Friday, June 17, 2011

I'm So Wrong On Economics...

For quite some time now I've had some things to say about tax rates and the rich and ultra-rich that involve dissuading them from wringing every last cent out of the economy. Awhile ago I was gratified to see that somebody with qualifications was tracking along where I'd been. The plutocratic right, quite naturally, pushed back.

Well, Robert Reich was having none of it. Not even a little bit of it. Yes, he has more and better credentials than I do and he used actual numbers but he said what I said. Let's try to pay attention and not act as though the GOP bullying is going to get them anywhere. Um, Democrats?

Why do I have the distinct impression this is wishful thinking?


Suzan said...

Because it always is as far as the Dims go?

They seem always to be awaiting the opportunity to trade away some previous rights or protections we have at the bottom of the wealth pyramid for some ephemeral promise from the other side to not go any further.


P.S. My word verification is "beshat."

Fancy that.

And they always lie.

Chuck Butcher said...

Beshat, feature that?