Nov 23 2010

Jan Schakowsky on the PBS NewsHour

(2 pm. – promoted by ek hornbeck)

It was so good to see a bit of reality from an elected official. Last week Chris Bowers presented Jan Schakowsky’s deficit reduction plan and tonight she spoke up on the TV.

You can find the transcript here. The interview is really worth viewing and really worth passing around. A proposal that says we don’t have to go after the middle and lower classes and should go after the rich coming from an elected official was refreshing.

But will anybody else ever hear Rep. Jan Schakowsky?


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  1. Eddie C

    JUDY WOODRUFF: Now, as you say, you mentioned revenue increases. It is the case that you do rely more heavily than they do on tax increases. In fact, two-thirds of your plan would come from higher taxes on corporations, on individuals earning over $100,000 a year.

    Why that focus?

    Well, you know, we have right now the greatest disparity in income from the rich to the poor and middle class than we have had since 1925, right before the Great Depression.

    And this kind of income inequality is not good for our economy. And it’s certainly not good for people who have seen their incomes stagnant or falling over the last couple decades. In fact, all of the growth in wealth went during the Bush years to the top — wealthiest people in our economy.

    It is not a good situation for us to be, as Nicholas Kristof has called, like a banana republic.

    I thought I was listening to a progressive blogger.

  2. Eddie C


    I hope a few will notice.  

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