In February, former Secretary of Labor and Author of, "Aftershock: 'The Next Economy and America's Future'," wrote an article in The Huffington Post entitled, "Why We Should Raise Taxes on the Super-Rich and Lower Them on the Middle Class." A damn fine article that I've chosen to post here.
President Obama's speech reiterated his insistence that the wealthiest Americans, and corporations in general, pay their fair share in taxes. Obama and the Democratic Party need to find their spine on this issue make it the cornerstone of their platform for change. The Republicans are unified behind a single message that threads through every single one of their domestic policy proposals, and that is cut taxes on the wealthy and corporations. Health care? Cut taxes on the wealthy and corporations. How do we create jobs? Same thing. Energy policy? You guessed it, cut taxes on the wealthy and corporations. And on and on. It's comical, but not funny.
Here is the little fella's article, if you haven't read it. Enjoy.
Why We Should Raise Taxes on the Super-Rich and Lower Them on the Middle Class by Robert Reich