Originally posted by The Yankee
Yes, I saw it. I just found it somewhat hypocritical to complain all about it forever then say "Well, I realize I'm better off than most." Then try to defeat my arguments criticizing yours when in fact, I have a harder hit than you do.
I thought you said you had no income??
Anyway, is there some magical amount you have to pass before complaining is justified? If the playground bully takes 3 dollars instead of 5, I have no right to object? Give me a break.
Assuming you are middle class, you should be agreeing with me when I want to lessen the burden on the middle class. Yet there are some policies you support that would lessen the burden on the higher class and push it more on the lower classes. I can see this from newfangle, who's an aspiring aristocrat (let's hope he never falls on hard times), but...this is kind of surprising.
newfangle is an aristocrat? I thought he just respected virtue. You wouldn't expect the same from some dumb ol' middle class Joe? You can take your label and shove it where the sun don't shine. I have no use for it.
You talk like some robotic politician at a union rally. "We'll take it from this class and give it to this class so no class suffers..." blah blah blah.
What "burden" are you talking about? The burden of socialism? Why should I dictate who carries that kind of despicable burden? How can anyone morally do so? I have no claim to the money of anyone else, unless I work for them. They have no claim to my money, unless I hire them to work for me.
It's sad that you find it "surprising" that someone does not expect the rich, or anyone else, to shoulder the burden of their lives.
The knowledge that I will be arrested and go to jail if I choose to keep the money I earn is the only part of my life that makes me unhappy. Everything else, I can control. Everything else is rational.