Friday, September 24, 2010

via Truthout: Robert Reich | The Super Rich Get Richer, Everyone Else Gets Poorer and the Democrats Punt

Robert Reich, Robert Reich's Blog: "The super-rich got even wealthier this year, and yet most of them are paying even fewer taxes to support the education, job training, and job creation of the rest of us.... The rest of America got poorer, of course. The number in poverty rose to a post-war high. The median wage continues to deteriorate. And some 20 million Americans don't have work.... And yet the Bush tax cuts of 2001 and 2003, which conferred almost all their benefits on the rich, continue. Democrats have decided to delay voting on whether to extend them for the top 2 percent of Americans or for the bottom 98 percent until after the mid-term elections."

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