August 14, 2011

"The rich will do anything for the poor but get off their backs"

If a free society cannot help the many who are poor, it cannot save the few who are rich. ~John F. Kennedy

This is a point I hadn't thought about (via Crooks and Liars). Raising taxes on the wealthiest Americans won't, you know, actually kill them (although you would think so, from the Tea Partiers' howling). Mitt Romney's personal fortune is estimated at $250 million. If he had to hand over a few million more in taxes, would he even notice it was gone?

Cutting Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid, on the other hand, will kill people. That the Republicans advocate this and don't blink an eye just proves they're basically sociopaths.

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