Cross-posted at The Clarion Call.
I was very glad to see talk of reforming the tax code during this year’s SOTU, but I’m very skeptical that any progress will be made on these proposals. Between the most stubborn Congress in history and the tendency of Barack Obama to break his promises when it’s politically expedient to do so, we’ll be lucky to even repeal the Bush tax cuts.
How about a new WPA to solve the unemployment problem and the crumbling infrastructure problem at the same time? Nope, can’t do that, that’s socialism. Here, have more of the “neoliberal biparatisan consensus” horseshit that got us into this in the first place.