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Friday, September 17, 2004

Hey, I got an extra $5. I think I'll throw it in the street.

Of the many things that baffle me about republicans, one of the things that puzzles me the most is their constant, unwavering belief in 'trickle-down' economics.

Apart from being a really stupid concept (If the super rich are made a little richer, they'll suddenly start giving all their money to the lower and middle class!), it already FAILED once. The Reagan 'boom' went bust after about 5 years and wound up causing far more damage in the form of huge deficits.

What the average moron doesn't understand is that people who are born into incredible wealth don't act like the toothless inbreds who win the lottery. They don't blow their entire fortune on Nascar merchandise and more lottery tickets. They keep it and use the money to continue to become more and more out of touch with anyone who works for a living. If you had $100 and someone gave you another 20, are you gonna throw that $20 at the first homeless guy you see? Probably not.

One of my favorite recent quotes from George W Bush was that most environmental abuse is caused by 'corporate poverty' and that if we put more money into the CEOs pockets, they won't need to cut corners and dump arsenic into the nation's rivers. That's BRILLIANT! Using that line of logic, there isn't a problem in the world that can't be solved by throwing more money at the super well off. Perhaps if middle and lower class people were forced to pay 75 or 80% in taxes and that money was just given to the head of Pfizer, he would cut drug costs a little. Perhaps if we give gun manufacturers enough money, they'll come up with some sort of 'super gun' that will eliminate crime. And the list goes on and on...

When are you fools that are going to vote for Bush going to wake up and realize that this is the single worst president this country's ever had, and that it's going to take long enough to un-fuck up 4 years of his dangerous retarded rule, much less 8.



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