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Class Warfare? Most Americans Support Higher Taxes For The Rich

Before the GOP presidential hopefuls take the stage for tonight’s debate and prepare to decry Obama’s “class warfare,” they might want to mull over the fact that most people — including 53 percent of Republicans — support higher taxes for the wealthiest Americans. Even so, not a single politician participating in the debate has backed […]

October 11, 2011

The ‘Occupation’ Of Wall Street Spreads To Boston

In a square named after a Spanish-American war hero, crowds of middle-class youth stuck in economic despair listened to slogans about and speechifying on raising taxes on the wealthy and waved signs quoting Franklin Delano Roosevelt. A stray person on the outskirts handed out the lyrics to socialist anthem “The Internationale,” more in the hope […]

October 6, 2011

Why They Hate Warren Buffett

WASHINGTON — Maybe only a really, really rich guy can credibly make the case for why the wealthy should be asked to pay more in taxes. You can’t accuse a big capitalist of “class warfare.” That’s why the right wing despises Warren Buffett and is trying so hard to shut him up. Militant conservatives are […]

September 29, 2011

Clinton: Pass Obama’s Job Bill (And Of Course I’ll Pay The ‘Millionaires Tax’)

Nothing excites Republicans more these days than to draw contrasts — and foment dissension — between President Obama and former president Bill Clinton, his most recent Democratic predecessor. Much as the Republican right despised Clinton when he was in the White House, they pretend to yearn for him today. The political media delight in the […]

September 23, 2011

Spain Soaks The Rich To Trim Deficit

MADRID (AP) — Spain’s Parliament restored a deficit-reducing wealth tax Thursday in its final session before dissolving to make way for an election that opposition conservatives are favored to win. Most opposition parties criticized the tax bill as a desperate electoral maneuver by the beleaguered ruling Socialists, who argue it is only fair to hit […]

September 22, 2011