Originally Posted by Bootlegged
Wow, someone is really susceptible to propaganda. Ha. So uber-wealthy are influencing the GOP to gut social programs so they can keep their money, keep being the man and hold everyone else down. Got it. This is hidden in the cloak of "reforming" entitlements so they are actually there and paid for - but really what they want is to play Mr. Burns.
Tax rates, adjusted for inflation, are lower today....than at any time since the 1950s. And yet all we hear about from the right is the whine for more tax cuts, and how a return to 1990s rates for income taxes and capital gains would ruin the country. What a crock of shit. The 90s were the longest peace-time expansion of the economy in U.S. history--with those rates that many of us would like to see re-implemented.
There also absolutely needs to be entitlement reform, along with real cuts to many programs (including defense spending)--and the Dems need to grow-up on that count. However, this whole trainwreck will not be avoided without a serious discussion about enhancing government revenues as well.