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Wealth inequality inhibits economic growth more than income inequality. In the US, where the working class has lost more than half its wealth in the past two decades, should more steeply progressive taxation be implemented with a initial one-time wealth tax to make it effectively retroactive?
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Dear Clinton and Trump supporters, since I as a proud member of the controlling plurality of independent voters wanted to but can't vote for Sanders, I will be evaluating your candidacies on how well Trump tries to run from Clinton's left, whether or not that spurs constructive action and meaningful legislation in Congress, and how much your supporters co-sponsor http://j.mp/amendmentact and advocate effective mosquito abatement. Those are my terms. If you want my vote, you meet my terms.
Debbie Wasserman Schultz was actually sort of right about him (but she still deserved to be dumped).
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Including "switchers" doesn't change it much. 88% of "switchers" back Clinton.
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+John Baez what was that percentage a month ago? It's following Clinton's longstanding disapproval trend, which several media outlets benefiting from her ad buys have conveniently ignored. That's the kind of corruption that makes people feel confident and clever until it backfires.
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+Leland LeCuyer re-shared four years ago, with this intro:

Inequality is not only inefficient, it is immoral

+Mark Thoma constructed a compelling argument for the economic efficiency of reduced inequality. It is the clearest explanation I've ever found. It's at: http://www.thefiscaltimes.com/Columns/2011/12/20/The-Great-Economic-Divide-Makes-Everyone-Poorer.aspx#page1

The moral argument for reducing inequality was best articulated by Karl Popper in The Open Society and Its Enemies, a book which, incidentally, happened to be cherished and championed by Margaret Thatcher amongst other very conservative partisans. Popper argued: "from the moral point of view suffering and happiness must not be treated as symmetrical; that is to say, the promotion of happiness is in any case much less urgent than the rendering of help to those who suffer, and the attempt to prevent suffering" (Vol. 1, p. 235). Any economic distribution that denies a hungry child a bowl of rice so that someone may buy a yacht is morally suspect, to say the least.

Baking a bigger pie doesn't help if the slices are cut so unevenly that many go without while a lucky few get more than they can possibly eat. But I think everyone will agree that so long as everyone gets enough, the baker deserves an extra slice.
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Just joined Bernie's new organization...... OUR REVOLUTION! Nowhere does he mentioned Hillary!! Famous $27 donation for PROGRESSIVES into CONGRESS! 
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Dear Clinton and Trump supporters, since I can't vote for Sanders, I will be evaluating your candidacies on how well Trump tries to run from Clinton's left, whether or not that spurs constructive action and meaningful legislation in Congress, and how much your supporters co-sponsor j.mp/amendmentact and advocate effective mosquito abatement. Those are my terms. If you want my vote, you meet my terms.
Debbie Wasserman Schultz was actually sort of right about him (but she still deserved to be dumped).
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Bernie played their game? But not the traditional way? Against them?? Btw! Tim conova ( dws 's opponent in FLA ) is giving away stickers with BYE. DWS , if you're interested!
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update: false report by doctored numbers:
https://twitter.com/RutEnheim/status/758585927304228864
@supapally And then what? DNC won't come out and say 'woops!, we'll take Bernie instead.' They made their bed. They can live the nightmare. Paul Crowell. 7h7 hours ago. Paul Crowell @supapally. @Bill_Cimbrelo No, they'll never acknowledge it or quit. A higher power has to call it what it is: a ...
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Her decision to open Germany up to refugees and promote assimilation instead of 'multiculturalism' is new.
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Hillary supporters who knowingly supported her after a year of downward approval trending, and knew that Sanders had the support of far more of the controlling plurality of independents, have or have not acted effectively more in support of Donald Trump than any other candidate?
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+Andy Dillon do you think the number of independent voters this November will be less than the number of either party's members voting?
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"Brothers and sisters, this is the real world that we live in," Bernie Sanders tried to say over the noise.
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She didn't tamper with national elections, and I'm not supporting her.
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Are you sure it's him? Looks funny.
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