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  •  Yes...but.... (0+ / 0-)

    You can take all the money the rich have (and yes we should take more or it) and it will not solve the deficit or fund the programs we need to get the middle class working again in great jobs.

    So sure...advocate 70% tax rates, and feel better about taking money from the rich, but be clear, it will not solve our problems.

    Which is why I think this approach will not be successful.

    •  But "take all the money the rich have" is a ... (2+ / 0-)
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      wsexson, RandomNonviolence

      ..straw man. Nobody is making that argument. And Saez and Piketty themselves say between 45% and 70%. My view is that, as progressives, we should start the ask high and, as we extract other concessions, lower it in negotiations. This, of course, requires that we be in a position in which negotiations are entered into in good faith and with our having the clout to make our political fear us and respect our clout. Right now, they do neither

      Don't tell me what you believe, show me what you do and I will tell you what you believe.

      by Meteor Blades on Mon Nov 26, 2012 at 10:19:54 PM PST

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