On one side are the forces of egalitarianism, economic opportunity, and self-determination. On the other is a well-funded and entrenched elite bent on hijacking our media, our political process, and our institutions, for their selfish ends.
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The voters have just spoken. And election-day polls find big majorities -- even of Republican voters -- calling cuts to Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security benefits unacceptable.
The deficit commission is releasing its report today, and its recommendations will be very different from those of the self-described "bipartisan" plans now dominating Washington conversations.
Instead of working to guarantee health care for those without insurance, conservatives want to tax the health benefits of the 160 million people who get insurance on the job.
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