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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.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Picking Up Momentum

Seems like the Occupy Wall Street movement has actually managed to force itself on the national media, however grudgingly.  How did they make it past the blackout?

First, video footage of gratuitous use of pepper spray on corralled women by a police lieutenant deputy inspector:

Then, solidarity from other unions, including a bunch of airline pilots:

Yesterday, we had partying investment bankers smugly drinking champagne as they watched the marchers:

Now the protests have spread to Boston, Chicago and San Francisco.  If you have a little change in your pocket, consider donating to provide food for these guys.

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