Skip to main content

View Diary: Open thread for night owls: austerity (106 comments)

Comment Preferences

  •  Naomi Klein get hot about wealthy strata (8+ / 0-)

    Yes, Mr. President, www.yesweSTILLcan.org David Waldman says: Filibuster Reform Now

    by divineorder on Thu Jul 15, 2010 at 09:28:47 PM PDT

    •  terrific closing on her article! n/t (5+ / 0-)
      •  Here it is: (1+ / 0-)
        Recommended by:
        uzeromay

        Already, workers, pensioners and students have taken to the streets against austerity measures in Italy, Germany, France, Spain and Greece, often marching under the slogan: "We won’t pay for your crisis." And they have plenty of suggestions for how to raise revenues to meet their respective budget shortfalls.

        Many are calling for a financial transaction tax that would slow down hot money and raise new money for social programs and climate change. Others are calling for steep taxes on polluters that would underwrite the cost of dealing with the effects of climate change and moving away from fossil fuels. And ending losing wars is always a good cost-saver.

        The G20 is an ad hoc institution with none of the legitimacy of the United Nations. Since it just tried to stick us with a huge bill for a crisis most of us had no hand in creating, I say we take a cue from Mr. Martin and Mr. Summers. Flip it over, and write on the back of the envelope: Return to sender.

        Yes, Mr. President, www.yesweSTILLcan.org David Waldman says: Filibuster Reform Now

        by divineorder on Fri Jul 16, 2010 at 10:31:56 AM PDT

        [ Parent ]

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

Click here for the mobile view of the site