“We Are the 99.9%” by Paul Krugman (TIMES, 11/25/11)

     Kudos to Paul Krugman for pointing out that “the big winners in this new Gilded Age have been a handful of very wealthy people” (actually only 0ne-thousandth of the U.S. population), and they are not “job creators”.  That notion is the false claim of Republican Party propaganda.  Moreover, this coddled 0.1 percent should “pay substantially more in taxes.”

     Yes, indeed!  Expose how the U.S. economy works for the richest of the rich!  However, more than that is necessary.  Despite the strength of the Republicans in Congress, the progressive forces in the country have to push harder for the passage of President Obama’s jobs measure.

     A greater effort has to be made to put more people to work.  Action to deal with the present economic downturn is what is needed, not further analysis of it.  If the GOP is still able to command the majority of the votes and defeat its passage, the American people will clearly see who is blocking the recovery.


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