Skip to comments.The Greediest People
Posted on 12/14/2010 5:10:52 PM PST by Kaslin
Politics: Corruption has always been with us, usually in the form of backroom deals and paid-for lawmakers. But sometimes it's depravity of thought and language, and today there's plenty of that to go around.
Consider, for a start, the wisdom of one Jerrold Nadler, the Democratic congressman who represents Lower Manhattan, including Wall Street. On CBS' "Face the Nation" Sunday, he likened Republicans to "a bunch of gangsters" because they refused to back down from their principles on the tax-cut deal with President Obama.
It wasn't that statement, though, that illustrated corruption of thought and language. It was what came of out of Nadler's mouth a moment later. "Unless you give the millionaires and billionaires a long-term tax cut," he said, summing up what he believes is the GOP position, "we're not going to permit the middle class to continue its tax cut."
Notice the word "give." Nadler thinks taxpayers are "given" something when they get tax cuts. What kind of logic leads someone to believe that when taxpayers are allowed to keep more of their own money, they are being given something by the government?
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Rep. Nadler is one of the fattest pigs lined up at the Congressional trough. Medically he is grossly obese, and he also has a nasty personality. A dependable liberal/socialist vote for the DEMONcrats.
Milton Friedman on Greed
The kind of "thinking" that the fruits of YOUR labor belong to the government, and that the government owes you only enough to sustain you, and grants rewards to encourage the actions that will guarantee the political ruling class stays in power.