The Rich are Treated Differently
George E. Curry | 3/13/2013, 2:51 p.m.
So far, 107 of the 200 House Democrats have signed a letter to the president threatening to vote "against any and every cut to Medicare, Medicaid or Social Security benefits - including raising the retirement age or cutting the cost of living adjustments that our constituents earned and need."
In the alternative, they want the grand bargain to "rely on economic growth and more fair revenue-raising policies to solve our fiscal problems." Those policies should include putting an end to subsidies for big businesses and raising the taxes on the wealthiest Americans.
Speaking on CNBC last week, House Speaker John Boehner said, "Listen, we've got a structural spending problem that has to be addressed. The president's sequester is in effect, and it will be in effect until there's an agreement on cuts and reforms that put us on a path to balance the budget over the next 10 years."
But none of those cuts and reforms on the patch to a balanced budget involve touching the banksters or the rich. After all, as well all know, they are different.
George E. Curry, former editor-in-chief of Emerge magazine, is editor-in-chief of the National Newspaper Publishers Association News Service (NNPA.) He is a keynote speaker, moderator, and media coach. Curry can be reached through his Web site, www.georgecurry.com. You can also follow him at www.twitter.com/currygeorge.