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January 3rd, 2012, 05:59
Originally Posted by zahratustra View Post
Nothing short of asking every US citizen to fork out $48,538.02 (as of today) would deal with national debt. And I haven't noticed anybody here who would propose that national debt can be dealt with within next 30 days by a simple expedient of taxing the rich. What some of us are saying is that extra revenue from taxing top 1 or 2% would be helpful in dealing with national debt in the long term.
By your own admission, it wouldn't even make a dent. The only thing it would accomplish is make the class warfare folks feel like they "won". At least until the economy sickened further and a lot of them lost their jobs, but they probably wouldn't make the connection.

Sorry. No pearls of wisdom in this oyster.
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