Sunday, August 12, 2012
Class Warfare, 2012
Do you know that under far-right American vice-presidential candidate Paul Ryan's budget Mitt Romney would have payed 0.82% tax on the $21 million dollars he made in 2010? (source)
To accomplish this Ryan's budget would gut medicare, food stamps, student loans, infrastructure spending and a thousand other programs and polices that people stop noticing because they haven't lived in a country with a poor, weak government.
Ryan's budget is pure class warfare; under it the rich get richer and the poor get poorer. (Definitive take-down is here)
To any 'fiscal conservatives' (those who believe that their government should not spend its citizens' money without oversight or restraint) out there, please understand that these bait-and-switch plutocrats like Paul Ryan (must-read article!), use you as a shield. Whether it's Reagan or Bush Jr. or Harper up here in Canada, they use all your arguments to scare the electorate but once in power rack up deficits that left-leaning parties would never abide (see Clinton in your country or Chretien in mine).
Don't get fooled again.
P.S. More music tomorrow but this decision was so huge it took my focus off the songs, even if only temporarily.