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Massachusetts Liberal

Observations on politics, the media and life in Massachusetts and beyond from the left side of the road.

Friday, October 28, 2011

Occupy Congress?

As the "super committee" grinds on with the same old, same old stalemate, maybe it's time to ask: what will it take for Congress to stop posturing and listen to what people are saying?

Poll after poll suggest the American people favor a balanced approach that includes tax increases as well as budget cuts. Yet Republicans continue to insist that the way out of the nations' economic problems -- caused by massive tax cuts and credit card wars -- is to strangle a potential recovery in the crib.

The Occupy movement has rightly focused attention on the role of Wall Street in putting greed ahead of the public good. But perhaps it's now time for the movement to pay attention to Wall Street's enablers -- the best damn Congress their money can buy.

Occupy Capitol Hill anyone?

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