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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sat Jul 13, 2013, 11:02 AM

15. We need to remove the incentives for the 1 percent's treason...

...by, among other things, reinstating the "death tax", upper tax brackets for high-income individuals, and some kind of minimum alternative tax for corporations. Without these elements, both individuals and corporations have incentives to hoard wealth and pass it on to a privileged few. And use that wealth to lobby for favorable laws and lax enforcement of unfavorable ones.

With these elements, we can begin to approach a true "level playing field" for all Americans.

Clearly, none of that can happen until the influence of money on elections and political decisions is minimized. So that's where we need to start.

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