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Moving Forward: Championing the Middle Class and Promoting Transparency
Altaf Rahamatulla on November 11, 2010 - 12:21pm
In the wake of last week's results, progressives must continue to pursue policies to promote economic growth and equity, address revenue shortfalls through sound tax reform, alleviate the burden on working families, and support public programs.
Stateline.org recently found that "at least 12 of the nation’s new governors have ruled out tax hikes, even as they face billions in collective deficits." These types of budget reductions predominantly harm the middle class and low-income families, and will only serve to hamper the prospects for recovery and increase joblessness. On top of this, right-wing officials across the country are pushing misguided privatization schemes, protecting corporate tax loopholes, and aiming to reduce taxes on the rich while shifting the cost on to everyone else.
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