I know, it’s obvious, right? They’re putting their foot down over a bill to prevent the extension of a $1,000/year tax cut to the middle class, but they won’t consider getting rid of a few tax cuts for the wealthy that haven’t helped the economy one iota. They promised no increases in taxes, but clearly what they meant was “no increase on the wealthy – the middle class and poor aren’t giving enough!”
And yet, some voters are still confused. Or are they? There are commenters on the above article complaining that the middle class is about to be taxed more because the Democrats won’t stop providing welfare to those allegedly lazy people that are the only welfare recipients. I don’t think it’s confusion. I think it’s self-loathing, pure and simple.
I have consistently found that the people quickest to accuse others of laziness are the lazy themselves. These people have complicated issues going on in their heads – basically, they know they are responsible for their own problems and are absolutely useless and contributing nothing to society that society actually wants, but it’s more comfortable to project that onto others. If you project that onto the wealthy, you’re expected to back up your accusations with some proof, or at least logic, so it’s easier to project that onto the poor.
But the truth is, we spend way more in corporate welfare than we spend on individual and household welfare. The poor, we only seek to keep from ending up homeless. Corporations, however, we seek to keep in profit. Read the link. If you don’t understand it, then get someone to explain it to you. If you can’t, then at least have the decency to shut up. The poor and the “illegals” are not costing you anything like what the rich and big business are. If you cannot see this, then you can at least shut your ill-informed mouth.
I doubt that’s the problem, though. I think people just don’t even try to figure out what’s really good for the country. They just grab a narrative they like, and stick to it.
So let’s all grab the narrative that most Republicans are child molesting fornicators who worship the devil while pretending to be Christian, shall we? Proof? We don’t need no stinkin’ proof. We heard it from Rupert Murdoch.
If someone has pointed you to this article for your edification rather than because they thought you’d like it, it’s likely that you are an asshole, so let me add a couple of carefully thought out closing words: fuck you.