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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.
Sunday, May 10, 2015
A Classic of Its Genre
In a horrifying article about the efforts of the Republican-controlled US Congress to limit scientific research in areas related to climate change, the Washington Post commits a great example of Broderific both-sides-do-it-ism, with a mention to alleged Democratic antiscience sentiment that cites, of all things, Politico. Well done.
Posted by Arrik at 5/10/2015 09:05:00 AM