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filthy-richFilm-maker Michael Moore was once on a plane trip and sitting next to him was what turned out to be a staunch fiscal conservative. During their conversation-slash-pitched-battle Mr. Conservative asked Mr. Moore what he had against making money, whereupon Michael replied that if he liked profit so much why didn't he just sell crack?

"It's cheap to make and people really like it. Besides, you can make a hell of a lot of profit."

Yes, crack is illegal but polluting the water and the air with industrial waste, not to mention the flood of residue from the occasional worker-killing oil rig blowout, should be just as illegal and result in the exactly the same sort of jail time. It won't make all those dead baby dolphins washing up on Gulf shores feel any better but it'd do wonders for my morale.

Becoming wealthy is not that hard if have little or no compassion for your fellow man, especially if you can enjoy guilt-free sleep after having screwed grannies out of their Social Security (See: Churches and/or Enron). It works even better if you can get people to work for you for free (See: Churches and/or the Huffington Post.)

Staying rich is easy too if you grease the right pockets in Washington and deny worker rights, bust unions and keep minimum wage at starvation levels. The rich can afford lobbyists to do just that, poor people can't. Guess who wins?

What we need right now is a new amendment to the Constitution that says that people, and only people, are people. Currently the right-wing of the Supreme Court has gifted us with the idea of corporations as people, a sure sign of dementia in any normal society. If Madison, Wisconsin can do it, we can do it.

We also need to rethink this idea of "lobbyist" or, at least, quit voting for the party most likely to give the reach-around to its corporate masters as its simultaneously hacks away at the Bill of Rights.


PS, while I'm being helpful please take a moment and read "9 Things The Rich Don't Want You To Know About Taxes". It's quite the eye-opener.


john boehnerFebruary 10, 2011: "We're going to have a relentless focus on creating jobs." - John Boehner.

So far the list of Republican accomplishments for 2011 is:

(1) Attempted curtailing of abortion rights.
(2) Attempted defunding of Planned Parenthood.
(3) Attempted defunding of NPR.
(4) Investigating Muslims.
(5) Declaring English as America's Official Language.
(6) Reaffirming "In God We Trust".
(7) Challenging AARP's tax-exempt status.
(8) Approved defunct funding for failed religious schools.
(9) Attempt to destroy Medicaid.
(10) Attempt to destroy Planned Parenthood
(11) Shutting down the government
(12) Attempt to destroy the EPA.
(13) Attempting to eliminate financial counseling.

Nope. No job creation here. Move along. Move along.


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Poor: I'll do anything for you to make a little money.

Rich: I'll do anything to you to make a lot money.