Friday, February 3, 2012

The haves and the soon-to-haves

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"We've always been a nation of haves and soon-to-haves." Heh, heh. Honestly, how gullible would you have to be to buy that? Is anyone actually dumb enough to buy what the Republicans are pushing here?

It's mathematically impossible for 100% of the people to be in the 1%. It will never happen. And you know the Republicans aren't talking about increasing income and wealth equality! Just the reverse, in fact. They call that "socialism." So these "soon-to-haves" are a complete fantasy.

How dumb would you have to be not to see that? Maybe conservatives aren't particularly bright, but they can't be this dumb, can they?

We could, indeed, have more people better off. We could go back to the days of a strong middle class, where it's not just the wealthy who are doing well. But that's the exact opposite of what Republicans are calling for, and it would require policies the exact opposite of what Republicans have been pushing for years.

"Why do you think we came up with all this, uh, uh,... "soon-to-haves" and "job creator" nonsense? It's to make these people think that we're their heroes. Then they'll blame themselves for not being rich. And we keep them in a state of consumers' torpid depression, until they die of Type 2 diabetes on a pile of scratch-off lottery tickets. It's perfect!"

You know, this would be a lot funnier if it wasn't so true.

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