In particular they were all griping about the potential for $1 Trillion in new taxes that will come about from this...
Hmmm.. Funny-- they didn't seem to mind QE4, instituted on Wednesday which when taking the $45 billion/mo in asset purchases with QE3 being indefinite at $40 billion/mo comes to $85 billion and when multiplied by 12 = $1.02 Trillion to artificially pump the stock market.
Hmmm.. We wonder why those soulless, greedy stock market traders aren't upset by that, but are pissed off that their stock dividend taxes are going up after 4 years of raping the system?
Yet they're very quick to propose legislation that requires others or the collective "everyone" to may more. Seems every state and local government is Desperate for government to enact some form of internet sales tax and a national law is currently being considered while sneaked in as part of a Defense Appropriations bill...
And yet these same states will cut lucrative tax deals to draw businesses in... If company X enters a state and creates 500 jobs, 'X' will have to pay Zero taxes for 10 years on what it earns since the lost revenue will simply be siphoned from the bi-weekly paychecks of the 500 new workers. So the worker, while grateful to have a job is actually paying for the 'honor' of working.
And see, its perfectly fine for you and we to pay additional hundreds of dollars in sales taxes that many of us really don't have, as long as the wealthy don't have to... they need that money to invest or take more vacations... Besides they Earned their money, as they'll gladly tell you...
There's such a great disconnect and so few can see it..
Well why wouldn't they? How could they win the argument that they deserve the millions upon millions they earn for slam dunking a basketball, laughing or crying on cue when a director says 'Action!' or running large corporations with the singular focuses to crush competition, avoid taxes and appease the shareholders
How could they convince the 1 in 6 fully dependent on food stamps... or the disabled person receiving a mere pittance from the government that they deserve what they earn and their plight-- well its because they brought it upon themselves of course...
But what happens when you're accustomed to being beaten down repeatedly, is that you simply take it... you know no better.. or you know that if you rise up, the beating will be even harsher.
And the catalysts for active dissent are never what one expects them to be... People do not gather on the streets to protest and even dare we say, riot over increases to income tax or paying sales tax online. It makes the working poor and those daily-struggling simmer but...no, that's not the fire spark.
And from that, comes all the passion and pain and fury-fire relating to the income disparities and lack of opportunities, etc..
But of course, while it only takes one 'straw' to break the camel's back, there so much heavy layers of straw below it-- packed in.. weighing down the spirit, its just incredibly hard to articulate all the grievances clearly and in a manner others will be receptive to listening to..
Which is why those outbursts of violence always tend to fail as anything more than momentary flareups of anger. The poor only end up hurting their own communities while the wealthy snicker, the public gets turned off by actions of anarchy and the politicians crack down hard on the transgressors.
And nothing changes..
People can't seem to allow their minds to embrace fights for economic equality-- feels too Socialist or "Commie" .. But fight for "Freedom" and "Democracy"... that's a heart-warming story.
There's some real economic problems-- both domestically and abroad. Generation upon Generation. they never seem to be addressed in a sincere way.. You could pick up a copy of Dickens' "Oliver Twist" or "Hard Times" and see relevance to today.
Every generation, every government big or small, kicks their own cans down the road when ironically it is their "Cans" that need the hardest Kicks
And those with the financial means have no desire do to much of anything to alleviate unless its an 'endowment' with their personal or professional name in front-- then you can see a little juice squeezed from the turnip.
Its just a basic law of nature.