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    Without Occupy, President Obama and the Democrats in Congress would be going on about deficits and austerity.  We would not have even the tepid populism they have offered up.

    Now, during the election, we're dangerously close to talking about tax fairness.  About the unfairness of the capital gains rate.  If we're not careful, it will start being pointed out that taxes on the wealthy are at a historical low, and yet that has not translated into a stronger, more stable economy.

    Occupy changed the terms of the debate.  Something self-proclaimed "pragmatists" have failed to do over and over again.

    Determining what we actually fight over is the single most important battle to be fought, and won.

    What's wrong under Republicans is still wrong under Democrats.

    by gila on Thu Sep 27, 2012 at 04:45:04 PM PDT

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