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Sun Oct 17, 2021, 01:27 PM

No surrender: Progressives must not compromise on tax hikes for the rich

Sen. Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona was recently confronted at an airport by a group of protesters questioning her about her opposition to President Biden's Build Back Better Agenda. Despite many in the media parroting the idea that Sinema's opposition to Biden's plan is rooted in "centrism," in truth, Sinema is part of a group of ideologues on the fringes of the Democratic Party's congressional delegation who are threatening to blow up the president's agenda unless they get exactly what they want. This group is pushing an overwhelmingly unpopular agenda in order to please supporters out of step with the majority of voters, and endangering their party's electoral success in 2022 in the process.

Far more out of sync with mainstream Democrats than the supposedly radical progressive wing of the party, Sinema, Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia and a small group of House Democrats led by Rep. Josh Gottheimer of New Jersey are threatening to tank President Biden's agenda unless Congress first passes an inadequate, poorly designed bipartisan infrastructure bill funded (in part) by selling off our strategic oil reserves rather than raising taxes on billionaires, who have added $1.8 trillion to their collective net worth during the pandemic. The Pandora Papers leak has showcased exactly how the rich and powerful manipulate tax policies and financial systems to avoid taxes. Democrats who refuse to hold them accountable are culpable and they and the Democratic Party will pay the cost at the ballot box in 2022.

It's time for Democrats to get serious about exorcising the rot from the heart of their party, and to stand up to these legislative hostage-takers. At this pivotal moment, the best and only way for Democrats to stand for the voters who put them in office is to stand publicly against the members of their caucus who are only looking out for wealthy investors and corporations.

It's time for progressive Democrats to back up their criticisms of the Wall Street wing of the Democratic Party with action by embracing a long-overdue public showdown for the soul of the party. If Democrats ever want to win another election, they must make it clear that politicians who are willing to kill trillions of dollars of much-needed aid for American families to preserve low tax rates for their donors have no place in the Democratic Party. This is not a moment for progressives to come to a compromise with their corporate-backed peers it's time to defeat them and reclaim the Democratic Party.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/no-surrender-progressives-must-not-compromise-on-tax-hikes-for-the-rich/ar-AAPDaNT

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Sun Oct 17, 2021, 01:43 PM

1. Link redirects to Salon. Trust us! they said

Yet they ignored the warnings of 2016.
Trust us instead, they said.
Burn it all down, they said.

Are we better, stronger, faster for that trust?
Nope.

Why should they be trusted today when just a few monthss ago they all endorsed, fundraised & campaigned for the candidate who referred to President Joe Biden a 'bowl of shit'.
Not an apology from one of them.

Trust them? Why.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sun Oct 17, 2021, 01:43 PM

2. Good article.

Taking a decisive stand and winning against the "wall street wing", combined with passing voting laws to ensure people can vote and Democrats can take the offices they win is a strategy that will ensure Democratic control and a better America.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sun Oct 17, 2021, 01:45 PM

3. You are correct

In tolerating corruption and conservative dems tearing apart and watering down Bidens agenda, must be critizized,thier hypocrisy confronted,thier beliefs confronted,thier donors,all of it publically exposed..

Let them deal with the fallout from thier stupid games and pissed off constituants.

Make this as public as possible and shame them all,every fucking conservadem.

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