Argument: Rebuilding middle class worth increasing taxes on wealthiest
- Debate: American Jobs Act - pro argument.
"A Good Jobs Program." The New York Times Editorial. September 13th, 2011: "The president is offering job-creation policies to take effect as soon as Congress passes the bill, paired with tax increases, mostly on the top 2 percent of households that make more than $250,000 a year, starting in 2013. [...] When he laid out his jobs plan last week, Mr. Obama powerfully presented a series of choices — a status quo of high unemployment, deteriorating human capital and crumbling infrastructure or a renewed push for recovery and relief measures to get the economy moving again. That means choosing between a tax system that coddles the rich or reorienting the code in favor of the middle class. The tax increases Mr. Obama has recommended are a step in the direction of middle-class prosperity."