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A Victory for Demagoguery

McGovern Wrote: Dec 11, 2012 8:40 AM
1. Tax all rich people at 100%. 2. Take all profits of all Fortune 500 companies. 3. Confiscate all property and wealth of all U.S. billionaires. You could run the U.S. budget eight months.
McGovern Wrote: Dec 11, 2012 8:42 AM
I'm sorry.

I posted the comment before I saw who I was answering.

You are good. You got me again.

I'm in the camp that believes Republicans have no choice but to agree to raise taxes on the top 2 percent of earners. The party has been successfully caricatured as the servant of the rich. This is unjust, yes, but justice is imperfect in this life. It's political suicide for Republicans to stand fast on maintaining current rates for high earners even at the cost of raising taxes for everyone else. Imagine if we went over the fiscal cliff. In January, Obama would call upon Congress to pass a law restoring the tax rates for 98 percent of filers. What could...