Big Smoke

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Georgia

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Apparently some parts of the South are still on a slave economy.

The real job figures

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Bob Herbert points out the distressing and depressing truth on labor statistics (we’re closing in on 11% unemployed if we count those who, by dint of “no longer actively searching” or falling off the unemployment rolls, are no longer counted as part of the labor force) and the lack of decisive action by the Democrats in power.

The solution is easy. It always has been, though getting there requires the Democrats finally saying “fuck you” and stop dithering about: Raise taxes for the top bracket. Put ’em on a war-time footing. Raise ’em from the 30-odd percent they are now to 91%, like they were the last time this happened. Tax the rich. Now.

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