Friday, April 8, 2011
With or Without a Government Shutdown - Republicans have Already Won the Debate
Published on Friday, April 8, 2011 by CommonDreams.org
by Thom Hartmann
With or without a government shutdown, Republicans have already won the debate on our nation's budget. Why? Because the corporate media is on their side.
Make the wealthy pay their fair share.
A budget shouldn’t just focus on spending cuts directed at the poor and middle-class - it should also include revenue raisers like closing corporate loopholes and asking millionaires and billionaires to cough up a few extra bucks a year. Let’s cut some wasteful spending, but let’s also raise a few taxes. But this common sense narrative has been lost inside the main stream corporate media - where there’s only one question that’s being asked today, and that is “how much spending needs to be cut?”