Tax The Rich? That’s Un-American!???

The latest polls are apparently showing an increase in support for Elizabeth Warren’s Tax-The-Rich economic plan. She says just a slight increase in taxes for the very wealthy would provide funding for many much-needed and justifiable social programs. Of course, conservative voices are calling that Socialism. Economist Richard Wolff says Warren has the right idea. And he adds that the notion that the rich deserve what they “made on their own” is myth. On-Target’s Larry Sparano discusses that myth with Kent Garrett of WIOX Radio New York:

For Two-Cents More: Would Elizabeth Warren’s Tax on the Wealthy Work?

Did Thursday night’s debate among the ten leading Democratic contenders for the Presidency result in any dramatic gains or losses for those who would lead the nation in 2020?  And would Elizabeth Warren’s two cent tax fund an array of social programs?   Warren proposes to fund Medicare for All, Universal Child Care, Free College Tuition, Cancellation of Student Debt and a host of other social programs through taxation of the wealthiest  Americans.  Warren says that all that can be paid for just by putting a two cent tax on every dollar of personal income over 50-million.  Would it work? That’s what On-Target’s Larry  Sparano and Kent Garrett of WIOX Radio New York would like to find out:

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Trump Socialism

Better Healthcare Through “Socialism”?

In his State of the Union address, President Trump vowed that America will never become a socialist nation.  That seemed to be a shot at Bernie Sanders and the new Democrats who won their mid-term elections by calling for universal Healthcare, free education, higher taxes on the rich and other programs which many Republicans are quick to label as “socialism.”  But would such programs really be socialism, and lead to the ruination of the country?  An increasing number of Americans seem to think otherwise, as reflected in recent public opinion polls.  Here’s On-Target’s Larry Sparano, in discussion with Kent Garrett of WIOX Radio New York: