Monday, August 15, 2011
Quote of the Day
"While the poor and middle class fight for us in Afghanistan, and while most Americans struggle to make ends meet, we mega-rich continue to get our extraordinary tax breaks... My friends and I have been coddled long enough by a billionaire-friendly Congress. It’s time for our government to get serious about shared sacrifice."
-- Warren Buffett in a New York Times op-ed called "Stop Coddling the Super-Rich"
This is absolutely required reading -- and it should be circulated far and wide. The question is, at what point will the sociopathically obstinate Republicans listen? At last week's Fox News-hosted Clown Car Debate, every single GOP presidential candidate taking part raised his or her hand when asked the following question: "Say you had a deal, a real spending cuts deal, 10-to-1... spending cuts to tax increases... Who on this stage would walk away from that deal? Can you raise your hand if you feel so strongly about not raising taxes, you’d walk away on the 10-to-1 deal?" Once again, all eight candidates raised their hands.
I said it last week but it bears repeating over and over again: These people don't work for you. They're not the least bit interested in representing you. If you're not wealthy, or a major corporation, they couldn't give a crap about you.
And don't even get me started on the audacity of another squinty-eyed, hyper-Christian, pretend cowboy from Texas taking a run at the White House three years after the last one left -- and left the country in financial ruin.