Originally Posted by Rohirrim
Not true. We simply need to return to the progressive tax code that worked brilliantly for almost 80 years. Instead, we are returning to Gilded Age policies. People should read about the America that was, under that era. It was a very dark and nasty place. Read about the coal strike TR settled in Pennsylvania. There was blood in the streets.
Yesterday, there was a report that 57% of American students taking the SAT cannot read at a college level. We continue to funnel wealth to the top while our future (our children), our R&D, and our infrastructure collapse. Why? So the rich can stash more wealth in the Cayman Islands. These are the policies of a society engaged in slow suicide.
Yep. It's the ol' Grover Norquist playbook. Underfund (or in the case of SS, steal from) programs, then claim they're unsustainable. Social Security was perfectly sustainable until Reagan raided the surplus and gave the rich massive tax cuts.