Bi-Partisan CareTaking of the Mega-Wealthy - Page 3
Further in his column, Borosage says the following: "A valuable alternative submitted by Rep. Jan Schakowsky, a member of the deficit commission, shows that it is possible to balance the budget by taking more from the Pentagon, hiking corporate taxes, and preserving Social Security. A Citizen's Commission convened by the Campaign for America's Future (which I help direct) will release a report next week arguing strongly that we need greater investment for jobs and growth, and can still bring the deficits down with progressive tax and spending reforms."
The fact that this is a solution that comes from a bipartisan commission is not always a good thing. When we consider the wars and the depressions that the bipartisan elites have brought us into, we need to be on alert when we hear bipartisan. Often, something that is valid to both parties is really very good for the very wealthy.
Whatever we consider, I see that we must remain cognizant that we are no longer the king of the mountain. We are re-emerging onto a world stage and not onto the isolated western hemisphere of the Monroe Doctrine. When we talk about fixing the economy, we must not set aside our democratic ideals. We would be wise to spend on infrastructure, to spend monies on improving the delivery system for our health care. We can put people to work in the environmental markets of the new green world. Austerity is not the answer. Bringing back manufacturing is.