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What if they held a class war and nobody noticed? For decades, liberals and progressives have been bashed for conducting a "class war" every time they suggest that it would be appropriate for the extremely wealthy to shoulder a bit more of the burden of paying for government. Meanwhile, a swarm of far-right think-tanks and political action committees have been working tirelessly to promote the idea that taxes on the wealthy should be lowered further from their historic lows, and that entitlement programs such as social security and medicare are too expensive to sustain (and in any case, immoral). The latest attempts to delegitimize public employee unions are the logical next step in what genuinely appears to be the systematic dismantlement of the middle class. This blog will highlight some of the more extreme examples of this activity that may not always show up in your news feeds.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

The Best Law Enforcement Money Can Buy

HuffPo says Columbus, Ohio police maced elderly protesters trying to crash the JPMorgan Chase annual shareholder meeting.  Those police so assiduously defending the rights of the financial elite to conduct their business without any interference from the hoi polloi should take a look at Ohio's Senate Bill 5, which removes their collective bargaining rights.  Maybe they're macing the wrong people.

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