Great take-down of Bobo by Charles Pierce. Man, I had not realized how much I missed this guy. His output is prodigious, and his quality is sustained and at the highest level. Case in point: his recent post on Eric Cantor, in which he credits Cantor with "the unctuous personality of a third-string maitre d' at a fourth-string steakhouse," and states that his proposals would "use the tax code to cement that inequality from now until Eric Cantor VIII is flunking economics somewhere."
About this blog:
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.