By Mike Burrows
Feb 11, 2011
Redistribution of wealth. These are the three dirtiest words in the English language…to the 2% of Americans holding 95% of the country’s wealth. It’s of small wonder we hear politicians from both sides of the aisle condemning any attempt to even the economic scales. When the insurance companies and their corporate shills, the Republicans, claimed that national health care was a socialist plot designed to redistribute the wealth of this country, Mr. Obama and the rest of the Democrats fell apart like a toilet paper bathing suit. Good-bye single payer, good-bye public option. How could basic health care possibly be considered a redistribution of wealth in the eyes of anyone possessed of a rational mind? It makes you wonder who is representing the 95% of Americans who have next to nothing.
When your boss hands you your paycheck…that’s a mini redistribution of wealth. Guess what else? When you pay for your Japanese Toyota and buy Arab Gas, that’s a redistribution of wealth. If you hope to own a home, or a nicer home or get a better paying job, that’s a redistribution of wealth. Got it?
So do everyone a favor and don’t get all McCarthy-era stupid when you hear the term “redistribution of wealth” and start yelling “pinko commie take-over”. No need to grab the bible and load the gun. WE NEED A MAJOR REDISTRIBUTION OF WEALTH IN THIS COUNTRY! There I said it. And if you don’t agree, you are either one of the richest 2% or you’re a fucking moron.
People sit around and complain about the fat cat corporations, but fear a redistribution of wealth. How stupid is that? I have exhausted all patience for those who ignorantly buy into corporate sponsored rhetoric which ridicules/demonizes the concept of redistribution of wealth. Wake up. Corporations have more legal rights than American Citizens. That is not my opinion; it is a legal fact.