions of Chinese peasants during his "Great Leap Forward"... * When Ho Chi Minh sent 850,000 Vietnamese to their graves in "education camps"... * When Castro buried dissenters in the infamous Isle of Pines... * When the student voices of freedom were silenced at Tiananmen Square..."

http://www.victimsofcommunism.org/history_communism.php

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Flap Doodle 3 years, 1 month ago

Speaking of WI: "...In sum, what we have here is a bourgeois revolution with an overweight millionaire capitalist as ringleader, a bunch of perfectly well-off professionals comparing themselves to the people who fought against the dehumanizing institution of human bondage and the sickening racial discrimination that followed, media drones who immediately paint anything right wing “racist” because of the color of the President’s skin, and elected officials who leave their posts like crybabies only to be lauded as heroes instead of shirkers. Outrageous!" Read the rest at: http://bigjournalism.com/mikemetroulas/2011/03/13/wisconsin-2011-smorgasbord-of-outrage/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+BigJournalism+%28Big+Journalism%29

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Liberty275 3 years, 1 month ago

What class warfare really looks like: the host, AKA the middle class, scratching off the human parasites that are too lazy to work for their own living.

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George Lippencott 3 years, 1 month ago

I agree with all of the alternatives. Take them. That will leave us only 1 trillion 900 billion in the hole.

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Bob_Keeshan 3 years, 1 month ago

Those who don't have pay considerably more in taxes than those who have.

In Kansas, they pay 50% more in taxes as a percentage of their income than those who have.

All this whining about those who don't have relying on the government, yet you never ask yourself about all their high powered lobbyists? Maybe that's because the only ones with high powered lobbyists, lobbyists paid big bucks to make sure the government hands over big bucks, are those who have.

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Cait McKnelly 3 years, 1 month ago

In a great little piece of "free market" guerrilla warfare, on Thursday all of the Madison firefighters who used M&I Bank (a major funder of Scott Walker's campaign), collectively closed their accounts and withdrew an aggregate of over $800,000. This is a drop in the bucket for a bank that has multi millions in assets but it was enough to force the bank to close their doors and lock them at 3PM to prevent a run. The firefighters are now doing a mass campaign urging people that have accounts with M&I to close those accounts and bank elsewhere.

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Flap Doodle 3 years, 1 month ago

cait, your psychologist skills aren't worth a plugged nickle. Stick to rabble-rousing.

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Cait McKnelly 3 years, 1 month ago

I actually had attributions on the original post. Due to my (continued) problems with the clunkiness of the LJW client (and their insistence that you do your own HTML code when there are any number of WYSIWYG editors out there), the attribution got lost. The post has been edited to add the attributions back. I apologize if the lack of attributions made Snap uncomfortable. I hope this helps soothe his faux distress over someone else's possible property rights. I say "faux" because he really had no concern about the actual owner of the graphic. He was just trying to score off of someone to whom he feels intellectually inferior.

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Agnostick 3 years, 1 month ago

Attribute this...

Sources for tax breaks

Row 1: Figure represents half of the estimated $23 billion cost of weakening the estate tax for 2011 and 2012. See: Gillian Brunet and Chuck Marr, “Unpacking the Tax Cut-Unemployment Compromise,” Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, December 10, 2010, available at http://www.cbpp.org/cms/index.cfm?fa=view&id=3342.

Row 2: Figure represents 1 percent of the fiscal year 2011 tax expenditure estimate for the mortgage interest deduction, over 10 years. The vacation home deduction accounts for at least one percent of the tax expenditure cost. See: Office of Management and Budget, Analytical Perspectives, Budget of the United States Government, Fiscal Year 2012 (Executive Office of the President, 2011), table 17-1; Congressional Budget Office, “Budget Options” (2000), REV-02.

Row 3 (now re: estate planning): General Explanations of the Administration’s Fiscal Year 2012 Revenue Proposals (Department of Treasury, 2011).

Row 4 (now re: itemized deduction limit): General Explanations of the Administration’s Fiscal Year 2011 Revenue Proposals (Department of Treasury, 2010).

Row 5: Joint Committee on Taxation, Estimated Budget Effects of the “Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act of 2010,” JCX-54-10, December 10, 2010 (subpart F active financing exception).

Row 6: General Explanations of the Administration’s Fiscal Year 2012 Revenue Proposals (Department of Treasury, 2011).

Row 7: Joint Committee on Taxation, Estimated Budget Effects of the “Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act of 2010,” JCX-54-10, December 10, 2010 (half of total cost of two-year extension).

Row 8: General Explanations of the Administration’s Fiscal Year 2012 Revenue Proposals (Department of Treasury, 2011).

Row 9: General Explanations of the Administration’s Fiscal Year 2012 Revenue Proposals (Department of Treasury, 2011) (10-year cost).

Row 10: Office of Management and Budget, Analytical Perspectives, Budget of the United States Government, Fiscal Year 2012, (Executive Office of the President, 2011), table 17-1 (expensing of multiperiod timber growing costs and capital gains treatment of certain timber income).

Row 11: Joint Committee on Taxation, Estimated Budget Effects of the “Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act of 2010,” JCX-54-10, December 10, 2010 (half of total cost of recent two-year extension).

http://www2.ljworld.com/weblogs/cait48/2011/mar/11/this-is-what-class-warfare-looks-like/#c1554537

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geekin_topekan 3 years, 1 month ago

Greatest nation the world has ever seen?

This has all been done before. England 1620? Remember?

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Benjamin Roberts 3 years, 1 month ago

snap_pop_no_crackle (anonymous) says… "How's about some attribution for your graphic? Or did you just take it away from somebody whom you thought had too many graphics?"

FTW - ROFL

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Flap Doodle 3 years, 1 month ago

I bet they'd rather the user acknowledge the source rather than simply taking it for her own use.

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Agnostick 3 years, 1 month ago

Actually, the original creators of the chart might be here:

http://www.americanprogress.org/issues/2011/02/tax_breaks_infographic.html

February 22, 2011 is the dateline.

Plus, this page gives sources for their numbers. Gives it a lot more weight.

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Mari Aubuchon 3 years, 1 month ago

I am glad you posted this, Cait.

It was originally created by a group called The Christian Left. I am quite certain that they have no problem with it being shared.

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Tom Shewmon 3 years, 1 month ago

I love that graphic! America at work.

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Flap Doodle 3 years, 1 month ago

How's about some attribution for your graphic? Or did you just take it away from somebody whom you thought had too many graphics?

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yankeevet 3 years, 1 month ago

So what does this chart mean?

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funkdog1 3 years, 1 month ago

I'll say it one more time, slowly and clearly: Those who have don't make what they have all by themselves. Those who don't have are the ones who do the dirty work for the ones who have. The ones who have could share a little more.

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Benjamin Roberts 3 years, 1 month ago

So those who don't have, but want more of it, make war on those that do have and wish to keep it. Thanks, Cait48, for putting a picture to that which conservatives have been saying all along.

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