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In a column reminiscent of his work urging President Obama to push for a larger stimulus package four years ago, New York Times columnist Paul Krugman today warned that Republicans are trying to sneak in “plutocrat-friendly” policies as a Trojan horse during the debate over the soon-to-expire Bush tax cuts, entitlement reform and the “fiscal cliff.”
Savings on entitlements, Krugman writes, hit lower- and middle-income Americans harder. Raising the retirement age or the age for Medicare eligibility, he writes, “would be a hugely regressive policy change,” because “the increase in life expectancy is concentrated among the affluent; why should janitors have to retire later because lawyers are living longer?”
And on the question of limiting deductions while leaving the Bush rates in effect, he writes:
There is, in fact, no way limits on deductions can raise as much revenue from the wealthy as you can get simply by letting the relevant parts of the Bush-era tax cuts expire. So any proposal to avoid a rate increase is, whatever its proponents may say, a proposal that we let the 1 percent off the hook and shift the burden, one way or another, to the middle class or the poor.
Bipartisanship, he charged, is a fig leaf. “You need to look very closely at any proposals coming from the usual suspects, even — or rather especially — if the proposal is being represented as a bipartisan, common-sense solution.”
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World's best pie apple. Essential for Tarte Tatin. Has five prominent ribs.
So pretty. So early. So ephemeral. Tastes like strawberry candy (slightly).
My personal fave. Ultra-crisp. Graham cracker flavor. Should be famous. Isn't.
High flavored with notes of blood orange and allspice. Very rare.
Jefferson's favorite. The best all-purpose American apple.
New Hampshire's native son has a grizzled appearance and a strangely addictive curry flavor. Very, very rare.
Makes the best hard cider in America. Soon to be famous.
Freak seedling found in an Oregon field in the '60s has pink flesh and a fragrant strawberry snap. Makes a killer rose cider.
Ben Franklin's favorite. Queen Victoria's favorite. Only apple native to NYC.
Really does taste like pineapple.