March 1, 2011

Sacrifices must be made

Just not by those who can afford it the most.

8 comments:

Chris said...

Isn't it obvious that all the economic problems we are having are caused by the rich?

We need to have a revolution, like they are having in the Middle East, and rid ourselves of these rich people for good.

Streak said...

Really, Chris? Really? That is your response? Is it too much to ask that we have at least a moderately intelligent response? Do we just get this kind of stupid shit?

Smitty said...

Isn't it obvious that all the economic problems we are having are caused by the rich?

Who was it, again, who begged for the government to bail them out and then balked at regulations to keep them from making the same mistake as over-reaching and punitive?

We need to have a revolution

Yeah, ha ha. Snarkity snark. Let them eat cake. Gonna go dust off my guillotine. Happy to be taxed more than my neighbor. Happy to pay my share, thanks. Strangely, despite the crushing, punitive tax burden I have to carry, I can still afford daycare, cars, a house, the interwebs, fucking hi-def cable, several online porn subscriptions, food for my ravenous children, sports, tickets to Michigan State football games, meals at restaurants, elitist mustard, elitist lettuce, and myriad other comforts we have come to expect of our limited incomes. Weep for me, motherfucker. Or I'll go Galt.

steves said...

Vote from the rooftops!

Smitty said...

Vote from the rooftops!

Click Click BOOM

Streak said...

Yes, of course, any criticism of wealth means that we don't like any wealth at all. Amazing.

Monk-in-Training said...

Ok, Smitty I have heard this before, what does it mean to go Galt?

Streak said...

Monk, I am sure others can fill in better than I can, but as I recall, John Galt was a character from one of Ayn Rand's novels. He, (and I didn't read the book) evidently decided that he would rather not make money than pay taxes. After Obama was elected, we had numerous idiots across the country saying that they would make less money rather than pay higher taxes. I remember one dentist talking about making 70,000 less on purpose to avoid a higher rate, and remember someone doing the math for the poor dentist and pointing out that that purposeful denying himself of 70k would cost him way more (way more) than the taxes would even come close to.