I love this image that I nicked from the Maddow Blog:
When did we become such a selfish, self-loathing, uncaring, unsharing society that the idea of paying taxes to support our enviable way of life was something to be scorned, cursed and eradicated?
- Massive tax breaks for the oil industry companies which are literally making more money than any other companies ever in the history of the planet.
- Unconscionable tax breaks on luxury items like personal jets for the wealthiest people on earth.
- Budget-killing tax breaks for our wealthiest citizens who benefit the most from doing business in this country — tax breaks that took us from a budget surplus that would allow us to reduce our debt to massive, historical budget deficits.
The super-power corporate lobbiests have shifted our way of thinking from “I want to give back to the society that has made me wealthy beyond my wildest dreams” to “This is MY penny and so is that one and so is that one and so is that one [ad infinitum] and don’t you DARE try to take it from me or you are a socialistic demon leech on the jugular vein of society. And by the way, I’m trimming the work force so that I can make MORE money.”
(Yes, I’m cranky this morning.)