Regarding Bernie Sanders' tax plans (see more here and here) to draw benefits away from billionaires to benefit and enlarge the middle class:
"Well, let’s get specific, how high would you go?" CBS News moderator Nancy Cordes asked. "You’ve said before you’d go above 50 percent. How high?"
"We haven’t come up with an exact number yet, but it will not be as high as the number under Dwight D. Eisenhower, which was 90 percent for the highest tax bracket," Sanders answered on Saturday, November 14th, 2015 in a Democratic presidential debate in Des Moines, Iowa, according to Politifact.
See: Income tax in the United States
"Not as widely known as McCarthy's anti-Communist crusade were McCarthy's various attempts to intimidate, and expel from government positions, persons whom he accused, or threatened to publicly accuse, of homosexuality. Former U.S. Senator Alan K. Simpson has written: "The so-called 'Red Scare' has been the main focus of most historians of that period of time. A lesser-known element...and one that harmed far more people was the witch-hunt McCarthy and others conducted against homosexuals." This anti-homosexual witch-hunt that McCarthy and others waged alongside their "Red Scare" tactics has been referred to by some as the "Lavender Scare."
How Do You Beat Contemporary Hate Machines?
It's not that difficult in the Information Age. Millennials aren't dying any time soon. If they stay away from Fox News propaganda and Neoliberals who pander to Wall Street, America might be safe. The latter will be difficult.
Tomi Lahren, Pretty Hate Machine
Tomi Lahren of One America News Network (Oxymoron News Network) gives a fine example of fear and hate-based ideology in today's society.
British Prime Minister David Cameron, breaking the custom of British leaders not commenting on U.S. presidential contenders, slammed it as "divisive, unhelpful and quite simply wrong."
A UN spokesman said Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon denounced "any kind of rhetoric that relies on Islamophobia, xenophobia, any other appeal to hate any groups."
Money ruling politics is no way to help the struggling middle class. Income inequality is going to run the United States into the ground.
Forbes: Income Inequality Hurts Economic Growth
Extreme income inequality without funding of (inefficient) healthcare or college is grounds for a Bernie revolution.
According to the IMF, inequality dampens investment, and hence growth, by fueling economic, financial, and political instability.
Financial crises: A growing body of evidence suggests that rising influence of the rich and stagnant incomes of the poor and middle class have a causal effect on crises, and thus directly hurt short- and long-term growth. In particular, studies have argued that a prolonged period of higher inequality in advanced economies was associated with the global financial crisis by intensifying leverage, overextension of credit, and a relaxation in mortgage-underwriting standards (Rajan 2010), and allowing lobbyists to push for financial deregulation (Acemoglu 2011).
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We think it looks like we're tapping into the basic biology of the human condition in which these salient experiences of interconnectedness emerge. And if you really sit back and reflect on it in the history of humankind, those are the kinds of experiences that really form the bedrock foundation of most of the world's religions and the world's ethical and moral traditions."
Founder of Veterans for Entheogenic Therapy (VET) Ryan Lecompte talks about how seeing colleagues with mental distress inspired him to make a difference in mental health by researching classic hallucinogens to treat PTSD.
Learn more about VET: Website | Facebook
Educate Yourself and Support Organizations that Provide Funding for this Research:
Heffter Research Institute
International Center for Ethnobotanical Education, Research, & Service (ICEERS)
Multidisciplinary Association of Psychedelic Studies (MAPS)
The Beckley Foundation
The Power of Awe:
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Hofmann's Potion: "I thought this was the
greatest discovery that man had ever made"
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America, Don't Fight Mental Illness and
Addiction with One Arm Behind Your Back
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