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  1. Default A lesson from the Rockefellers - they invite government intervention

    What do you think all of these loopholes and tax-free "nonprofit" foundations are all about? They are about the truly rich monopoly men maintaining control and imposing death upon their competitors.

    Obama works for the monopoly men, there is no doubt about it. Romney will also work for the monopoly men. They do not want the competition that a free market brings.


    By 1910, state after state was approving the 16th Amendment, which provided for a graduated income tax, John D. read the handwriting on the Congressional wall and, using his "deeply conspiratorial nature," began making plans to avoid the consequences of the tax by hiding his wealth in the Rockefeller Foundation.

    One quite naturally assumes that the graduated income tax, the second plank of the Communist Manifesto, would be opposed by the wealthy. The fact is that many of the wealthiest Americans supported it. At first the taxes were to be very small, and some of the superrich may have promoted them out of altruism. But others backed the scheme because they already had a plan for permanently avoiding both the income-tax and the subsequent inheritance tax. John D. had figured out how to turn the lemon of the graduated income tax into lemonade for the House of Rockefeller. It is the most classic case of what accountants call "pretax planning" on record.

    Chapter XVI, Part II of a two-volume set.

    The best way for the Rockefeller-Morgan Insiders to eliminate growing competition was to impose a progressive income tax on their competitors while making sure the law contained built-in escape hatches for themselves. Actually, very few of the proponents of the graduated income tax realized they were playing into the hands of those they were seeking to control. As Ferdinand Lundberg notes in The Rich And The Super Rich:

    "What it [the income tax] became, finally, was a siphon gradually inserted into the pocketbooks of the general public. Imposed to popular huzzahs as a class tax, the income tax was gradually turned into a mass tax in a jujitsu turnaround .... "

    The Insiders' principal mouthpiece in the Senate during this period was Nelson Aldrich of Rhode Island, the maternal grandfather of Nelson Aldrich Rockefeller. Lundberg says that

    "when Aldrich spoke, newsmen understood that although the words were his, the dramatic line was surely approved by 'Big John' [D. Rockefeller] . . . .-

    In earlier years Aldrich had denounced the income tax as -communist and socialistic,- but in 1909 he pulled a dramatic and stunning reversal. The American Biographical- Dictionary comments:

    "just when the opposition had become formidable he (Aldrich) took the wind out of its sails by bringing forward, with the support of the President (Taft) a proposed amendment to the Constitution empowering Congress to lay income taxes. "

    The escape hatch was ready. By the time the Amendment had been approved by the states, the Rockefeller Foundation was in full operation. The careful orchestration of both parts of the campaign represents one of the most successful financial coups in history. The money the Rockefellers have made by it is incalculable.

    By exempting themselves from the burden they forced on their competitors, the Rockefellers were able to operate in a world of near laissez-faire capitalism while foisting the weight of more and more socialism on their competitors. It is the equivalent of a sprinter forcing every other runner in a race to carry a sixteen-pound shot.
    http://educate-yourself.org/ga/RF4chap1976.shtml
    The State has never been created by a "social contract"; it has always been born in conquest and exploitation.

    -Rothbard

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    Monopoly men, throw poo at their windows. Rockefeller, Koch, Gates, Buffet.

    They're all full of garbage to the brim.
    Last edited by NetworkCitizen; Mar 04 2012 at 01:07 PM.
    The State has never been created by a "social contract"; it has always been born in conquest and exploitation.

    -Rothbard

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    You just watched how the government protects large corporations. They bailed out the auto failures and the "too big to exist" bankers.

    Can we please have a moment of clarity here? I'm tired of your lies and attacks on a free market when it's all government-aided monopolistic garbage.
    The State has never been created by a "social contract"; it has always been born in conquest and exploitation.

    -Rothbard

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    yes, and now we must impose more tax on those making $250K, to appease the bumbling masses, allowing the corporate men to continue benefitting from the corporatist wealth transfer.
    Last edited by squidward; Mar 04 2012 at 05:25 PM.
    What the two parties fight over is not alternative political visions and different legislative agendas, but which party gets to be the whore for Wall Street, the military-security complex, Israel Lobby, agribusiness, and energy, mining, and timber interests. - Paul Craig Roberts

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    Quote Originally Posted by squidward View Post
    yes, and now we must impose more tax on those making $250K, to appease the bumbling masses, allowing the corporate men to continue benefitting from the corporatist wealth transfer.
    Thank you, always reliable squidward. I started thinking I was on a glacier floating out to sea, screaming that global warming is a hoax.
    The State has never been created by a "social contract"; it has always been born in conquest and exploitation.

    -Rothbard

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    And none of the money they give to politicans is their own......They use their companies to donate the money and steal it from their shareholders.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daggdag View Post
    And none of the money they give to politicans is their own......They use their companies to donate the money and steal it from their shareholders.....
    Yes, every trick in the book, daggdag. The monopoly men know no bounds and have no soul or character. I almost believe they are aliens.
    The State has never been created by a "social contract"; it has always been born in conquest and exploitation.

    -Rothbard

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    their whores in congress are all too eager to comply.

    The americans are too stupid to stand behind anyone that desires to stop the corporatist takeover. They only desire to elect "viable" candidates, candidates destined to replace the established whores.
    What the two parties fight over is not alternative political visions and different legislative agendas, but which party gets to be the whore for Wall Street, the military-security complex, Israel Lobby, agribusiness, and energy, mining, and timber interests. - Paul Craig Roberts

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    Quote Originally Posted by squidward View Post
    their whores in congress are all too eager to comply.

    The americans are too stupid to stand behind anyone that desires to stop the corporatist takeover. They only desire to elect "viable" candidates, candidates destined to replace the established whores.
    Yes, this is at the bottom of the agenda of republicans who have learned to team themselves with corporations no matter how blatant the corruption, and the democrats, well, this thread is about them.
    The State has never been created by a "social contract"; it has always been born in conquest and exploitation.

    -Rothbard

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    Quote Originally Posted by NetworkCitizen View Post
    Yes, this is at the bottom of the agenda of republicans who have learned to team themselves with corporations no matter how blatant the corruption, and the democrats, well, this thread is about them.
    the dems are no different than the repubs. They are corporatist whores.
    Each is charged with appeasing nearly 50% of the voters, assuring nothing changes.
    What the two parties fight over is not alternative political visions and different legislative agendas, but which party gets to be the whore for Wall Street, the military-security complex, Israel Lobby, agribusiness, and energy, mining, and timber interests. - Paul Craig Roberts

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