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Saturday, April 9, 2011

Budget "Leadership": Americans working for the wealthiest, again

Months after the Senate Democrats (and Republicans) defeated any sensible fiscal policy in America, we find out today that, instead, $70B/yr in tax cuts for the wealthiest, passed as part of a "deal" last December, will be matched with roughly $79 billion in spending "cuts" for ... everyone else.

In an economy with horrible unemployment, the "leadership" response from Washington is to forget them and to ignore that getting people back to work is the #1 way to improve revenues to the government and fix near-term fiscal woes.