Sunday, June 12, 2011
just another brick in the wall
as pink floyd said, 'all in all, we're just another brick in the wall.' okay, so that was a youth anthem, but i'm referring here to another argument to raise taxes on the wealthy in this country. the huffington post highlights a study done by the center for american progress that highlights our historically low tax burden - especially at the rich/super-rich and corporate level. i won't go into detail, as the study speaks for itself, but i will say that it is just another strong argument on raising taxes to spur investment in infrastructure, which is failing fast, as noted by this washington post article from may 16. and of course, this investment could spur jobs, etc., more effectively in a REAL way than giving continued and growing tax cuts to uber-wealthy bastards who will just pocket it with no way to "trickle down" to anyone but their accountant or financial advisor.