Monday, August 15, 2011
Warren Buffett's article
As I say, these arguments are merely arguments of convenience. The Tea Party is funded and led by a group who simply want taxes reduced as much as possible and who want government to become as weak and ineffectual as possible. According to Gloria Steinem, interviewed by Ian Masters on Sunday on radio station KPFK, when conservatives are honest they admit that what they really want is to create a class of workers who will take menial jobs at low wages. In that way they won't have to export work to China and other low-wage countries. They don't want the government to provide free or good education for anyone. They don't want unemployed workers to enjoy the benefit of unemployment insurance. Senator Kyl of Arizona has said that unemployment insurance encourages unemployment; without the insurance, the unemployed worker would take any job available and whatever wage was offered.
We progressive liberals must keep trying to inform the public as to the real intentions of these people who put ending the deficit and paying off the national debt ahead of creating new jobs with decent wages, saving Social Security, improving Medicare, and extending unemployment benefits.