In the early years, the personal income tax worked as Congress intended, falling squarely on the richest. In 1918, only 15% of American families owed any tax. The top 1% paid 80% of the revenue raised, according to historian W. Elliot Brownlee.
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…folks like my nephew actually aren’t your customer. They’re your product. Your customer is sitting right next to you, Mr. Griffin with Citadel.”
Social Security is a transfer tax from the current generation to the retired generation. It is a generational tax, not an investment account, so the rich in our generation should NOT get off the hook…
Gamestop is blowback to wall street. Wall Street wants protection. Two minutes of truth.
“The pint-sized Carmen Segarra had the guts to sneak a tiny tape recorder into the New York Fed to blow the whistle on the crony relationship between the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and Goldman Sachs. Segarra was an… Read More ›
“And we can reorient our economy from wealth to work. To do all of that, we have to take on Wall Street power.
I’m getting sick of this. They can get away with it because few understand what is going on and there are so many distractions. From wealth transfer to wealth preservation for the few while the many fall back, again. Excerpt… Read More ›
Citadel was front running half of the Robinhood order flow and just got a slap on the wrist from regulators who will probably work for Citadel or another like firm soon.
If a picture is worth a thousand words, what’s a good are chart worth. Find out.
We are in a hostile investing environment with poor long-term support for the current prices in the markets. The stock market is simply riding the Fed’s largest intervention in history. And every wave ends the same.