'"based not on redistribution but on growth, work and opportunity"
That is gross. It is beyond just a lie, all the way into calculated destruction of what America was at its best, postwar.
The Republicans have been following a policy based on redistribution upward. They've taken all of whatever growth there has been, and more, all for their privileged elite given tax breaks and huge financial rescues for any bad bets.
It is the Republicans who have impeded growth, who have insisted that "stimulus" be largely tax breaks for them, instead of projects to grow the economy by rebuilding infrastructure and investing in the future. This article if published at all ought to be accompanied by a damning editorial commentary on lies and sabotage of good governance.'
"The first truth is that the liberty of a democracy is not safe if the people tolerate the growth of private power to a point where it becomes stronger than their democratic state itself. That, in its essence, is Fascism—ownership of Government by an individual, by a group, or by any other controlling private power." - FDR"
Many thanks to the commenter for FDR's definition of Fascism. The Obama administration and Congress must begin to slow the growth of Fascism in America by taxing the wealthy, increasing the estate tax, breaking up corporate monopolies, and standing up for middle and lower class families.
Hear, hear... I am also tired of the main stream media's amnesia when it comes to the Republican party's economic mayhem for the past 6 years. Hold them accountable or you reward that behavior.
The US has for a much longer time been led by budget cutters as the essential policy of the dominant GOP, so it’s become a norm. We don’t even know we are sick! But then our election financing is uniquely and legally dominated by big $$$ for the top 0.1%"
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