Sunday, March 6, 2011

You keep using that word...

I'm all for personal responsibility. But you keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means....

Why object so strenuously to the "redistribution of wealth" when in fact, in the last thirty years, we've seen the most massive redistribution of wealth the world has ever seen?

Why is it okay for Wall Street to tank our economy and then be rewarded for it? Where is the "personal responsibility" in that?

Why is it that welfare for humans is right out but welfare for corporations is fine?

And why is it okay for the rich to soak the rest of us, but the suggestion that the the super-rich should pay their fair share of taxes is "class warfare"?
There’s class warfare, all right, but it’s my class, the rich class, that’s making war, and we’re winning.
--Warren Buffett
Why do we persist in calling this a democracy when elected officials pay no attention to voters who have a modest income but can't do enough for the very rich? Pretty sure there's another word for a system of government that works like that.

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