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A message from the 1%

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libertygrl
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Posted 10/26/11 - 8:28 PM:
Subject: A message from the 1%
A really great article which talks about the value of sharing the wealth.

" It was sheer luck, rather than moral virtue, that I never had the criminal record many of my less fortunate friends did when I was young. It was sheer luck that neither I nor any of my family members ever had a major illness, or accident, or disability, despite lacking health insurance much of the time. How different my life could easily have been! How different the lives of others still could be.

I understand too that but for food stamps, I would have gone hungry as a child, that but for public subsidies and federally guaranteed loans I could never have afforded college. I know that without the internet and airports, both of which were developed with federal taxes, I could not earn an income even close to what I make today. That all seems so obvious to me that I don't understand how anyone could question it, and those are just a few of the many reasons I am happy to pay my fair share of taxes, whatever that share maybe. Paying a lot of taxes just means you make a lot of money, and it is hard, frankly, to complain about that.

One last observation. Many of the 53% crowd seem quite proud of their Christian faith. I am not religious myself, but I am reasonably certain that Jesus would not respond to the poor and unemployed with shouts of "Get a job!" I vividly remember what it was like to be poor. To be concise, it sucked, and my heartfelt sympathies automatically go out to anyone who has to experience it, especially children who are blameless for their circumstances. Whenever I meet someone who has not been as lucky as I have been, I recognize how easily our roles could have been reversed by the random forces of fate. And despite my lack of religion, I instinctively think "There but for the grace of God go I." If only those who actually believe in God would think the same thing more often they might not be so eager to cut my taxes"

-- www.dailykos.com/story/2011...028500/-A-Voice-From-the-1
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Posted 10/27/11 - 3:01 PM:

Refreshing article lib.

I think the GOP is digging itself a grave with the kind of candidates on show (they are insanish). I will be floored if Obama doesn't make a second term.
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Posted 10/28/11 - 1:34 PM:

nihil wrote:
I think the GOP is digging itself a grave with the kind of candidates on show (they are insanish).

shaking head it's a veritable 3-ring circus
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