Tax Holiday, or more evidence that money rules

The Times has a good editorial today on the congressional talks about a tax holiday. They show clearly that they haven’t worked in the past to stimulate the economy or create jobs, and that they merely enrich corporations. So why would we consider doing it again? Because our elected representatives in congress do not represent the American people, they represent their corporate funders. And it is both parties; Democrats and Republicans alike are considering this, and of course neither address historical evidence or make any attempt to explain how it would actually help the American people. They think (rightly too often) that if they just repeat a fact free sound bite often enough it will convince people to go along with it. Thankfully, OWS is now repeating the truth back just as often and just as loudly. There is of course a long ways to go to get congress to actually change in how it behaves and who it actually represents.

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About JP

We're two guys who met in college, in 1980. We've stayed in touch, and like to talk politics, current events, music and religion. JP is nore liberal than Sid, but not in every way. We figure that dialogue stimulates ideas, moderates perspective, and is in general friendly. These are things we need badly in these dangerous times. The blog name is taken from a song by Bruce Cockburn.
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