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December 28, 2011

How Republicans punish rich people

It seems like I have been unfairly maligning Republicans as being interested only in enriching the extremely wealthy. It turns out that they are perfectly willing to take away some of their privileges.

In addition, Senate Republican leaders would go after "millionaires and billionaires," not by raising their taxes but by making them ineligible for unemployment compensation and food stamps and increasing their Medicare premiums.

Yes, that will show them. When Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein gets fired and applies for government aid to provide food for his family, won't he be surprised when he is turned down?

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Reminds me of ...

The law, in its majestic equality, forbids the rich as well as the poor to sleep under bridges, to beg in the streets, and to steal bread.

ANATOLE FRANCE, The Red Lily

Happy New Year!

Posted by Vincenzo on December 29, 2011 09:37 AM

Shalom Mano,

I finished reading Chavs: The Demonization Of The Working Class by Owen Jones this morning and one of the many insights I've taken away from the book is the idea that if you were to suddenly become unable to work ever again and as a result you and your family would at best suffer debilitating hardship and deprivation and at worst homelessness or starvation, then you are part of the 99 percent.

B'shalom,

Jeff

Posted by Jeff Hess on December 29, 2011 09:57 AM

I will now read Owen Jones book. Thank you for mentioning it.

Posted by elaine marie on December 30, 2011 08:53 AM