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Rebutting a ‘patriot’

September 25, 2012
The Advertiser-Tribune

In the letter of Sept. 7, a "patriot" goes on about how higher wages will drive business out of this country. I guess it's better to appease the corporate masters than anger them by expecting decent wages for working people. U.S wages have been stagnant for 30 years. He goes on to cry about jobs being shipped overseas, but who famously made a career of doing that exact thing? His candidate. He quotes President Dwight Eisenhower, but also complains about the top earners being taxed too much. I guess his recollection of the 1950s is a little hazy, because top earners were taxed at a 90-percent rate in that decade. Yes, 90 percent. What is most revealing about this writer and others is this repeated phrase: "Vote for the American." Just who is the American?



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