“All ambitions are lawful except those which climb upward on the miseries or credulities of mankind.” Joseph Conrad, preface to The Nigger of Narcissus
Conrad’s novella is an apt metaphor, my God! The suffering of the economically frail will be exacerbated by maniacal yet pure avarice thanks to the 111th Jellyfish Congress and the devil’s deal brokered with Republicans.
In fact, the only groups likely to face a tax increase are those near the bottom of the income scale — individuals who make less than $20,000 and families with earnings below $40,000.” Jason Linkins, Huffington Post
Well, blow me over with a squirrel fart of mother fucking irony.
That’s how you treat people when they’re down. Kick them in the teeth. After all, they cannot afford food. They don’t need their teeth.
What, Senator Mary Landrieu? You’re so far up the butt of big business (posing as small business) I can barely hear you. Nice of you to come out for air though.
Lose the “almost,” and the senator is right. This is morally corrupt. Because it looks like the poor will be funding the tax breaks for the middle class and wealthy. Here’s the check list from Linkins article:
- Wealthiest earners, no new taxes
- Wealthiest 1%, no new taxes
- $110,000 wage earner, safe
- Six-figure income earners, untouchable
- Estates greater than $5 million, keep their money
Cue Bastard Fairies: