Monday, February 28, 2011

What Frank Rich Said

Why would anyone who is not a corporation or billionaire want unions destroyed? Or the agencies destroyed which are responsible for keeping horrible poisons out of our air and water? Or The Social Security system which working people pay for so they will have a modest disability and retirement plan? Or public schools destroyed? Or the very institutions destroyed which are the referees in a civilized society keeping one small segment from enslaving the rest?

Why would anyone with a clue ever vote for a Republican? Is it because Obama is a Kenyan socialist and illegal immigrants are taking all the jobs that Republicans haven't given their bosses tax breaks to send to Asia and being forced to talk with working people about their employment deal means unions are Marxists and schools that aren't run by churches are from Satan unless they are expensive private schools that you can't afford to send your own children to?

Simple! That Magna Carta thing was a huge mistake obviously, except that while school kids nowadays know WHEN it was signed, they don't have a clue why it was signed and what it meant. At what point did collective bargaining become a bad thing?

Frank Rich:

That’s not to say there is no fiscal mission in the right’s agenda, both nationally and locally — only that the mission has nothing to do with deficit reduction. The real goal is to reward the G.O.P.’s wealthiest patrons by crippling what remains of organized labor, by wrecking the government agencies charged with regulating and policing corporations, and, as always, by rewarding the wealthiest with more tax breaks. The bankrupt moral equation codified in the Bush era — that tax cuts tilted to the highest bracket were a higher priority even than paying for two wars — is now a given. The once-bedrock American values of shared sacrifice and equal economic opportunity have been overrun.

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