"The wealthy, not only by private fraud but also by common laws, do every day pluck and snatch away from the people some part of their daily living. Therefore, when I consider and weigh in my mind these commonwealths which nowadays do flourish, I perceive nothing but a certain conspiracy of rich men in procuring their own commodities under the name and authority of the commonwealth.

They invent and devise all means and crafts, first how to keep safely without fear of losing that which they have unjustly gathered together, and next how to hire and abuse the work and labor of the people for as little money and effort as possible."

Thomas More, Utopia

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Blame it on Warren

Billionaire Warren Buffet's modest proposal in a recent New York Times editorial has set off the mouth pieces of plutocracy like you wouldn't believe. Well, actually what's not to believe given the characters in question? In any event I thought Jon Stewart of The Daily Show had a pretty funny take on it:
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Anonymous said...

That was pretty good, Coldie.

The rich never have to worry like the rest of the working class. I did not see those GOP'ers complaining about how the rich get tax breaks. Nope, they want the working class to bite the bullet.

Unfortunately our buddy, Rue-y over there, doesn't understand this.


Coldtype said...

As I just posted over at his site a few minutes ago, if the bailouts and subsequent austerity measures that are being forced on the general population to pay for them doesn't convince him that we're in the midst of a class war in which the ruling class holds the high ground then nothing will convince him.