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#union #iww #ows #occupy #p2 #p21 #tlot #tcot Reich: The Myth of Living Beyond Our Means http://www.aflcio.org/Blog/Political-Action-Legislation/Reich-The-Myth-of-Living-Beyond-Our-Means Brace yourself. In coming weeks you’ll hear there’s no serious alternative to cutting Social Security and Medicare, raising taxes on middle class and decimating what’s left of the federal government’s discretionary spending, on everything from education and job training to highways and basic research. “We” must make these sacrifices, it will be said, in order to deal with our mushrooming budget deficit and cumulative debt. But most of the people who are making this argument are very wealthy or are sponsored by the very wealthy: Wall Street moguls like Peter Peterson and his “Fix the Debt” brigade, the Business Roundtable, ..