Having a showdown fight on taxes, when the workers have to take a big hit at the get-go, is an invitation to greater divisions.
"Cruelty" is defined as indifference to suffering, even positive pleasure in inflicting it.
How can you tell whether you live in a plutocracy? Easy. Just conduct this simple test.
Corporate taxes are not too high - they are way too low. In fact the majority of big corporations operating in the U.S. pay no taxes at all. That's right: zero.
Give a business owner a million dollars a day in "incentives" - if no one is coming into the store, the owner will not create a single new job.
While the GOP plan would deliver this harsh blow to working families, it would add some $629 billion to the deficit in order to provide new tax cuts for the richest 2 percent of Americans.
Fortune 500 companies are sitting on $1.18 trillion while Alan Simpson calls seniors "greedy geezers" - but cheers to the folks and organizations who are doing something about it.
The Times muddies the water on taxes, Social Security, Medicare, and a few other things - are we surprised?
Ever since the November elections, the New Jersey middle class has been under attack from their newly-elected governor, Chris Christie.
Capitalism is bad for working-class people. Unregulated capitalism is even worse.