Monday, September 20, 2010

We knew her when....

9-20-10 not surprised brain
This is so cool. Some of you might remember Heather McGhee who stayed with us in December 2007, while she worked for the Edwards campaign here in Iowa.

Now she is all grown up and on TV!
HERE (forward to 2:20 minutes if you don't want to watch the whole segment)

Heather works for DEMOS which according to their website they are a non-partisan public policy research and advocacy organization founded in 2000. Headquartered in New York City, Demos works with advocates and policymakers around the country in pursuit of four overarching goals:
a more equitable economy with widely shared prosperity and opportunity;
•a vibrant and inclusive democracy with high levels of voting and civic engagement;
•an empowered public sector that works for the common good;
•and responsible U.S. engagement in an interdependent world.

What jumped out at me in this TV interview was the fact that WORK is taxed at %25 rate, and WEALTH is taxed at %15 rate. We give lip service to how important the American Work Ethic is, so why do we "punish" those who work with making them pay higher taxes?.... I guess that shouldn't surprise me considering who's in power and who makes the laws.

Thanks to Facebook, we can keep up with Heather. She was one smart gal and I am not surprised that she ended up on TV. Someday, maybe she will run for some public office. What a blessing it was to get to know her and have her as a guest in our home for 6 weeks.


  1. She is very well spoken and did a great job. She would be very interesting to learn from.

  2. Judy, today you are saying that taxing is punishment(when taxing work- which is earnings). A few posts ago you quoted a man (Mr. Reich i beleive) who said the top income earners should not feel that they are being punished because of their significantly higher tax bracket. You are also against maintaing the Bush tax cuts, which will increase the income tax (WORK) on those in the top 2 percent. Seems a little inconsistent to me.

    Work leads to wealth. I know how to sovle the problem- lower both rates and let me keep my money!

  3. Sure I am inconsistent…. That’s just me groping around in the dark looking for answers that make sense to me.