Monday, January 17, 2011

Glad they're feeling the pain too.

These are the people the tea party is simultaneously backing and pretending to hate.  (Often in the same sentence).  I thought millions of dollars of income a year was outrageous.  Billions??  BILLIONS?  (I like Sagan)  In a world where tiny amounts of money can make really big differences in peoples lives, especially in third world countries, this is indefensible.   The "It's their money, they earned it", which I understand but do not necessarily subscribe to doesn't seem able to apply to this even... even from a stance of trying to understand why people might believe or think certain things.. I don't know how it's humanly possible to "earn" an amount of money that eclipses the entire 2010 (nominal) GDP of Barbados (Unless one person whacking a keyboard and analyzing data is worth all of the productive work of a population of 281,968 people). 



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