When it comes to tax policy, details matter. Yet candidates often get away with misrepresenting the economic impact of their preferred policies. In this week’s Working-Class Perspectives post, Jack Metzgar explains that despite articulating a concern for the poor, Marco Rubio’s tax plan will disproportionately benefit the wealthy.
Getting into the details, however, is very tricky for both political candidates and the media, especially the broadcast media on which most people rely. Too much detail and people get lost or bored, but merely tossing slogans back and forth confirms the already convinced on each side, but does not energize them. You don’t have to go very deep, however, to expose the gaping holes in Republicanomics. Better yet, you can find the data to do so on the web, without too much effort.
The renowned Working-Class Perspectives blog is brought to you by our Visiting Scholar for the 2015-16 academic year, John Russo, and Georgetown University English professor, Sherry Linkon. It features several regular and guest contributors.