Why We Must Raise Taxes On The Rich:

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    Why We Must Raise Taxes on the Rich
    Wednesday 6 April 2011
    by: Robert Reich, Robert Reich's Blog


    Read the whole article before disputing what Reich is saying:
    Why We Must Raise Taxes on the Rich | Truthout
     
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    It's not an 'article', it's a blog.
     
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    Thank you. Now read the whole blog before disputing what Reich is saying.
     
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    Anybody who claims that creating a massive federal bureaucratic apparatus (i.e. "single payer" socialized medical services) as a way to save money has zero credibility whatsoever.

    His dreck is just another re-re-re-re-rehashing of classic leftist wealth envy, flimsily cowering behind the rubric of fiscal responsibility.
     
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    Robert Reich... :lol:

    He's starting with a flawed premise:

    He has no interest in making social security and medicare more efficient by using free market solutions and we already pay way too much for education. He'll have to define what he means by infrastructure because that could mean anything.
     
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    Don't need to. He starts off with bullshit, why should I waste time reading yet more bullshit?
     
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    Why? It's working very well in every country where it's in place, e.g., Canada, France, Germany, et.al. The problems here are bureaucracy, fraud and mismanagement, all of which can be controlled with sensible regulation.

    Your country is presently burdened with a crushing national debt. Robert Reich's academically competent advice led to the economic success of the Clinton Administration and now he's telling us how to best deal with our debt problem. But you have somehow worked it out that "envy" of the rich has fostered his reasoning.

    You've become a Johnny One-Note with this "envy" theory. Who planted that notion in your mind -- Limbaugh, Beck or Hannity?
     
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    I'm sure Mr. Reich will be crushed to learn of your criticism.
     
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    I'm sure he'll live. But, next time, perhaps you should form your own opinions by studying an issue and applying some critical thought to a variety of sources... instead of making yourself look stupid by accepting the blog of some bullshit artist. Just a suggestion.
     
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    No, it's not working....Anyone who claims it is has a serious disconnect from reality...In fact, the Canadians are trying to find a way to allow fee-for-service medicine (which is beginning to go black market) without looking like the fools that they are.

    Reich is a political hack, plain and simple...He hasn't a gram of credibility with anyone outside the leftist tool hack establishment and those gullible enough to be taken in by them.
     

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