Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

We Need Bold Investment in Our Nation

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

We Need Bold Investment in Our Nation

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The deeply fractured Republicans may very well unite around what they call tax reform. They are likely to offer some crumbs to the ordinary person and will engineer a new windfall for the rich and the mega-rich. The corporate welfare kings and queens who have luxuriated in entitlements of massive tax breaks, and cruise on their $90 million yachts, need to start paying.

Then after the 540 billionaires and the thousands of multimillionaires, all of us middle-class people need to pay a little more. If we have to wait another year for the granite countertop or an upgraded Audi, it will not really hurt our standard of living. The poor, and especially the 25 percent poor youth, need to be salvaged rather than wasted by providing them complete health care and other critical humane support. …

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