Reality based assessments of the United States' economic predicaments should begin with a set of bedrock questions. What is the country's actual wealth? How is it distributed? Why is it distributed in this way?
What's happening in Wisconsin isn't about budget deficits or government spending or even public employee benefits. It's class war, wherein the big business, conservative Right tries to pit working class Americans against one another.
Many large companies use offshore subsidiaries and creative tax planning to lower their tax rates at the expense of the rest of us. As legislators wring their hands over missing budget funds, it is eye-popping to see where much of the money has gone.
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