Monday, July 25, 2011

Plutocracy: If Corporations and the Rich Paid 1960s-Level Taxes, the Debt Would Vanish | | AlterNet

I'm pretty sure I dont want to go back to a 90+ percent marginal tax rate, but just getting rid of the Bush tax cuts and getting out of Iraq and Afghanistan would eliminate most of the deficit. With some tweaks, we could maintain the security net AND start reducing the debt. Or we can shovel money at Murdoch ($4.8 billion in tax refunds over the last decade) and the Koch bros (too damned much over their slimy lifetimes!) :)

Plutocracy: If Corporations and the Rich Paid 1960s-Level Taxes, the Debt Would Vanish | | AlterNet

How Obama Squandered the High Hopes of Those Who Elected Him | | AlterNet

I think that tease summarizes it very well; for me, at least, and I'm sure for most progressives. Given the rhetoric, we expected a visionary activist and all we got were these lousy t-shirts :)

How Obama Squandered the High Hopes of Those Who Elected Him | | AlterNet:
"Barack Obama has not been the leader progressives expected. He is competent but not transformational. He is responsible but not a visionary."

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