I’ll try to make this my last political post in a place that’s supposed to be fun. It’s such a crucial issue that I can’t go blithely on with my nonsense before addressing it. And I’m talking to the Americans with this post, so if you’re not a Yank, it won’t hurt my feelings if you don’t read further.
No matter your political ideology, there is a problem which must be addressed in the U.S., and the class warfare being waged is not helping.
I like the way Michael Arrington presents it here:
“Huge tax cuts for the rich”
An addendum to my notes from yesterday.
One of the big talking points for people is the notion that the Republicans want to “sharply cut social services for the poor to pay for huge tax cuts for the rich.”
This talking point really works, because everyone knows the Republicans want to rework entitlements and they don’t like raising taxes on the rich. People get really pissed thinking about it. Rich people want a new ferrari or something, so some dirt poor family has to go without shoes.
But anyone who says this is either completely misinformed or (worse) dishonest. Most of my friends here in San Francisco are one of these.
And this is the kind of dishonesty that is really going to make the final reckoning a
whole lot more painful.
read the rest here
And if this just isn’t hip enough to hold your attention, perhaps you can spend time checking out the lofty summit which may have taken place between Julian Assange and Lady Gaga. Definitely more fun to contemplate and honestly, to make fun of, but my will is not cooperating this morning.
Wait. I can’t resist:
Man, if there’s anything Gaga knows, it’s a photo op.
Pardon me if I file this one under “who gives a damn.”
Should I even mention our guy’s name? I think I’ll leave him out of this one.