When John Walsh says “jump”, I say, “might as well jump”.
Dear Rep. Markey,
I’m confident that you mostly support President Obama’s position on raising the debt ceiling with a combined approach of tax increases on the rich and spending cuts. If that’s the case, I thank you.
In fact, I would support a more ambitious approach than what the President has suggested, and what the Republicans would contemplate. We would do well to close corporate tax loopholes; “bend the curve” on Medicare spending through care coordination and evidence-based medicine; end the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan; cut other wasteful and obsolete defense spending; end subsidies for corn ethanol; reimplement the estate tax to Clinton-era levels; institute a carbon tax; and institute a “too-big-to-fail” bank tax.
There are ways to do this outside of the parameters under discussion in Washington right now. I hope you’ll promote these far and wide.
Many thanks for your good work.
I will preach to the choir and whomever else will listen.