20 October 2008

Spread the Wealth

And maybe the misery too.

I started wondering why no one pointed out that "95% of working folks would get a tax decrease" seems awfully unlikely. I'm not surprised that McCain didn't say it. Of course, a fair number of good people pay no taxes anyway so they didn't even hear it said. Most of us that would have benefitted if the statement were true knew that it wasn't but thought that it would be just adding to the media noise to say the obvious. So then, it finally dawned on me when I heard the famous phrase "spread the wealth" around that of course 95% getting decrease really meant that 5% were going to be punished for just being successful, to remind all of us who our masters really are. I also remembered a portion of an interview with Charlie Gibson I think where Charlie, in a warning voice, slowly repeated his question " You mean even if the government takes in less revenues with [some] tax you will still be in favor of it?" And Senator Obama just as clearly said "Yes, of course, it is a matter of fairness." So I guess "fairness" is a code word for sticking it to your political enemies.

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