Hmm that sums up how I feel about this pretty well.
It is so sad that it is nearly impossible to have a nuanced discussion on reforming our country.Read this.
Indeed. Reminds me of the old saying that one mans terrorist is another’s freedom fighter.
My “Plastic Spoon” print was in last month’s AdBusters. Thanks to Ellen Lee and AdBusters for being awesome.
EDIT: Also this is on the front page of Reddit?
Such a relevant statement right now.
You have to pay your taxes next week, and General Electric doesn’t. That’s right: GE, America’s largest corporation, employs 975 people just to work on their taxes, which, it turns out, is a really great way to handle your taxes! …GE paid no taxes paid no taxes on $14 billion in profit. Why aren’t people mad at them?
If I had to pick a phrase that encapsulates the American economy in the last decade, it surely would be ‘I’ve already got your money, dude.’ There’s a law now forbidding credit card companies from screwing you with fine print and sudden, unjustified rate hikes — to which the credit card company said, ‘I already got your money, dude.’ Or maybe you lost your job in a recession caused by already-rich people who bundled horseshit loans and then took ‘too-big-to-fail’ pity money from Uncle Sam. (Shrugs.) ‘I already got your money dude.’
Americans need to have a (Charlie Sheen show in) Detroit moment where they realize they’re pooling their money and wasting it on the richest guy in the room. The richest one percent hoard an obscene amount of the wealth while the average American has to save up to eat at Red Lobster on his birthday.
Wake up. Because somehow, they’re banging the porn stars, and you’re getting the crabs."