When a Socialist speaks for most Republicans …

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June 29, 2011
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by Richard (RJ) Eskow  
Posted in Commentary, PND Commentary

"How broken is today's political debate? The only politician standing up for most Republican voters on today’s most burning political issue is ... a Socialist. The question is whether we reduce the deficit only through spending cuts, or also by raising taxes on the rich. This should be an easy issue for Democrats to stand on ... and run on. ... Who's speaking for this Republican majority (and most everybody else) in Washington? Only Sen. Bernie Sanders, Socialist from Vermont. Sanders has unequivocally said that he won't support a deal to raise the debt ceiling unless it includes higher taxes on the rich." [editor's note: I'd say that was pretty much "bidness as usual" in Congress, but it's nice to see someone giving Bernie S. his correct labeling - SAT] (06/29/11)


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