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Ep 206: Perez Still Has A Job?; Georgia, Georgia, Georgia; Arizona Hikes Taxes To Fund Schools

Released Wednesday, 11th November 2020
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Three questions post-election are on the menu this week. First, how does Tom Perez, the chair of the DNC, still have a job? Perez has been incompetent for a very long time. He was the choice of the Democratic Party elites back in 2016—a guy who knows zippo about the mechanics of an election. And, voila—the party loses seats in the House, fumbles the chance to take the U.S. Senate, and even worse, fails to take back legislative chambers at the state level. Perez’s failures will echo for years to come.

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Second, Georgia, Georgia, Georgia…these two run-off races will mean the difference between millions of people being able to pay for food or keep their homes, not to mention whether people like Bernie Sanders, Sherrod Brown, Jeff Merkley and Elizabeth Warren will have real power at the head of important committees or be stuck in the minority for at least two more years and have no chance to fight the Biden Administration over a progressive agenda. So, those two races have to be won by any means necessary.

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Third, I speak with David Lujan, the executive director of the Arizona Center for Economic Progress, about the passage of Proposition 208, which puts in place a 3.5 percent tax on the wealthiest people to fund higher salaries for teachers, school aides, bus drivers and other folks, not to mention higher spending per student which will mean smaller class sizes. The proposition passed by a margin of more than 116,000 votes, a far bigger margin than Biden’s slim margin of victory in the state. The obvious point: people will get behind ideas that confront class warfare, including support higher taxes for things that improve communities.

-- Jonathan Tasini

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