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  •  Buffett Rule would be good to pass. But it's... (10+ / 0-)

    ...mostly symbolism. Resonates for election purposes, and its failure should be hammered home from now until November. But real economic reform, taxes included, requires a lot more than this kind of tinkering, no matter how good it works as a soundbite. When it comes to something along those lines—the Congressional Progressive Caucus's Budget for All, for example—way too many Democrats are voting on the wrong side. That budget is hardly a radical document, but in the House it only got 78 votes. Its fate in the Senate, had it been voted on there, would not have been much better.

    So, while shiny objects like the Buffett Rule deserve some push because they are shiny and popular, our efforts as progressives need to go far broader and deeper.

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

    by Meteor Blades on Tue Apr 17, 2012 at 08:47:00 AM PDT

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