Monday, February 9, 2015

Regressives are really concerned about income inequality

Say what? Yeah, all the regressives are jumping on this bandwagon, at least in word, since it is the key campaign issue for 2016. But they are just words, or in other words, lies. Their actual policy suggestions belie their blatant, lying manipulation. Here's Robert Reich on that hypocrisy.

"Suddenly every Republican presidential aspirant is talking about it. Jeb Bush focused on inequality last week at the Detroit Economic Club; Marco Rubio is now emphasizing it while noting he's the son of a bartender and a maid; Rand Paul, saying he shops at Walmart, is 'worried' about it; Scott Walker fears the 'American dream has become out of reach' for too many Americans.

"But until they embrace raising the minimum wage to $15, increasing taxes on the rich to pay for better schools for everyone else, exempting the first $15,000 from the Social Security tax and paying for it by eliminating the cap on income subject to it, busting up the biggest Wall Street banks, resurrecting Glass-Steagall, making it easier for workers to form unions, rejecting the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement, reversing Citizens United and getting big money out of politics, their words are pure baloney. (The same goes for any Democratic aspirant who’s bemoaning inequality.)"

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