Tag Archives: tax policy

Taxing the Rich

We’ve done a lot of hang-wringing on this site about the difficulties of defining the working class.  But as has been pointed out, there’s no clear, agreed-upon definition of “middle class” either, and though there is a clear official definition … Continue reading

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Tax Not in Anger

I’m for increasing taxes on “the rich” for the same reason Willie Sutton robbed banks: “That’s where the money is.” I do not resent people for being rich and have no desire to “punish them for being successful,” as conservatives … Continue reading

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Working-Class Education and Economic Stimulus

Claiborne Pell, the man largely responsible for the creation of the Pell Grants program that has helped so many working-class students afford to attend college, died on Thursday.  Pell Grants are more important these days than ever.  As a recent … Continue reading

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Doing the math on pocketbook issues?

Is it just me or does it seem that the mainstream media thinks that ANY discussion of issues, particularly pocketbook issues, are just too boring to be of interest to voters?  Whatever the reason, the failure of candidates and the … Continue reading

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