Tuesday, January 07, 2003

Pandagon has an interesting suggestion: insteading of attacking GOP tax cut proposals as benefiting mostly the rich, start going after the loopholes in the corporate tax system instead. After all, as Pandagon points out, while half of the tax cuts may benefit the top 1%, we live in a country where fully 40% of the people think they are in that top 1% and thus will be benefiting from it themselves. But, again repeating Pandagon, while many people may be under the delusion that they are rich, few of them think of themselves as corporations.
Rebelling against individual tax issues is not a winner - it too easily plays into Republican rhetoric. However, in the current environment, framing corporate taxation as a pro-individual policy seems like a positive step - especially if you can entangle a little distrust of the government in the mix.


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