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10 hours ago, GrumpyRN said:

In 2017, the UK population was 14.4% foreign-born. 

I wonder what the actual number for the UK is?  If I’m hosting a party, and say I’m inviting friends, it doesn’t really matter what % of my friends are coming.  What matters is the actual number of friends that are coming.

More people immigrate and try to immigrate to the US then to any other country.  By far! No contest!

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6 hours ago, Tweety said:

America has long been the choice of immigration since it's founding, but particularly during it's economic boom times.  Last time I thought about it, taking out the five million natives,  and 40 African American descendants of slaves, there are still about 280 million immigrants. 

That people still want to come here is an issue when they don't follow the rules, or they overwhelm the border.  I get that. 

But that we get a lot of immigrants and that a lot of people around the world want to come here shouldn't be a surprise or an issue, or even a burden.

Germany  also has become a beacon for immigrants and refugees.  Studies are now showing that their acceptance of so many Syrian refugees has been a good thing.  They are speaking German, working and contributing to the economy and will help with their aging population and population decline.  (Yes, I know someone will post an article or vid of refugees behaving badly in Germany.)

 

Angela Merkel defended her decision to take in Syrian refugees the other day on CNN.

Basically, she said it is the right thing to do.

Of course, she is correct.

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Rolling my eyes and laughing my ass off. 

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11 hours ago, AN Admin Team said:

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I'm confused, it's against TOS to openly wonder what happened to the OP?

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Back to the original topic of this thread:

This article from Axios talks about the drawbacks to having so much wealth concentrated at the top:

https://www.axios.com/money-companies-investors-assets-buybacks-dividends-f0a4d79b-bfa7-4205-9d27-f09b50266307.html

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  • The Tax Cut and Jobs Act  i.e., the Trump tax cut exacerbated these issues, slashing the share of U.S. taxes that companies paid to its lowest level in at least half a century and provided companies even more capital for buybacks, dividends and executive compensation.
  • "Perhaps the fallacy of the tax plan to begin with was companies were not starved for capital coming into this," Mark Hackett, chief of investment research at Nationwide, tells Axios. "They were starved for growth opportunities."

The end result is money that would previously have been split between businesses, workers and the government for projects like schools, health care and infrastructure is instead sitting in corporate accounts earning little to no return.

A so-called wealth tax, such as 2% on amounts greater than $50 million, would put money that is just sitting unused would go back into the economy towards improving education, affordable childcare, and health care. 

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On 6/6/2019 at 10:10 PM, MunoRN said:

I'm confused, it's against TOS to openly wonder what happened to the OP?

You probably didn't see all the posts that were deleted.  We are not allowed to talk about one another and it was really me that did so, but I've been duly finally warned.

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