Wednesday, July 22, 2009


Surely, this is what America's all about? Home of the brave FoxNews viewer, land of the free market, residence in foreclosure:

Between 1979 and 2006, the inflation-adjusted after-tax income of the richest 1 percent of households increased by 256 percent, compared to 21 percent for families in the middle income quintile. Despite these numbers, Democratic leaders, “bowing to unease among lawmakers and governors in their own party,” are reconsidering the House Ways and Means committee’s proposal to implement a surtax on the richest one percent of Americans as a way of financing a portion of health care reform.

And oh lordy, have those all-powerful rich done a hell of a job trickling down to the rest of us until we have the nation we have today.

Good job rich people, how dare we ask you to pay a bit more in taxes, so you'll only get say 240 percent richer.

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