The conservatives in Congress are in love with the idea that all new spending programs (or any new increase in existing spending) must be offset by cuts (or tax breaks or both). Progressives/Dems should re-phrase this brilliant idea (not!) with a truly brilliant one: all out-sourced jobs MUST be offset with new jobs in the US. The only way this can work is to leverage large taxes (no, it's a "penalty"!) on multi-nationals that engage in such behavior (or, of course, get out and vote in enlightened progressives!).

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The Death of the Middle Class was by Design...

Even in the face of the so-called Recovery, poverty and inequality are getting worse in our country, and more wealth and power is flowing straight to the top. According to Paul Buchheit over at Alternet, this is the end result of winner-take-all capitalism, and this destruction of the working class has all been by design.