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Mon Dec 3, 2012, 12:38 PM

Dear Democrats, Please Stick To These 8 Principles From Robert Reich

Because we backed you, Dems. Now back us.



A MoveOn.org original.

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Reply Dear Democrats, Please Stick To These 8 Principles From Robert Reich (Original post)
Playinghardball Dec 2012 OP
SugarShack Dec 2012 #1
Jack Rabbit Dec 2012 #2
ReasonableToo Dec 2012 #3
pipewrench Dec 2012 #5
pam4water Dec 2012 #11
ErikJ Dec 2012 #4
AnotherMcIntosh Dec 2012 #6
Cleita Dec 2012 #7
longship Dec 2012 #8
JDPriestly Dec 2012 #9
pam4water Dec 2012 #10
toby jo Dec 2012 #12
bvar22 Dec 2012 #14
Hutzpa Dec 2012 #13

Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 12:40 PM

1. Number one is all we need...it's covers it all. STAND YOUR GROUND!

 

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 12:41 PM

2. K/R

Now, this is a man on my short list to replace Geithner.

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Response to Jack Rabbit (Reply #2)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 01:11 PM

3. Agreed

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Response to Jack Rabbit (Reply #2)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 01:59 PM

5. +1

Top of the list.

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Response to Jack Rabbit (Reply #2)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 02:43 PM

11. +1

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 01:50 PM

4. #4 Go back to pre-REAGAN top marginal tax rates!

And have same rates for dividends and capital gains as well. As Alan Grayson says, "A dollar is a dollar"

This blip up of 4% from 35-39% on the top marginal rate is an insult. We need to go back to the 70% top rate before Reagan.

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 02:04 PM

7. If our government listened to this guy and Paul Krugman,

we could have the prosperous and egalitarian country we brag about but that we aren't.

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 02:14 PM

8. Nicely produced! Succinct, and on point.

A short video well worth watching and sharing.

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 02:23 PM

9. K&R

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 02:43 PM

10. K&R

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 02:46 PM

12. The one they'll miss for sure is raising taxes on the wealthy

Nothing wrong with progressive taxation - and wow are we a million miles from that. Just getting them up to their fair share is moan and groan territory.

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Response to toby jo (Reply #12)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 08:39 PM

14. Thats WHY we should be fighting FOR a return to the Pre-Reagan Tax Structure...

... instead of the Pre-Bush rates.
That way, the Republicans would come crawling on their belly BEGGING for the Bush rates,
and kissing Democrats hands IF that were the final results.

The reality of the situation is that , as a country, we NEED to return to the Tax and Trade Policies of the 50s and 60s
that produced the largest, wealthiest, most Upwardly Mobile Working Class the WORLD has ever seen.

In the 50s, the Top Rate was over 90%.
JFK lowered it to 71% in the 60s.
Long Term Capital Gains were taxed at a minimum of 25%.

If you view it from that perspective,
the Democratic Party is now fighting for Historically LOW Tax Rates on the very RICH.

MAN, "they" are really good at Framing the Debate!
"VICTORY" for the Democrats will now be Low Taxes for the RICH!

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 06:26 PM

13. ^^ THIS ^^

Meet the next Secretary of Treasury.

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