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Monday, January 19, 2015

IF I WERE INCLINED TO SCEPTICISM, NOT TO SAY CYNICISM ...

I might wonder why President Obama waited until he was absolutely certain that there was no chance at all of his proposals even coming to a vote in either chamber of the Congress before proposing a tax on the rich to help the poor and the middle class.  Nevertheless, since I have made a life decision to be a Tigger rather than an Eeyore, I will simply express pleasure that this idea has now been given a presidential imprimatur.  It is too much to hope that Hilary Clinton, should she secure the nomination, will endorse the proposal, but it might give liberal Democrats a flag to rally to.  I mean, we have to start somewhere!

2 comments:

Seth said...

My most generous interpretation of Obama's timing is that he was asked by blue dog dems to "help them" in their 2014 races by keeping "lefty" ideas under wraps.

Economic populism is an idea the Democratic Party is very reluctant to use thanks to their wall st bankroll.

Robert Paul Wolff said...

That is indeed generous.