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GRITtv: Is Taxing the Wealthy Good For Our Health?

Laura Flanders and others explain why taxing the wealthy might be good for our health.

One of the proposals to pay for healthcare reform was to impose an income tax surcharge on families earning more than $350,000. Under pressure from congress, that number has now gone up to $1,000,000 for families and $500,000 for individuals. But does it stand a chance against the conservatives’ anti-tax fantasy? Today Rep. MAXINE WATERS, Columbia Business School Professor ERIC SCHOENBERG and others on why taxing the wealthy might be good for our health.

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Laura Flanders is the host of GRITtv and the author of Blue Grit: True Democrats Take Back Politics from the Politicians.