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Income inequality in America definitely exists. It is natural for someone to get mad about it. How is it fair that my neighbor has all those fancy cars and a nice house while I struggle to pay rent for my apartment and still owe money on my ’01 Chevy? These are questions that a lot of Americans are asking. Politicians take advantage of this. They run on a platform of taxing the crap out of the rich in order to even out the playing field. This all sounds really good, especially to those of us struggling to get by. However, higher taxes on the wealthy will do nothing to help those in poverty, or the economy in general. In fact, the amount of money the wealthiest of Americans make is not even the problem.
Taxing the rich is not a good idea. People like Jamelle Bouie, who is a writer for the Washington Post, even agrees with me, and he’s a liberal! Bouie says, “”It’s probably better to keep the tax cuts and wait for further economic growth before ending them.” President Obama has proposed a tax increase on individuals making over $200,000, and families making over $250,000. The CBO estimates that this will raise only $42 billion in 2013, and $39 billion in 2014. This is nowhere near enough cash to “even out the playing field”, and it certainly is not enough to boost those in poverty up towards prosperity. The government already spends upwards of $1 trillion each year on the poor. Despite this fact, federal and state governments are reporting increases in poverty. What’s 40 billion more a year going to do? It is counterproductive to tax corporations (and the wealthy people in charge of them) to death if there aren’t going to be any results. It only encourages these people to take their business overseas where tax rates are lower. So if higher taxes on rich people won’t help poor people, how are we going to close the income gap? Well, look no further than the Federal Reserve.
America’s founders were very cautious about monetary policy, in fact, the punishment for defacing or counterfeiting currency in 1792 was death. However, now the power to literally counterfeit money has been given to a private, virtually unchecked power: the Federal Reserve. The Fed’s policies are often times seen as good for the economy, but nothing can be further from the truth. QE1, QE2, and now QE3 are all stimulus policies that were meant to jumpstart the American economy by means of quantitative easing. However, all these policies have accomplished is putting vast amounts of dollars into circulation to create inflation. The Federal Reserve doesn’t expand the money supply by simply dropping cash from helicopters over the country. It directs capital transfers to the largest of banks. This initially makes the rich bankers that everyone hates even richer, and later causes inflation for everyone else. The main result is that it lowers the value of the dollar and causes investors to flee for commodities like oil, grains, and precious metals. This then causes the prices of these specific commodities to go up, which then makes our food, gas, milk (and every other commodity we normally spend money on) cost more. The natural inflation of these prices in addition to prices rising because of investors results in these commodities to become extremely expensive to the everyday American. This hurts those in poverty more than anyone else. The way to close the income gap is to audit, and eventually end the Federal Reserve. I don’t know why most Americans see this as an extreme idea. It seems to me like common sense. End the Fed, and watch as America recovers and prospers.
It’s a terrible thing, I think, in life to wait until you’re ready. I have this feeling now that actually no one is ever ready to do anything. There is almost no such thing as ready. There is only now. And you may as well do it now. Generally speaking, now is as good a time as any. — Hugh Laurie (via moaka)
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Just think about how much this costs us (a lot) and what the war on drugs has actually accomplished (nothing).
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