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Thursday, September 20, 2012

We Should Win The Redistribution Argument

The Republicans are attempting to hammer Obama with an old video tape where Obama says he favors redistribution. Well, anyone who is in favor of progressive taxation favors redistribution. The federal income tax is redistribution. It taxes (or it should tax) wealthier individuals at a higher rate than less wealthier people. This is fair. Redistribution is fair. Well off citizens should pay their fair share, which will be more than is paid by the less well off. Republicans like Romney and Ryan are radicals who favor social Darwinist economic and social policy. They want to lower taxes on the wealthy and cut the social safety net. Their policies would take us back to the bad old days of the 19th century when extremes of wealth and poverty were the norm. They are actually quite candid about what they want to do, and what they think of less fortunate Americans. We ought to be hammering the hell out of them for their detestable, unfair and unjust ideas.

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