menageriemanor Posted March 1, 2013 Share Posted March 1, 2013 I cannot comprehend the American bloodlust attacks on the poor to impoverished, when the obscenity of what your wealthy get away with seems to be given the big thumbs up. Your working poor and lower middle classes pay far more tax than your wealthy, speaking percentages. Give money to the working or pensioner poor, and it is all spent on necessities and basic comforts, locally. Tax the wealthy less, the money is spent overseas, on jewellery, on a 6th car, the 3rd home, on excessive and vulgar clothing... Those homes often stand empty, much of the year, the conspicuous waste, the sense of entitled excess, whilst often that money is made screwing hardworking, underpaid, working poor, not paid an income they can live on, and depending on a forced tipping system to pay for the most basic, desperate inescapable lives, that the rest of the world finds bizarre. The trickle down effect is one of the most clearly untrue and pathetic claims, and that isn't challenged, at all. Most bizarre of all, is many of those most badly effected seem to believe it, cling to a fantasy that one day,they might somehow get to be wealthy and live lives of ourtrageous, undeserved wealth. I can't fathom how the poor can be so ignorant of the way they are being screwed. They could completely shake up the system, if they actually bothered to vote and spent some time having economic reality explained in words of one syllable. Again, there is a large percentage of wealthy to comfortable middle class, in America, usually all voting for one party, that still seem to believe wealth and good fortune is in the hands of whether God cares for them, personally, so that, altho unsaid, the poor clearly deserve it, or God would have protected them. The same attitude comes from the bleated remark in major disasters, that God clearly has a special role for me, to spare me. The same attitude was rampant in primitive middle ages Europe. The ugly, crippled, the poor are there because God believes they deserve it. The fact that the fortunate often come from already wealthy families, or have parents who are related to, or friends of someone wealthy, who gave them a foothold to a well paid, OVERPAID job, is conveniently forgotten. Or they walk into family businesses or come from a family that managed to get a free education from WW2 service and from that point, became a family that can pay forward a good tertiary education for each generation. Always the attitude that I DESERVE this, the guy next to me doesn't, rife through the supporters of one party. What boggles my mind most, is so often that attitude comes with proud claims of religious belief, but EVERYTHING Jesus seemed to preach, is classic, textbook socialism. But hey, since when did the majority of christians live even remotely, the life of Jesus they memorise and claim as their ideal? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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