Noam Chomsky on the U.S. Economic Crisis: Joblessness, Excessive Military Spending and Healthcare

President Obama sent his new jobs proposal to Congress on Monday with a plan to pay for the $447 billion package by raising taxes on the wealthy. Noam Chomsky says, “The healthcare system…the huge military spending, the very low taxes for the rich [and corporations]…those are fundamental problems that have to be dealt with if there’s going to be anything like successful economic and social development in the United States.” As Republican presidential candidate, Texas Gov. Rick Perry, calls Social Security a “Ponzi scheme,” and Democrats buy into the narrative that the program is in crisis, Chomsky notes that “to worry about a possible problem 30 years from now, which can incidentally be fixed with a little bit of tampering here and there, as was done in 1983, to worry about that just makes absolutely no sense, unless you’re trying to destroy the program.”

http://www.democracynow.org/2011/9/13/noam_chomsky_on_the_us_economic

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