When the pampered Wall Street CEO class nuked the economy, shown by the red-colored needle shaped drop in corporate profits just before 2010, it was US wage earners who rode to their rescue, securing their multimillion dollar bonuses and cushy jobs. The same working middle class whose wages shown in blue never recovered. At first the CEO class strutted around and scolding us for taking on the debt to save them, then tried every trick in the book to slash our benefits and social safety net to pay off the debt we incurred to save them, then moved onto electing Teaparty Republicans to force us to pay off more of the debt that saved them, and now that that has failed they’ve banded together and cooked up a scheme to feign common cause pitching shared sacrifice to pay off the debt that saved them. You know, like they’re willing to nerf a tax deduction on a dancing horse collection as long as we skip a meal or two every day and the future diabetics of America promise to only use insulin for ‘real’ emergencies.
WaPo –By all accounts, the past month has been most difficult on Romney’s wife, Ann, who friends said believed up until the end that ascending to the White House was their destiny. They said she has been crying in private and trying to get back to riding her horses.
Golly, that is tearful. Can you imagine the horror if she didn’t have the tax deduction on the horses? That’s enough sacrifice for any zillionaire, don’t make the Romney’s pay a slightly higher marginal tax rate too! The horses alone are reason enough for all you single moms raising kids on nine dollars an hour and a deadbeat ex husband three months behind on child support to really dig down deep and sacrifice more …
You can see them all morning this fine Sunday on the talk shows. As I post this Wrong Way Dan Senor, a man who makes Romney’s pollsters look like sages, is making the case for Kochwhores on This Week.
Taking from the poor and the middle class and giving to the rich has always paid well, and it’s always been ugly and immoral. But let’s be clear: what’s tearing the country apart is not the legions of crazy uncle Joe’s at the dinner table or power mad pastors or even run of the mill moguls, it’s a tiny handful of super rich conservative robber barons who weren’t satisfied being zillionaires in the wealthiest nation on earth and went on to fund a multidecade movement to heist every last middle class benefit. These sociopaths and their TV toadies and political jesters cannot be reasoned with, they cannot be shamed, they can only be defeated. Stay frosty my friends.