From the equality of rights springs identity of our highest interests; you cannot subvert your neighbor's rights without striking a dangerous blow at your own. Carl Schurz

Monday, April 4, 2011

Why We Must Raise Taxes on the Rich by Robert Reich

While this column is written in an American context, it is also applicable in a Canadian one

Yet even as their share of the nation’s total income has withered, the tax burden on the middle has grown. Today’s working and middle-class taxpayers are shelling out a bigger chunk of income in payroll taxes, sales taxes, and property taxes than thirty years ago.


  1. hi Kev... I've always believed in soaking the rich, and when I was in university, and wanted an invite to the Trotskyist/Anarchist parties which were the BEST, I used to urge others to EAT them. ;)
    Seriously is horrifying to see how this anti-tax crusade has become a cult, appealing to the greed of people, while screwing them in the future. I just saw that the teabaggers in Congress have tabled a proposal that would LOWER taxes, leave the military untouched, and slash and privatize medicare. We truly are living in a dark time...

  2. HiSimon, I don't know about eating them. they've been rotting from the inside for so long their meat is likely rotten ;)

    I used to get into many arguments with friends and coworkers during the early days of the Harris nightmare about how we were being tossed a few crumbs to hide the fact that others were getting more than their fair share and at a huge cost to the services that our families rely on the most.

    Fortunately enough woke up to get rid of him. Unfortunately they went right back to sleep, I guess we just have to wake them up yet again