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Bill Moyers on the American Oligarchy

Posted by Larry Doyle on April 24th, 2014 11:15 AM |

Prior to correcting a problem, one needs to identify and expose it. That said, bringing about real change is challenging when the interests of those charged with protecting and promoting the public interest are outweighed by their personal pursuits and willingness to trade their position for payoffs.

Make no mistake, this reality is ultimately a failure of leadership on so many levels. Bill Moyers offers a few minutes of cutting commentary on the growing presence of an American oligarchy.

The quid pro quo system of governance practiced by our elected officials and regulatory executives allows for a host of corruptible practices including a tax structure that does not advance our national interests, economic and otherwise. (more…)

Who Pays The Taxes in America?

Posted by Larry Doyle on September 14th, 2012 12:43 PM |

When politicians out there want to talk about “fairness in the tax code”, you may care to forward them the bar graph highlighted below.

With credit to the folks at Business Insider,

Here are the income taxes paid by the respective income percentiles. Note how little the bottom half pay (blue). Note how much more as a percentage of the whole the top 5% are paying.¬† (more…)






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