Tag Archives: American Economy

The Daily Beast: Opinion- Michael Tomasky: ‘A 70% Percent Tax Rate Isn’t Radical- Alexandria O. Cortez Has It Just Right’

Source:The New Democrat What Michael Tomasky failed to mention here ( and perhaps intentionally ) is that back in the 1950s and 70s when we had high tax rates of 70 and 91%, no one especially the rich were actually … Continue reading

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Ron Paul Liberty Report: Ron Paul- ‘Republicans Responsibility For Socialism’s Comeback’

Source:The New Democrat I think the way I would look at this would be to go back to George W. Bush’s Administration. where Republicans with help from Congressional Democrats expanded the Federal role in public education in 2002. And then … Continue reading

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The Week: Opinion- Paul Waldman: ‘Americans Don’t Pay Enough Taxes’- Give Me a Break!

Source: The New Democrat Only Socialists whether they’re self-described Socialists like Senator Bernie Sanders ( the only self-described Socialist in Congress, ( but not the only Socialist in Congress ) or trapped in the closet with no key or person … Continue reading

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Politics and Prose: Robert Reich- ‘The Common Good’

Source: This piece was originally posted at The New Democrat In this long PBS style fundraiser marathon of a speech that Robert Reich gave in Washington about his book The Common Good, I got the sense that he was talking … Continue reading

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The Real News: Paul Jay Interviewing Peter Kuznick- Undoing The New Deal: FDR Created A Social Safety Net, Not Socialism

Source: The New Democrat I actually agree with Paul Jay on something here. ( For a change ) President Franklin Roosevelt, his Administration and Congress, didn’t create a socialist economic system in America for good reasons. They left the American … Continue reading

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HBO: Last Week Tonight With John Oliver- Economic Development

Source: This piece was originally posted at The Daily Review I get that John Oliver don’t like corporate welfare and neither do I and perhaps views any tax incentives as private business and individuals steeling government’s money. (As Socialists would argue) … Continue reading

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Reason: Hit & Run- Matt Welch- Republicans: ‘We Have To Cut Taxes Because We’re Too Cowardly To Cut Spending’

Source: This piece was originally posted at The New Democrat According to Wikipedia. ‘Fiscal conservatism is the economic philosophy of prudence in government spending and debt. Fiscal Conservatives advocate the avoidance of deficit spending, the reaction of overall government spending … Continue reading

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Brookings Institution: Fix-Gov- Vanessa Williamson: Back Without Popular Demand- Tax Cuts For The Wealthy & Tax Hikes For The Middle Class

Source: This piece was originally posted at The New Democrat If you’re going to talk about tax reform especially if you’re saying you’re proposing it which is what President Donald Trump and Congressional Republicans are saying that they’re doing, you … Continue reading

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CEPR: Opinion- Dean Baker: ‘Can We Pay For Single Payer?’

Source:The New Democrat “Originally Published on TRNN on Oct 27, 2016 Dean Baker of CEPR says if people could buy into a public option, it could seriously mitigate the price hikes Dean Baker BIO: Dean Baker co-founded CEPR (Center for … Continue reading

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Fix The Debt: 6 Things That Congress Should Do As It Considers The Federal Budget & Government Spending

.Source: This piece was originally posted at The New Democrat “The Fix the Debt Campaign is bringing together Americans from all walks of life and from across the country to get the national debt under control. Learn more and join … Continue reading

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