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David Cay Johnston, investigative reporter for the New York Times, is being interviewed by Terry Gross on "Fresh Air" at the moment on Public Radio.

Topics include:

How could we have 30 years of unprecedented growth, and yet the vast majority of Americans are no better off?
How "Free Enterprise Capitalism" since Reagan has actually been "Guvmint Enterprise" Socialism
How the Rich have used the Tax Structure to take money from the Middle and Lower Income Americans.
How Big Box stores make not-so-secret deals with local government to kick back sales taxes to them, pushing out small local businesses
How your tax dollars subsidize the upper income investments for people who already have too much money.  
How G. W. Bush used his name to get tax breaks for the Texas Rangers.
How the Rent-to-Own idea in combination with Sales Tax scams was used to build the Texas stadium.
How Capitalism is twisted beyond Free Enterprise in the hands of the Republican Government of the last 30 years.

There is much much more, but I want to post posthaste so that people can hear this before the caucuses open.

Originally posted to OregonOak on Thu Jan 03, 2008 at 02:27 PM PST.

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