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December 13, 2010
12:09 PM

CONTACT: Institute for Public Accuracy (IPA)

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Obama, Congress and Taxes

WASHINGTON - December 13 -

JOHN BERG
Professor of government at Suffolk University in Boston, Berg is author of Unequal Struggle: Class, Gender, Race and Power in the U.S. Congress. He said today: "Ever since the Reagan administration, government policy has been making the rich richer, and working people poorer. This is not just about money, it's about power: the super-rich use the money to buy elections and candidates, making it harder and harder to reverse direction. The Obama tax deal is a bad economic stimulus (the rich won't increase their consumption), unfair -- and the so-called 'payroll tax holiday' will undermine Social Security."

See Berg's blog
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