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A Corporate/Billionaire Austerity Budget Or A People’s Prosperity Budget


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A Corporate/Billionaire Austerity Budget Or A People’s Prosperity Budget

Dave Johnson

You’ve heard people ask, “How come they can come up with a couple trillion dollars to invade Iraq, or hundreds of billions for corporate tax cuts, but say we’re broke when we need to fix our infrastructure so pipes don’t contaminate children with lead poisoning?”


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Hillary’s stock response to Bernie’s proposals (including Medicare for all and tuition relief) is that “we can’t afford it”, while the Clintons never met a corporate welfare program they didn’t love.

Bernie’s proposal to break up the banks would enable redirection of tens of trillions of dollars from bailout commitments and into Bernie’s “domestic” proposals. Combined with restoring Eisenhower era tax rates there would be more than enough money to end austerity and restore the income and wealth metrics of the New Deal era (1935-1985).