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Subject:  Re: Mr. President, the worst thing you've done.. Date:  1/13/2013  12:11 AM
Author:  CCinOC Number:  666125 of 794816

Guess what that means about how much of the nation's wealth is held by everyone else compared to 50 years ago? And yet some advocate for squeezing the bottom quintiles harder for taxes, because a maximum 39 percent marginal tax rate is so hard for today's richer Richie Rich (paying an effective tax rate of 13 percent or so) to bear.

Mr. President, the worst thing you’ve done is you sent a message to America in your re-election campaign that we live in a zero-sum universe. There is a fixed amount of good things. Life is a pizza. If some people have too many slices, other people have to eat the pizza box. You had no answer to Mitt Romney’s argument for more pizza parlors baking more pizzas. The solution to our problems, you said, is redistribution of the pizzas we’ve got—with low-cost, government-subsidized pepperoni somehow materializing as the result of h