Saturday, July 11, 2009
The Dils just might be thrilled at one of today's headlines in the paper of record, The New York Times. Leaders in House Seek to Tax Rich for Health Plan." Click on the post title to be transported by the magic of the innerwebs to the New York Times to read all about it. With songs like Class War and I Hate the Rich, Chip and Tony Kinman as well as their San Francisco punk compadres The Avengers promulgated what seemed like a socialist agenda... but they were just forward-thinkers in my opinion.
This manhole cover I photographed on the corner of Sunset and Fountain in the Silverlake section of Los Angeles really does say it all - City of Los Angeles, Made in Mexico... California's largest city, the second largest city in the USA, was built on the cheap, near slave labor of immigrants doing the kind of work US born citizens didn't want to do, and by so doing, you have the ages old story of the brown people building the palaces of gold for the white people... or the poor building up the rich.
Here's the lede:
WASHINGTON — House Democrats will ask the wealthiest Americans to help pay for overhauling the health care system with a $550 billion income tax increase, the chairman of the tax-writing Ways and Means Committee said Friday.
The proposal calls for a surtax on individuals earning at least $280,000 in adjusted gross income and couples earning more than $350,000, said the chairman, Representative Charles B. Rangel of New York.
now go read the rest while you listen to Class War. For us aged and aging punk rockers... time has come!