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RJ Eskow – 10 Reasons the Final Proposal of Obama’s “Deficit Commission” Is Still a Huge Scam

From AlterNet:

10 Reasons the Final Proposal of Obama’s “Deficit Commission” Is Still a Huge Scam

By RJ Eskow

This proposal still places a greater financial burdens on the lower- and middle-class Americans while easing those of the wealthy who can most afford it.

December 1, 2010

The co-chairs of the Presidential Deficit Commission released the final draft of their report today, and it’s now scheduled for a Friday vote by members of the Commission. We’re being told that it’s a fairer and more reasonable document than its predecessor. It’s nothing of the kind. In many ways this document is worse than the draft that preceded it, and those much-lauded “compromises” evaporate in the cold light of reality. This new draft is lipstick on a piggy-bank robber, window dressing on a plan that still benefits the rich and bleeds everybody else.

This proposal is still designed to cripple government’s vital role in society. It still places a greater financial burdens on the lower- and middle-class Americans while easing those of the wealthy who can most afford it. It adds up to the most profoundly right-wing policy prescription the nation has seen in decades. Democrats who lack the political courage to oppose it will be remembered for it for a long time to come.

There are ways to balance the budget responsibly, and there are ways to use the balanced-budget issue to push a harsh ideological agenda. This proposal still does the latter. Here are the ten reasons this proposal remains unacceptable and must be opposed:

1. It’s still a massive tax giveaway for the rich.

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