Wednesday, December 14, 2011

The parameters of debate

Speaking of the terms we're allowed to debate... when you hear Congressional Democrats or Republican's talking about tax rates they're talking a couple of percentage points and in general they have some slight difference in how they would off-set these cuts with cuts in spending.  In general, the elected "left" and elected "right" both agree, cut a bit off defense or education, cut the rate a percent or two.  Even amongst the talking heads you don't usually hear anyone outside of those parameters... thus, it's refreshing to hear this from Robert Reich:

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