Or is it “we” who are “afraid”?
Why Are We Afraid to Tax the Super-Rich?
By Les Leopold, AlterNet
Our nation is already deeply in debt. How can we possibly afford to invest in our infrastructure, renewable energy, health care, our schools – and create the millions of jobs that our unemployed desperately need?
We are told that we’re already living well beyond our means – that entitlement programs like Medicare and Social Security will bankrupt us. Forget the solar panels, the smaller classes and the new jobs – we’ve got to cut back on government programs at all levels.