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The Truth About Obama's Tax Proposal (and the Lies the Regressives are Telling About It)

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In sum: Don't fall for these big lies -- Obama wants to extend the Bush tax cut "only for some people," small businesses will be badly hit, businesses won't hire because of uncertainty this proposal would create, or the Clinton-era tax levels crippled the economy.

A ton of corporate and billionaire money is behind these lies and others like them, as well as formidable mouthpieces of the regressive right such as Rupert Murdoch's Wall Street Journal editorial page.

The truth is already a casualty of this election year. That's why it's so important for you to spread it.   

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Robert Reich, former U.S. Secretary of Labor and Professor of Public Policy at the University of California at Berkeley, has a new film, "Inequality for All," to be released September 27. He blogs at

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of campaign speeches advocating a position that wi... by Laura Stein on Wednesday, Jul 11, 2012 at 3:32:37 AM
n/t... by Laura Stein on Wednesday, Jul 11, 2012 at 3:42:06 AM
I agree that many Democrats are regressives too. P... by Don Smith on Wednesday, Jul 11, 2012 at 10:05:36 PM
Progressives should stop using the word "conservat... by Don Smith on Wednesday, Jul 11, 2012 at 9:18:05 AM
at this time.  It is the most accurate.... by Laura Stein on Wednesday, Jul 11, 2012 at 2:45:50 PM
... or corporatists. In a fascist régime, the gov... by PCM on Wednesday, Jul 11, 2012 at 4:24:58 PM
to be made fun of.  I like the world "Regress... by David Vicks on Wednesday, Jul 11, 2012 at 4:45:49 PM
it favors the Republicans that way. Talking like D... by David Vicks on Thursday, Jul 12, 2012 at 12:39:26 AM