Monday, October 20, 2008

Who Is For the Working Guy: Democrats or Republicans?

My own opinion is that the Republicans have never really been for the working guy. Paul Krugman has not been much of an Obama supporter but he has this to say about McCain and the working guy:

Maybe there are plumbers out there who earn that much, or who would end up suffering from Mr. Obama’s proposed modest increases in taxes on dividends and capital gains — America is a big country, and there’s probably a high-income plumber with a huge stock market portfolio out there somewhere. But the typical plumber would pay lower, not higher, taxes under an Obama administration, and would have a much better chance of getting health insurance.

I don’t want to suggest that everyone would be better off under the Obama tax plan. Joe the plumber would almost certainly be better off, but Richie the hedge fund manager would take a serious hit.

But that’s the point. Whatever today’s G.O.P. is, it isn’t the party of working Americans.
You might want to read all of The Real Plumbers of Ohio.

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