This isn't a debate any more about the rich paying their fair share. This is about the crime of grand theft perpetrated by the parasitic rich in stealing trillions of dollars from the workers and middle-class.
Digby on Democrats letting the rich get away with it:
They are actually defending the fact that they were forced into choosing between vegetables and fruits for school lunches and food stamps for poor people. Our progressive representatives passively capitulated to the absurd notion that we could not do both. How many of these "deals" have Democrats made over the past few years?Meanwhile:
Right, poor people are much more fucked than they were before and are about to get fucked even more.
The 400 wealthiest Americans are worth a record $2.02 trillion, roughly equivalent to the GDP of Russia. That is a gain of $300 billion from a year ago, and more than double a decade ago. The average net worth of list members is a staggering $5 billion, $800 million more than a year ago. The minimum net worth needed to make the 400 list was $1.3 billion. The last time it was that high was in 2007 and 2008, just before the financial crisis. Because the bar is so high, 61 American billionaires didn’t make the cut.$10 trillion, motherfuckers. Give it back.