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  •  Because that's where the money is, (7+ / 0-)

    or at least any of the low hanging fruit left after forty years of wealth extraction and transfer upwards.

    Much like Willie Sutton's self-evident response points out, Republicans and far too many Democrats are more willing to risk getting burnt by the third rail in politics than alienate their benefactors in going after one of the few remaining large sources of cash in the economy.

    If only they could find a willing accomplice, one more concerned with being a transformative historical figure than the Overton Window slaying champion of the little guy his supporters hoped they voted for....      

    "extravagant advantage for the few, ultimately depresses the many." FDR

    by Jim R on Wed Dec 26, 2012 at 05:43:49 PM PST

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