The Self-Correcting Blogosphere: Tax Cuts and the "Rich"
Example A and the inevitable correction. I could say a lot about this, but instead I'll just say: I can understand John's frustration. Technically, he's not wrong, and we all will pay back the irresponsible "tax cuts," with interest. And what will the rich get, while we snap and snipe at each other about who is more poor? A bunch, I bet.
John isn't hurting, he's got a nice place and some security. But like the poorest, he too can sense how easily the rug could get pulled out from under him. It's less likely that will happen to him than to say, a homeless Latina veteran. But he's right to feel anxiety. This post just seems bitchy and self-concerned, and makes him look unaware of how much worse off the plight of those who will get a "tax cut" suffer. More common than you may think, that particular shortcoming and many of our leading "progressive" voices.
The lesson for the movement: make all tax increases on the truly wealthy. There are plenty of them, they can afford it, include corporations and then no better-than-average "centrists" or "liberals" will complain again.