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  •  Taxing capital gains would be entitlement reform (0+ / 0-)

    I love BBB's astute analysis almost always, but our side should not call the hard won economic rights of the 99% "entitlements", with the connotation of unearned aristocratic privilege.

    The plutocrats feel entitled to the lion's share of productivity gains, which the whole society built.  We should be going after their entitlements - offshore tax shelters,  carried interest, cleaning up their pollution, etc. ad naus.

    Means testing or age limiting Social Security, or privatizing Medicare, or turning Medicaid into a declining block grant would not be reforms, but ripoffs.

    There's no such thing as a free market!

    by Albanius on Fri Nov 16, 2012 at 11:41:49 PM PST

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