Tom Usher commented or added the following:
"...the Bush tax cuts of 2001 and 2003, which conferred almost all their benefits on the rich, continue.
"Democrats have decided to delay voting on whether to extend them for the top 2 percent of Americans or for the bottom 98 percent until after the mid-term elections.
"Democrats have thereby given up a defining issue that could have enabled them to show the big story of the last three decades — the accumulation of almost all the gain from economic growth at the top — and to make a start at reversing it." — Robert Reich