Thursday, July 16, 2009

"We're Not Rich. We Only Make $350K"

Yesterday I saw a "man on the street" interview with a guy in New York. The guy said he supports the idea of offering healthcare and that the "rich" should pay for it. But, he believes the tax flogging should be only for people making over $500K and not just $350K like he an his wife. Because - you know - after childcare, the mortgage, the cars, private school tuition, restaurants, fitness club dues, weekly house cleaners, and everything else, there's just not a lot left over. I laughed out loud at that one.

The interview illustrates how we have become a nation that feels compelled to care about problems in a politically correct way but of course we don't want to sacrifice anything for the stupid PC policies. It should be the "richer than me" who sacrifice. Maybe Americans really are stupid and in need of enlightened bureaucrats to tell them where to go and what to do. I just don't know anymore.

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