Democrats in Congress are poised to play a leading role this month in thwarting their party's effort to raise income tax rates on the wealthy.So, let's see, the Bush tax cuts for the rich will stay while Democrats are considering reductions in Social Security benefits. Remembering that taxes on the middle class were raised in the 80s under the pretense of funding Social Security but in reality to finance Reagan tax cuts for the wealthy, it does make a kind of nice symmetry to the whole affair to see Social Security being put on the chopping block in order to further subsidize the transferance of wealth upwards.
Gee whiz, I sure can see why everyone is so worked into a hysteria about how radical socialists in Congress are persecuting the wealthy. I mean, with Leninists like the ones Greenwald mentions, it's a wonder that the Obama administration hasn't carved Stalin's face into Mt. Rushmore yet.
Following Robert Gibbs' announcement that liberal Obama critics should be drug tested, and before that, Rahm Emanuel's declaration that the same group is "fucking retarded," a new book by former Obama "car czar" Steven Rattner describes how Emanuel worked to thwart union interests and declared, in the midst of the auto bailouts: "Fuck the UAW."