Tax the rich: They are going to need services too

Commentary | February 8, 2012 | By John Burbank | Real Change

Once, productivity increases were proportionally shared between corporations and workers. Now they’re mostly grabbed by companies and their top executives, while workers are left with decreased retirement savings, increased health-care costs and depressed wages. This shift in prosperity and prospects didn’t just happen. It’s the result of conscious policy-making, including tax decreases for the wealthy, government policy that turns a blind eye to corporate union busting, and “free trade” agreements that export jobs out of our country.

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