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Corporation Enslavement Baloney – The Issue Is Greed
Well, I note we have another plaintive cry for state funding for the arts. No matter that there is such funding in other accounts. No matter that there is local funding. No matter that there is federal funding. The argument is that we all benefit. Of course that argument is made by those with a direct interest. Whether the rest of us feel that there may already be enough government funding for the arts does not seem to matter – the art elites have spoken.
Now tell me what is different about this demand for tax payer’s money and the demands for such money from “Green” elites for solar power and the jobs it might produce. Having though about that what is different than demands from business élites for providing tax abatements to corporations such as General Electric that ostensible produce jobs. In fact, what is wrong with providing tax dollars to financial sector elites to avoid what could have been a catastrophic meltdown of our economy? How about bowing to the Social services elites by allowing almost half the population to pay no income tax because they are poor (really – half of us?). What is wrong with agreeing with the investment elites and allowing the richest among us to use capital gains tax rates to avoid income tax because their investments ostensibly create jobs? What is wrong with our college elites demanding that we pay for their education with money from the rest of us?
Corporate goodies are different from advocacy group goodies? Liberal goodies are better than conservative goodies. Goodies for the poor are better than goodies for the rich? Goodies for the young are better than goodies for the old. More and more goodies!
Come on all of you posters out there admit it. The issues ostensible being advocated by the OWS or the Tea Party or many of you have nothing to do with need or any other rational discriminator. It is all about what you want and who you want to reward at the expense of others. The real and dominant issue is human (not just corporate) greed. “I want what you have and I don’t care how you got it!!” Give it too me! Now!!!
This is going to be a very bitter election cycle.