“..There’s something sick about a politics that tells children to give up their lunch money -
- so that billionaire speculators can avoid paying taxes. And that sickness will only be cured by a new politics.
That new politics begins this week in Chicago.
When National Nurses United and the union’s allies rally on May 18 in Chicago on behalf of a Robin Hood Tax on Wall Street speculation – the lie of austerity will be exposed.
The proponents of austerity—from Madison to Washington to Berlin to Athens—would have us believe that nations, states and communities must sacrifice public education, public services and healthcare in order to balance budgets.
Yet the same politicians who preach that there is no money for vaccinations and school lunches can always find the money for corporate tax breaks – payouts to defense contractors -
- and wars of whim.
Politicians in both parties tell austerity lies.
But the people are pushing back…”
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