Archive for December, 2010

Cui bono? To whose benefit?

Thursday, December 16th, 2010

I have a question for my conservative friends:

I’m pretty certain that none of you is in the “earning more than $1M/year” tax bracket.  How do you feel about giving each of the people in that bracket an average of $100,000?

You realize, don’t you, that what they don’t pay, you will?  They haven’t proposed any way to shrink government spending, they just don’t want to pay for it themselves.  You’re cool with effectively giving them some of your money?

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/12/10/opinion/10krugman.html?hp

I look forward to your comments.


Looking for stimulus in all the wrong places

Saturday, December 4th, 2010

All this kissing may stimulate the upper or middle two, but not the economy or all the people that are being walked on.
Kissing Up
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The idea that tax cuts for the wealthiest creates investment and thus jobs has been tested and the data says ‘no.’
The idea that we even need investment when we’ve got huge surplus capacity is clearly false.
The idea that the people should rescue Wall Street but then should wait for trickle-down scraps from the high table is offensive.