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Why Democrats are afraid to raise taxes on the rich

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Robert Reich, who knew the difference between a surplus and a deficit, did the nation a favor under Bill Clinton. Now come hedge funds and private equity groups, and those who make more than a billion a year are not carrying their weight with the IRS. However, they know how to carry weight with presidential candidates.
Easy to understand. Hard to propose changes.
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Margaret Bassett passed away August 21, 2011. She was a treasured member of the Opednews.com editorial team for four years.

Margaret Bassett--OEN editor--is an 89-year old, currently living in senior housing, with a lifelong interest in political philosophy. Bachelors from State University of Iowa (1944) and Masters from Roosevelt University (1975) help to unravel important requirements for modern communication. Early introduction to computer science (1966) trumps them. It's payback time. She's been "entitled" so long she hopes to find some good coming off the keyboard into the lives of those who come after her.

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