Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Been Down So Long This Looks Like Waaay Up To Me:

Saw this piece from The Sideshow via Athenae at First Draft.

You worked hard and played by the rules, and now people in expensive suits who sat in offices recklessly gambling with other people's money want to stop you from being able to retire.
They exported jobs to other countries and made it harder to start new businesses to create new jobs. They slashed government spending to the point where even schools are closing. They failed to honor contracts that said they would put money into your pension fund, and now there is no pension fund. And now they want your unemployment insurance so they can gamble that away, too.

They say you need to tighten your belt to pay for their mistakes.

Well, why should you?

You paid for insurance to protect you from this. Demand what you paid for.

Social Security: You paid for it. We have the money. You earned it. You deserve it. And they don't.

Or something like that.

This is basically it. It cuts Sarah Palin's Common Sense Solutions talk all to shreds. It runs right over Harry Reid's mealy mouthed "we'll get that conference report out ASAP" and leaves it flattened in the dust. It kicks Wall Street and its enablers in the gonads and leaves them gasping. Just say it, damn it. And say it and say it. "Where'd my retirement go? Where'd my kid's education go? Where'd my job go? I paid for it--we paid for it--in blood, sweat, tears and taxes and now the Republican party, and every other banker and fat cat at the bailout trough is telling me we can't have it?"


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