Republican Priority: Maintain Ultra-Rich Advantage, Intensify Working Poor Disadvantage
Kudos to Kitty Calavita for pointing out in the New York Times letters section this morning that Republican politicians in Congress have given their strong support to legislation that would repeal estate taxes for the ultra-rich, raising the exemption threshold for estate taxes every year to keep pace with inflation. At the same time, Calavita points out, Republican politicians in Congress have raised their strong opposition to adjusting the minimum wage to inflation. Instead, Republicans prefer to let the working poor earn less and less for their work each year as inflation exacts its toll.
That’s the Republican moral priority for you: for the ultra-rich, inflation adjustment to maintain advantage. For the working poor, no inflation adjustment, strengthening disadvantage.
Reason #16 to Elect a Progressive President in 2008: The alternative is a continuation of rule by these cold-hearted greedheads.
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