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    details are here http://blog.ourfuture.org/...

    1. Close multiple loopholes in the capital gains law: $174.2 billion. (1.42x)
    2. Refuse to compromise on the President’s $250,000 figure for increased taxation: $183 billion (1.5x)
    3. Reduce the budget for US overseas military bases by 20 percent: $200 billion. (1.6x)
    4. Allow the government to negotiate with drug companies: $220 billion. (1.8x)
    5. Enact DoD-friendly cuts to military budget: $519 billion. (4.25x)
    6. Enact Rep. Jan Schakowsky’s ‘Fairness in Taxation Act’ for very high earners: $872.5 billion. (7.15x)
    7. Eliminate corporate tax loopholes: $1.24 trillion (10x)
    8. Create a financial transactions tax for high-volume Wall Street trading: $1.8 trillion (14.75x)

    "George RR Martin is not your bitch" ~~ Neil Gaiman

    by tardis10 on Wed Dec 19, 2012 at 08:15:43 AM PST

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