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  •  The data shows that increased revenues (8+ / 0-)

    at the federal level bring increased prosperity for the society as a whole, including increases in the purchasing power of the working and middle classes. Call it what you will-- redistribution of wealth, a smattering of socialism-- who cares? It's the stuff that makes the "pursuit of happiness" within reach for those who aren't born wealthy.

    By any means, I'm not wealthy. Nevertheless, I wouldn't mind paying more in taxes if it meant that that my kids, and their kids, could get a high quality education, see a job market with lots of good opportunities, have universal health care, and know that an honest day's work will bring a decent paycheck. If it also means that we, as a nation and as a species, can thrive while keeping our environmental footprint as small as possible, then all the better.

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