WASHINGTON — Congress’ debt-and-spending breakthrough crystalized a political contradiction....
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The media keep asking what Republicans have learned from the debacle they created, but the more interesting question is what the rest of us have learned. The answer is: We have to take back the House of Representatives in 2014, and keep Republicans the minority in the Senate. Some of you continue to believe there's no difference between the two parties, and I agree Democrats are too dependent on big money and therefore often too reluctant to support necessary reforms like single payer, major cuts in the military, a resurrected Glass-Steagall, limits on the size of the biggest Wall Street banks, a living wage, card-check for unionization, higher tax rates on the wealthy, and elimination of the ceiling on income subject to Social Security taxes. But I don't subscribe to the false equivalency between the two parties. The Republican Party has become the party of the powerful, privileged, prejudiced, and paranoid. They are incapable and undeserving of governing this great nation. - Reich
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