Saturday, March 08, 2008

Bernie Sanders ~ Let's "soak the rich" for the kids

If only more pols tried Being Like Bernie. Common Dreams gives Senator Sanders space for Changing Our National Priorities.

Bernie tells us that he plans to soon offer up a proposal to "restore the top income tax bracket to 39.6 percent for households earning more than $1 million a year." Senator Sanders claims,
"Restoring the top income tax bracket for people making more than $1 million to what it was in 2000 would increase revenue by $32.5 billion over the next three years, according to the Joint Tax Committee, including $10.8 billion next year alone. ... This amendment is a fiscally responsible way to reduce childhood poverty, address an income gap greater than at any time since the Roaring Twenties, and lower our deficit."
The idea of spending the money on our kids, radically narrowing the income gap, and cutting the deficit (created by the GOP yet once again!) seems right. What gives that this is not SOP for the alleged leftists in Congress? John Gunn

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