Rich people and their minions don’t like talk of raw power. They want you to think they deserve their towering wealth and income, even when it comes out of your wallet.
|By: masaccio Sunday December 1, 2013 10:30 am|
Trickle-up economics teaches that helping the 99% eventually helps the Oligarchs. And if it doesn’t work, at least we helped the 99%.
|By: masaccio Sunday August 11, 2013 10:30 am|
The economic interests of middle income voters are pretty much the same. The divisions on economic issues are artificial.
|By: Jon Walker Tuesday November 13, 2012 11:00 am|
What I care about as a progressive is the social safety net. We are an extremely rich country and Americans should not want for basic necessities. While there are some other reasons related to income inequality and marginal utility that I support taxing rich people, I primarily want them to pay taxes to fund a social safety net. Taxing the rich is not a goa it is just how you fund actual goals. President Obama’s renewed push to get the Republicans to agree to a tax increase so Obama can cut the social safety net is simply terrible. It is the bizarro version of what the Democratic party once stood for.
|By: Jon Walker Tuesday July 17, 2012 8:00 am|
By an almost two-to-one margin Americans think raising taxes on people making over $250,000 a year would both help the economy and make our tax system more fair. Democrats and Republicans split, but Independent side more with Democrats.
|By: Jon Walker Thursday June 9, 2011 12:59 pm|
Once again polling shows that the inside-the-beltway crowd is completely out of step with what large majorities of the public wants. What the people want are progressive policies. How would have thought?
|By: Jon Walker Saturday April 16, 2011 5:20 pm|
While there is a strong belief that wealth should be more evenly distributed, the country is more divided on whether or not the government should correct this problem by heavily taxing the rich and redistributing the wealth.
|By: Jon Walker Friday April 15, 2011 3:23 pm|
Thanks to many loopholes in our tax code–the carried interest loophole being the most important–the richest people in American are likely paying a lower tax rate than you are.