"The rich are not paying their fair share in any nation that is facing the kind of employment issues [like the U.S.] – whether it's individual, corporate or whatever the taxation forms are," Clinton said after clearly stipulating that these were her opinions, not those of the Obama administration.I love it!
Clinton went on to cite Brazil, long known for its high taxes, as a model of a successful economic policy.
"Brazil has the highest tax-to-GDP rate in the Western Hemisphere and guess what – they're growing like crazy," Clinton said. "And the rich are getting richer, but they're pulling people out of poverty."
"There is a certain formula there that used to work for us, until we abandoned it, to our regret in my opinion," she added. Click here to read more.
I wish more people on the national stage had the guts to call a spade a spade. This is reality, and we've swallowed a lie that the rich need to be placated and buffered for anyone else to be able to capture crumbs off the floor (I say this, fully cognizant that I am in a strange liminal space: both representing the wealthy and powerful as middle class bourgeoisie, but also captive - like so many - to debt, health insurance, and the struggle for some kind of retirement security for the long term).
Anyway: God bless you, Hillary Clinton.