Wednesday, October 25, 2006


You know why republicans claim that the economy is gang-busters these days? Because if you make $250,000+ a year, it is. When a company posts it's fiscal profits for a year or quarter the indication that employee wage costs have gone down causes their stocks to go up. Swear to dog. And now, ask yourself why the minimum wage hasn't been raised in almost a decade. Feed the rich, who feed politicians, who feed the rich. The middle- and lower-classes bear the burden.

The estate tax (also called the "death tax" and "Paris Hilton tax") that the republicans did away with? It affected less than one-tenth of one percent of all Americans, and only taxed inheritance AFTER the amount of $8 million. How many people would that really have pissed off? Less than one-thenth of one percent.

So make no mistake about whose interests these braying dickfaces have in mind. Remember the phrase "public campaign financing." It may be a panacea.

Today's Phillip non sequitur: when you get a phone call and an automated voice tells you, "please hold for a very important message," the message is never important, nor should you hold. I need to pursue a career writing sooths for cookies. Then I'd get all the chicks.

Currently Listening to:
The Kooks

Inside In/Inside Out

1 comment:

Ian McGibboney said...

I particularly like the right-wingers' use of "average income," as if such a number means anything. I think said it best years ago (I'm paraphrasing):

If Bill Gates walks into a soup kitchen with hundreds of homeless people, the "average income" would be a billion dollars. But that doesn't change the fact that Bill's rich and everyone else has nothing.